by Sandi Fahy
A tip of the hat to local tennis champs Jeanette McDonald and Eddie Neese. McDonald was the women's open singles winner at the Royal Racquet Club's Summer Classic tournament in Clearwater last month. Neese won the men's open singles competition ... Pat and Terry Hop spent their recent vacation with relatives in Michigan ... Dottie Dennis is back from her trip to Arizona and New Mexico, where she took in the Grand Canyon and Santa Fe ... Robert Richards visited Las Vegas on his way back from California ... Congratulations are in order for the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: John and Gail McCoy (Sept. 11); Dick and Betty Fraley (Sept. 12); Doug and Kris Otto (Sept. 14); Richard and Susan Logsdon (Sept. 15) ... Belated anniversary congrats go to Jim and Glad McCurtain (Sept. 7); Bob and Lou Jackson (Sept. 5); Fred and Janet Timms (Sept. 3); Richard and Ruth Tripp, Jim and Anne Carter (Sept. 1); Charles and Val Jaeger Aug. 29). It was anniversary #51 for the Jacksons ... Did you know today is Alyssa Rill's birthday? Chuck Pollick, Julie Parente and Jack Westman are among those who share her September 9 birthdate ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Anne Carter and Diane Maltby yesterday and the birthdays of Gladys Dutton, Clara Hague, Jerry Shanahan, Pat Wallin, Fred Lehman and Bob Zimmerman earlier this week ... Bring out the cake and ice cream tomorrow for Rebecca Mevers, Marcia Charlton, Barbara Nelson and Suzie Hart ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Saturday to Jan Hendrick, Karen Crown and Megan Dacier ... Be sure to wish Kelsey Carter, Lesley Pratt and Charlie Sutherland all the best on their special day, which is Sunday ... The birthdays of Sandie Arthur, Barbara DiCairano, Pete Walz and Richard Watson are coming up on Monday ... Turning a year older on Tuesday are Kathy Voutsinas, Alice Holder and Dan Martinez ... Claudia Thomas is wished the best birthday ever on Wednesday ... A little bird told us that the following persons recently had birthdays: Julie Featherstone, Sharon Johnson, Mary Every, Doris Perry, Jenna Lincoln, Ann Scally, Kathleen Meyer, Victoria Redd, Glenn Smith, Patricia Rath, Jo Simpson, Marilyn Wolf, Madilyn Celiberti, Vance Celiberti, Hank Burgos, Vicki Phillips, Walter Cross, Carol Hildebrandt, Jeremy Rinehart, Al Holden and Paul Wise ... It was the late actress Helen Hayes who stated, "Age is not important unless you're a cheese" ... Have a great week, everyone.