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June 17, 2016  RSS feed
Sincerely Yours

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Sincerely yours


Mark Howard, executive editor of Florida Trend Magazine, is the first place recipient of The Society of Professional Journalists 2016 Green Eyeshade Award in the serious commentary/magazines category for his monthly columns including, “More than water: Innovations found in Israel’s water supply.” Mark is a member of Congregation B’nai Israel in St Petersburg.

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Ben Brasch has won two Florida Society of Newspaper Editors awards: A first place and a third place award the the breaking news category for mid-sized daily newspapers. Brasch, a reporter for the Fort Myers News-Press, won awards for reporting on a homicide case and for reporting on a shooting at a charity event where people dressed up as zombies. Ben is the son of Sandy and Herb Brasch of St. Petersburg.

Mind-blowing achievement…

Sophie Tobin and Brendan Kligerman, both eighth graders in the Center for Gifted Studies at Dunedin Highland Middle and members of Temple Ahavat Shalom in Palm Harbor, were part of a team of seven who finished first in the worldwide competition for Odyssey of the Mind, which took place at Iowa State University in late May. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and about 14 other countries participated in the program with 830 teams competing in the world finals.

Not only didSophie and Brendan and their teammates receive the honor of being awarded first in the world for their division, they also won a prestigious Renatra Fusca Award, which was given to them for their creativity and “out of the box” thinking for their spontaneous problem solving.

Brendan is the son of Shana and Graham Kligerman and Sophie is the daughter of Kimberly and Bradley Tobin. Both families live in Palm Harbor

Mazel tov…

to Scott Daniels of Clearwater on receiving the Leadership Pinellas Deborah Vincent Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award, in recognition of his outstanding community service. Scott is a residential realtor with Coldwell Banker.

* * * to Eric and Carly Bauer of Jacksonville on the birth of their twin children, daughter Hazel Rose and son Emmett Reece, born on April 25. First-time kvelling grandparents are Steve Bauer, formerly of Clearwater and currently living in Prescott, AZ, Nora Elkind-Atkins of West Palm Beach; Lynn Joseph of Wellington and Larry Kustin of Boynton Beach along with equally happy great grandmothers, Rosalyn Bauer of Tamarac and Rima Kustin of Boynton Beach.

P.S. As always, I’m looking forward to hearing about all your family simchas. Photos are welcome, too. Send information to: Sincerely Yours, P.O. Box 6970, Clearwater, FL 33758, or e-mail

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