PARTY LINE: Congratulations are in order for some area folks.

Hospital Gift Shop Christmas

Barb Borchert and Elizabeth Carnell helped ready Sacred Heart Hospital Gift Shop's holiday selection this week.

John Stasko/Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10:14 AM.

Sandestin's Connie Yarbro was awarded Samford Nursing School's Living Legacy Award during its 90th anniversary gala Oct. 13. She was among 50 honorees selected "for the impact they have had on the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of others," said nursing Dean Dr. Nena Sanders, adding that they have perpetuated a legacy of academic excellence, caring, compassion and service around the world in order to make a significant impact on humanity. All hold degrees from the School of Nursing. More than 425 guests attended the gala at The Club in Birmingham. Each Living Legacy honoree received an inscribed globe. Way to go, Connie!

Sandestin artist Robin Wiesneth was chosen to paint the cover of Heart Animal Rescue Anthology, which features stories and prose about animal rescue. All money from sales goes to Heart Animal Rescue.

Chef Phil Krajeck, formerly at WaterColor's Fish Out of Water, opened his restaurant, Rolf and Daughters, this week in downtown Nashville.

Congratulations to Susan and Anthony Vallee who celebrated 13 years of marriage last week, and announced they are expecting another child. 

Two animals celebrated their first birthdays last weekend: Chase Johnson's Roo, and John Stasko's Stevie Nicks. Some of John's neighbors dropped in to help celebrate as Alabama and Texas A&M rolled on the screen, including Claudia and Brad Droy, Michelle and Tom Fillingim, Dana and Tom Saffel, Ed and Donna MacDonald, Carol and Mike Stovsky, Lorene Gruzdis, RoseAnn Knight, Carla Ravarino, Sharon Thompson, and John Burke came from Sandestin and brought Scruffy. Cat tails were optional and RoseAnn did wear hers.

Pauline Sutcliffe has welcomed a new member to her family in Rio.

Gulf Place homeowners held their monthly meet and greet at Restaurant Fire last Monday evening with Sharon Thompson, Kathy, Joe and Erin Perry, Brad and Claudia Droy, Mike and Carol Stovski, Greg and Beverly Schmitt, Tom and Michelle Fillingim. Keith and Rose Anne Knight, Lorene Gruzdis, Ed and Donna McDonald, Phil Argersinger and Yelena Langdon enjoying.

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