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Hometown North Pinellas for Aug. 1, 2014

LADY BOMBERS ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS: The Clearwater Lady Bombers "00" Fast Pitch softball team took home the 2014 USSSA ESPN World Series Championship title at the July 19 game played at the ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports Center in Orlando. The team comprised of 13 local girls have been playing together for the past three years. They played in the 14-and-up age group against a field of 53 teams and went undefeated scoring 86 runs and allowing only seven.

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group welcomes sheriff: Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri was named an honorary member by the Central Gulf Coast Lodge, Order Sons of Italy in America, on July 22. Gualtieri was inducted by Lodge president Mildred Cooper and Florida OSIA State Deputy Theresa Marini at a dinner ceremony at the Clearwater Country Club. After his induction, Gualtieri spoke to the group of members and guests about recent challenges to law enforcement and the key role the sheriff's office plays in resident safety.

clearwater mom travels, shaves head for cancer research : Clearwater resident Jess Acosta joined the fifth annual St. Baldrick's 46 Mommas: Shave for the Brave Event on July 27 at the Prudential Center in Boston. The event is hosted by the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to funding childhood cancer research. Acosta joined this year's team because of her son, Ryan, who was diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia at 6 months old. He received a bone marrow donor a couple of months later. Now 2, Ryan shows no evidence of the disease. Mothers of all ages from 20 states and Canada volunteered to travel to Massachusetts to shave their heads in support of cancer research and each other.

Professional women's group honored: The St. Petersburg Pinellas chapter of Business and Professional Women earned the most awards and top honors at the annual state conference in Orlando in June. The chapter won eight awards for its achievements in educational and legislative programming and membership growth. It also won Local Organization of the Year for the second time. Other awards received include Best Original Video, Best Overall Public Relations, Eagle Award, Hortense K. Wells Trophy, Sacajawea Award, Barnie Shuhi Education Award and honorable mention for budget submission.

celebrating 100 years: Teresa Mannino celebrated her 100th birthday in July. Thirty of her friends and family attended a party for her. Originally from Brewster, N.Y., Mannino was the only daughter with four brothers. Her family moved to Florida in 1978. During World War II she was a riveter working on fighter jets. Mannino enjoys a good political discussion, is a big fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning and has a love for opera.

dunedin grad on way to emt career: Bethany Wylde, a 2008 graduate of Dunedin High School, graduated from the Boston EMT Academy in July. She earned her Basic EMT Certification in 2010 and was accepted into the six-month program that consists of classwork, field instruction, exercises and drills.

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