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New Port Richey painter takes arts show honors


New Port Richey painter wins at arts show

The secret is out: The watercolor painting Kept Secret by New Port Richey resident Bette MacDonald won the Best in Painting and Best in Show honors at the Pasco Arts 2008 show at the Pasco Arts Council. Other best in category awards went to:

• Hank James of Spring Hill for digital art

• Robert L. Szucs of New Port Richey for drawing and pastel

• Molly Stover of Zephyrhills for fine craft

• Fern Ursa of New Port Richey for mixed media

• Madelyn Wise of New Port Richey for photography

• C. Fulton of New Port Richey for sculpture

Honorable mention awards went to Holiday residents Denise Philbrook for fine craft and Paul Newsome for painting; and New Port Richey residents Nancy Caposey for painting and Charles Wood for drawing and pastel. The People's Choice Award will be announced at the conclusion of the show Oct. 24. The public is invited to view the show and cast their ballots from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the art center, 5744 Moog Road in Holiday, behind Centennial Park Library. For information call (727) 845-7322 or visit


A story about the Inaugural Chaotic CoteeMan Triathlon gave the incorrect time. The event, which is being held at the New Port Richey Aquatic Pool and Recreation Center, 6630 Van Buren St., starts 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

Pasco deaths

Beckett, Brenda

Burnette, James J.

Hill, Dylan James

Judy, Shirley M.

Muschell, Gregory R.

Roland, Betty L. Gwin

Sime, Audrey T.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

New Port Richey painter takes arts show honors 09/23/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 8:55pm]
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