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By Times Staff Writer
Published January 16, 2008
Carol Szynwelski, art teacher in the Timber Pines community, recently held an exhibit of works created by her current and former students at the recreation center at Timber Pines.
Szynwelski has been teaching at Timber Pines for 15 years, and also does commission work and creates stage effects for dramatic productions. Students were permitted to show up to five pieces of their work. All medias were represented.
Those who exhibited includedJohn Bladauf, Betty Cave, Lorraine Colobong, Arlene Chipman, Carole Coutu, Betty Lou Dry, Lorna Fuller, Pat Gosnell, Barbara Gosney, Rus Gyllstrom, Mary Hough, Helen Keaser, Nina Kecham, Carolyn Martin, Peg Prior, Jan Ruffner, Eloise Ruflin, Adeline Schultz, Betty Smith, Ella Tindall and Barbara Turnbull.
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Christina Adams, 18, of Spring Hill, a freshman at the University of South Florida, was selected as the winner of the USF 2007 Concerto Competition.
The competition was open to all USF music students. Adams, who entered the contest before she graduated from high school, was able to enter because she was taking classes at USF as a dual-enrollment student.
To enter the competition, students had to submit a recording. From the many applications, some were selected for a final, live audition, after which the winner was announced.
The winner performed with the USF Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 2. Adams played the first movement of the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor by Jean Sibelius.
Adams is a 2007 graduate of Central High School and the daughter of John and Elizabeth Adams and sister of Jonathan Adams.
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Rita Mirabilio was chosen as the Artist of the Month for January at the West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Her work consists of acrylic nature and landscape scenes.
Mirabilio is a retired nurse and a self-taught artist who began painting after retirement. She specializes in landscapes, animals, birds and the occasional portrait. She works primarily in acrylic paint.
Mirabilio is a member of the Spring Hill Art League and is currently serving on the membership committee. For the past three years, she has participated in the annual art festival. For information, call 540-6391.
Clubs and Organizations
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209 Ladies Auxiliary, under direction of president Elaine Cannizzaro, passed an inspection by Jan Koch, District 21 president, when she visited for the November meeting.
The November meeting was the last meeting held at the old post home on Spring Hill Drive. The December meeting was at the post's new home at 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill.
Notes of Thanks
On Dec. 19, the Spring Hill Fire Rescue District received four sets of pet oxygen masks - one for each of its fire stations. The masks, obtained with the assistance of HELP Animals Inc., the Cat Fanciers' Association and a donation from Robert and Maria McNeil, will ensure the proper resuscitation method for small animals in need.