Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

New Port Richey mayor remains in hospital after surgery

NEW PORT RICHEY

Mayor remains in hospital after surgery

Mayor Bob Consalvo will spend this Thanksgiving in the hospital, recovering from emergency surgery for a stomach condition. "I was hoping to get out before that, but it looks like it will be a couple more days," Consalvo told the Times on Wednesday in a telephone interview from his hospital room at the Medical Center of Trinity. Consalvo, 71, underwent surgery Saturday after going to the hospital with intense pain in his stomach. He said his illness was a scare but that he is looking forward to getting back to work. "It was unexpected. I didn't see this coming," he said. "But we're going to get back — that is, if they'll still have me." Deputy Mayor Rob Marlowe ran the City Council meeting Tuesday evening and asked the public to pray for Consalvo's recovery. "It was a big shock to hear" the mayor was in the hospital, Marlowe said after the meeting. "We really miss him and can't wait to get him back."

PORT RICHEY

State parks open usual hours today

Looking to walk off some of that turkey feast? Florida state parks — including the 4,000-acre Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park in west Pasco — are open today for regular hours, from 8 a.m. to sunset. The park entrance at Scenic and Cinema drives includes a half-mile walking trail and a small picnic area. Other parts of the park are accessible by boat. "This is an excellent time to enjoy nature, fresh air and Florida's famous sunshine with family and friends," Florida Park Service director Donald Forgione said in a prepared release. "I encourage Floridians to bring their visiting relatives to their local state park for fun activities and to make unforgettable holiday memories." For more information, visit www.floridastateparks.org.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Adopt a pet Friday during SPCA event

Forget the door busters. You can meet the real Buster — the dog, that is — at the SPCA Suncoast's Black Friday adoption event. The shelter, 7734 Congress St., will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday with dogs and cats that are ready for adoption. Every adopted pet is spayed or neutered, is microchipped for identification and has received age-appropriate testing and vaccinations. All adoptions also include a free bag of Science Diet food and a training DVD from Animal Planet. The SPCA Suncoast staff will be on hand to answer pet-related questions and help people find the perfect furry friend. The event will also include food and music. For more information, call the SPCA Suncoast at (727) 849-1048 or visit spcasuncoast.org.

PORT RICHEY

Holiday bazaar will be Saturday

Regency Residence will host a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the retirement community, 6711 Embassy Blvd. Local crafters will display their crafts for holiday gift giving. For more information, call (727) 849-9335.

New Port Richey mayor remains in hospital after surgery 11/21/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:47pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Forecast: Tampa Bay's first fall weekend brings scattered showers

    Weather

    It may officially be fall, but Tampa Bay won't have any cooler temperatures this weekend.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  2. Romano: The choice does not have to be poverty or gentrification

    Local Government

    The memories must be protected. The music and the lore, too.

    The owner of Sylvia's Queen of Soul Food is refusing to give the city information on the restaurant's sales as required by his contract to occupy the city-owned Manhattan Casino. The information is needed to calculate whether the nonprofit Urban Development Solutions, headed by Larry Newsome, owes the city more than the $3,000 monthly base rent.
  3. Tests show North Korea earthquake not caused by nuclear test

    World

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's weather agency said a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural.

    People watch a TV news program reporting North Korea's earthquake, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. South Korea's weather agency said an earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. The signs read " The weather agency said a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea." [Associated Press]
  4. New 6.2 magnitude earthquake centered in southern Mexico

    World

    MEXICO CITY — The U.S. Geological Survey says the new earthquake to strike Mexico had a magnitude of 6.2 and was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca.

  5. Bucs players respond to Trump comments on anthem protests

    Blogs

    President Donald Trump shared his thoughts Friday night on NFL players protesting during the national anthem, suggesting that NFL owners should "fire" players who kneel during the anthem in protest. His remarks are alreading drawing responses from many NFL players, including some Bucs.

    Bucs players Mike Evans and Jameis Winston stand with coach Dirk Koetter during the national anthem in a game played in San Diego last season.