NEW PORT RICHEY
Man, 40, dies of complications from swine flu
A 40-year-old Pasco man has died of complications from the swine flu, the Pasco County Health Department said Friday. The man, whose identity was not released, had "multiple chronic underlying medical conditions," the Health Department said. He was the third Pasco resident to die from a confirmed case of the swine flu. "We are saddened by this loss in our community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends," said Dr. David Johnson, Pasco County health officer. The H1N1 virus can be mild or severe in different people and may cause worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions. To prevent getting or spreading the swine flu, officials urge the public to get the vaccination, practice everyday prevention (including frequent hand-washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when sick) and use antiviral drugs correctly if recommended by a health professional.
Saddlebrook hiring for winter season
Saddlebrook Resort is ready to add staff for the 2009-10 winter season. The resort plans to add 75 to 100 employees over the next few weeks, with positions including housekeepers, cooks and restaurant servers. "Given the dismal economy and job market, we are excited to begin this hiring campaign and are looking forward to speaking with anyone interested in working in a beautiful environment at the finest resort on the west coast of Florida," said Greg Riehle, the resort's general manager. To apply, visit the resort's Web site at www.saddlebrook.com and click on "Employment" at the bottom of the home page, or visit Saddlebrook's human resources office in person. The resort is on State Road 54, a mile east of Interstate 75.
NEW PORT RICHEY
VFW will host Pearl Harbor event
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday in remembrance of Pearl Harbor. The ceremony will be held by the county veterans memorial in front of the West Pasco Government Center, 7530 Little Road.
Next Free Movie Friday is Dec. 18
The next Free Movie Friday at Sims Park is slated for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18, featuring Night at the Museum, along with assorted Kid's First Film Festival shorts. "We know times are tough for many of the city's residents right now, so we felt it was important to give families and young adults something fun and free to do together right in their hometown," said Glenn Hanf, chairman of the city's Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee, which has organized the free movie series.