Penny Fletcher

Ballooning isn't for the faint of heart

  By PENNY FLETCHER Drew Barrett of Temple Terrace balloons near Apollo Beach at least three times a week and sails out of the Apollo Beach Sailing
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Support local growers while enjoying fresh produce

  By Penny Fletcher Wouldn’t it be great to know the fruits and vegetables you’re consuming aren’t shot full of chemicals to hold their color and give ...
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Staying off the beaten path shows travelers the real sites

  By Penny Fletcher   Anghor Wat in Cambodia is a 1,500-year-old religious site held to be holy by people of that country. SOUTH COUNTY - Most of the ...
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Breaking News Update: One confirmed dead in Summerfield shooting

By Penny Fletcherpenny@observernews.netRIVERVIEW - Deputies now say one person has been confirmed dead after a shooting involving two victims in the Summerfield area of Riverview ...
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'Trooper' blesses owner who works to see pets blessed

  By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.net SUN CITY CENTER ­— Every year pets are blessed by priests and ministers around the world on Oct. 4, the day that ...
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'Trooper' blesses owner who works to see pets blessed

  By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.net SUN CITY CENTER ­— Every year pets are blessed by priests and ministers around the world on Oct. 4, the day that ...
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image Penny Fletcher Penny has lived in South County since 1979; in Ruskin, Apollo Beach and Riverview and knows the area and its people well. Before becoming a correspondent for The Observer News and the Riverview Current, she wrote for The Tampa Tribune and has been the Bureau Editor for The East Bay Breeze, The Sun, and the South Shore News. Her work has earned many awards from the Florida Press Association and Community Papers of Florida; including First, Second and Third Place state-wide awards for News Writing, Original Writing, Feature Writing, Columns and Editorials. She has also been awarded a First Place, state-wide photography award. From 2000 to 2006 she edited for Amazon Books publishing division, BookSurge, via the Web; wrote book jackets and marketing copy and worked one-on-one with many Amazon authors. She currently freelances as a writer, editor, speaker and coach at www.pennyfletcher.com.
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