Penny Fletcher

Gibsonton woman thankful for finding family

By PENNY FLETCHER GIBSONTON — People are giving thanks for many things today but family and friends rank high on most lists. One woman from Gibsonton is
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Creativity takes center stage in this man's tent

Penny Fletcher Photos Harold Mudry of Gibsonton has painted and put together replicas of battle scenes using more than 30,000 military figures from every war ...
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Riverview hosts state band semi finals Nov. 20

  The entire Riverview High School band stands at attention for photographs after its performance, with director, John Davis, in front at far left. By PENNY ...
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So many choices, so little time

Window of opportunity to change your Medicare plan ends Dec. 31 By PENNY FLETCHER SOUTH COUNTY — For many years I’ve written about the people in the ...
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Chef must keep entry secret until competition

    PENNY FLETCHER PHOTO Karen Schluntz, director of dining services for Freedom Plaza in Sun City Center, was nominated by the Plaza’s executive director, Pete Budzinski, ...
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Holding back the tide makes park more family-friendly

  PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOS By PENNY FLETCHER APOLLO BEACH - A $342,950 county project has slowed erosion of Apollo Beach and hopefully has stopped it in the area ...
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Intuitive Arts Fair displays various therapies and self-help techniques

  By Penny Fletcher SUN CITY CENTER - Several years ago I did a story on the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., having added a ...
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Collector goes for the unusual

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER- It started with a fan from a pen pal in Japan when she was 13. Now, collections of rare fans, ...
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Collector goes for the unusual

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER- It started with a fan from a pen pal in Japan when she was 13. Now, collections of rare fans, ...
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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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