Penny Fletcher

DJs dress for theme of every event

By Penny Fletcher SOUTH COUNTY - The saying "Dress for Success" takes on a whole new meaning when you’re talking about Larry and Darlene Meadows. When this
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Global Issues? Music appreciation? Everyone welcome at continuing education series

By PENNY FLETCHER SOUTH COUNTY - Freedom Plaza in Sun City Center will be host to a new learning program available to anyone in South County ...
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Young artist takes cartooning to kids

By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.net Leah Lopez shows children as young as three how they can make pictures using simple shapes they draw everyday. Penny Fletcher photo CYPRESS ...
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SCC golf cart parade successful despite heavy fog

PENNY FLETCHER PHOTOSCarts decorated in many styles line up in front of the Community Association complex on N. Pebble Beach Boulevard December 11 for ...
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Computer Club offers help so you can stay in touch

By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.net The first computer I worked on appeared in my newsroom in the mid 1980s. I remember its screen was a huge blue blinking ...
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Church moves from funeral home to 5-acre plot

Building Committee members managed to shovel some dirt even though the ground was hard from lack of rain. They are, from left, Marvin Kastama, John ...
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World tours end in Riverview for this show biz pair

  By Penny Fletcher penny@observernews.net RIVERVIEW- It isn’t often you meet someone who started in show business at 11 months old, but Robert Lange made his debut at ...
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Young artist takes cartooning to kids

By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net CYPRESS CREEK - Leah Lopez has been playing with crayons and paint since she was two. Now she teaches other children how to make ...
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Skateboards and dogs!

By Penny Fletcher penny@observernews.net APOLLO BEACH- Plans are moving forward for the skateboard park and two dog parks to be built in 2011 at the Apollo Beach ...
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Recycle your used cell phone to make a soldier's day

By PENNY FLETCHER Penny@observernews.net   Joan Miller, president of Dove Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home in Ruskin waits until she collects about 50 phones before sending them ...
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Young artist takes cartooning to kids

By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net CYPRESS CREEK - Leah Lopez has been playing with crayons and paint since she was two. Now she teaches other children how to make ...
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Skateboards and dogs!

By Penny Fletcher penny@observernews.net APOLLO BEACH- Plans are moving forward for the skateboard park and two dog parks to be built in 2011 at the Apollo Beach ...
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Recycle your used cell phone to make a soldier's day

By PENNY FLETCHER Penny@observernews.net   Joan Miller, president of Dove Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home in Ruskin waits until she collects about 50 phones before sending them ...
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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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