Penny Fletcher

Cruisin’ down the highway on a Sunday afternoon

By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.netRIVERVIEW—“They’ve brought the city to us,” my 12-year old passenger announced as we attempted to exit Summerfield, where we’ve lived since January 2003.
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First nursing students at HCC’s Ruskin Campus share common dedication

 By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net RUSKIN — The competition was stiff because so many wanted to get into the first nursing class at Hillsborough Community College’s Ruskin campus ...
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Local Library of Congress video project proves larger than expected

  By Penny Fletcher penny@observernews.net SUN CITY CENTER — It all started when Dr. Kenneth Barringer talked about wanting to record his World War II experiences at a ...
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Agriculture students mix credits with community service

Students who helped out kid around and relax once their work was finished. By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.net RUSKIN — Nine years ago when Erin Elsberry decided to teach ...
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Cruisin’ down the highway on a Sunday afternoon

By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.netRIVERVIEW—“They’ve brought the city to us,” my 12-year old passenger announced as we attempted to exit Summerfield, where we’ve lived since January 2003. ...
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First nursing students at HCC’s Ruskin Campus share common dedication

 By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net RUSKIN — The competition was stiff because so many wanted to get into the first nursing class at Hillsborough Community College’s Ruskin campus ...
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Local Library of Congress video project proves larger than expected

  By Penny Fletcher penny@observernews.net SUN CITY CENTER — It all started when Dr. Kenneth Barringer talked about wanting to record his World War II experiences at a ...
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Agriculture students mix credits with community service

Students who helped out kid around and relax once their work was finished. By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.net RUSKIN — Nine years ago when Erin Elsberry decided to teach ...
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Cruisin' down the highway on a Sunday afternoon

 By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net RIVERVIEW- “They’ve brought the city to us,” my 12-year old passenger announced as we attempted to exit Summerfield, where we’ve lived since January ...
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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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