Penny Fletcher

Scams surround immigration services

Don’t pay for citizenship help without reading about what’s free By Penny Fletcher penny@observernews.net APOLLO BEACH — Victor Hugo Guardado says it breaks his heart how many
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Arts coordinator aims at incorporating all creative forms

  By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net Michael Parker’s work and teaching was a big part of Ruskin’s first Big Draw, the event that led to painting murals on buildings ...
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New neighbors make instant friendships

  By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net APOLLO BEACH - Moving to a new neighborhood, having a sick spouse or child, or suddenly becoming widowed are experiences no one wants ...
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Riverview writer says she hopes she never grows up

By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net Olga Iris Claudio of Riverview shows a portion of the children’s books she is preparing to submit for publication. She has been writing ...
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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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