Penny Fletcher

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New parks program expanding to two more South County recreation centers

Parks programs for students were — and are still — in flux.
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Psychic ability: not just for side shows anymore

By PENNY FLETCHER SUN CITY CENTER- She’s appeared on television shows, been used in an eight-year research project, helped blind people to live independent lives, and ...
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On the road again

Brit makes Florida farming his life...
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Family-style fare to be featured at new Sun City Center restaurant

South County families will soon have a new place to eat....
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Growing group seeks own building

American Legion Post 389 members know it’s time to get their own place....
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Looking Back: A risk worth taking

This will be the Seafood Festival’s 23rd year, held on Nov. 5 and 6....
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Survey results show variety of South County communities

The overlay is a proposed attempt to make the U.S. 41 corridor more appealing from Big Bend Road to the Manatee River Bridge....
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South Shore Market debuts

Organizers of the South Shore Market were pleased at the steady flow of shoppers at the market’s Grand Opening Oct. 29 and 30....
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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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