Penny Fletcher

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Therapy changes golfer’s teaching techniques

Shannon Kneisler believes in helping every golf student learn ways to play well without injuring their body.
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Citizens weigh in on vacancy problem

On Jan. 1 there were 949 vacancies (in the county) due to foreclosures and now that figure is down to 866....
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Law change could affect your legal documents

People think that a document such as a power of attorney would be good forever but that isn’t the case......
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Finding the secrets locked in your genes

Sometimes looking into your family’s past can give you what many call a “Wow!” moment....
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Gas too high to travel? Try this local gem

With gas prices soaring just in time for spring and summer vacations, many South County residents are searching for new ways to have fun closer to home....
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Stuck like glue?

For more than half a century, these two have faced the best and worst of times together...
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Adopt a Camper helps keep kids safe

After-school programs that had once cost $20 per week went to $48, and summer camp fees went from around $150 (plus extra field trip and activity costs) to nearly $500....
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Manatee Festival to feature talent, food & fun

Singles, couples and whole families can find something fun to do for the whole day at the 19th Annual Manatee Festival of the Arts in Apollo Beach....
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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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