Penny Fletcher

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Make sure your safe deposit box is safe

What was meant to be ease and convenience for customers has turned into a nightmare for one Sun City Center couple.
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Boyette Road widening project to last until 2014

By PENNY FLETCHER RIVERVIEW — A three-phase project to widen Boyette Road in Riverview is alleviating east-west traffic flow, especially at rush hour, in the areas ...
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Aging in place

“The baby boomers don’t even see retirement in the same way as their parents did.”...
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Federal rules hinder postal “breaks” for soldiers

Why donations sit in warehouse waiting to ship...
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U.S. 301 project scheduled for completion in 2014

Lincoln Road traffic signal plans completed...
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A different kind of prayer group

“Sometimes we aren’t supposed to know the answers we seek, but go on blind faith,”...
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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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