Penny Fletcher

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Minto Homes sponsors outdoor Fresh Market

The event offered just about everything from herbs and plants to hand-made art and homemade baked goods.
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Riverview boy heads for 2011 Special Olympics World Games in Greece on Team USA

If you ask Mark Zak what he likes best his answer will probably be “to go fast.”...
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Love of horses leads to second career

Teri Katchur has loved animals, especially horses, all her life....
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Parks Department under fire; mismanagement leads to $900K shortfall

Parents hope this could stall projected end to children’s programs...
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So many restaurants, so little time

35 choices right along Big Bend Road seems hard to believe...
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Gas prices: definitely not the same for everyone

Not only does gas vary in price between companies, but it also varies at some stations bearing the same symbol....
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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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