Penny Fletcher

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Teaching kids about clean green

Area students learn the power of solar energy...
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Properly filling out a job application can make all the difference

“I get frustrated because so many of these kids don’t know how to fill out an application..."...
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New cyber scam really looks legit

It was time to visit the bank and the sheriff’s office......
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Sources available to help check citrus trees for canker

Where once eradication of trees in areas neighboring a known cankerous tree was standard policy, it is no longer done that way....
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95-year-old Riverview woman recalls road show days

“This was the heyday of Vaudeville,” Ivene said. “Performances were really appreciated.”...
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Ruskin Memorial Park needs funds and volunteers

Ruskin Memorial Park has completely run out of funds....
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South County’s valedictorians, salutatorians aim high

Area high school's top grads have big plans...
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This year’s graduating classes all show same trend

In hard times, like this economy, plans for the summer and fall school year have changed....
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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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