Penny Fletcher

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Ten-year study illustrates weather pattern changes

The study proved that Florida’s normal daily winter temperatures and monthly averages both went down...
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Artist spreads kindness with her brush

Margit Redlawsk was five years old when she first realized she wanted to be an artist....
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Newland Communities plans 2,352-acre project for Apollo Beach

The builder of FishHawk Ranch and Mira Bay is working on a site plan for a new development....
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Fun Brigade tries new things monthly

Anyone may come out and have fun....
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Pawn shop clientele changes with the economy

When you own a pawn shop, you never know what you’ll see come through the door....
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Gibsonton to be home of Olympic Floorball training camp

Many famous names have already signed on, including both NFL football players and NHL hockey stars....
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Trends begin to surface as overlay plan meetings continue

"This is the time to show your preference" in proposed Ruskin / Apollo Beach zoning overlay....
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Coats of many colors soon to be applied to Shell Point Road project

Robins plans to make the building and the outside area around it a “village square” type area in Caribbean (some call Key West) style....
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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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