Penny Fletcher

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FishHawk-Riverview Rotary to host free community event

“We’d love to see more boats join us. It’s open to anyone who wants to decorate their boat for the holidays.”
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16-year-old national cooking champ

He says the various cooking competitions he has participated in have helped him become not only a better cook but a better person....
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Music to their ears

The association holds a community sing the last Monday of each month at different churches on a rotating basis....
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Learning life lessons

“This kind of experience gives students a chance to see how things operate in the real world.”...
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Flying blind in the voting booth

Using double-negatives is an attempt to confuse. Shame, shame. State legislators, shame....
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A step back in time: Crossing the bridge takes visitors back 100 years

“It’s fun to watch kids’ eyes open wide when they see this place and hear about life without computers and cell phones." ...
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“Krewe with a Cause” keeps amputees on the move

As for the Krewe of the Pegleg Pirate, it has been extremely active in fundraising for amputees of all kinds....
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Annual window to change Medicare policies closing fast!

One small change in an insurance policy can make a big difference....
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Human trafficking, pornography, subjects of Nov. 3 day-long event

In 2009 June Wallace discovered a life-and-death problem she never knew existed in the United States- human trafficking- and her life hasn’t been the same since....
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Cracking the code

A study of the General Election ballot in everyday language...
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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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