Penny Fletcher

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$50 million project ahead of schedule; may save time and money

A three-phase project that began in 2005 and was scheduled to be completed in February 2014 may just end ahead of schedule.
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Ruskin’s downtown revitalization: a plan within a plan

During all the planning processes one theme for “downtown Ruskin” has prevailed: that of Old Florida- resembling towns like St. Augustine and Mt. Dora....
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South County mall behind schedule, but don’t count it out!

Mall could break ground in 2012, open first stores in 2014....
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Some fear proposed U.S. 41 Overlay will discourage industry

The Overlay will put an extra layer of zoning regulations on all property fronting U.S. 41 between Big Bend Road and the Little Manatee River Bridge...
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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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