Penny Fletcher

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New plaza to feature variety of restaurants

Also in the works are negotiations with a pharmacy, a tanning parlor and a nail salon...
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It’s not your Grandma’s day care anymore!

Wow! How things have changed over the years....
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Warning: Plan for alternate routes, extra time during RNC

RNC begins August 27 in Tampa. The impact will be felt around the Bay area....
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Doctor says skin cancer warnings are 50 years behind the times

“We want to educate people and save lives.”...
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Gibsonton composer’s ratings online continue to climb

“With chart positions like this, we’re just waiting for a record deal..."...
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A career well remembered: Friends gather to bestow honor on educator

People behind petition to name school after Vince Thompson say he’s earned it ...
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Recent vets take part in kids’ fishing camp at E.G. Simmons Park

It was a big day for the kids in the summer Fishing Camp....
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Sometimes, all it takes is love

The Crayton family wants to encourage people who love animals and who have even-tempered loving dogs — and even some cats — to try this type of volunteer work....
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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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