Penny Fletcher

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Sheriff’s office offers first-time bike registration to help find stolen property

By registering your bicycle, you are helping prevent theft and also increasing the chances of getting it back if it is ever lost or stolen.
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Wi-fi available at South County parks

The service went live at the parks in October but most people are still not aware of it....
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Hearing the sound of success

Robert Graves had what it took to be successful all his life but he didn’t suspect it until he was in the 11th grade. ...
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Career Center grads make good choice for employers

They aren’t “behaviorally challenged” students. They’ve been challenged by life and aren’t candidates for being able to graduate in a regular high school setting....
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Is it Alzheimer’s or just information overload?

Both serious and fun events are planned for Jan., 22, 25 and 26 ...
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$15 million tournament soccer-football field gets green light for 2013

County seeking 100 to 150 acres of land in south Brandon-Riverview area...
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Why aging makes Master Swimmers feel younger

It’s something you can do from the time you’re six months old for as long as you’re able....
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Two HCC students chosen to attend Presidential Gala, Inauguration

We find students leave the event with improved self-confidence and self-esteem...
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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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