Penny Fletcher

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Miss Wheelchair Florida and friends form events group

The numbers showed that a group to put on fun events for the disabled was sorely needed.
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Back in the News

Updates on stories you've read previously in The Observer News and The Current....
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Commissioners move forward with multi-million dollar Greenways project

It is a corridor through South County, some of which may eventually connect to Greenways and connected trails in the North part of the county...
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Whirlwind defines Sun City Center missionary minister

He’s been in Sun City Center two years now, but is still making mission trips out of the country on a regular basis....
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Wimauma’s Redhawk Ranch opens as retreat, store and meeting place

Three times Bud and Brenda Hoshaw have lived on what Native Americans call “sacred lands.” But they didn’t know that when they moved there. ...
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Plans in the works for areas of Big Bend Road

Economic downturn has held up improvements...
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Romance author tells the story of her battle with breast cancer

“Hopefully Ever After” to be released Oct. 3 ...
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Rain totals match those set in the 1800s, making for both good news and bad

The greenery is so dark and lush because rainwater is filled with minerals and nutrients, Hubbell explained....
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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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