Penny Fletcher

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Summerfield renovations to be completed soon

Originally slated to be completed in November, some code issues held it up and now the clubhouse is expected to be open in mid-January.
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Local shelter needs help year 'round

The one thing to remember is that the needs do not miraculously stop when the holiday season is over. ...
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Commentary: Excuse me, but that’s covered under the First Amendment!

People seem to assume this litany of political correct speech is law....
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Apollo Beach to host largest fireworks show in Florida this New Year’s Eve

Events will start with live music at 3 p.m. on New Year's Eve....
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Ed Barnes’ leadership appreciated by many

Sun City Center Community Association staff and residents alike say they are sorry to see Ed Barnes go....
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Showmen’s Museum starting private tours

Irreplaceable memorabilia from days gone by......
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Hundreds turn out for decorated golf cart parade

Decorated golf carts lined up to be judged and were watched by crowds of hundreds... Photo gallery below article....
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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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