Penny Fletcher

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Riverview’s Forest Glen to have 86 homes

Forest Glen is an 86-home gated community, all with customized options in the $280,000 to $360,000 price range.
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Individual acts of kindness, rarely talked about or seen

Over the years, I’ve heard many say, “What can one person do?” or “It’s the big organizations that can do the most good. Individuals can’t really make a difference by themselves.”...
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Paddles up for Dragon Boating!

The precision was unmistakable as each member of the team from high schoolers to retirees moved their hands, arms and bodies as one. ...
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If it sounds too good to be true, you’d better check it out!

Scamming is happening everywhere and seniors are especially targeted because that generation is trusting,...
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Show business land use for southeast Riverview- yes or no?

They say they were there long before the developments and the area has always been used by show people....
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Sportsman’s Club breaks in new backstop

Some people like the idea of target shooting for sport, with pistols, rifles and arrows....
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Rampin’ up the music at the annual arts fest!

The 21st Annual Manatee Arts Festival comes to town this weekend....
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A different kind of circus story

She's been a clown, a magician, a costume-maker and promoter ... all after her five kids were grown....
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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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