Penny Fletcher

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Some decisions are best made with the heart

A look back after my 50th class reunion
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Class of 2013 sets long-term goals

Life paths twist and turn. So when the caps are thrown in the air and the gowns come off, anything is possible....
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New information center to be entry point of Sun City Center campus

Center coordinator Janet Ditmore and her busy staff of about 60 need more help....
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‘Yea’ or ‘Nay’ membership vote to decide fate of SCC parking lot

Association members will vote on two things: to approve or not to approve the board spending $882,000 for central campus parking lot improvements and whether they want food service in a café area yet to be constructed....
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Eating organic is catching on

We may have come a long way since our great-grandparents time, but many say our food isn’t nearly as good for us. ...
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Time helping people is time well spent

When you hear of all her community activities, you wonder how she has time to work as vice president and branch manager. Yet she does. ...
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The Crossing Church expects full house at grand opening May 12

In an age when media reports say that church attendance is down and many local houses of worship are trying to attract younger people, The Crossing leaders say they thrive because they focus on things young families and children need to feel at home....
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Kindergartners grade high school author’s books

For more than two weeks students in Riverview High School’s creative writing class got to study Dr. Seuss books...
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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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