Penny Fletcher

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Opinions sought on radio station before FCC’s October deadline

Resident input is needed now to determine what programming they would like to hear.
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Horsin’ around

Sun City Center residents get to see trained horses up close and personal...
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Mentors teach foster kids how to give back

Foster children learn they can be a contributing part of society, even at a young age....
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Safety is first concern for Apollo Beach dive instructor

“There’s a real danger with kids — especially boys — from 18 to 24 because they may have the physical ability to do it without training and then find themselves in trouble because they don’t know the proper safety procedures.”...
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Renovations to Summerfield Clubhouse to start by August’s end

When the first homes were built in Summerfield, many wondered who would ever choose to live in a development so far out of town....
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33rd Tampa Bay Senior Games sign-ups going on now

Togetherness for some SCC couples involves more than having dinner together and watching TV....
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County to expand fire-rescue stations; and build some new

Fires and medical emergencies are serious business and Hillsborough County is planning some major advances in several areas of South County....
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Angling for sponsors, participants, and fish!

The angler’s club has done some “reel” community service, winning the South County’s coveted E.G. Simmons Award for community service in January, 2012....
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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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