Penny Fletcher

Sweetbay sale expected by 4th quarter

Bi-Lo will acquire 72 Sweetbay stores, plus leases for 10 prior Sweetbay locations
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Apollo Beach father-son team takes 3rd place in National Spearfishing Tournament

"You only have about five feet of visibility underwater," said Barrett. "The speargun shoots about eight feet."...
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Open house celebration brings out crowd at St. Joseph's-South

The concept is giving patients more preventive care and less hassle....
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Respond to ‘backflow valve’ survey before September 3

Federal laws say utilities must defend citizens against contamination, says David Brown....
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Broadway bound

13-year-old Ruskin performer earns call-backs to NYC stage...
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Back in the news

By Penny Fletcher More parking spaces for golf carts at the main Sun City Center complex A major renovation of the Sun City Center Community Association complex, ...
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Giving life to wood

At 88 David Houck still carves almost daily, although he has stopped teaching many of his classes....
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South County: Safest place to live in Hillsborough County

Despite neighborhood substation closings, South County crime rates are the lowest in the county....
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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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