Penny Fletcher

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FDOT says county, developers responsible for next step in roadway improvements

Although state and county planners have on their future maps, none of these plans are funded.
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Riverview Chamber travels back in time at annual awards banquet

This year’s Riverview Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership and Awards Dinner was a blast from the past, with the theme “We’re 48, Let’s Celebrate.”...
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Riverview chamber committee hears advantages of hiring military spouses

84 percent of military spouses are college graduates; 26 percent are unemployed; and 42 percent are underemployed....
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HCC presents: ‘How Indian tribes were forced to change their culture’

“Everything that was a part of our culture, everything we believed, we were told was wrong,” he said. ...
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SCC Chamber businesses go Hollywood for the night

Business and community leaders took their seats dressed to the nines to hear who took the annual awards during a dinner at Little Harbor’s Sunset Grill in Ruskin....
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Revolution Ice Cream Company is truly revolutionary for more reasons than one

How about some bacon ice cream? It's called Porky's Delight Bacon Brittle....
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South County YMCA to break ground Jan. 21

The new Y will be located off Big Bend Road, just east of Interstate 75, directly south of Vance Vogel Park....
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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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