Penny Fletcher

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Reflexology gaining acceptance in the United States

It is a standard practice in many countries
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Business owners join “Building for America’s Bravest”

Carpet One dealers have signed on in a project to build "Smart Homes" for those who have lost three or more limbs in the line of duty....
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Tempers flare at SCC Community Association board meeting

The scene turned ugly at the Feb. 12 monthly meeting of the Sun City Center Community Association Board when name-calling erupted during discussion of a need for a new theater. ...
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SCC man awaits final verdict on rule change

Legislature may approve when it meets in March ...
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My Warrior’s Place in Ruskin hosts national bereavement specialist

It’s a quiet place where local veterans and their families can go, or people can come in from all over the country — and already have — for a few hours or days, up to four weeks....
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New five-year plan adds some fire stations, changes others

All the new housing developments in the area, make new stations a ‘must’ for a good response time....
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Survivor of Mariel Boat Lift named HCC Dean of Students

If it hadn’t been for the perseverance and fortitude of her parents, she could have ended up living in a tent in Cuba begging for food. ...
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Brandon Foundation, helpful neighbors aid victims of Riverview fire

They're just afraid they’ll be evicted before they get things straightened out....
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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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