Penny Fletcher

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Cypress Creek woman recognized for charitable work

Sunday, March 23, while she was helping the Rev. Mark Salmon on the altar, Marge Yarger was surprised by being presented with the Presbyterian Women’s Honorary Life Membership Award.
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FunFest

The Sun City Center FunFest brought out between 7,000 and 8,000 people on Saturday, March 15, as the clubs and organizations and some businesses showed ...
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Quilters make kids in residential facility feel more like they’re home

The Sun City Center Quilters and Sewers don't just need blankets and quilts for the children at A Kid's Place shelter. They could use toiletries, hair products, suitcases and other help as well....
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Vandalism temporarily closes Sun City Center Dog Park

Dogs and their humans were left scratching their heads, wondering why anyone would tear up their dog park....
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Renovated facilities to open to Summerfield’s 7,000 residents

The expanded weight rooms, new Wi-Fi room and other renovations to the clubhouse will be available for residents to use on Monday, March 17...
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SELFIES: Technology changes the world of photography, art forever

More and more, ‘selfies’ are becoming a serious art form...
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Performing Arts Company does more than perform

Proceeds from opening night and from items still on sale at the shows are slated to go to the American Cancer Society....
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'Angels' needed for on-call help

The Angel Program is all about a relationship with a service person helping someone in need who can’t pay for their services....
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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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