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Libby Baldwin

Libby Baldwin is an occasional correspondent for the Tampa Bay Times. She can be reached at (813) 226-3408.

  1. Rachel Mushow, who received the Person of the Year Award at the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner, thanks the chamber and her husband Bob, an 11-year cancer survivor, for their support since moving to Florida 10 years ago. LIBBY BALDWIN | Special to the Time
    A new chamber president is installed as members enjoy the Country Nights theme.
  2. Coach Ronnie Blair, who heads up the girls' flag football team at Armwood High School, accepts congratulations from George Steinbrenner's granddaughter Julia, 26, for winning a hospitality suite for 16 at an upcoming Tampa Bay Rays' game. MARK LOMOGLIO | New York Yankees photographer
  3. AMY SCHERZER | Times Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Women of Distinction surround guest speaker Soledad O'Brien,center, Stephanie Goforth, at left, Liana Fernandez Fox, Lisette Campos and Fentrice Driskell at the annual luncheon March 8 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Missing Chloe Firebaugh.
  4. The Knack team will compete in a global competition on March 22 in a bid to gain more funds for the startup tutoring company. Pictured: David Stoker (Co-Founder & CTO), Austin Doyle (Head of Community), Samyr Qureshi (Co-Founder & CEO), Dennis Hansen (Co-Founder & CPO), and Shawn Doyle (Co-Founder & CMO). [Photo courtesy of Knack]
  5. Moffitt Board Member and Port of Tampa CEO Paul Andersen, Moffitt's Executive Vice President and Center Director Dr. Thomas Sellers and Healthy KIDZ Program founder Nikki Inda present Benjamin Bryant with a $1,000 Role Model Scholarship at the 2017 awards ceremony. Photo permission given by Nikki Inda on 3/6/18.
  6. Dior West sits in a motorized wheelchair outside her Tampa home while it undergoes renovation. Dior was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome at age 6. An entertainment website raised money for the renovation. [LUIS SANTANA   |   Times]
  7. Local women received makeovers along with beauty tips, fitness classes and advice on achieving balance in their lives at last weekend's Westfield Citrus Park Beauty and Balance event. The Westfield Brandon event on March 10 will include a live panel discussion featuring leading local businesswomen. Photo permission given by Bailey Drury of This Is Press PR and Marketing on 3/7/18.
  8. Sandee Parke Sytsma, chairman of the Florida Strawberry Festival's board of directors, poses for a portrait with a strawberry flat inside the festival's amphitheater on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Plant City, Fla. The festival runs March 1-11. ALESSANDRA DA PRA   |   Times
  9. The owner of property at 6216 Bayshore Blvd. was issued a citation for cutting down two grand oak trees without a permit on Sept. 9, the day before Hurricane Irma hit Tampa.
  10. A $21 million FDOT project, aimed at improving one of the busiest roadways in Hillsborough County, will widen a stretch of Adamo Drive between U.S. 301 and Falkenburg Road from four lanes to six, as well as build a new retention pond, sidewalks and bicycle lanes. The owner of the Clarion Hotel says his business is suffering because of the construction.