+ Rugs by Reza moves to new location
Rugs by Reza, formerly known as Heriz Persian Rugs, has moved from St. Armands Circle to 652 S. Washington Blvd. in Sarasota. The store features contemporary and antique rugs from around the world and home accessories.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday by appointment. Parking is available behind the store. Call 388-2049.
+ Harry’s earns TripAdvisor certificate
Harry’s Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, has earned a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of at least four out of a possible five points and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. The certificate is also based on the volume of reviews in the past month.
+ Baron D’Orr to close
Baron D’Orr Designer Jewelry, 353 St. Armands Circle, will close at the end of July after 25 years on the Circle. Owners Don and Linda Orr are retiring.
The store is currently holding a retirement sale. For information, call 388-2099.
+ Key Club to hold new summer camps
The Longboat Key Club & Resort will hold Camp Loggerhead for three one-week sessions for ages 5 to 12.
The first week is “Spirit Week” and runs from June 24 through June 29; “Ocean Explorer Week” runs from July 15 through July 20; and “Wet and Wild Week” is from Aug. 5 through Aug. 10.
Cost is $220 per week for members; $260 per week for nonmembers. Call 383-8821, Ext. 1110.
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8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
12 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
14 New Exhibit "Oh Baby" Life Cycles of the Seas
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
17 Hospitabull Evening 'A Taste of Israel'
Gauls celebrate sweet 60
On Jan. 29, Jack and Joan Gaul will celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Dora Walters goes by the book for readers
You saw her byline countless times during her 26 years at the Longboat Observer, but now, retired Senior Editor Dora Walters’ byline appears on her new book, “Rewind…Playback: A Collection of Life’s ‘Little’ Memories.”
Encore opening celebration
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting event Jan. 20, at Amore by Andrea.