+ 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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Lacrosse players engineer spring break
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) lacrosse team members hit the beach on Longboat Key during their recent spring break.
Observer wins 20 Local Media Association awards
Local Media Association, made up of 2,000 newspapers in U.S. and Canada, announced the winners of its 2013 Editorial Contest Monday. The Observer Group won a total of 20 awards among eight of its newspapers, making it the third top company winner.