+ Queen’s Wreath to move off St. Armands Circle
Queen’s Wreath Jewels, 382 St. Armands Circle, will be moving to the mainland in May. The new store will be located at 1310 Main St., in Sarasota. Owner Tina Little opened the St. Armands store in 2001.
+ Circle store Armel Jewelers opens new store in Osprey
Armel Jewelers, on St. Armands Circle, opened an additional store location in March, at 3976 Destination Drive, in Osprey. The store, which will serve the store’s south Sarasota clients, is located at Baystreet Village in Town Center, on the corner of Baystreet and U.S. 41.
The store’s flagship location, at 22 N. Blvd. of the Presidents, has been on the Circle for 43 years. Storeowner is Michael Melnick.
+ Key Club announces special membership offer
In conjunction with the grand opening of The Tennis Gardens facility at the Longboat Key Club and Resort, the club is offering a special, limited-time membership deal. For new tennis memberships purchased now through May 18, 20% of the initiation fee will be donated to the All-Star Children’s Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization and has raised more than $2.5 million in the last four years to fight child abuse and neglect in the community.
Tennis members will receive full access to the Tennis Garden facility, as well as access to the many of the club’s amenities.
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Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.