+ 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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2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
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16 Pillar of Hope Open House
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16 Business After Hours Networking Event
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Golfer sees swinging success
Longboat Key resident Arlene McKitrick celebrated her 200th golf championship win this week at Sara Bay Country Club in an FSGA event.
Mote receives NOAA grant
Mote Marine Laboratory recently received a $99,615 grand for its dolphin and whale rehabilitation efforts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Correction: Heitlers to net 75 years in April
In its Sept. 18 issue, the Longboat Observer featured Plymouth Harbor resident George Heitler, a lifelong tennis player who has played tennis for most of his 99 years and is a regular at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.