Business Notebook

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:15

    Health, fashions, food . . . The seventh annual "Ladies Night Out" is this coming Thursday, Aug. 19, from 4 - 9 p.m. The rain date is Friday, Aug. 20. Warwick merchants promise that this fun night featuring food, frivolity and lots of new additions will be the best Ladies Night Out to date. For those into health and fitness, there's the team at Subtle Energies. Licensed acupuncturist D.J. Kim will demonstrate the benefits of acupressure. John Porter will offer massage. New for this year, the specialists from The Source will be on hand to show you how to improve health through mind, body and spirit integration. Another newcomer, Crystal Springs Resort will introduce their new multi million dollar spa and minerals sports club. Also, be sure to watch Master Doug Cook of Chosun TaeKwonDo Academy give his women's' self defense demonstration. Warwick Valley Racquet Sports on Railroad Ave. will serve refreshments and have an expert available to answer questions about your game. You're invited to preview new fall fashions at Style Counsel and if you would like to be one of the live models that night, call Tim Mullally at 986-9588. Forever Jewelers will be hosting a party that night to celebrate its grand re-opening after renovations. Be one of the shop's first 100 customers and receive a free gift. Are you interested in beauty products? Independent beauty consultant Christine Floriano-Hatsko, of Mary Kay Cosmetics will demonstrate her products. Stop by at her outdoor stand and enter your name to win a free facial and makeover. For all you homemakers, Tracey Bruckner of Interiors by Decorating Den will show you new and easy ways to spruce up your home. Meg Park of Tastefully Simple will demonstrate how to spice up your dinners with easy to prepare family dinners. And Lisa Montanaro of L.M. Solutions will offer tips on organizing your home and office. Back by popular demand, George Laurence and John Fish will be offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles, one per household, at the Eclectic Eye on Railroad Ave. Don't forget your dancing shoes. DJ Sebastian Monte will be on Main St., spinning your favorites. Dance over to the Railroad Green where the instructors at Jubilee Enterprises will show you how to do the tango, salsa and flamenco. If you would rather sing, recording artist Joanne Church will not only sing her favorites but she will invite you to sign up for a karaoke contest. And last but not least, the committee will name and crown this year's "Queen for a Day" in a ceremony at Railroad Green. New face lift . . . Forever Jewelers must be doing something right. This year, the shop will celebrate its 10 anniversary at its current location, 38 Main St. But the businesses has been here longer than that. It first opened in the historic Gilvan's Building on Main Street in September 1990. And owners Moshe and Doris Schwartzberg were no strangers to this community when they first opened their business. They've lived here for 26 years and raised two daughters, now married, Sarah Priest and Amy Fotino. Forever Jewelers features a wide variety of jewelry including diamond and other gemstone rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings and watches. And a competent staff is always on hand to offer expert advice on purchases as well as repairs. This year Moshe Schwartzberg took advantage of the traditional early July closing of New York City's Jewelry Exchange, a slow period for this business, to do major renovations in his store. Wall to wall cabinets, matching the center showcases, provide an attractive display for the shop's huge selection of jewelry, watches and other gift items. Each item is bar coded and a quick search can help customers easily match, for example, a set of earrings to a necklace purchased last year. The system can also be used to identify an item for a warranty, theft report, an insurance claim or an appraisal. Gift givers can also find out if a selection is appropriate for a particular person or if the item has already been purchased. And, as a management tool, Schwartzberg can continuously monitor his inventory and replace the most popular items. More important, however, is that year after year, shoppers have come to know and depend upon Schwartzberg and his staff and to feel confident that they are dealing with a well trusted and reputable firm. "When we first re-opened after the renovations," said Schwartzberg, "the people who came in didn't look for the new cabinets. They looked for the old faces." You can also visit Forever Jewelers and purchase or view merchandise on its Web-site at Estate auction . . . Well-known artist Hope Arber is moving from her home at Points of View. This weekend, Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. she will be holding an estate sale of her sculptures and other items. Just follow the signs or call George Laurence or Jane Johnston at the Eclectic Eye, 986-5520, for details.