Business notes

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:13

    Now is the time to buy gift certificates . . . What do I get for the teacher, the coach or the graduate? The month of June is when that question can be a tough one to answer especially if you're not sure about the recipient's tastes, hobbies and so forth. But there's an easy solution. The Warwick Merchants' Guild reminds us that Gift Certificates in $5 and $10 values are redeemable at about 50 participating merchants in this area. They include, but are not limited to, a variety of gift shops, clothing stores and restaurants. The same certificates can be used at any shop. "One of the advantages of our certificates," said Debbie Iurato, treasurer of the Merchants' Guild, "is that they're sold in small denominations. That way, they can be used in one or more than one shop." But although they're redeemable at almost every local store, the Warwick Merchants' Guild Gift Certificates are only sold by Peck's Wines and Spirits, 1 Bank St. and Newhards, The Inkwell and Victorian Treasures, which are all on Main St. Anniversary party . . . Staying in business for one year is an accomplishment. But five years means you must be doing something right. On Saturday, June 19, B&R Wine and Liquor in ShopRite Plaza at 153 Route 94 south will celebrate five years of successful business. And, the public is invited to an all day celebration complete with wine tasting and snacks. B&R Wine and Liquor was the first retail enterprise for local area residents Richard and Wanda Gibson and Bill and Susan Welch. Both families supplement their incomes with the store. The Gibsons have four children, ages 12 to 21. Their partners, the Welchs, have two children, ages two and 18. B&R Wine and Liquor carries a large selection of imported and domestic wines along with other spirits and there are always special sales. The store is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Tango in Warwick . . . Warwick's Jubilee Enterprises will offer an authentic Argentinean Tango course beginning this Monday, June 7, and on Monday evenings from 7 - 9 p.m., through June 28 at Zana D Restaurant, 22 Railroad Ave., Warwick. Everyone is invited to learn to dance Tango taught by the experts, Frederico and Sheila. "Liven up your Mondays and feel the passion as you learn the authentic Argentinean Tango, said Jubilee Enterprises co-owner Judy Batista. "The instructors will demonstrate this exciting dance step-by-step in this four-week session. You can meet other Tango dancers and enjoy classical Tango music. We'll also host a Milonga, a social event. Wear your dancing shoes." Instructor Sheila Bucci was born in Argentina and has been an accomplished Tango and Flamenco dancer since 1990. Frederico Viela, also a native of Argentina, has been dancing since 1991. In addition to studying Tango with world famous instructors, he's a ballet dancer, choreographer and a member of the "Ballet Triunfal" in Argentina. Jubilee is a joint venture created by Warwick residents Judy Battista, and Nancy Fernandez to promote and host a variety of cultural interests. "We introduce musicians, dancers and artists educated in both traditional and contemporary multi cultural and Latino art forms. This venture is very close to our hearts and is fed through love of our culture and our passion for music and dance." In addition to Tango, Jubilee has introduced Mambo/Salsa in Warwick. Lessons were recently offered at the Northern Lights Academy of the Arts. For more information on Jubilee Enterprises and a calendar of events call 988-6318 or email Open House . . . The insurance firm of Seely and Durland, Inc., 13 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, celebrated its 70th anniversary and the renovation of its historic office with an Open House held Thursday, June 3.