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AAUW presents Antiques Roadshow

Published 4:15pm Friday, January 14, 2011

Do you wonder if that yard sale find is really a valuable lost piece of antiquity?

Randy Grobe, owner of Frog and Swan Antiques, can probably tell you. Grobe is an expert in the business of antiques and collectables.

Grobe will be featured at the next Tryon Area Association of University Women (AAUW) meeting to give his opinion on pieces brought in by AAUW members. The meeting is Monday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Tryon Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on Harmon Field Road.

Grobe is a graduate of Ohio University and Sarasotas famous Ringling School of Art and Design. His love of antiques began in his teen years and he said that he continues to learn every day.

Grobe is well known in the area as a participant and benefactor of the arts. He decorates the stage for the Tryon Concert series, has sung with FENCEs Home for the Holidays and is active in animal rescue efforts. In addition, he runs an estate business.

Members who plan to bring a curio for Grobe to examine are asked to arrive a few minutes early so each item can be displayed for all to see. For information about becoming an AAUW member, contact Gretchen Boyd at 828-859-6643.

The public is invited to this informative event and refreshments will be served.

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