Piccari, Grymes join WWE; Tryon hardware now ‘green’

Published 6:33 pm Monday, March 22, 2010

Ron Piccari and Sheila Grymes have joined the Walker, Wallace and Emerson Realty team of Realtors.
Ron Piccari specializes in private estates, horse farms and land tracts across both Carolinas. His real estate transactions have focused on properties in the million dollar plus price bracket. He is a member of the prestigious Realtors Land Institute (RLI) as well as the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS).
An avid horseman, Ron is active in the local equestrian community and a member of the Green Creek Hounds and has served on the board of FETA. Ron also competes in USEA events and the Western Carolina Hunter Pace Series.
Sheila Grymes grew up in nearby Easley, S.C. and after a visit to the area in 1983 she said she “knew she had to live here.” She moved here in 1991 and in 1994, she and her husband, Harry established The Hare & Hound, Restaurant and Pub that is still a Landrum destination today.
Sheila has been a Realtor since 2003 working exclusively as a Buyers Agent, helping many newcomers find the right property. She then spent several years in development lot sales at Lake Adger where she and Harry now live.
Sheila is an avid equestrian, having competed in Dressage and Eventing for the past 25 years. She added foxhunting and trail riding when she moved here enjoying the wealth of riding opportunities we have in the area. Sheila says it is very rewarding to help people navigate positively through their real estate transaction whether it is staging a home for a seller, assessing orientation of a home on a lake lot for maximum view or working through the pros and cons of a property to help the Buyers select the best horse property. Sheila says she is “very fortunate to live here.”
Madelon Wallace and Trux Emerson are looking forward to the increased opportunities to serve the needs of the area that Ron and Sheila will provide.
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In an effort to meet “going green” interests of the local community, Tryon Mountain Hardware will be offering many more organic products from fertilizers, potting soil, and insect and animal repellants to household cleansers and personal care products. In the near future, they will also add beneficial insects to their line.
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Nathan Galloway, executive director of the Tryon Toy Makers Cottage, has been selected as one of the 52 subjects to be highlighted in the Living Tradition Moments series to be broadcast on WNCW FM 88.7 Public Radio as part of this years Blue Ridge Parkways 75th anniversary celebration.
Broadcast of the weekly heritage spotlight series, sponsored by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, began on Feb. 5th, and Tryon has now claimed two of the available 52 spots Tryon Toy Makers & Nina Simone.
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area (BRNHA) is partnering with WNCW radio to develop and broadcast the new radio series. These two-minute vignettes, which are airing on Fridays just before 8 p.m., highlight stories about the people and traditions of the North Carolina mountains and foothills, and how these treasured traditions are being kept alive today.
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Marilyn Doheny is renovating the old Melrose Inn on Melrose Avenue across from the Tryon Fine Arts Center. She recently received a $25,000 grant from the N.C. Rural Center for building re-use.
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Heirloom Stair & Iron Inc.
Heirloom Stair & Iron Inc. won a Silver medal for Interior Railings -Nonferrous; and a Bronze for Exterior Railings & fences at a special banquet in Tulsa, OK, March 6, during NOMMAs 52nd convention.
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On January 27th, Debra Halborn presented her childrens book, “Starcat Cluster,” to middle school children at The South Carolina School For The Deaf and Blind [SCSDB]. Each child was presented with his or her own, signed copy. “SCSDB, along with so many other schools in the state, fell under budget cuts and lost their funding for Christmas books; hence The Starcats played “Santa Paws,” Halborn said.
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The Pardee Hospital Chaplaincy Department and the community organization, Compassion & Choices, will hold a free workshop for community members on Sat., March 27, at 1 p.m., at the Pardee Health Education Center. The workshop will discuss filling out a Health Care Power of Attorney, one of the North Carolina Advance Directives.of 13728 Hwy. 11, Campobello has won two awards for outstanding craftsmanship in an international competition sponsored by the National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA). The event was open to nearly 800 member firms throughout the U.S. and in nine foreign countries.

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