Ormand ‘thrilled’ to bring Four Winds back to town

Published 1:04 pm Monday, September 13, 2010

After a five year hiatus, Four Winds Florist has moved back into downtown Tryon.

Owner Carole Ormand, a Polk County native, expressed much excitement over the move. &bsp;

Four Winds has been in Tryon since the 1940s and is a part of this towns history, Ormand said. I am so thankful to Harold Burrell and his family for giving me the opportunity to bring it back into town.

Carole started with Four Winds Florist in 1991 and has been witness to many changes. She was hired as a delivery person and within six months began designing flower arrangements. With no formal training, she drew on her natural artistic ability and love of flowers. &bsp;

Over the years I was lucky to work with some very talented designers and I learned a little more from each one of them, Ormand said.

The one thing that never changed was Caroles desire to own Four Winds. In 2009, 18 years of persistence finally paid off. Moving back into town, she said, is the icing on the cake.

New customers, well-wishers and just friends stopping by for a chat have increased the shops walk-in traffic substantially, Ormand said. &bsp;

Ive settled into my new space in the Burrells Fuel building and I dont see anything uprooting me. I brought Four Winds Florist back to Tryon and this is where it will stay!” said Ormand, who invites everyone to stop by and check out the business in its space.

The shop hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The new telephone number is 828-858-9545. After hour appointments are available with just a phone call.

The date for a grand opening celebration this fall will be announced soon.

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Pinecastle Records is officially back in operation under a new owner, Dr. Lonnie Lassiter of Columbus, and has announced that Nu-Blu is the first artist to be signed to the label. The bluegrass band was the last artist to be signed to Pinecastle Records before it shut its doors in early February. The band is a rising star in the bluegrass world and is working hard to become a major force in the genre.

Nu-Blu was recently honored by the Carolina Music Awards as Country Band of the Year. The band has been featured in “Bluegrass Music Profiles” and “The Alternate Root Magazine.” The group’s album “Nights” is currently charting on the Americana Music Chart Top 40.

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El Sureno has a new location at Lake Bowen, located on Highway 9 at the bridge. Owners are Miguel and Israel Roman. Phone number 864-592-1919.

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Suzanne Hall, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Appalachian Orthopaedics, will offer a presentation on how shoulders work, techniques to avoid injury and the latest treatment options.

This free presentation will be held at the Pardee Rehab & Wellness Center on Wed., Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. &bsp;

During her presentation, Dr. Hall will discuss shoulder physiology and help attendees recognize red flags that indicate the need for immediate shoulder evaluation. She will also offer time for questions after the presentation.

Registration is required. Call&bsp; 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

Dr. Hall graduated from the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York.&bsp; She is board certified in orthopedic surgery, and is a fellowship trained shoulder specialist. Dr. Hall completed her shoulder fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute in New York. She is on the active medical staff of Pardee Hospital and is currently accepting new patients.

The Pardee Rehab and Wellness Center is located at 212-B Thompson Street, just off Four Seasons Boulevard near Epic Theaters.