Mike Wolfe of the popular History Channel favorite, American Pickers, was recently in Red Boiling Springs to visit his friend Mike Silvio, owner of Cyclemos.
If anyone speculates that residents of long term care facilities may not stay abreast of current events, that was put to rest when Wolfe appeared at The Palace. Silvio’s wife Jennifer is an RN and Staff Development Coordinator at The Palace and suggested the visit. What started out to be ‘drop in’ kind of visit turned into an extended photo op for residents and staff who recognized one of their favorite TV celebrities.
“We’d hesitate to guess how many pictures were made of Mike with residents, patients, and teammates,” said Jayne Hinson, Activities Director. “Many of the folks here were ‘pickers’ long before Mike was born. They love the show and watch it without fail.”
Cyclemos Motorcycle Museum Restoration and Repair is located at 319 Main St. Red Boiling Springs. “We hope Mike finds the time to stop by The Palace the next time he is in town,” said Hinson.
About American Pickers
This isn’t your grandmother’s antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner’s land. Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure. American Pickers follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories. If you think the antique business is all about upscale boutiques and buttoned-up dealers, this show may change your mind—and teach you a thing or two about American history along the way.
“About the Series.” 2012. The History Channel website. Dec 11, 2012 http://www.history.com/shows/american-pickers/articles/about-the-series.