Fiber

Sometimes Berea’s gems are featured in other media. This week we share Joan Beck’s interview on the Ballyhoo Fiber Emporium Podcast as she talks all about Berea’s Fiber Frenzy.

Here are links and pictures from today’s episode:

Berea’s Fiber Frenzy is Fabulous!

 

Ballyhoo Fiber Emporium is doing good things!

 

A dryer ball from Fiber Frenzy!

Here are loads of Youtube videos on the benefits of Wool Dryer Balls.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wool+dryer+balls+review

Plan To Attend The Know It All Festival

If there is something you would like to know more about, odds are it will be covered at this year’s Know-It-All Festival! Listen to hear about Birdwatching and the Didgeridoo, two topics covered in 2017.

Below is a link to the Library’s homepage. Go there to learn more before the First Saturday in October.

http://www.madisonlibrary.org

Weird Berea

This week we look at three instances of what the internet says is weird about Berea. Not ‘Weird’ like Austin, Texas; but weird like Bigfoot and perplexing archaeological evidence!

Definitely click above to listen to this week’s episode.

Below are the links and pictures mentioned:

Here are the pictures Michael shared of the crouching Bigfoot he saw at the Pinnacles. This is an extreme close-up of a section of the picture further below. You may have difficulty making it out at first, but it does look like a human-like shape in shadows with a lighted outline… Click on the image and zoom in…

Extreme close-up of the reported creature.

Here is the larger picture that shows the context of the sighting…

The forest in context.

Here is the original Patterson/Gimlin film of Bigfoot

Here is a link that discusses the Rockcastle County Footprints as a possible unexplained discovery:

http://historyrunamok.blogspot.com/2016/06/mysterious-anomalies.html

Here is a link that discusses the Rockcastle County Footprints as only carvings:

http://theeccentricnaturalist.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-kentucky-prints.html

Here is a link to a resource page about the Jackson County Footprints:

http://www.andytheargumentativearchaeologist.com/jackson-county-footprints.html

Here is a link to our facebook page, like us and then message us with your own Weird Berea story!

www.facebook.com/thebereapodcast/

You Should Know About Harvesting Hope

Sustainable Berea and community partners are addressing the Opioid Crisis. Listen to hear about how working with the soil and each other are offering support for those wanting to break their addictions.

Stroll down Adams Street to see the signs of hope.

Links:

Sustainable Berea: https://www.sustainableberea.org/

Liberty Place: https://foothillscap.org/liberty-place-recovery-center-for-women/

New Opportunity School For Women: https://www.nosw.org/

Bobtown Arts: http://bobtownarts.org/

USDA Grants: https://www.usda.gov/topics/farming/grants-and-loans

July 11 Berea Tourism Commission Meeting – Unabridged

Agenda of the July 11 Berea Tourism Commission Meeting.

We spent a lovely evening with our Tourism Commission and other concerned citizens. The discussion about Tourism, Murals, and Outdoor Concerts was so engaging that we thought we would share it with you!

While it is a long episode, every second is worth it.

Here are some links that go along with what was discussed during the meeting:

Berea’s Tourism Commission Members: https://www.visitberea.com/berea-tourism-commission

Berea’s 123 Arts Accelerator Program: https://www.visitberea.com/the-art-accelerator-program

Berea’s Levitt AMP Concert Series Webpage: http://www.firstfridayberea.com/

We attended the meeting as concerned citizens. Here is the urban dictionary definition of ‘Concerned Citizen’: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=concerned%20citizen

Make sure to click the green play button at the top of the page to hear the episode!

Berea’s Big House Birthday Bash

Few places in Berea have the history and heart found at 415 Estill Street. Listen in as our community joined together in celebrating the Big House’s 100th birthday.

Here are some pictures from the special day:

A view of the front lawn on the special day.
Music and laughter was everywhere. The Lambs and their friends are pictured playing.
Three words: Delicious Zucchini Bread.
Special Guest: Donna Marie McKinney!
Proof that interviews are fun!
Ms. McKinney’s Special Step.

Links:

The Berea Citizen Front Page with the announcement of the Birthday Bash: https://www.facebook.com/bereacitizen/photos/a.10154942809306344.1073741838.247574786343/10155664685856344/?type=3

The Berea Citizen’s recording of the Lambs and friends playing: https://www.facebook.com/bereacitizen/videos/10155686809461344/

The Richmond Register’s Article about the Birthday Bash: http://www.richmondregister.com/news/celebrating-the-big-house-family-and-friends-remember–year/article_0ebc68ca-78b8-11e8-bf39-af0971987296.html

Lastly, The Berea Podcast’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thebereapodcast – visit and ‘Like’ us there.

Make sure to click the green ‘Play’ button at the top to hear the episode!

Jeff Parker and Company

 

Jeff Parker in the studio on a rainy Monday evening.

Musician Jeff Parker shares stories on this week’s Berea Podcast. From playing guitar when he was six to playing Carnegie Hall, Jeff talks about the impact that music has had on his life. To hear more stories and hear him play, come to a benefit concert for the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen on July 14th, 2018 at Brock Auditorium in the Coates Building at EKU in Richmond, Kentucky.

Jeff Parker sharing a laugh while recording.

Links:

To learn more about the concert go to the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen’s webpage here: https://kyguild.org/collections/made-for-you-event-ticket/products/jeff-parker-band-benefit-concert

Jeff Parker & Company’s webpage can be found here: https://www.goparkermusic.com/

Here is Jeff Parker & Company on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jeff-Parker-Company-501344400070513/

Here is an interesting article from Bluegrass Today: https://bluegrasstoday.com/jeff-parker-plots-his-course-post-dailey-vincent/

To hear the episode, just click the green ‘Play’ button in the player above!

Turning Age

Hear their music live on June 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the Berea Arena Theatre.

What is it like to grow up in a small town like Berea Kentucky? Listen in and learn about what members of the Berea Band, Turning Age, have been able to do while they grew up in our small town. Hear about their upcoming concert on June 15 and a sample of their music.

The band Turning Age (minus Macgregor).

Here are the members of Turning Age gathered around the dinner table as I interview them before their last Saturday practice before their June 15 concert.

Turning Age holding a poster of the Rollergirls of Central Kentucky.The Band proudly displays the poster of the Rollergirls of Central Kentucky. Turning Age serves as their house band for their home games.

Make sure to click the green triangle in the episode player above to hear the band introduce themselves. 

LINKS:

Turning Age Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TurningAgeRockband

Turning Age videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFUF83K7Bkm2BBec5mAAs5w

Buy Turning Age Music here: https://turningage.bandcamp.com/album/turning-age

Here is their email address: berearockband@gmail.com

Travel Tips From Berea

Troy shares from recent experience how to save money travelling from Berea (if you would ever want to leave). 

This episode I share:

  • Airfare Tips
  • How to use credit card points for travel
  • The best website for lodging deals.

Click the green arrow above to hear this episode’s travel tips!

Here are the links to know…

A search for last minute cruises

The Berea Podcast’s Facebook page (Go like it!)

www.redweek.com