Putting on the Fritz at BCES


Fritz Schindler performed for Berea Community Elementary School on October 13th, 2017. Listen to this week’s episode of The Berea Podcast to hear part of the concert. Afterwards Fritz and Troy talk about what BCES was like back when he was in school, his life’s journey since Fritz called Berea home, and Fritz offers advice for us to rage against indifference.

Here are some pictures from the concert from the fine people at The Richmond Register:

Fritz and his Guitar
Fritz and his Banjo
Fritz and his Hammer Dulcimer

Here are some links to check out about Fritz:

Go to www.fritzschindler.com for all things Fritz.

Here is a link to Fritz Schindler on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/fritzschindler

Here is something fun. If you want to start a Fritz Schindler fan website the domain www.puttingonthefritz.com is available! Go here and register it at Godaddy!

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The Jazz Walker

Toni, the Jazz Walker, is a familiar face in Berea. Her jogging with flourish brings a smile to our faces and has inspired us to exercise. Listen to our interview with Toni to hear what inspires her and keeps her moving!

Email Troy or message us here on Facebook and let Toni know you are encouraged by her!

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Announcement

Listen to the episode for a hint at an upcoming special announcement. Read below for the text of an email we just sent to businesses in Berea and follow the link for a survey. Please fill out the survey, it will help us out as we work on one of the projects that are making us so tired!

Growing up on my family’s farm, there wasn’t a time we did not have the radio on. The DJs were part of the family and we set our clocks to make sure we heard them read the local news and tip us to great deals. Nowadays, I have my earbuds in my ears and am listening to a podcast. Podcasts keep me up-to- date with news and connect me with people nearby and across the globe who share my interests.

Berea is a special place where people value opportunities for coming together and sharing ideas. My wife and I are planning to open a Berea recording studio for podcasts that will support a low-powered A.M. and on-line radio station. We think our leaders and neighbors will embrace this medium for talking more with each other and the world. We need your help. Would you please complete the brief survey at the link below to let us know how your business might engage these services? Your responses, of course, will be anonymous but will truly help us out.

Click here to take the survey.

Thanks for all your support!

BBQ Review

Smokin’ Jax BBQ Shack just opened in Berea and we share our recent Friday Night experience. Listen for menu recommendations and table Karaoke.

You feel welcomed when you come into Smokin’ Jax BBQ Shack!
When we arrived, the line to order was almost out the door.
Pulled Pork and Mac and Cheese and Green Beans – Oh My!
My precious half slab! Oh and the red potato salad too…
All gone!
We will definitely see you again!
If you forget where you are eating, just ask a staff person to turn around!

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Visit Smokin’ Jax on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Smokin-Jax-BBQ-Shack-Catering-1091665107601921/

Moonshine

Here is a Still Photo, get it?
Get the joke? It’s a photo of a still…

This special episode features an interview from the digital oral histories found online in Berea College’s Special Collections. The subject of the interview is Bethel Cornette from Perry County. The interview was conducted and recorded by David T. Evans, a then-student at Berea College, for a class lead Dr. Richard Drake. The interview was conducted in January, 1973. Enjoy!

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Below are links related to this episode:

Here is a link to the ‘Search Page’ that also has the contact information for Berea College Special Collections. Start Here.

Here is the page that the interview of Bethel Cornette came from: Click Here.

Look for Item One in Box One on that page. You should see the name ‘Bethel Cornette’ listed there.

‘What?’ You say??? There is a part two of Bethel’s interview??? Yes, there is! Simply Click Here to go to the page to find the online player for the second half of the interview. Just click on the play button and listen.

Here is the magic of what you just did.

You now know where the Special Collection Search Page is. You know how to scroll down a page to find something specific you are interested in, and then click on the play button and listen.

You have all the skills to discover all the gems that the Special Collections has to offer online!

Let us know what you find!!!

Spoonbread

Berea is synonymous with spoonbread, so it was a matter of time before The Berea Podcast featured the delicious dish!

Here is Della’s dish after the taste test!
Troy’s Spoonbread after the taste test!
Wonderful display about Spoonbread and Boone Tavern’s culinary legacy.
The Spoonbread recipe on display at Boone Tavern!

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Here are links we mentioned on the episode:

The history of Spoonbread on Relish.com

Spoonbread recipe on Saveur.com

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Berea Bumper Stickers and Mini-Malls

On this catch-up (not mustard) episode we share the Top 5 Bumper Stickers that we found in Berea during our recent, ‘Best Bumper Sticker in Berea’ contest. We then share a recent Facebook-Only episode sharing tours of three mini-malls here in Berea.

Pictures of these bumper stickers can be seen on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/thebereapodcast.

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Here are pictures from the mini-mall tours:

The first mini-mall is right on Chestnut Street!
Here is a view from the front door.
An exceptional booth.
Every mini-mall booth should have an introduction to the proprietor.
Who doesn’t need a box of 8-track tapes?
They have booths available for rent!
Consider coming here first if you have never been to a mini-mall before.
Boone Square Mini-Mall
Excellent Booth!

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A Berea Trolley Tour

A Berea Trolley tour is a great way to learn about Berea. The service is offered on Saturdays starting at 10 a.m. throughout the Summer. Do check it out!

Here is a picture of the trolley at the Artisan Center before we took our tour.

The Trolley at the Artisan Center.

Here are some links to webpages that were mentioned during the tour!

Kentucky River Foothills – Berea Bus Schedule
http://www.foothillscap.org/Services/BereaBus.html

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
http://www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov/

Berea College
https://www.berea.edu/

Berea Tourism
http://www.visitberea.com/

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