The Weather In Berea

Bill Meck, WLEX TV

Troy and Della welcome Bill Meck to this week’s Berea Podcast. He breaks down what differentiates Berea from other towns  – meteorologically speaking, of course!

Bill Meck is the Chief Meteorologist at WLEX Channel 18 in Lexington, Ky. From the kindness of his big, big heart he recorded his thoughts and research on the weather in Berea.

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Rock Stars vs. Bow Ties

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Are you excited about your Summer? Which are you more excited about: the Levitt AMP Summer Concert Series or the approved budget from the Berea City Council. Find out who wins when we talk all about it.

City Council

The City Council has an active online presence. Here are some links that you should know about:

Videos from past City Council Meetings: https://vimeo.com/user7396497

Agendas and Minutes from Previous Meetings: http://bereaky.gov/government/city-council

City of Berea Government’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bereakygov/

Levitt AMP Concert Series in Berea

Levitt Foundation’s website: http://concerts.levittamp.org/berea

Ben Sollee’s music videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ben+sollee

Driftwood Gypsy music videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=DRIFTWOOD+GYPSY

Cheick Hamala Diabate music videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=CHEICK+HAMALA+DIABATE

Cumberland River Band music videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=CUMBERLAND+RIVER+BAND

The Berea Podcast

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Berea Kid’s Market

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Everyone says they want to raise their children in a small town. We think Berea knocked it out of the park with its idyllic Kid’s Market. Enjoy the voices and pictures from this special day. Like The Berea Podcast on Facebook for more!

Pictures from the day…


Landscape Watercolors.


The Painting Inspired by a lunch in Central Park in THE New York City.


Art during sixth period.


Magnets and Door Hangers and Bottle Caps… Oh My!!!


Tranquility Bath Salts!


Farmer’s Market Rocks!


Stress Balls!


Sparkle Shells!


Going on a treasure hunt!


Here there be Monsters!


Kids Rock!


Summer Sensations (Fidget Spinners Sold Out)!


Pokemon and Star Wars Necklaces!

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The Pros of Living in a College Town

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Attending this performance of The Complete Performers presented by the Berea College Department of Music spurred interviews with how the EPG Program benefits the City of Berea.


We had great seats for ‘The Complete Performer’


The Pirates of Penzance


The 14th Cohort of Berea College’s Entrepreneurship for the Public Good


Hiking – EPG style!

The Librarians

 

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Have you been in the Berea Location of the Madison County Public Library recently? It is not your traditional library! Listen to this ‘on-location’ episode with interviews of two real librarians in their natural environment. Thank you to Carrie and Shelley for taking part in this special episode!

Links to the library:

http://www.madisonlibrary.org/index.php?page=berea

https://www.facebook.com/MCPLKY/

The Jimmy Lou Jackson Experience

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We knew Jimmy Lou knew about making art… she knew much more!

We knew Jimmy Lou knew her Berea History… she knew much more!

We knew interviewing Jimmy Lou would be fun… we laughed much more!

Listen and learn the answers to these riveting questions:

What is a dog trot house?
If you had a friend in Jail and a friend in Irvine, which you should get out first?
Where was the old Fruit Jar School?
Why is it called ‘Hot Flash Beads’?
Where does the name ‘Old Town’ comes from?
Where was the ‘Tab’ on Berea College’s campus?

Click on the video below to see Jimmy Lou in action!

For more about Hot Flash Beads go to: http://www.visitberea.com/hot-flash-beads/

Saturday Mornings – Culinary Edition

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On this wonderful episode we talk about:

Troy’s Saturday coffee habit.

Della’s new love of lime.

Our love of Saturdays.

We also interview:

Katie at Native Bagel Company for her recommendation about what to get next Saturday.

Drew at Clementine’s Bake Shop for his recommendation about what to get next Saturday.

Mae at Noodle Nirvana for her recommendation about what to get next Saturday.

Troy and Della share their recommendations and what they have learned from visiting these local treasures.

Make sure to visit these websites to see some of the most mouthwatering websites online.

On The Berea Bus

Troy went on the ‘Get on the bus – Berea’ tour on April 25, 2017. It was so full of facts and stories that he recorded it to share it on the show. Make sure to listen and hear Berea’s stories.

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Some of these stories include the History of:

  • Berea’s College Square Shops
  • Center Street
  • Blythetown
  • Red Foley’s Piano Teacher
  • Berea’s early checkerboard interspersion plan.
  • Chestnut Street
  • Fairchild Hall

Here are some pictures of the program for the event.
Click on either image to read in detail.

 

Also, here are pictures of our wonderful tour guides!

Jackie Burnside

Sharyn Mitchell

Knock, Knock, Knock

Since moving to Berea, we love it when people knock on our door! Listen to this episode to learn why!

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Here are a few of the reasons why:

  • Wassail Singers
  • Free Thornless Blackberries
  • Free White Half Runner Beans
  • Playing Children
  • Letting us know our chickens are out
  • Dropping off food

Here are some pictures when our plants were first being planted and today!


Our beans being planted!

Our beans today!

 


Our Blackberry blooms!

Introduction Episode

In this a brief episode we share how we first met and what we chose to move to Berea.

Here is our timeline:

1989: Meet behind Berea Baptist Church.
1993: Got Married in Pikeville.
2015: Moved to Berea.

We’ll fill more of the timeline in later…

Here is a picture from our wedding. Della is the one in the middle in white, Troy is the one with the big smile standing beside her.

 

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