Back To School Special

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Summer, like all good things, must come to an end. And Back To School time brings excitement and anxiety for children and their parents. Jenny Hobson, from Berea Community Elementary School, joins Troy and Della on this special episode of The Berea Podcast to share tips and strategies for parents.

Below are links to resources mentioned in this episode:
Berea Community School Family Resource / Youth Service Center

Madison County Schools Family Resource / Youth Service Center

Berea Community School Calendar

Madison County Schools Calendar

Bargain Hunt Weekly Specials

Also, If you have any Back To School tips or know of any events, call us at (707) 742-3732, that is 7077-4-BEREA, and leave a message. We will include your information on our next episode!!!

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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:

Agendas and Minutes from Previous Meetings:

City of Berea Government’s Facebook Page:

Levitt AMP Concert Series in Berea

Levitt Foundation’s website:

Ben Sollee’s music videos on Youtube:

Driftwood Gypsy music videos on Youtube:

Cheick Hamala Diabate music videos on Youtube:

Cumberland River Band music videos on Youtube:

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:

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?

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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.