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

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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.

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Here are the links to know…

A search for last minute cruises

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

www.redweek.com

Berea’s Gallery 123: What’s Happening Now?

 

Image courtesy of Lex18.com

Berea’s Gallery 123 Arts Accelerator Program suffered a fire on April 30, 2018, but first responders, friends, and the community-at-large have offered support in traditional and unexpected ways! Listen to this episode to hear the gratitude, optimism and wisdom of the Gallery’s new Program Director, Jeffrey Carpenter as he recaps the past week and shares plans for the future!

Here is a video taken by Keith Taylor and shared on Twitter:


Here is a picture I took on the night of the fire.

Firefighter sprays left side of building.

Here is the news report from WLEX 18.

LINKS:

Gallery 123 on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/artacceleratorprogram/

Gallery 123’s webpage:

https://www.visitberea.com/gallery-123/

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More links will be added as they are shared with us, check back here often!

The Pros Of Living In A College Town 2

In case you don’t know where Berea is…

Healthy Food and Fun Festivals and Good Music and Gaming Conventions all made the list for this episode. We share our love to Berea College Dining Services. Someone called in and shared their enjoyment of the Dandelion Festival. We are treated to a mini-concert of the Low Key Quartet. And lastly share how you can be part of an upcoming Tabletop Gaming Convention to be held here in Berea, Kentucky!!! Listen to the episode for the full details. Below are links to guide you to everything we shared in this episode! Thanks for listening!

Consider Berea College Dining Services, here is a link to help you make up your mind…

Here is the link to the Office of Sustainability’s page on Facebook

Here is a link to the composer that the Low Key Quartet mentioned. Here are some pictures of the fine musicians you heard!

Roger Jones
Alice Hooker
Charlie Hoffman

Lastly, here is a link to APPALCON 2018!

Do contribute to future shows, let us know what you like about Spring in Berea!

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Purple Martins Have Arrived In Berea!

Berea resident and Purple Martin landlord, Melody Richmond, join Troy and Della to share the good news that Purple Martins have made it back to Berea for Spring 2018!

Here are some pictures of Melody’s Purple Martin Birdhouse and Gourds!

Melody is so proud of this picture!
Purple Martin Birdhouse and Gourds.
You can just hear the dawn calls…

Here is a brief video of baby Purple Martins in the nest…

Here is a brief video of Purple Martins fluttering around their birdhouse and gourds…

Melody shared her contact information on the show (just click on the green arrow at the top of the page to listen). Feel free to reach out to us over at www.facebook.com/thebereapodcast  if you would like us to connect you with Melody!

Mike Hogg’s New Year’s Resolutions

Mike Hogg visited our studio for this special episode!

For this first episode of 2018 we focus on new beginnings. We talk to Mike Hogg, former Superintendent for the Berea Independent School System. Mike shares information on his new position with Partners For Education and his new year’s resolutions.

Here are some links mentioned in this episode:

Berea Independent Schools
Partners For Education
Contact Your Kentucky Legislator

2017 Know-It-All Festival

Even the logo for the 2017 Know-It-All Festival is interesting!

October 7, 2017 was a very special day. The Madison County Public Library hosted their 5th Annual ‘Know-It-All Festival’. Click on the green arrow above and listen for more about this awesome event and learn how to make pizza crust!

Here is the FULL BROCHURE for the 2017 Know-It-All Festival.
Look at what you missed!!!

Have you ever seen a Pizza Screen? Here  is one!

This is apparently before you add the butter and put it in the oven the first time.

Have you ever seen a Pizza Docker? Here is one!

Do this with a Pizza Docker for no bubbles in your crust.

Are you interested in learning more about next year’s event or do you have some unique knowledge you would like to share? Email Athena at athena@madisonlibrary.org!

See you there!

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!!!

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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