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Virginia Petty Makes Miniature Natural Material Baskets at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Virginia Petty makes miniature natural material baskets at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Virginia Petty makes miniature natural material baskets at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

BEREA, Ky. – On Saturday, Jan. 5, Virginia Petty of Berea will demonstrate how she creates miniature baskets from dried natural materials from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

Petty has been making baskets for many years and is primarily self-taught. For her demonstration she will use the natural dried leaves and vines that she finds and gathers in the region surrounding her gardens and yard in Madison County. Petty collects her materials and allows them to dry naturally. She uses the ‘bast’ or inner bark of numerous plants such as mulberry root, bittersweet, and Indian hemp, as well as daylily leaves, Siberian iris leaves, Peruvian daffodil flower stalks Continue reading Virginia Petty Makes Miniature Natural Material Baskets at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Main Street Café.

Cafe Crew

Owner Sune Frederiksen and the great staff at Main Street Café would like to wish their regular customers and friends a Merry Christmas,and a successful and prosperous New Year.

We are in the hospitality business and we hope that we have lived up to your expectations when it comes to good service, affordable and great meals, ambience and reliability.

If you are still planning a family or business/staff gathering Main Street Café would be happy to host your event before the holidays, or as a Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Main Street Café.

Promotions Awarded at Renfro Valley

Renfro Valley

It was announced on Tuesday, November 22nd by a unanimous vote within the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center organization by both the owners of Renfro Valley, LLC and President/CEO Vicki Kidd that Directors Doris Sanders and Craig Barnett have been promoted to the title of Vice President.
Doris Sanders has been working as the Director of Guest Services at Renfro Valley for the past 18 years. Doris and her staff have direct contact with all of the Renfro Valley guests every day. Under her new title, Vice President of Operations Doris will oversee the following departments: Ticket/Reservation Office, Renfro Valley Motel, RV Park, Retail, Restaurant and Maintenance. Doris had this to say about her new promotion, “I look forward to an opportunity to work with a wonderful team and to learn and grow in my new position”. Doris also states, “I have expectations for a great 2012 season!”
Craig Barnett previously held the title as Director of Sales & Marketing since October 2010. With Craig’s new title, Vice President of Public Relations/Entertainment he will oversee the following departments: Continue reading Promotions Awarded at Renfro Valley

Richmond (KY) Battlefield Superintendent Recognized

Phillip Seyfrit

The superintendent of the Civil War battlefield at Richmond, Kentucky, was recently recognized by the Kentucky Historical Society.
Phillip Seyfrit received the 2011 Frank R. Levstik Award for Professional Service during a ceremony at the Old State Capital in Frankfort in November.
Seyfrit has supervised many of the projects related to the Battle of Richmond since taking the position of Madison County Historic Properties Director in late 2007, including overseeing the opening of the new Battle of Richmond Visitors Center in 2008.
In addition to being recognized the Kentucky Historical Society, Seyfrit was also awarded the Pinnacle Award by the Kentucky Museum & Heritage Alliance earlier in the year.
Seyfrit was named by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to Kentuckys Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission in 2010.
The Battle of Richmond, fought on August 29/30, 1862, pitted Confederates under Continue reading Richmond (KY) Battlefield Superintendent Recognized

Renfro Valley Wins Big at Traverse Awards!

Renfro Valley

Renfro Valley Entertainment Center is very proud and excited to announce the winning of six prestigious KTIA (Kentucky Travel Industry Association) Traverse Awards. On Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at the Traverse Awards Gala in Lexington, KY Renfro Valley’s CEO Vicki Kidd, Director of Marketing Craig Barnett and Group/Tour Sales Executive Chris Carosello were on hand to graciously accept the awards.
The Traverse Awards competition honors travel professionals for their talent, creativity and effectiveness in marketing. The competition is open to all KTIA members and Kentucky Hotel/Lodging members. Panels of industry experts, including marketing, public relations and Continue reading Renfro Valley Wins Big at Traverse Awards!