Sally Wilkersons Basket Collection for Sale

Sally Wilkersons Basket Collection for Sale
Saturday, August 11, 2012, 10:00-4:00

The Berea Arts Council will be selling some of the baskets from the estate of Sally Wilkerson this Saturday.
Ron Fouts, executor of her estate, has generously given the BAC portions of her estate:
weavings, watercolors, drawings, jewelry, ceramics, baskets, etc.

The Exhibitions Committee will hang a spotlight exhibition during September and October
where numerous objects [Sally’s own work and from her collection] will be for sale.

Berea Country Club News

Berea Country Club

On July 13-15, Berea Country Club hosted their annual Men’s Invitational. This tournament draws players from all over eastern Kentucky and some from Tennessee. We had 85 players this year. In the shootout on Friday night (played before a motorized gallery) Randy Jewell came in First, with Jay Simmons, Second and Greg Prater, Third.

After the two days play, with a couple of rain delays, the Champion was Eric Mason, with Kevin Lawson, Second, Randy Jewell, Third and Colby Brown, Fourth. In the First Flight, the winners were Elmo Greer, First, Ronnie Garland, Second, Michael Christopher, Third, and Brad Mullins, Fourth. Second Flight was won by Johnny Baird, with Second Place going to Continue reading Berea Country Club News

Berea Pool Closing for the Season

Berea Pool

The Berea Swimming Pool will operate on the following schedule the week of August 6th.
August 06, 11am-6:30pm
August 07, 11am-8pm (Free Swim 6-8)
August 08, 11am-6:30pm
August 09, 3:30pm-6:30pm
August 10, 3:30pm-6:30pm
August 11, 11am-6pm Back to School Bash 7:30 to Movie Under Stars
August 12, 8/1pm-6:30pm (Closed for the season)

Madison Co. Public Library to Host Internationally Touring Singer & Storyteller Judy Cook

Madison Co Public Library

The Madison County Public Library invites you to two captivating, stirring, and inspiring Civil War-themed programs presented by Judy Cook.

In One Mans Civil War, Judy will read letters written by her own great-great-grandparents to introduce songs of the era. Judy’s Women of the Civil War program features the War from the perspective of mothers, wives, sisters and sweethearts. Both programs will be filled with family letters, images, tunes and songs to make you laugh, cry, and understand.

The librarys Berea location will host One Mans Civil War on Tuesday, August 7, at 7PM. Women of the Civil War will be held at the Richmond location on Wednesday, August 8, at 2PM. Registration is appreciated for both programs Continue reading Madison Co. Public Library to Host Internationally Touring Singer & Storyteller Judy Cook

CANCER PREVENTION STUDY-3


“This year, you can join the movement to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s research study called Cancer Prevention Study-3.

You Are Invited

What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words “You have cancer?
”This year, you can join the movement to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s research study called Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Continue reading CANCER PREVENTION STUDY-3

“Life Line Screening Saved my Sisters Life.”

Michelle Acquista

* Life Line Screening uses painless ultrasound (sonogram) to see the plaque build-up in your arteries-a leading cause of stroke. * 80% of strokes can be prevented.*

WHERE: Berea – Kentucky Farm Bureau Community Room
WHEN: Monday, August 13, 2012
Pre-rehistration is required. Call: 1-800-324-1851
(priority code: HSC7442)

To register on-line go to www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners

Tolerance is a Two Way Street

Robert New

Oh that tricky first amendment and its protection of free speech. Some like to hide behind it when espousing their views, but will knock it down and trample over it to get to the front lines to protest those they disagree with.

Such is the case with those who support gay marriage vs. Dan Cathy and Chick-Fil-A. The problem with people protesting Chick-Fil-A is that at no time has there been complaints of the company discriminating against gay people. They hire them, they serve them, they treat everyone with the same respect regardless of race, sex, age, or sexual orientation. Not once in any of these protests have we heard of any type of discrimination.

It is a sad day when mayors of cities come out and want to kick a business out of their city because the owner of the business talked about his personal beliefs in an interview. When Rahm Emanuel, the former White House Chief of Staff for President Obama and now Mayor of Chicago, comes out and wants to kick Chick-Fil-A out of Chicago and threatens to not let them build any more franchises in the city he is showing the glaring hypocrisy that discredits Continue reading Tolerance is a Two Way Street

BereaOnline Welcomes Robert New as a Featured Writer

Robert New

Robert New “Bob” currently lives in Berea, Kentucky, a small town along the I-75 corridor. By day you more than likely will find him sitting behind a desk, designing heavy equipment. During the evening hours, you may find him discussing politics and campaign strategies, attending a board meeting for one of the non-profits he enjoys working with, consulting with small businesses, or occasionally raiding villages in World of Warcraft.

Online you have probably come across some of his work and not realized it in the form of one of the many websites hes helped design, or read his work on any of several blog sites or electronic magazines to which he contributes.

On the rare weekend he unplugs and disconnects from the cyber world, you may run into him browsing through the non-fiction aisles of a book store or enjoying a steak dinner or cup of coffee with friends.

Closure of Bridge on KY 89 at Estill-Clark County Line Delayed until Aug. 6

Ky TC

JACKSON, KY – The scheduled closure of the bridge carrying KY 89 across the Red River at the Estill-Clark county line has been delayed until Monday, Aug. 6. Beginning that day, the bridge will be closed to all traffic while repairs are made to the bridge’s deck. This will impact traffic between Irvine and Winchester.

The bridge was originally scheduled to be closed beginning Tuesday, July 31. However, the contractor has postponed the start of the project.

This closure will last no longer than Sept. 4. A signed detour using KY 82, KY 15 and KY 1958 through Powell County has been established. Motorists can also use the Mountain Parkway between Winchester and Clay City as a Continue reading Closure of Bridge on KY 89 at Estill-Clark County Line Delayed until Aug. 6

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for BMU Customers but Still in Affect for Southern Madison Water Customers

Boil Water Advisory

Boil Water Advisory Lifted – Ed Fortner, Utility Director at Berea Municipal Utilities would like to announce at 10:50 a.m., August 1, 2012:

Berea Municipal Utilities has lifted the precautionary boil water notice for BMU customers. The advisory remains for Southern Madison Water District customers.

The boil water advisory had been in effect since Monday evening when it was necessary to valve off the 16” water main feeding Berea due to pressures below 20 psi.

Now, that water samples have been tested, the water company and state’s Division of Water feel the advisory can be lifted for the BMU customers. Southern Madison Water samples must go through the same process and the notice is still in effect for their customers until further notice.

Thank you for your patience.

Fith Annual Arts Alive Concert Series

Parks & Recreation

The Berea Parks and Recreation Department and the Berea Tourism Commission are proud to present the 5th annual Arts Alive Concert Series! The Series will be held every Friday night from 7-8:30 at Chestnut Street Square in downtown Berea during the month of August. We will get off to a sizzling start on August 3rd with the jazzy sounds of the 18 piece ensemble the Bluegrass Area Jazz Association out of Lexington. August 10th join us for the smooth sounds of Jimi V and Screamin John. You also don’t want to fail to miss the Celtic sounds of Keltricity who will kick off the Celtic Festival weekend in Berea. Fan of country? You will want to see the Downtown Country Band on August 24th. The Arts Alive Concert Series will wrap up with the bluesy sounds of Louisville’s own Robbie Bartlett on August 31st.

In the event of rain, concerts will be moved to the Russel Acton Folk Center located at 212 Jefferson Street. Call 986-9402 or 986-2550 for more information.

Internationally Renowned Quilt Instructor to be in Berea

Parks & Recreation

The Berea Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce that Esterita Austin, internationally renowned quilt instructor from New York, will be teaching a 2-day extended workshop, titled “Portraiture with a Twist”.

The focus in this class is on creating dramatic, expressionistic portraiture and still life. Rembrandt, La Tour, Caravaggio, all incorporated the technique of using a single, directional, light source to create depth and mystery in their imagery. Using traditional compositional elements and Esteritas fusing techniques enhanced with textile paints students will create an expressive portrait juxtaposing light and dark as tools of intrigue.

The workshop will be held August 2-3, 2012 at the Broadway Building in Berea. Call 986-9402 for more information.

Madison Co. Public Library to Host Internationally Touring Singer & Storyteller Judy Cook

Madison Co Public Library

The Madison County Public Library invites you to two captivating, stirring, and inspiring Civil War-themed programs presented by Judy Cook.

In One Mans Civil War, Judy will read letters written by her own great-great-grandparents to introduce songs of the era. Judy’s Women of the Civil War program features the War from the perspective of mothers, wives, sisters and sweethearts. Both programs will be filled with family letters, images, tunes and songs to make you laugh, cry, and understand.

The librarys Berea location will host One Man’s Civil War on Tuesday, August 7, at 7PM. Women of the Civil War will be held at the Richmond location on Wednesday, August 8, at 2PM. Registration is appreciated for both programs Continue reading Madison Co. Public Library to Host Internationally Touring Singer & Storyteller Judy Cook

Home Energy Efficiency Workshops

Home Energy Partners

On behalf of Home Energy Partners, a Madison County based nonprofit housing organization, I want to invite you to one of our free community Home Energy Efficiency Workshops. Home Energy Partners has over our last two years completed 30 workshops, 100 BPI Energy Audits, 25 retro-fits and 23 housing rehabs for low-income homeowners. Our workshops are designed to provide basic information on lifestyle and simple home improvements to significantly reduce energy costs. We also cover more comprehensive measures including the components of a BPI Energy Audit and incentives, rebates and other financing options to assist in the retro-fit costs.

We typically have 2-4 workshops in Madison County a month, however we are currently evaluating the program and ways to support it so you participation Continue reading Home Energy Efficiency Workshops