Mahanay Bell Tower, BRR Bike Ride

Today’s show took us on a road trip to Jefferson, county seat of Greene County where Pat Richards, Mahanay Bell Tower Tour-Guide Coordiator, gave us a tour of the Main Street area of the town, starting with an elevator ride to the top of the bell tower (see link below for a virtual tour). We were introduced to the roof-top art that is in place (and can be viewed from the top of the bell tower) and heard about the work of the Tower View Team.

Then Don Van Gelder guided us through the beautiful Beaux Arts courthouse, built in 1915, with a rotunda surrounding a mosaic of the seal of Greene County that lies under the stained glass dome at the top of the building. The tour continued with Roger Aegerter, curator of the Greene County Historical Society, who took us to the Thomas Jefferson Gardens, Sally’s Alley, and the Homestead Bank on the way to the Greene County Historical Museum. Then we talked with Peg Raney and Deb McGinn about the projects supported by Jefferson Matters.

Moving down the bike trail to Rippey and Perry, Jim Hurley told us about the origins and appeal of BRR, the Bike Ride to Rippey (BRR) (round trip from Perry) which will take place on February 4, regardless of the weather. Doug Gentile and Clark Ford gave a preview of their musical and humor review (also featuring Tom of the Tom and Doug Show), "Lots of Laughs."

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 01/25/2017
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