The finest in porta potties

We are already hard at work planning Oyster Easter for 2017 because: A. It’s always good to plan early. B. Our planning meetings involve beer, wine and tasty bits to eat. So the white board is filled with suggestions, inspirations and creative ideas. Such as the air-conditioned porta potty. Or, as they say in the…

The community garden

The idea was always that we’d have fresh produce for our homeless friends. But the community garden at CRC World Headquarters hasn’t turned out that way. After the flood, one of our board members, Chip Higgins, built raised beds in front of our refurbished building. He planted blackberries and strawberries. The blackberries flourished. The strawberries…

The garden and blackberry cobbler

I let the CRC World Headquarters garden go to pot over the winter. Well not pot. That would be in Colorado. But now it’s spring and The Millennial is very excited about learning to grow vegetables. So now I have a gardening buddy and we have a play date at Lowe’s tomorrow to buy plants….

The Oyster Easter Army marches on its stomach

With Oyster Easter 2016 in the history books, we’re already looking ahead to 2017. And, of course, all that planning is just friggin’ exhausting so we constantly have to keep our strength up by consuming lots of tasty food. Last night, The Millennial held the first planning party for next year’s OE. Since it was…

CRC enters the video age

That Millennial. He knows a thing or six. So, CRC is participating in The Big Payback, 24 hours of online giving to nonprofits sponsored by The Community Foundation. It is a production for some nonprofits, to say the least. There are billboards apparently for a few of them. And professionally produced videos. I heard last…

Bingo!

Don’t laugh. We’ll all be there some day. Sitting at the senior center playing bingo. And you know what? It’ll be fun. Bingo will seem like the best game in the world because at the end there are prizes. Cheers to the Shelbyville Senior Center for sending us a picture of the bingo meisters thanking…

Drunken Easter Egg Hunt

I am pretty darn excited about Oyster Easter this year. It’s updated. It’s jam-packed with activities. It’s the unveiling of the Drunken Easter Egg Hunt. Disclaimer: We encourage everyone to drink responsibly and leave your car at Travellers Rest should you inadvertently get over-served. Yes, an Easter Egg Hunt just for adults who can display…

Oyster Easter

Even if Oyster Easter didn’t benefit the Community Resource Center, I would still tell you it’s the best party of spring and maybe the whole year. It’s at beautiful Travellers Rest, which right now has the most spectacular blooming Tulip Poplar in all of Nashville. It has a scrumptious Cajun buffet by South Street with…

Welcome, City Winery

The new “cool factor” about Nashville is just astounding. First off, there are construction cranes everywhere. The mark of a city on the move. We have a new convention center, new outdoor amphitheater, new baseball stadium, exciting restaurants, craft brewers and most exciting to this reporter – our very own winery. City Winery is a…

Liver

This post is not at all about liver. But I am learning about Search Engine Optimization and, from time to time, I will shamelessly incorporate ways to boost my SEO even if it has nothing to do with CRC or what we do. So here goes. Our bread and butter and liver at CRC is…