Brian’s Celebration of Life

Desperate times call for desperate measures. We washed the warehouse floor for the first time since we’ve been in the building, almost 8 years. The Millennial was on a mission. He called in reinforcements to unclog a drain in the floor that probably still contained  mud left over from the May 2010 floods (oops). Then…

God speed, Brian Ward

Brian Ward. He fell under the category of “they broke the mold when…” Brian came into my life 10 years ago when I took over the Community Resource Center. Tall, handsome and brash. His decibel level was always at 10. Even though he was a high-powered financial advisor with a mini-mansion near Richland Country Club,…

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 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…

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…

Come out of your shell for Oyster Easter

How much fun can you have at Oyster Easter? Just look at the reigning Oyster King Pate Young and Oyster Queen Danielle DeMott. Raising money for CRC Nashville is the most fun you can have in one four-hour, booze-fueled afternoon. Let’s just go through the day, shall we? First, the guests arrive. They are generally…