Happy Hour: Up, Up & Away

  • Despite the city’s best efforts to thwart it, the global warming hot air balloon did end up lifting off today and floating directly over Al Gore’s house. The balloon was intended to communicate that Gore was a “global warming alarmist” and doesn’t really know what he’s talking about. [Tennessean]
  • If you participated in the Dining Out for Life event in April to benefit Nashville CARES, you’ll love this news: The event pulled in $75,000 to benefit support services for folks in Nashville suffering from HIV and AIDS. [Out & About]
  • Nashville philanthropist Monroe Carell Jr., the guy that the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital was named for, died this morning of cancer at age 76. He also founded Central Parking. [WKRN]
  • Metro Development and Housing Agency is trying to seize a property on Music Row, which currently houses Country International Music. [Tennessean]

Photo by David Chainsaw.

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