18 03, 2021

Sweet Music: Concert Showcases Talent of Boys & Girls Club Members 

2021-03-19T18:07:30-04:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Sweet Music: Concert Showcases Talent of Boys & Girls Club Members 

By Ginger DeShaney Do you ever wonder what it’s like falling under? Do you ever dream to succeed but you don’t? It don’t matter. ’cause the weight of the world is on your shoulders but nothing can bring you down. Is it wrong, is it right, but it don’t matter; what matters is right now. These are the opening lyrics of the original song “What Matters,” written by preteens Tiara H, Ella M, and Salamata B, members of the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club’s music program.  What matters, what matters is that we've got each other … When the world feels heavy and you feel lost, make sure one thing is clear: Don’t you worry about tomorrow; today you’re here. Tiara performed [...]

17 03, 2021

Going Green: Southie Woman Recycles Christmas tree, Creates St. Patrick’s Day Tree

2021-03-17T15:20:38-04:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Going Green: Southie Woman Recycles Christmas tree, Creates St. Patrick’s Day Tree

By Ginger DeShaney Andrea Antonucci has started a new tradition, transforming her Christmas tree into a St. Patrick’s Day tree. She got the idea from a post by Jenn Nauyokas LaMountain on the Southie Community Bulletin Board.  “Around that time, I was going to take down my tree but I didn’t want to,” Andrea said. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she was home all the time and wanted to keep the tree up so she could continue to enjoy it.  “I knew I could use some of my Christmas ornaments,” she said. She repurposed green, gold, and white Christmas ornaments. She also had Ireland ornaments that she had bought for her mom but got back when her mom died.  Andrea bought Irish ornaments from Southie’s [...]

13 03, 2021

Having a Ball: Fun is Right Up Their Alley at Southie Bowl

2021-03-13T16:18:03-05:00March 13th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Having a Ball: Fun is Right Up Their Alley at Southie Bowl

By Ginger DeShaney John Tunney The atmosphere was electric. The smiles were huge; the laughs were hearty; and friends were thrilled to be together -- safely, of course.  “It’s a great place. People are engaging,” owner John Tunney said about Southie Bowl. ”No one is on their phones. Everyone who is here wants to have fun. You can’t have a bad time here.”  Southie Bowl “is the soul of what we all love about South Boston,” John said. “I hope to bring the community back together after this traumatic event and collectively move forward.” When COVID-19 hit in March 2020, Southie Bowl shut down until September. But when gyms and recreation facilities had to cut back in December, the lanes shut down again, [...]

6 03, 2021

Cookie Drive-Thru

2021-03-06T16:47:36-05:00March 6th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Cookie Drive-Thru

By Ginger DeShaney A steady stream of cookie lovers came through Girl Scout Troop 70040’s Drive-Thru Contactless Cookie Booth Saturday (March 6) in the Gate of Heaven parking lot.  Troop Leader Courtney Scott called the event a great success and noted there will be another Drive-Thru next week (site to be determined) and one at the end of the month. “This was our first time doing this,” Courtney said. “The Girls Scouts suggested it because we can’t sell at storefronts. “It’s drive-thru, contactless, and socially distanced.” The girl scouts on hand -- Emily Burton, Phoebe Scott, Josephine Lydon, Amara Ings, and Mia Dimaggio -- all had a great time. Customers drove up -- or walked up -- to one end of the parking lot to [...]

3 03, 2021

2021-03-03T12:36:33-05:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on

REMINDER SB Citizens’ Association’s Evacuation Day Essay and Poster Competitions  Due by Friday, March 12th, 2021 All entries should bear, in an attached envelope, the contestant’s name, school and a means of contacting the entrant and mailed to South Boston Citizens’ Association, P.O. Box 74, South Boston, MA 02127, or can be picked up at schools by a representative of the Citizens’ Association. Entries can also be dropped off at 170 M Street. Poster competition Grades 3-5  Subject matter has been specifically chosen as follows.The poster competition is open to all students that attend schools in South Boston.  This year’s theme is the significance of Colonel Henry Knox and the Noble Train of Artillery.  Poster should be original compositions, in any medium at least 8 [...]

28 02, 2021

The Write Stuff: Rick Winterson Marks 20 Years with South Boston Online

2021-02-28T14:37:21-05:00February 28th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings|Comments Off on The Write Stuff: Rick Winterson Marks 20 Years with South Boston Online

By Ginger DeShaney From his first story covering Jimbo’s Fish Shanty, to his four stories about Sister Evelyn Hurley, to numerous articles about the Seaport District -- and everything in between -- Rick Winterson is the face of South Boston Online.  Rick, who is celebrating 20 years at the newspaper this week, estimates he’s written at least 4,000 stories for South Boston Online (which he figures equates to about 2 million words). Every story Rick has written is important because “it’s news about the old hometown,” he said. “We are a community newspaper. This is a community worth writing about.” He signed on with South Boston Online in 2001 as a proofreader. A week later, he was asked to write a story on the just-opened [...]

27 02, 2021

Opening day! Southie celebrates the Sully’s “holiday”

2021-02-28T14:41:03-05:00February 27th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Opening day! Southie celebrates the Sully’s “holiday”

By Ginger DeShaney Rain couldn't keep people from celebrating the national holiday that is Sullivan's opening day! By about 3:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 27), the Southie landmark had served more than 1,200 customers, said Kizito Paganini, director of operations at Sully's. "It's always sunny at Sullivan's," said Kizito, "but it's not always sunny at the Island." The lines weren't long but there was steady business all day. Joe Gateley of Southie looks forward to this day every year. "It's an institution," he said, noting he's been coming to Sully's for about 40 years. He was thankful that Sully's stayed open through December 2020 and is happy to celebrate this "holiday." Joe will be bringing a bit of Sullivan's to his son and his family in [...]

20 02, 2021

Dry Run: Temporary Pool Closure Can’t Stop These Swimmers

2021-02-20T10:37:19-05:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Dry Run: Temporary Pool Closure Can’t Stop These Swimmers

By Ginger DeShaney  The swim team at the Edgerley Family Boys & Girls Club South Boston has been working out and practicing ... without a pool.  And while that’s been a challenge -- along with the COVID-19 pandemic -- it hasn’t deterred these determined members. The boiler for the pool went out several weeks ago but because of the pandemic, it’s taking a while for it to get fixed, said Tia Ferrie, the Club’s aquatics director and swim coach. So while Tia and the members wait patiently for the pool to reopen, “We switched pool workouts to dry land workouts,” Tia said, noting they usually do a lot of dry land training anyway.  The workouts include calisthenics, rope jumping, and other exercises. The last 20-30 [...]

18 02, 2021

Smoothie Operators: OTEN Celebrates Successful First Year

2021-02-18T20:01:08-05:00February 18th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Smoothie Operators: OTEN Celebrates Successful First Year

 By Ginger DeShaney “Everything we do comes from the heart,” Denisse Tejada said as On The Edge Nutrition (OTEN) celebrated its one-year anniversary in South Boston last Saturday. “It’s heart work; it’s not hard work,” she said.  Denisse along with Yeison Baez have put their hearts and souls into the healthy smoothie bar at 283 Old Colony Ave. and it shows.  With a customer base of 4,000 and at least 100 regulars, the shop is making a name for itself. People travel from Rhode Island and New Hampshire for OTEN’s offerings. And many of those customers stopped by for OTEN’s socially distanced anniversary celebration that included balloons and banners, a DJ spinning tunes, specials, and giveaways. “We started this because we wanted to create change [...]

11 02, 2021

For the love of cookies: Southie woman turns baking hobby into a business

2021-02-11T20:09:26-05:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Business, Featured, Happenings, Lifestyle|Comments Off on For the love of cookies: Southie woman turns baking hobby into a business

By Ginger DeShaney The timing was perfect for Katie Rausch. Just as she was turning 30 years old (Feb. 5), she transformed her baking hobby into a business.  “I’m entering a new decade with a new passion,” she said. “I’m so excited. It feels like the right time.” While stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Katie was looking for something to do “other than working and eating my feelings,” she said with an easy laugh. She’d been doing a lot of cooking during COVID and decided to take a baking course online, where she learned about cookies, icing techniques, decorating, and so much more.  She made decorated sugar cookies for family and friends. She made a batch for a friend who was going away [...]

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