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Things You Should Know This Week – September 20th

Be informed. Get involved.

On Tuesday, September 21 at 6:00 PM there will be a virtual meeting held to update the neighborhood on upcoming work at the former Edison power station at 776 Summer Street. Deconstruction and environmental clean up of the site will begin in the coming months as part of the redevelopment of the property, and this will be a chance to hear from members of the development and construction teams about that work and how the neighborhood can stay updated on progress. You can learn more here!

Castle Island Brewing Taproom Opening

Way back whenCastle Island Brewing wanted to open in South Boston but couldn’t find the right spot and opened in Norwood instead. Well, the wildly popular brewery has been building a taproom at 10 Old Colony Ave – the old Cole Hersee building since April and it has everything – outdoor patio, bocce court, bar pizza via Bardo’s and lots and lots of beer! This welcomed addition to the neighborhood opens on Thursday at 5pm. Get the scoop here! 

Let’s go pick some apples

Venture out of Southie and pick yourself a bushel and peck of farm fresh apples. Make sure to check check all orchard’s websites for up to date safety info, restrictions etc. Some require reservations so double check before you head out! Here are our picks for 5 Places To Pick Your Own Apples!

Rainbow Swash Candle for a Cause

Triple Decker Candle Co. and Boston-area artist Jesse Haley recently announced a collaboration on a special edition candle to benefit ReVision Urban Farm in Dorchester and Food for Free in Cambridge. Beginning on September 20 through October 25, 50 percent of sales from the limited edition candle will be shared between the two organizations. The artwork on the candle was designed by Haley and inspired by the Rainbow Swash designed by Sister Corita Kent. The Rainbow Swash artwork appears on the gas tank adjacent to Interstate 93 in Dorchester and is the largest, copyrighted piece of art in the world. You can purchase the candle here beginning on 9/20! 

Sign up for the MyStryde 3,6,9 Challenge

Earn some MyStryde bucks, bragging rights, and jumpstart your fall fitness routine starting Monday September 20th at MyStryde. 2 weeks to complete 3,6,or 9 classes. Commitment cards will be available at front desk you can tape to the challenge wall to keep your head in the game at MyStryde. Purchase one of our specially priced challenge class packs on our website or app if you need some class credits, but keep in mind they expire the day the challenge ends, October 4th. You can learn more here! 

The Donna Nee Casper Scholarship

The Donna Nee Casper Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in nursing who embodies the three attributes which made Donna so special. Her devotion to family, her inherent kindness, and her unwavering faith. To be considered for The $5,000 Donna Nee Casper Nursing Scholarship, you must be enrolled in an Accredited College studying to become a Nurse All applicants must submit the following information:

An Essay on why you are pursuing a degree in Nursing Include a Cover Letter with the following:

Your name

Home address

Telephone number

Email address

College Name & Address

Submission information and essay must be received by The Joseph Dodo Nee Foundation No later than October 1st (submissions that are incomplete will be disqualified)

Please contact [email protected] with questions.

Mail to: The Joseph Dodo Nee Foundation or email to [email protected] c/o Brian Nee 54 Cedar Grove Street Dorchester, MA 02124

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.