2.2 min readBy Published On: May 26th, 2015Categories: Tips0 Comments on Week of May 25th

Be informed.  Get involved.  City Council President Bill Linehan will hold a hearing on the alcohol tax proposal on Wednesday, May 27th at 11am at City Hall.  Linehan and Councilor Frank Baker have filed a home rule petition to fund addiction recovery efforts through a 2 percent tax on all alcohol sold in the City of Boston. With addiction costs escalating in Boston, the tax is designed to generate more than $20 million specifically for pathways to recovery, leading to an increase in the effectiveness of long-term treatment. The hearing will address the need for the revenue and specific services of treatment and prevention it will provide.

Raise your glass!  Stephi’s in Southie  – 130 Dorchester Street – sells sangria and specialty cocktails by the glass or the pitcher!  Red and white sangria to strawberry lemonade, the bartenders at Stephi’s will be sure to quench your summertime thirst.   Stephi’s also has a great new bar menu loaded with snacks perfect for sharing!  From wings to steak and cheese rolls, to pulled pork sliders to nachos, there is something to please everyone!  

Beach body! Kick off your summer by getting in shape!  The Club by George Foreman III is offering an exclusive summer offer for Southie residents!  Enjoy an All-Inclusive Membership for the entire summer for just $115 a month – that’s $35 off the normal monthly price! For full details visit: https://caughtinsouthie.com/health-wellness/get-kick-ass-shape-summer… Also, take advantage of our exclusive CIS deal for Simply Barre in Southie – enjoy 3 classes for $35 or 5 classes for $55.  To purchase visit: http://deals.cis-staging.q9hwj0b7-liquidwebsites.com/Simply-Barre/South-Boston/02127/deals/3-classes-for-35/91332/6667

Save the Date!  Help support Medicine Wheel at their annual fundraiser on Thursday, June 25th at 6pm at Nixon Peabody – 100 Summer Street.  Medicine Wheel was founded in 1992 out of a need to help people heal through art and has been a vital part of the South Boston community and beyond. For more information and to purchase tickets visit:http://www.turningthewheel2015.org  Help turn the wheel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=10&v=DhqBZ-weZYw

Ride your bike! My Bike – 391 West Broadway is having their annual bike clearance sale where you can receive up to 30% off select bikes!  It’s a perfect excuse to get yourself a new bike!  Already have a bike?  The bike experts at My Bike can tune it up for you and make sure your it’s in ship shape!  For more information you can visit their website at www.mybike.com