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Week of January 1st

Out with the old! Is your Christmas tree looking a little sad? Well, maybe it’s time to say goodbye!  Boston residents can place their Christmas trees curbside for composting between January 2nd and January 13th. Please remove ornaments, decorations, and stands from Christmas trees. Do not put trees in plastic bags. Place trees at the curb by 7:00 am on recycling collection day. Christmas trees will be recycled during these two weeks only. For more information please visit the City’s website.

Warm Hands Warm Hearts.  This is the perfect time of year to help those less fortunate.  Clean out that closet and help those in need.  Mass Bay Credit Union is hosting its annual Coat and Warm Clothing drive in partnership with Friends of Boston’s Homeless Warm Hands Warm Heart campaign.  Kindly donate new or gently used winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves and socks.  Donations boxes are located in all of Mass Bay’s branches including the one in South Boston.  The charitable drive is in its seventh year and has become a vital Mass Bay Credit Union tradition that members and staff look forward to participating in every year.  Donations will be accepted until January 31st.  Mass Bay Credit Union is located at 147 West Fourth Street.

Apres Ski! Skip the long drive to the mountains and cozy up with Publico every Friday and Saturday this winter at The Lodge at Publico! Sip on Spiked Hot Chocolate around our fire pits while you enjoy Grilled Vermont Shreddar Cheese. The official launch party is  Friday!  The Lodge at Publico will be open every Friday and Saturday from 6pm-closing  through the winter!  We highly recommend participating in the “Shot Skis!”

Refresh!  Refresh your jewelry box and refresh your skin!  The Beauty Bar is having a jewelry and accessories sale.  Everything is 40% off.  Give your skin a boost with the little help of Ann Flynn, RN!  She’ll be at the salon on Wednesday, January 17th from 2pm -7pm for all of your injectable needs, botox, fillers, or a consultation. Please call the salon to make an appointment.  The Beauty Bar will also be closed for a week from January 7th-January 16th for some renovations!

Take the challenge!  Did you know the most common New Year’s resolution is weight loss?  Of course you do, you probably make it every year!  Well, this year you have Caught In Southie and some of the fittest people in Southie here to help!  We’ll have motivation, nutrition,and fitness tips, Instagram health and fitness prompts, and recipes, as well as some chances to workout for FREE at some local gyms and studios. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you don’t miss any of the fun.  Also on the horizon – the New Year New You Guide on CIS!  We’ll help you keep on the right track! Our New Year New You Guide will offer advice, tips, blogs, workouts, trends, fresh new ideas, and more to make sure this year starts off on the right foot and continues down a steady path!   Be on the lookout for it!

Bonus:
Kick it! Kick it by Eliza has a new pop up studio at Via Seaport Residences and she’s hosting two special events Kick It Well featuring a Kick It Class plus wellness talks and snacks with Kristen Ciccolini of Good Witch KitchenYou can register here! 

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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.