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Weekend Picks – October 23rd

Pairs well with Halloween!

Ghost Tequila (South Boston roots) is sharing some spooky delicious cocktails for all your at home Halloween celebrations!  Check out the recipes here! 

New Businesses to Check out in the Neighborhood

We are in the midst of a pandemic and it’s encouraging to see these new brick + mortar businesses opening in the neighborhood! Be on the lookout, stop by, and show your support!

Flour’s Bat Oreos – Tis the Season

Bake some Bat Oreos along with Joanne Change from Flour Bakery! All you have to do is order up the baking kit and well, follow along! Get the details here! 

Drive-In Movies

Grab your popcorn, favorite Halloween costume & get ready for the City of Boston’s spookiest Drive-in Movie Series yet. This series is made possible by support from the Highland Street Foundation and XFinity, in partnership with the Age Strong Commission, and the host site, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. You MUST BE RESIDENT of the City of Boston. Enjoy classics like Hocus Pocus to the legendary horror film Psycho to new the new favorite Get Out!  You can see the full schedule here.  Reserve your spot today!  These events sell out quickly! 

How d’ya like them apples?

Grand Ten Distilling has announced their 6th batch of North County Apple Brandy. This is truly New England Fall in a glass. Whether you are an experienced enthusiast or just starting to explore the wonderful world of fruit brandy, this spirit is sure to delight the pallet and ward off evening Autumn chills. Pick up a bottle or two!

Early Voting

In Massachusetts there’s an early voting period before the general election early voting to run from Oct. 17 to Oct. 30. This is for in-person voting. You can find a list of early voting locations in the City of Boston here! If you’d like to send in your vote by mail ballot, you can do that at anytime before Tuesday, November 3rd for the general election. You can learn more about this here. Not registered? You have until October 24th. Here’s some more helpful information about voting and the election! 

Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt

Probably no surprise to anyone, but Trick or Treating on Broadway has been canceled due to COVID-19. But don’t worry, the South Boston Chamber of Commerce announces the first ever Jack O’Lantern’s Halloween Scavenger Hunt!  Learn how to play and win prizes here! 

Get out the Vote…merchandise

Wearing a piece of vote merchandise will not only encourage your community to cast their ballot, you’ll be supporting small business in the neighborhood too!  Pick up some “VOTE” swag and show your Election Day pride!  Here’s the roundup! 

Watch a Halloween Movie

Heather shares her 10 favorite non-horror Halloween movies! Make some popcorn and watch a movie! Check out her roundup here! 

National Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: The Boston Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to make our city safer by providing community members a safe, easy option to rid their homes of unwanted or unused prescription drugs.   Participate on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at a district police station nearest you. To learn the location of the district station nearest you, please visit here! 

Patriots face the 49ers Sunday at 4:25pm

These local businesses will help you get ready for Football Sundays! From tailgate snacks, game day specials like $5 pizzas and $12 domestic pitchers and $14 imported pitchers at Seapoint, plus VIP game watching, it’s all right here! 

Read Chapter 8 of Next

Back in April, we thought it would be fun to try our own serial novella for Caught in Southie – you know, while quarantining.  Next tells the story of Olivia – a 33 year-old, navigating life and love in South Boston.  We will be post weekly chapters. Every second chapter, we need your help to decide where to take the story – via answering a question/voting on Instagram. However the majority of readers answer the question, that’s where we will take the story!  You can read Chapter 8 – Dance Moves! 

Open Houses

11 Bell Court, Unit 1 – Saturday 12-1 and Sunday 1:15-2:30

14 O Street, Unit 2  – Saturday 1pm-2:30pm – Sunday 10:30am-12pm

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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.