Scavenger in Southie

Literally finding 100 new reasons to love South Boston.


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WWII Vet Joined Service at 16, Fought Korea, Vietnam

Yesterday morning, after a grueling night of drafting clues for your Southie scavenger hunt, I went to Joseph’s Italian Bakery and grabbed an iced coffee and an apple turnover. On my way back, I came upon an elderly gentleman in khaki pants, suspenders, and a black cap with “World War II Veteran” embroidered on the front. I had seen Edward Hamilton walking down L St in South Boston several times before, but I had always been nervous before and hadn’t said hello (yes, even after I decided to host a scavenger hunt benefiting veterans). But, this time I did.

Ed, as he introduced himself, just celebrated his 87th birthday with his four daughters.

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Local 149 Doubles their Donation!

This post is very late in coming, but the acknowledgement is just the same. As we mentioned prior, Local 149 held a Tiki Party raising funds for the Veterans for Foreign Wars Post 6536 & Scavenger in Southie! In total, $295 was raised through Local’s raffle at the R. St Barth launch. The restaurant’s parent company, The Neighborhood Restaurant Group, matched the raffle pot and added $5 for good measure.

Local 149 Director of Operations Sam Bonanno surprised Victoria from Scavenger in Southie with a check with the doubled donation! Let’s hear it for our Veterans!!

We want to give a HUGE thanks to Local 149 & Sam Bonanno for their support of the South Boston community!


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Schedule of Events – September 1, 2012

Looking for something to do in Boston Labor Day Weekend? We are hosting a scavenger hunt in Southie to explore the best of South Boston and raise funds and awareness for Southie veterans and the VFW behind Andrew Square. Check out this site and just show up today! Here is our schedule of events.

  • 9 am Volunteer show time at VFW 6536 (7 Ellery Street)
  • 9:30 am Adult Hunt participants arrive to register
  • 10:30 am Adult Hunt begins
  • 10:30 Family Hunt participants arrive
  • 11:30 am Family Hunt begins
  • 11:30 am 1:30pm Volunteers Hunt if they want to
  • 1:30 pm Scavenger Hunts end (Return to VFW)
  • 1:30-2:30 pm Volunteers Score hunt cards
  • 3:00 pm Closing Ceremony and awards
  • 3:30 pm Everyone goes home.


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South Boston Scavenger Hunt – 2 Days Left!

Scavenger in Southie
The South Boston Scavenger Hunt is here. Finally. You have stretched your muscles looking for little orange men throughout Southie. You have worked on your game plans laboring through the WODs. You know your playbook backwards and forwards after using twitterfacebookflickr,pinterestyoutube, and foursquare to keep up with the Scavenger in Southie gang. After weeks of grueling preparation you can see the light at the end of the tunnel and you’ve seen the prize list. This is your chance to suit up and play in the big one on Labor Day Weekend 2012. It is game day. Time to Scavenger for real.

This is not just about getting one question right a day. This is about getting as many clues as possible in three hours. This is the Superbowl of Scavengers. This is where the true clue competitors, geographical geniuses, and detail detectives are discovered. So make sure you fill up on all of your omega-threes, your almonds and and acai berries. Go round up your friends from MENSA and your Phi Beta Kappa buddies, and especially those who grew up on L St. And get ready to get it on.

We will see you on Saturday, September 1st at VFW Post 6536 at 7 Ellery Street.

  • Registration starts at 9:30AM with a 10:30AM kickoff for the Adult Scavengers (15 years and older)
  • and at 10:30AM with a 11:30AM kickoff for Families (with children 14 years and younger).
  • You aren’t registered yet, but can register now online or at the event.
  • Both Family & Adult Routes will end at 1:30PM and Awards will be presented at 2:30PM.
  • There will be hotdogs at the Awards Presentation or you can buy food along the route.

Bring your:

  • Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Tennis shoes

Everyone is invited & we’re still accepting donations. Come ready to discover a little about Southie. Come ready to meet your neighbors. Come ready to…

Scavenger in Southie.


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Will the real South Boston please stand up?

South Boston from Saunders Field

South Boston from Saunders Field

If you’ve lived in Southie for a minute you know about Hollywood’s push to bring reality T.V. to South Boston. Or, maybe you’ve seen the Real Housewives of South Boston on YouTube. Personally, I try not to take it too seriously  because it is not the real Southie I see day in and day out at all, and this is part of the reason I decided to create a scavenger hunt showcasing the best of Southie. There were other reasons, like supporting veterans and learning more about Southie myself.

Yesterday, native Southie residents Maureen Dahill of Caught in Southie and her husband Peter Gailunas spoke with NPR’s Robin Young about their Southie reality. Here’s the clip, but click here to see photos and get more info on the story from NPR.