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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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Southie WOD – Pigskin

Fall is coming and that means FOOTBALL!! We can’t wait; this is the only place to watch someone kick a regulation field goal in Southie.

Can you tell my husband is from Texas?

Answers after the jump…

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#findmeinsouthie End of Summer Launch

#findmeinsouthie

With summer winding down and only ONE WEEK until the scavenger hunt on September 1st, we decided to do one more launch of the game #findmeinsouthie. So we woke up early on Saturday to play Santa and leave little orange men for you to find all over South Boston. There are about 250 this time, so if you keep an eye out you’re sure to find one.

Read Play #findmeinsouthie to get the scoop on how to find the little dudes in South Boston, MA and what to do when you find them!

Then, follow @DiscoverSouthie on twitter. We will be posting photos throughout the day to give you hints on where to go! Search the #findmeinsouthie hashtag to find where other people are finding our orange dudes. When you find them, take a photo of YOU with the little orange dudes, re-launch them, and tweet a photo or email them to scavengerinsouthie@gmail.com.

Want to play in a scavenger hunt in Southie on September 1st, 2012? Click Register to Play. See you there!
Scavenger in Southie is raising funds for local veterans and the VFW behind Andrew Square. Do you like our ideas or support vets? Donate here!


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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.


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What do People Say About Southie? We Asked, and They Said…

 As you all know, I haven’t lived in Southie for very long. I do like talking to people about what they love about this place though, so I asked a few of my friends to walk down Day Blvd one day and ask people what they thought about the little place that used to be “Dorchester Neck.”

And what did they say? Check it out! You might recognize a few of your neighbors…

Videography courtesy of The Bean Screen.


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Southie WOD – Day 7 – A Knight in Uniform

Who is this man?

Although never a pilot himself, this South Boston native, General officer, and lifelong veteran supporter is frequently associated with one of the largest airports in the world.

Who am I talking about?

Answer after the jump…

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