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THURSDAY DECEMBER 3, 2015

“From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens-the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls, and the garden of the mind’s eye.” (Katherine S.White)

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Christmas Stroll Tonight! Get ready to shop locally and celebrate the Holiday Season! Tonight, December 3rd take part in the South Boston Christmas Stroll! This free, fun-filled event takes place from 4pm to 8pm. Sip, Shop and Dine your way around South Boston and take advantage of special discounts and one-night only promotions at local shops and restaurants. The Southie Shuttle will be providing transportation up and down East and West Broadway. Enjoy one night of incredible savings at more than 20 local retail establishments, restaurants, salons and specialty pop-up shops throughout South Boston! Be sure to pick up a guide that provides a map and information about all the special offers and events at participating businesses. We are grateful to the following businesses for sponsoring lamp posts to be decorated with holiday wreaths: American Provisions, Foodie’s Market, Ku De Ta, The Paramount, Pretty Reckless, Stat’s Bar and Grille and Wink Eyecare. And, a special thanks to our corporate sponsors: Mass Bay Credit Union, Mt. Washington Bank (a division of East Boston Savings Bank), MassPort

and Comcast. East Broadway Christmas Tree Lighting Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season at the South Boston Branch Library beginning at 4 pm, with Santa’s arrival for the East Broadway Christmas Tree Lighting. A visit from Santa (arriving on an antique Fire Truck), Gingerbread House Contest (viewing from 6:00pm - 7:45pm), Christmas Tree Lighting, Caroling & live entertainment , Toys for Tots drive, Free hot chocolate & holiday treats Merchants Participating in the South Boston Holiday Stroll: Al’s Bottled Liquors, American Provisions, Bringing Up Baby, Closet Connection, Covet, Cranberry Café, Dewberry Dogs & Cats , Dew Luxe, Habit, Indulge Day Spa, Ku De Ta, Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant, Mt. Washington Bank, a division of East Boston Savings Bank , Neatly Nested, The Paramount, The Playwright, Pretty Reckless, Salsa’s Mexican Restaurant, Shenannigans Bar & Grill, Spa Christine , Stapleton Floral, Stephi’s in Southie, Sweet Tooth Bakery, Urban Art Bar.

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Upcoming House Tours: A Friendly Reminder

Michele Hart, Vice President of the Eastern Bank in South Boston, says of the Laboure Christmas House Tours, “ … a truly unique event, one that showcases the very best of South Boston … an ideal way to kick off the Holiday Season.”. Sr. Maryadele Robinson, the Director of the Laboure Center on West Broadway, reminisces about the past House Tours as the 25th such event approaches. She believes these Tours sent a message of hospitality and Merry Christmas. She extends “heartfelt gratitude to all of the Chairs, homeowners, decorators, volunteers, benefactors, donors, and Tour-goers, who brought the true spirit of Christmas forward …” since 1991. And newcomers are taking part. Danielle Platzer of South Boston’s popular Neatly Nested Shop (E and West Broadway) has joined in the Laboure Christmas House Tour effort, for instance. You can take part in the Tours this Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon, December 5 or 6. Contact 617-464-2500 or go to ccab.org. See you there.

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