Articles by Reena Karasin

Events Calendar: March & April

March 21 |  Community Growing Divides in Cambridge: A Tale of 2.0 Cities 6 to 7:30 p.m., Free Cambridge Public Library—449 Broadway, Cambridge The Cambridge Center for Adult Education presents this examination of the city’s growing income inequality as part of its “Conversations On the Edge” series. Cambridge Community Foundation President and CEO Geeta Pradhan […]



Meet the Scout Team: Nicolle Renick, Art Director

Nicolle’s the one who makes the magazines you hold in your hands. Our editor-in-chief sends her articles, our photographers send her photos, our publisher sends her ads, and she puts it all together with her keen eye for design. Nicolle’s from Iowa, and always loved taking art classes. She says the “creative freedom” is a […]



Off-the-beaten-path Valentine’s Day Ideas

Reap the Benefits of Being Single Gracie’s Ice Cream has a treat just for single people this Valentine’s Day: free hot fudge or a promotion to a Fluff cone. “Our ice cream is always as cold as your ex’s heart, but especially so on Valentine’s Day,” the ice cream shop promised its followers on Twitter. […]


Bluebikes Offers Winter Riding Incentives

Bluebikes—the bike share program owned by the cities of Somerville, Cambridge, Boston, and Brookline—is offering riders incentives to ride throughout the month of February. The biggest “Bluebikes Winter Challenge” giveaway is a free month of membership or a bike helmet to anyone who takes at least 55 trips, but there are plenty of rewards for […]


Looking for a Date This Valentine’s Day? Peruse These PowerPoint Pitches

Ever wanted to set up your single friend? How about trying it with a PowerPoint presentation? DateMyFriend.ppt will give people the chance to find their friends a match ahead of Valentine’s Day with a Feb. 7 event at Aeronaut Brewing Company. Twenty pre-selected participants will each give a PowerPoint presentation on why their single friend […]





Upcoming Exhibit Aims To Tell Our Stories Through Our Stuff

What if you could collect an object of personal importance from every Somerville resident? That’s the driving question behind “Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville,” an upcoming exhibition at the Somerville Museum. Bess Paupeck, who’s part of the first cohort of community curators at the museum, has been dreaming up this exhibition for about a decade. […]


Library Launches An Edible Book Club

Part book club, part potluck, the latest event series from the Somerville Public Library promises to build community around cookbooks. Each meeting of the Supper Club will focus on a particular cookbook from the library’s collection. Attendees will select recipes from it to cook, and together the club will get to eat its way through […]