Celebrating the Season 2018

While putting together this issue, we had the chance to report on the League of Urban Canners (p.32). The group finds fruit, much of which is hidden in plain sight, throughout Somerville and Cambridge. Public parks, neighbors’ yards—they’re all fair game for the leaguers (after getting permission, of course), who can the fruity goodness and eat it to get through our long winters.

Much like the League of Urban Canners, this fall we went foraging for hidden gems. What we found was a happiness coach, here to give advice for a holiday season that’s often filled with both highs and lows (p.36). We found a whimsical dessert yule log, ready to grace your family’s table (p.16). We found a way for your pet friends to get happy and healthy during this time of the year, too (p.38). Plus we handpicked over 40 gifts from local shops, so you can find something for everyone on your list while supporting your neighborhood businesses (p.20).

In non-holiday news, we took a dive into the Davis Square Neighborhood Plan, which is nearing finalization, and listened to local business owners’ concerns about the future of the square (p.14). And we’re excited to honor RESPOND in what will become a regular feature of the Do-Gooders, Key Players, or Game Changers who are making amazing contributions to our city (p.46).

We hope these stories help you close 2018 on a high note. From all of us at Scout, have a happy holiday season!


Reena Karasin

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