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 […]



The Feast of Friendship

Local women meet monthly to try recipes and build community The tables are covered in butcher paper that’s tied on with blue-and-white strings, just like the boxes that come from Mike’s Pastry in Harvard Square. There are many flavors of Polar seltzer, bottled by the Crowley family of Worcester. And soon, more than a dozen […]


At In Season Food Shop, Local Products Are Evergreen

It’s an icy Saturday morning, but that doesn’t seem to have had an effect on the lively crowd at Bow Market. Throngs of morning shoppers, dog leashes and coffee cups in hand, are milling around the market’s tiny storefronts. Some are eyeing vintage T-shirts, others are wondering if 11 a.m. is too early for a […]



Spoke Wine Bar Teams Up with Momi Nonmi for Pop-Up Dinner

Spoke Wine Bar will infuse its light, farm-to-table approach to food and wine with Hawaiian and Japanese flair on Monday in a pop-up collaboration with Cambridge restaurant Momi Nonmi. The prix fixe four-course menu ($49, with an optional wine and sake pairing for $35) will include local seafood, Japanese ingredients, and grilled dishes that both […]


At Vinal Bakery, the English Muffin Takes Center Stage

It’s tough out there for English muffins. Sure, they’re reliable, versatile, and a go-to foundation for everything from egg and cheese sandwiches to toaster pizzas, but it’s the more glamorous breakfast breads that earn spots on trendy brunch menus and likes on Instagram. In a world of golden brown brioche, savory scones, and seeded bagels, […]



Winter Bucket List

Sweat it out Be. In Union hosts yoga classes with a twist—a twist of the thermostat dial, that is. The studio offers a blast of heat for beginner and expert yogis alike, with classes heated between 80 and 95 degrees. The heat is a blessing for cold, tight muscles. If a high-temp workout sounds intimidating, […]


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 […]