It seems fairly safe to assume that the people behind iconic local businesses like Jerry’s Liquors and Mike’s Food & Spirits would actually be named Jerry and Mike. It seems fairly safe… but it isn’t. While plenty of places around town are still helmed by the folks whose names they bear, it turns out that […]
It seems fairly safe to assume that the people behind businesses like Jerry’s Liquors and Mike’s Food & Spirits would actually be named Jerry and Mike. It seems fairly safe… but it isn’t. While plenty of places around town—Leone’s, Dave’s Fresh Pasta, Alibrandi’s Barber Shop—are still run by the folks whose names they bear, it […]
Sarah Morrison is one of the hundreds of artists who open their doors for Somerville Open Studios each year—and in fact, she welcomes in a community of artists and makers year-round, using her home as a shared co-working space for painters and creators of all kinds. That includes coders who drop in with their laptops! In this installment […]
“People have pegged me as a whimsical sculptor,” says Somerville’s Hilary Scott. “I enjoy faces, I enjoy making large things. I think of myself as a problem solver.” At his home on Browning Road, you’ll find cats (and mice) gearing up for battle, along with rocket ships, sea creatures on the ceiling and dinosaurs in the yard. […]
Meet Martha Friend—a found-object assemblage artist and collector who’s spent decades filling her house with art and antiques from around the world.
The benefits of martial arts training extend beyond greater physical strength and flexibility, according to Davis Square Martial Arts founder Mark Carletti. With regular practice, he says you’ll also find your mental strength and flexibility improving. In this installment of SCOUTV, we step onto the mat with the kung fu and tai chi expert to learn a […]
“A lot of people think of parkour as only for young, athletic men who train with their shirts off,” says Blake Evitt, director of Parkour Generations Americas, with a grin. “In reality, parkour is for everybody.” In the latest episode of SCOUTV, we step into Brooklyn Boulders to check out the “functional fitness” offered by this […]
In the latest installment of SCOUTV, we hang out with the acrobats, jugglers, wire walkers and more at Esh Circus Arts to learn what makes this a great place to get fit, express yourself and find new friends. Ellen Waylonis knows that when people think of the circus, they tend to think of the theatrical side—things like clowning. […]
Space is hard to come by in this densely-populated, 4.2-square-mile city, which is part of the reason it’s positively packed with makers (a handful of whom we’ve profiled previously) who handcraft high-quality goods from their homes.
An “experimental design studio that works at the intersection of design, computation, digital fabrication and science?” Yeah, Nervous System piqued our interest, too. In Episode #4 of SCOUTV, you’ll meet the pair behind this one-of-a-kind Somerville-based biz, who—in addition to selling super cool jewelry and home goods inspired by everything from nature to papers on […]
Welcome to Episode #3 of SCOUTV! This time around, we’re taking you behind the scenes at EHChocolatier, a Somerville-based, small-batch artisanal chocolate company that’s serving up sweets you have to sample to believe. EHChocolatier cofounders Elaine Hsieh and Catharine Sweeney were introduced in 1999, when a mutual friend asked if they’d make her wedding cake. […]
In this episode of SCOUTV, you’ll meet the husband-wife team behind Deano’s Pasta in East Somerville. Their family business was founded in 1947 by Dean Matarazzo’s grandfather, Ralph Matarazzo, after he immigrated to the United States from Italy, making it one of the oldest pasta companies in the country. In a red and white warehouse building off […]