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Groundwork Somerville Taps into New England Heritage

The sap was flowing on Tufts University’s campus in late January, where more than a hundred people gathered for Groundwork Somerville’s first tree tapping of the year.  Children took turns slowly drilling into the trees, hammering small spiles into the bark, and tasting droplets of sap, while program leaders explained how to identify and tap […]


Groundwork Somerville Annual Gala

Join us on October 11, 2018 from 5:30-8pm for an evening of food, fun, and… LEGO! This year we will be holding our gala at Legoland, giving adults a chance to enjoy building while eating food from some of Somerville’s finest restaurants and drinking some Aeronaut beer! Proceeds benefit Groundwork Somerville and allow us to […]


Somerville Spring Clean Up / Comcast Cares Day!

Join the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville and Comcast on Earth Day as we celebrate spring and get together with neighbors to beautify our community spaces. The annual Spring Clean Up/Comcast Cares Day is a city-wide clean up and gardening day spread across 11 different sites throughout Somerville. Come out to get our public spaces […]


It Takes A ‘Ville-age: Part I

A few years ago, Somerville’s Center for Teen Empowerment (TE) was in trouble, down to just two staffers: Danny McLaughlin and Sassy Estany. “And I was part-time, but I was definitely doing way more than part-time,” Sassy laughs. “It was a lot.” Undeterred, Sassy helped work to rebuild the program. She and McLaughlin sent countless […]


Groundwork Somerville Receives Cummings Foundation “$100K for 100” Grant

Earlier this month, Groundwork Somerville was one of 100 Boston-area nonprofits to receive a “$100K for 100” Grant from the Cummings Foundation—and Groundwork executive director Chris Mancini couldn’t be happier. “We’ve actually been applying for three years, and this is the year that we finally got it honed enough to make it worth them funding,” Mancini […]


SCOUT OUT: Growing Gains

On an unseasonably chilly March morning, J.T. Scott walks me through a rear exit of his Union Square business, grabbing a bag of birdseed on the way out the door. He heads over to a wooden coop, a plain structure save for a spray painted logo, where six chickens enthusiastically cluck a greeting. “You want to […]


SCOUT PICKS: 4/24/15-4/26/15

All weekend Independent Film Festival Boston Tickets and times vary Every year, IFFBoston brings spectacular films to Somerville Theatre and beyond. We wrote earlier this week about how to approach this jam packed festival. You can still catch Do I Sound Gay? (Friday), GTFO and Call Me Lucky (Saturday), The Look of Silence (Sunday), and more films that we predict are not […]


SCOUT PICKS: 4/3/15-4/5/15

We’re hailing the arrival of Spring with Taza, Groundwork Somerville and more in this weekend’s Scout Picks. Friday, 4/3 Groundwork Somerville’s Spring Gala 7 p.m., $30 or $75 (VIP) Cuisine en Locale 156 Highland Ave. Tickets are still available for Groundwork Somerville’s 2015 Gala, which takes place tonight at Cuisine en Locale. Join the planet-conscious nonprofit for this […]


Scout Picks: 3/6/15 – 3/8/15

Friday, 3/6 Joan Osborne 7 p.m. (doors at 5:30), $55 Johnny D’s 17 Holland St. This 12-song set is “one of the most personally motivated, creatively ambitious efforts” of her career. This performance is part of Johnny D’s Women of Influence Series that’s meant to celebrate and support women musicians in partnership with Girls Rock […]


Luck of the roll at ‘Bit of Green’ fundraiser

Feeling lucky? Join Scout Magazines at the “Bit of Green” silent auction 6-9 p.m. at Maxwell’s Green Amenity Center located at 1 Maxwell’s Green. Roll the dice and possibly win a convertible. Yep, one lucky roll and you can score some wheels.


Sound off on Draw 7 Park redesign

Groundwork Somerville announced that it will host a meeting regarding the complete redesign of Draw 7 Park in Assembly Square by The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation from 6-8 p.m. on March 26. And they want you to speak your mind about the project.