holidays

Happy Holidays from a Happiness Coach

Need more joy in your life? Here’s what happiness coach Angela Reiner recommends. I’d love to hear a bit about you. I focused most of my career in HR, but doing it in primarily international companies and organizations, so I really wanted to do it in a lens that was benefiting the world. Through a […]


Unwind After a Ruff Week

Bella Rich is 105, but she never forgets her weekly massage appointment. In fact, she conducts the entirety of her Wednesday with her 6 p.m. massage in mind. She rises from her orthopedic bed about mid-morning, then spends the day strolling around the Lesley University campus before returning to her home, a second-story Porter Square […]


Santa Claus Rolls Burritos at Anna’s Taqueria

The holidays are being ushered in this year with the team behind Boston’s beloved Mexican restaurant, Anna’s Taqueria. Continuing their dedication to local charities, Anna’s will have their next installment of their Charity Roller series on Thursday, December 13th from 6-8pm. During this event, Christmas in the City will bring this season’s celebrity – Santa […]


Local Holiday Gift Guide

What Happens When You Shop Local? Did you know that when you shop locally, three times as much money stays in your home city compared to when you shop at a chain? That’s because local business owners are more likely to utilize other local services, according to Somerville Local First Executive Director Courtney O’Keefe. “They […]


E-Som Holiday Market Series: Market #2!

It’s that time of year again! With the holidays right around the corner, we have four E-Som Markets lined up for you in November and December, full of talented local makers, merchants, and small businesses. Pair that with some brunch and guest bartenders serving up cocktails for you to sip on while you shop, it’s […]


E-Som Holiday Market Series: Market #1!

It’s that time of year again! With the holidays right around the corner, we have four E-Som Markets lined up for you in November and December, full of talented local makers, merchants, and small businesses. Pair that with some brunch and guest bartenders serving up cocktails for you to sip on while you shop, it’s […]


Somerville Community Chorus Holiday Concert

The Somerville Community Chorus will present its holiday concert on Sunday afternoon, December 10 at 3 pm at the First Church Somerville UCC. The program, including selections from Handel’s Messiah and holiday songs will be conducted by David Giessow, Musical Director, and will feature Soprano Elizabeth George and Baritone Jacsonn Jean. This program is supported […]


All Female Holiday Pop-Up

On Sunday, December 3nd, the Highland Hot Block of Somerville is hosting its first annual Holiday Pop Up featuring all female makers from the greater Boston area. From 12:00-5:00pm, stop by 7ate9 Bakery, e. scott originals, and Workshop Salon to meet local artists and crafters and get a jump on the holiday shopping. From metal […]


Holiday Gift Guide 2017

In need of gift ideas? Look no further. We’ve put together some of the best gifts from around the city so you can find the perfect present for everyone on your list while supporting your local stores.   This story appears in the November/December print issue of Scout Somerville, which is available for free at more than 220 drop […]


Valentine’s Day Three Ways

Ahh … Love is in the air this weekend as people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re planning on spending the holiday with the one you’re head-over-heels for, celebrating Single Awareness Day or just enjoying a nice Saturday with your family, we have the best events around town to celebrate in style.