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E-Som Market: August

Our next E-Som Market is happening on Saturday, August 11!, and we have quite the lineup! Kirsten Amann, co-author of ‘Drinking Like Ladies: 75 Modern Cocktails from the World’s Leading Female Bartenders’, will be joining us to sign copies of her book (we’ll also be featuring one of the drinks from the book on our […]


Somerville Local First & Sira Naturals Proudly Present: SomerWellness Fair 2018

Somerville Local First is proud to present the 2018 SomerWellness Fair being held in the historic main room of the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Avenue, Somerville) on Wednesday June 27th, 2018 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. Sponsored by SIRA NATURALS, this event is an amazing opportunity for attendees to learn about a variety […]


7th Annual Hyper Local Brew Fest

Join us for SBN’s Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest on Saturday, June 16th, (2:30-5:30 PM and 6:30-9:30 PM). SBN is excited about our new location in Central Square Cambridge, home of the Taste of Cambridge in University Park, near MIT, 38 SIdney Street. Tickets are $40.00 for general admission and $75.00 for a pair, $65 for VIP, […]


Speaker Series: The Collision of Art & Science

Description of Event: Art & Science do not have to be exclusive pursuits. In fact when they are joined together the results can be both surprising and powerful. The pendulum of my vocation has swung from art to science and back again enough times for me to realize that I need both in my life […]


Futuristic Fabrications From Nervous System | SCOUTV Episode #4

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 […]


COMMUNITY POST: A Holiday Message from Diaper Lab

Dear Local Families, We are writing today to encourage you to support your independent retailers this holiday season. Like many other retail businesses, we at Diaper Lab are finding this year particularly difficult. In our niche of independent children’s stores, most across the country are struggling to stay afloat and many are going out of business entirely. We […]


Cuppow and Union Square Donuts Team up for Sustainability

If you’ve stopped by Union Square Donuts for your morning coffee or anytime-of-day donut over the last few weeks, you may have noticed a new sign positioned next to the sweet treats and savory squares on the shop’s counter. “Cup Club,” the small chalkboard A-frame reads, “Every 10th reusable cup is on us!” The Cup Club […]


What’s New?: Hot Wheels at Bicycle Belle

The choice to forgo the T in favor of pedaling to and from various destinations in Somerville can save any resident an incredible amount of time, money and stress. But as the eighth most bikeable city in the nation, why is it that most local shops cater to long distance or out-of-town riders? Carice Reddien […]