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. […]
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.
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 […]
Welcome to the inaugural episode of SCOUTV—a brand new, multimedia collaboration between Scout Somerville and our friends at SCATV, your local community access station.
This is the fourth and final installment in our series highlighting local leaders in Somerville, which first appeared in our July/August issue. You can find part I here, part II here and part III here. “It feels like the city changes whenever we ride through it. You can ride your regular bike through Somerville, but then if you […]
This is the second in our four-part series highlighting local leaders in Somerville, which first appeared in our July/August issue. You can find part I here. When Methodist pastors are appointed to a new church, that nomination isn’t only to their congregation but to that city or town at large—a commitment that Justin Hildebrandt takes […]