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Pop-up dinner event at Neal and Kate’s home in Dedham. It’s summer, enjoy on the patio amazing Latino cuisine with Dominican flavors cooked by Maga, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. Kate, an international security expert, nurse, mother and co-founder of D2 Northeast will curate a conversation about navigating life with hope in the midst […]

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 […]

Somerville Local First February Market

Join Somerville Local First and more than 40 local artists and makers for our February market being held on Sunday the 11th from 11-4 p.m! Just in time for Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day – take your pick) our market is built to spread the love. As always, you’ll be able to sip on drinks […]

It Takes A ‘Ville-age: Part III

This is the third in our four-part series highlighting local leaders in Somerville, which first appeared in our July/August issue. You can find part I here and part II here. “What we know about young people is that they’re at an age of transition, and we can hear their story,” says Antwan Steed. Steed is the […]

MOM KNOWS BEST: A Midlife Crisis Guide to Somerville

As Scout Somerville turns 40 (issues) old this month, I’m preparing to turn 40 (years) old this December. For Scout, this is a time for celebration. For me—I’m not so sure yet. I’m conflicted about it. I think I’m supposed to feel fabulous; at least one supermarket magazine a month tells me so. Every time I start […]

MOM KNOWS BEST: What This Mom Wants for Mother’s Day

On Sunday we celebrate mothers. It’s a big day; millions of dollars will be spent on flowers, brunch and gifts so we will feel special. But when Monday comes, it brings with it the reality that, for many, motherhood can also carry a certain professional liability. Some time ago I was at a public meeting […]

SCOUT PICK: Somerville Local First’s Harvest Fest

It’s finally feeling a little autumnal outside—what better way to celebrate than with Harvest Fest? This Saturday, October 17, Somerville Local First is bringing fall fun to the Armory with their annual celebration of the area’s independently owned businesses. Somerville Local First is a nonprofit that works to support an economy that’s “local, sustainable and fair,” says board […]