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 […]
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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 […]
Jillian D’Amato just wanted to start an activewear company. She accidentally built something much more meaningful.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When Jessica Knauss moved to Somerville with her family in late 2013, she found the stigma of stay-at-home-parenting was much less palpable here than it had been in Pennsylvania. “A lot of people ask me, ‘Do you get to stay home with your kids?’ instead of, ‘Oh, so do you just stay home?’” Knauss never […]
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 […]
Shows, shopping and more Somerville events in this weekend’s Scout Picks.