Somerville

Salons Reopen Across Cambridge and Somerville

As the cities of Somerville and Cambridge begin to reopen, hair salons are seeing their services situated front and center.  Many are back in business – with a few adjustments made to their procedures. The Somerville salon Hair By Christine & Co. opened its doors on June 1, returning from its temporary shut down due […]


Support Somerville Musicians on Bandcamp

Bandcamp is one of the internet’s best music businesses, a platform built on fair deals for artists. The website has been encouraging fans with funds to spare to support artists, waiving their revenue share on sales for 24 hours on the first Friday of the Month . On March 20 and May 1, fans spent […]


Diesel Cafe Opens for Curbside Pickup, 21st Birthday

We need coffee, now more than ever. Like, ASAP. Pronto. Stat. It has been a stressful day (week, month, year) and we need the sweet relief of iced coffee. Luckily, Diesel Cafe are back at 257 Elm St. and open for curbside pickup. They are taking orders online and serving a limited menu out of […]


Send Us Your Dad Stories

We gotta make this quick while the toddler is distracted: Send us your Dad stories. Scout is assembling its first ever Dad Week, celebrating all the awesome dads of Somerville and Cambridge. We want to see pictures and hear stories about Dad’s doing dad stuff, especially during these last few months. We’ll be posting your […]


Happy Birthday, West Branch Library

The West Branch Library is celebrating 111 years in Davis Square! And it barely looks a day older than 110. We kid. In fact, the ongoing rehabilitation effort has the the ol’ biblio-palace looking more spry than we can remember. We can’t wait to go back even if we will miss the haunted, steampunk vibes […]


Zen Dog Training Zoom Class this Wednesday, May 20

Today, Scout and author-trainer Gordon Fontaine of Zen Dog Training are celebrating  National Dog Rescue Day with a benefit Zoom class. We’re raising money for Great Dog Rescue of New England, and Fontaine will be offering tips and tricks for dealing with behaviors like play biting, jumping and pulling on the leash. Fontaine, author of […]


What the Fluff: Somerville Suspends Events Through End of Year

Well this is a huge bummer but  not a huge surprise: The City of Somerville has suspended all permitted events through the end of the year. No Honk Fest, no Fluff Fest, none of the block parties that have made the last few summers extra fun. While phased construction has returned, the city is taking […]


May 20: National Dog Rescue Day with Scout and Zen Dog Training

Join us for the return of our Benefit Zoom Classes on May 20 with Zen Dog Training. We’ll be learning tips and tricks from local author and dog trainer Gordon Fontaine. We’re raising money for Great Dog Rescue New England and helping your pooch get ready for their post-pandemic life.  Fontaine, author of The Zen […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Sam

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Sam! Sam’s growing family follows Scout to stay up on local businesses.  “[I] love the updates about what’s opening and closing,” Sam tells Scout via email.  “Always what I read first.” Sam is staying sane by getting out and staying safe.  “[We]take our kids to the park for […]


Thanks, Moms. We love you.

To all the moms of Cambridge and Somerville. To all the moms in Boston and Boston and Boxford. From North Adams to North Attleboro and back to North Andover. To all the bio-moms, adoptive-moms, step-moms and friend-moms. To all the moms everywhere: Thanks for everything. We love you. The last few months have been hard […]



Tonight at 5: Cinco de Mayo Cooking Class

Tonight, join Scout, The Boston Shaker and the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts for  tele-cooking and tele-cocktails. It’s our foray into the world of online education and a pass-the-hat benefit to help Scout and some great locals weather the storm.   Chef Sean and Chef Jerrod will be teaching us the fine art of Mexican […]