Porch Pride 2020: Queer Visibility, Pandemic-Style

It is Pride month and we may not be able to march this year, but we can still show up for one another. Porch Pride is a virtual pride event happening June 20, organized by Lez Hang Out podcast hosts Ellie Brigida and Leigh Holmes Foster. All you have to do is grab your rainbow flag […]


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 Cambridge 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 over […]



Trust Your Abilities: The Fashion of Girls Chronically Rock

“I like tutus.” Kiesha Greaves, founder of Girls Chronically Rock, was at Cambridge College receiving her master’s degree when diagnosed with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy–a chronic illness that manifests in the weakness of the muscles.  This diagnosis didn’t prevent her from accomplishing her dreams. Instead, she used it to her advantage, incorporating her story into her […]


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 […]


The Local Book Stores Keeping Us Well Read During Covid-19

Finding it hard to read right now? You’re not alone. While summer is on the visible horizon, those beach reads may feel a little less fun when we can’t, you know, go to the beach. Two months and counting into the COVID-19 shutdown, book lovers and seasonal readers alike are finding it more and more […]



Cambridge City Nature Art Challenge Deadline Extended

The Cambridge City Natural Art Challenge is extending the contest deadline to June 8. Cambridge Local First and Green Cambridge are teaming up to promote the event which celebrates critters that call our community home. Based on the Boston City Nature Challenge, Zoo New England’s wildlife-data collection program, the Cambridge City Natural Art Challenge engages […]


Online Dog Training Class Tomorrow, May 20

We’re celebrating National Dog Rescue Day with a great online class, Wednesday May 20 at 5:30 p.m. Author-trainer Gordon Fontaine of Zen Dog Training leads this Zoom class to raise funds for Scout Magazines and Great Dog Rescue New England, and maybe even a great dog named Scout.  Fontaine will provide tips for common problems, […]


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 The Zen Method of […]


Front Steps Project, Essential Construction Return May 18

We’re looking for silver-linings just about everywhere these days. Things that we never thought would excite us now give us life. Who knew that we’d ever be so excited to see construction season start up? The City of Somerville recently announced a phased restart for essential construction and we are giddy. The sights! The sounds! […]