Scout Supporters of the Day: Elizabeth and Lowell

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are Elizabeth and Lowell! Elizabeth likes to read Scout to learn about what’s new in her community. “I love the sense of discovery and community I get from reading Scout,” she says. “Every issue turns me on to a new place to explore, or tells the story of someone […]



East Cambridge Savings Bank Joins Live Local Shopping Hour for Giveaway

East Cambridge Savings Bank is joining Scout this Saturday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. for Scout’s own Quarantine QVC, Live Local Shopping Hour (and a Half). ECSB  has donated four $50 shopping credits which we’ll be giving away to kick off our inaugural experiment in hyper-local Mother’s Day shopping.  Powered by Zoom teleconferencing and Localisity’s […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Katie

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Katie!  Katie and her family like reading Scout because they’re big fans of small business. “We enjoy staying connected to the local community and hearing about new local businesses to support,” she says. As far as activities go recently, it seems like they’re separated into two age groups: […]



Scout Supporters of the Day: Jeremy and Deb

Our Scout Supporters of the Day are Jeremy and Deb! Jeremy and Deb like reading Scout to stay in touch with a community that’s been their home for a decade. “We enjoy learning about the amazing people, places, and events in our community, as well as local history about businesses and areas in Somerville,” Jeremy says. […]



‘I Am A Micro-Business’ | Personal Essay

This appears as it was dictated to Lilly Miman by Rebecca S. Scott, owner of Shepherd’s Run Jewelry. It has been edited and condensed for clarity, style, and length.  Not even a full week before the outbreak of coronavirus happened in the area, I was supposed to fly to Ireland to settle my mother’s estate. I […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Dana

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Dana! Dana reads Scout to find out what’s changed in her neighborhood. “I like finding out what new places are coming to town and which we will say goodbye to, or may have already!” she says. “Also like the profiles of local business and people who are impacting […]


Somerville Cares Fund lends support to those in need

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, in partnership with United Way of Massachusetts Bay and the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS), launched the Somerville Cares Fund to provide financial resources to those heavily impacted by the pandemic on April 15.  Officials were inspired by the work of the organization United Way and Merrimack Valley’s actions to […]


Scout Supporter of the Day: Jon

Our Scout Supporter of the Day is Jon! Jon likes to read Scout to get a sense of what’s changing around him. “In particular, I love learning about new businesses that are establishing roots in the area,” he says. During the stay-at-home advisory, it’s been important for him to get up and get moving every […]


Celebrate Mom and Support Local Business This Saturday

Scout is proud to introduce the first Live Local Shopping Hour via Zoom on Saturday, May 2. This live shopping show for Mother’s Day gifts to support local business will begin at 10:30 a.m. Shoppers can expect to see 50-60 items throughout the show from 20 local shops and makers, including All She Wrote Books, […]