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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



Join Our Cinco de Mayo Cooking Class Now

When Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday align you know magic will unfold and Margaritas will be drank. So get your agave distillates and your flank steaks and join our friends Cambridge School For Culinary Arts and The Boston Shaker for Scout’s first online cooking class. “With everybody cooking at home it is certainly an […]


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 carne asada […]


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 […]


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 […]


How Groceries Became A Part of the Menu in Somerville

As grocery stores become centers of stress, with lines of customers forming outside of their doors, the City of Somerville decided to pass an order allowing restaurants to sell groceries on April 18. The choice is meant to relieve several different pressures from the Somerville community. “This is a good example of how in a […]


Time Traveling In Winter Hill

When Leo Brown crawled under the porch of his Winter Hill home, he mostly found what he was expecting: cobwebs, discarded furniture, old rat poison. He was scoping out the crawl space to see if he could eventually install air conditioning on the all season porch above, and hoping to clear out some of the […]