Dec. 17th, 2016 10:01 pm
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Anyone know where one can buy printer toner for my home printer on a Sunday? Staples is closed on Sundays.
[identity profile] courtney
Somerville Local First presents our second Holiday Marketplace sponsored by Float Boston, Work Shop Salon, and e. scott originals.

Join Somerville Local First and over 40 local vendors at Arts at the Armory on December 11th from 10-4 for a day of local holiday shopping!

Our Makers Marketplace features a wide variety of handcrafted goods, jewelry, accessories, confections, home decor, textiles, art, apparel and gifts for everyone on your list. This market also boasts 20 different vendors from our November event.

Shift Your Shopping this year and support designers, artists and makers in the Boston area by giving local!

For a full list of vendors, check out our Facebook Invitation that includes links to online profiles!
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Join Somerville Local First and over 40 local vendors at Arts at the Armory on Sunday, November 27th from 10-4 p.m for a day of local holiday shopping. Our Maker’s Marketplace offers a wide selection of handcrafted goods, confections, jewelry, home decor, apparel, textiles, accessories and art. You will be sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Shift your holiday shopping this year and support our local artists, designers and makers in the Boston area.

CAMBERVILLE DOG TREATS / The Sneaky Penguin / Esoterica Jewelry  / Thorn & Bloom Perfume / Tapwater Designs / Just Enough Nonsense / The Bead Lady / Stompbox Sonic / Patricia Wellenkamp Jewelry / Burrow / Singing Stones Wire Wrap Jewelry / Q's Nuts / Porcelain and Stone / Ashley Procopio Jewelry / Tails & Sails / Jam Sessions / Migration Goods / Bye Bye Banana Bread / Spindler Confections / Soy Much Brighter / Empty Provisions / Cruz Art Designs / Curio Spice Co. / Acebo Jewelry / Deano's Pasta / Hiroshi Minato Jewelry / Alex's Ugly Sauce / Finegan's Fine Firs / Aud & El / Fluffernutter / Violette Tide Studios / Urban Kitchen / Carland Cartography / Sarah Kelly Ceramics / The Last Draw / Winter Hill Jewelry / Caroline's Kitchen / ParTea / Lion + Wolf / MACA / Barefoot  Books / Maya Yair
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I give up: where does one buy women's mid-weight gloves in this area? I'm looking for something in suede or similar, for regular outdoor use. Not sporting gear; something slightly fashionable for a professional appearance. Don't want to spend a fortune on fancy, willing to invest a bit in durable.

I get the feeling I'm a bit ahead of the seasons, as CVS didn't have any winter wear in yet, but my hands are cold now.

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Your local Garden Club has two events this week!

Wednesday – September 14th
Our Favorite Garden Tools and Tales
This roundtable-style meeting features Somerville Garden Club members telling their favorite garden stories and sharing their favorite gardening implements for a summer show-and-tell that is always enlightening and enjoyable. All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. Meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of each month at the Tufts Administration Building, (TAB), 167 Holland Street, second floor, wheelchair accessible. Parking is available, and the building is a ten-minute walk from the Davis Square MBTA stop.

Saturday, September 17th
Somerville Garden
Club Fall Plant Sale!
9am-1pm - rain or shine!
Statue Park, right in the center of Davis Square.
There will be hundreds of locally grown plants for sale. Garden Club members supply the plants from their gardens and greenhouses. Get great plants for your dorm, home or yard and help support the Garden Club.

More Information! )
[identity profile] courtney
It’s a brunch + concert + makers market! Looking for something hip and local to do in the Boston area on a hot summer Sunday? There’s no better place to shop local, eat local, and support local music than at Somerville Local First’s Music & Makers Event on August 7th.

We will be kicking off the day at 10am with a Strength Training for Runners Workshop hosted by local fitness studio THE TRAINING ROOM, followed by a 3.1 mile run led by local run club, RUNFELLOW at 11am. The makers market opens 11am and runs until 4pm, with music by The Truckdrivin’ Neighbors Downstairs (classic country, 50s and 60s standards) from 12-3pm. This event is held at Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Avenue) in Somerville, MA, and is FREE, easily accessible by car or public transportation.

The following local vendors will be selling food, jewelry, accessories, art, ceramics, perfume, clothing, spices, and more! The bar will be open so you can sip while you shop!

Check out our Facebook invite for an updated list of confirmed vendors:
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Have seen the windows in The Found (consignment shop next to Foundry) and they've all been papered over. Anyone have the scoop?
[identity profile] courtney
Somerville Local First's Local is for Lovers Market series is back and just in time for Valentine's Day!

Whether you're celebrating with that special someone or heading out to find that special someone, this market is the perfect kick-off to the weekend of love!

Parents, need to keep the kids occupied while you do your shopping? No worries... Knucklebones has you covered!

Check out our Facebook invite for a list of confirmed vendors and other details:
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but I only just now found out about it, from Facebook. Usually I get drafted into volunteering for this event, but this year I didn't even hear about it. Here's a poster I found on Davis Squared's page (click to embiggen):

The listed businesses are ... )
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I just came home from McKinnon's.  I spoke with the guy in the Deli counter.  They will be sadly closing somewhere early next year.  Jan 2 earliest, but maybe into Feb or March.  The owner is 75 years old, no energy to restart.  They're not selling it, and the rent is too expensive for someone else to pick it up.

So sad.

edit, Dec 3: There's apparently a sign in the store's window saying they are not closing. There's another post in this davis square community discussing that.
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With the first distribution date rapidly approaching, Brookfield Farm CSA still has a few available shares. Two of the drop points are convenient to Davis (East Arlington on the 87, and Cambridge co-housing outside of Porter, plus other locations such as Savenor's), plus they'll do Metro Pedal Power bike delivery straight to your door right in Davis. I've been a shareholder for years and it really is an excellent, cost-effective way to get fresh local produce.
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I broke the baskets at the bottom of both of my cross-country ski poles. I'd like to replace just the baskets, but if I have to I'll buy new poles. While I'm at it, I may as well also buy a new bottle of Maxi-Glide wax.

Where's a good place to find this stuff around here? So far, I've had no luck at City Sports in Porter Square, Eastern Mountain Sports in Harvard Square, and Sports Authority in Assembly Square.

(Also, if I happen to find trekking pole baskets instead, are they fine for x-c skiing too?)
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It's nine days to Purim, has anybody seen poppy-seed hamentaschen for sale locally?

Some years ago, Star Market carried them, but they've stopped; at least, there were none there last night and they don't even have a Purim display this year, so.
[identity profile] courtney o'keefe
Our next exciting and FREE marketplace happens on February 8th at Arts at the Armory from 10am to 3pm - just in time to buy gifts for your loved ones (or for yourself!).

This month, we're lucky to have Knucklebones in the house - for a suggested donation of $3, your kids can play, play, play the day away!

Also in the house are our amazing vendors:
The Sneaky Penguin
Tamaryn Design
Porcelain and Stone
Kittredge Candles
Spindler Confections
Somerville Soap Works
Philosophy Cards
Alex's Ugly Sauce
13mL designs
JoJo original designs
Singing Stones Jewelry
Yeiou {paper objects}
Brookfield Candle Company
Neighborhood Artesans
Sock Faery
Next Step Living
Zooguu Handmade Plush Toys
Q's Nuts
Sommer Crafts
Madera y Metal
Pleasant St Studios
Luna Pines Press & Craft
I am Joolienn
Davine Gifts
Patricia N. Wellenkamp
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I'd like to buy a medium-sized and relatively healthy potted aloe plant from someplace accessible via the Red Line, the closer to Davis the better. I looked in at Brattle Square Florist, but while they did have aloes, they all looked pretty scrawny and unhappy. Any suggestions?
[identity profile] susan mclucas
Healthy Tomorrow will hold a sale of Christmas trees, Oriental rugs and hand-made mittens this week-end, Dec 6-7, from 11-4 at Unity Somerville, 6 William St, on the corner with College Ave near Davis Sq. Proceeds will benefit a project in Mali, West Africa, to end female genital mutilation. We are selling fairly-traded traditional rugs from Iran, Pakistan, India and Afghanistan and the trees are Balsam firs from Nova Scotia. For more info on the work, see our website: or call Susan McLucas, (617) 776-6524.
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Thursday, December 4, 2014wrap-around-kris-hatch-square
5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Davis Square Plaza, Davis Square, Somerville

Each year, the Nave Gallery hosts Wrap Around, a sale of handmade goods to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

This year, the Nave will be participating in Midnight Madness with a Wrap Around table right in the middle of Davis Square. Midnight Madness is the Square’s annual event where businesses in Davis Square extend their store hours one Thursday in December to encourage folks to shop local for the holiday season.

If getting to the gallery on the weekends is tough, this is a perfect place to come by–and bring friends! We’ve made about $1,300 for the Coalition so far. Last year we made $2,700. Help us beat that this year!

More info on Wrap Around:

[personal profile] ron_newman
The Davis Area Resident/Business Initiative (DARBI) ( announces its 11th annual December Midnight Madness shopping event, offering exclusive sales until midnight at a collection of Davis Square retail shops, on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight, shoppers will be able to shop at such Davis Square favorites as Comicazi, Magpie, Davis Squared, When Pigs Fly, Found, Sunshine Lucy’s, and What’s Nü. Many retailers will offer live music, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks to keep the atmosphere lively. Spoke Wine Bar will offer a custom drink that night, the Curtatone Cocktail, in honor of Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone, and $1 will be donated to the Somerville Homeless Coalition for each drink sold.

Many participants will be collecting or selling items to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition. To kick off the evening, adults and children are invited to meet at 6 PM at 128 Willow Ave. by the bike path (office of Thalia Tringo & Assoc. Real Estate). There, they can exchange a donation of canned goods or warm hats/coats/scarves/gloves for a free star or poinsettia luminaria bag and LED light, which they will hold as they go caroling down the bike path, ending at the Nave Gallery Annex tent in Statue Park, where the Nave will be hosting its annual Wrap Around Sale of hand-knit and crocheted hats and scarves, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

Participating Businesses Include... )
[personal profile] ron_newman
On my way out of town on Tuesday, I walked by the Davis Square CVS. It had a paper sign saying that it would be open on Thanksgiving, but that because of Blue Laws, they are allowed to sell only certain products on that day.

I didn't take notes or a photo, so I don't remember the whole list, but it included prescription and over-the-counter medicines, food, beverages, and "batteries for emergency use only".

Has anyone else seen these signs? If you took a photo, can you post it here?

I don't know how they can actually enforce these restrictions, given the prevalence of self-service checkout machines.

Do any other chain stores have such restrictions posted? I'm curious about 7-Eleven, Tedeschi's, Walgreen's, and Rite Aid.


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