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Fred, Our Somerville Turkey


Fred, the turkey roaming around Somerville, has made a number of friends, several of which are talented enough to have composed a witty ditty in his honor. Here in Union Square, we’re pleased to learn that Fred particularly enjoys Marshmallow Fluff.

“Ode to the Somerville Turkey (Fred’s Song)” is written by Rachel Leah Blumenthal, Sophia Cacciola, Joel Edinberg, and Michael J. Epstein.

Show Your Fluff Love

Wicked Good Travel & Activities, a local blog celebrating things fun, is having its first-ever giveaway contest in partnership with Union Square Main Street’s Fluff Festival.

The rules are simple. Go their blog and leave a comment below telling everyone why you love Fluff – and be creative! 1 comment per person. If you have a twitter account tweet about it to @WickedGoodTravl and use the hashtag #FluffFest.

We’re looking for unique recipes, short prose (5 sentences or less), or poems, or those fun little things called haikus, and even vlogs (short videos, 5 min or less, that you’ve uploaded on YouTube- such as making a recipe or a video montage) all proclaiming your love for Fluff.

One lucky winner will get a free Fluff tote bag. Another lucky winner will receive a gift certificate for 2 free studio class at The Training Room in Somerville, MA. What better way to work off all that fluff you’ll eat testing recipes and at the festival?

All winners will be celebrated and featured on Wicked Good Travel & Activities, Somerville Patch, and Union Square Main Streets!

Porchfest This Weekend Has Music Across Somerville

The Somerville Arts Council presents this weekend Porchfest.  On May 21st, musicians and bands throughout Somerville will celebrate and utilize an underused public venue: the porch. Over 75 acts—ranging from bollywood funk, cosmic Americana, killer blues, Moroccan, Balkan, gospel, American space rock and clawhammer banjo—will serenade passersby from porches throughout Somerville.

The Somerville Arts Council was assisted by Nancy Goodman and Chris Mancini to produce the event.

The tunes roll through the City with the noon to 2 pm music happening in Union Square before the good times roll west.




Installation of Digital Signs by MIT Media Lab Continues

The first of the digital signs were installed in the front window of SCAT at 90 Union Square.

Two of the digital signs are now installed in Union Square as part of the MIT Media Lab project.  (See earlier blog post for more details.)

The sign at the window of SCAT went in in late April and then the sign at Hub Comics on Bow Street.  Next scheduled install is at Sherman Market over on the corner with Washington Street.  These locations were selected because they’ve got windows with ease of installation and viewing from nearby bus stops, as well as internet service to feed data into the signs.

The digital signs have information fed from NextBus on when to expect arrival of MBTA bus service for the various routes serving the neighborhood, as well as information on local happenings such as the farmers market, ArtsUnion festivals and more.