FOX25 Morning News to bring Zip Trips to Somerville

On July 22, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


The FOX25 Morning News team will make a Zip Trip stop in Somerville, MA 02143 on Friday, July 26 at Union Square. Residents are invited to celebrate ten years of Zip Trips during a live FOX25 Morning News broadcast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. with Co-hosts Shannon Mulaire and Gene Lavanchy, Meteorologist Shiri Spear, News Commentator Doug “VB” Goudie and Reporter Elizabeth Hopkins.

The FOX25 Morning News crew has made summer stops in more than 170 communities. The live broadcasts give cities, towns and citizens across New England a chance to share their hometown spirit every Friday on FOX25 Morning News.

Neighbors, residents and kids of all ages who want to show their “Somerville Pride” are encouraged to be part of our live audience at Union Square. We’ll have special guests and features that celebrate the unique qualities of Somerville. Explore the city, meet the people, enjoy specialty food demonstrations and take part in on-site activities. It’s a great way to kick-off the weekend!

Features Include:

  • Taste of the Town: Local restaurants, cafés or bakeries demonstrate savory dishes and sweet treats!
  • Home Town Team: A salute to a youth or senior team ranging from football and soccer to the local running club!
  • Zip Trip Trivia: VB tries to stump a special guest with Somerville trivia.
  • Home Town Hero: Meet the local hero who helps out whenever needed! We’ll feature a resident who’s making a difference.
  • On the Market: Why is Somerville a great place to live? Preview homes in three price points and hear about schools, services and recreation.
  • Firehouse Fridays: Somerville’s finest will be honored for all they do.
  • Zip Trip Fan of the Week: We’ll pick someone from the crowd with true Zip Trip Spirit as our Fan of the Week.
  • Healthy Kids:Join in Boston Children’s Hospital’s mission of improving health for all kids everywhere.
  • High Speed Deal: On-site scavenger hunt game for Zip Trip attendees.
  • Zip Trip Jr. Reporter: We’ll select a young viewer from the crowd to help us with a few reporter duties.
  • Town Tour:The FOX25 Morning News team explores the best eats, must-see attractions, hidden gems, and little known landmarks in Somerville.
  • Children’s Book Drive: Donate a new children’s book to benefit Reach Out and Read.
  • Wellness Check:Wellness tips and a chance to win a trip to Canyon Ranch Spa.

Zip Trip attendees will also have the chance to register to win an all-new 2014 Mazda6!  Other prizes, games, children’s story time and free product sampling (while supplies last) will be part of the fun provided by our Zip Trip partners including:

Boston Children’s Hospital, Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture, Canobie Lake Park, Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU), Dunkin’ Donuts, Fallon Community Health Plan, Hunt’s Photo & Video, Kimball Farm, New England Mazda Dealers, McGeough Lamacchia Realty, Rockland Cement Block & Flag, Santa’s Village, Steamship Authority, Teddie Peanut Butter, Tedeschi Food Shops, and The Paper Store,

For additional information about FOX25 Morning News Zip Trips visit


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