Scout Congratulates Louise Marks – July 2011 Contest Winner!
Louise Marks’ winning entry was randomly drawn from the 55 correct answers we received. Many of the correct replies were enthusiastic. One entrant even told us, “I got so excited (upon recognizing the photo), I told my mom about it!”
Louise knew – as did most of you – that the rectangular paneling in our snapshot belonged to none other than Somerville Hospital (230 Highland Ave).
When she first saw the photo, she wasn’t sure. “I thought it was a parking garage,” she confesses. But a few days later – July 24, to be exact – she was walking down Highland Ave during the “Seize the Summer” portion of the city’s SomerStreets celebration. When she passed the hospital, she recognized the photograph.
A retired social worker who worked for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Louise has been a Somerville resident since 2004. She lives with her spouse, Faye Bergsman, in the “Walnut Hill” neighborhood, not far from Somerville High School (81 Highland Ave). She plans to spend her $50 prize during an upcoming vacation in Reno, Nev.
Her favorite Somerville haunts include Mount Vernon (14 Broadway), where she loves the twin lobster. “I’m from Gloucester, so I know my seafood,” she says. She’s also a fan of the captain’s platter at Jimbo’s (40 Bow St). She is a frequent shopper at Somerville’s farmers markets and she enjoys spending time at both Diesel Café (257 Elm St) and Starbucks (260 Elm St) in Davis Square. “It depends on where there are more comfy seats available,” she says.