‘Resolutionaries’: Some pursue quick fixes, but experts advise caution

Originally published in The Daily Item January 14, 2013 If it’s January, that means gyms everywhere are packed with New Year’s “resolutionaries:” those who join right after the holidays and vow to diet and exercise. Maria Calla, group exercise manager at the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, in Marblehead, said it’s no myth that[…]

Speakers share environmental sting of declining honeybee population

SAUGUS — With New England gardening season in full swing, Saugus environmentalists are encouraging neighbors to “bee friendly.” At its annual dinner Wednesday, Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) heard from Essex County Beekeeping Association members Marty Kessel and Peter Delaney on how to improve the rapid decline of the honeybee population due to[…]

‘Surfset’ offers board-bound fitness without the frigid ocean

Originally published in The Daily Item Monday, March 24, 2014 MARBLEHEAD — Spring may have sprung, but frigid ocean temperatures will keep most off their paddleboards for a few more months — unless they workout with SUP East Coast Style. The paddleboard company based out of Marblehead has been getting North Shore fitness enthusiasts on board all[…]