Lynn gym looking to train more than just bodies

Originally published in The Daily Item in May 2014 LYNN — Neil Liston has been training athletes for years, but now he and his staff at Higher Ground Sports and Fitness Training are bringing their services to wider range of youths with a nonprofit. The Eastern Avenue facility, specializing in sports conditioning, has regularly hosted local boxers,[…]

‘b Positive Project’ apparel moves to Lynn: Entrepreneur’s venture focuses on optimism, based on trust

Originally posted in The Daily Item Tuesday, April 22, 2014 LYNN — Stephen Martin is bringing a new style of business to Lynn with his casual apparel company, the “b Positive Project,” where the message of optimism isn’t limited to the logo on the clothes. Martin may be the first in the business to allow customers to[…]

‘Bionic Man’ tells Saugus middle school students of overcoming personal struggles

Originally published in The Daily Item Saturday, May 24, 2014 SAUGUS — “Bionic Man” and Ironman World Champion Rajesh Durbal had a lot of lessons for Saugus teens Friday at his appearance at the Elks Club. The event, organized by drug abuse and prevention group Saugus We Care, was intended to teach middle school students to steer[…]

Riding to remember: Springfield to Boston cycling fundraiser to honor slain policeman

Originally published in The Daily Item September 21, 2013 LYNN Lynn Police officers ride in lots of fundraising cycling events, but today’s Ride to Remember from Springfield to Boston will hit closer to home, and not just geographically. The ride will be honoring fallen Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose, who was shot and killed in the line[…]

Injured but not broken: Marblehead yoga enthusiast returns for annual event

Originally published in The Daily Item November 23, 2012 MARBLEHEAD Elaine Wintman said she knew this year’s annual Thanksgiving yoga benefit would be an emotional one. The yogi has been putting on a charity yoga class every Thanksgiving morning since she moved back to the North Shore to benefit Healing Abuse Working for Change and the[…]