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Community Rises in Wake of Downtown Lynn Flooding

October 3 , 2017 (published by the Lynn Item) ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE Eric Ciccone looks at all the merchandise that was ruined just in Bene Hardware & Commercial supply alone when Munroe St. Was hit with a flash flood on Saturday. By BRIDGET TURCOTTE LYNN — Out of destruction came something good as business owners and […]

Land of A Thousand Hills hosts fun night

May 8, 2017 (published by the Lynn Item) ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE Jaileen Malave, front, James E. Austin, left, Sokhan Prak, and Esther Summersett enjoy the open mic event. By DAVID WILSON LYNN — It’s only about 10 minutes into the Finals Week Breather + Open Mic at Land of A Thousand Hills Coffee Company, […]


March 20, 2017 (published in the Lynn Item) PHOTO BY ALENA KUZUB Lynn Shelter Association’s “Off the Grid” photography project is exhibited at the Massachusetts State House. By GAYLA CAWLEY BOSTON — The Lynn Shelter Association is using photography to give a close-up view of the struggles of homelessness. The Lynn Shelter Association (LSA) , […]

Gilmore Girls land in Lynn

September 30, 2016  (published in the Lynn Item) Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Co. on Munroe Street in Lynn/Facebook By Bridget Turcotte LYNN — If you’re out on the road, feeling lonely and so cold, you can stop by Land of a Thousand Hills. On Wednesday, the Munroe Street coffee shop will be transformed […]

Raw, Thousand Hills Helps Young Artists Flourish

August 18, 2016 (published by the Lynn Item) Bruce Orr, art therapist at RAW Art Works in Lynn, hangs paintings for the new art show at Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Co. on Munroe Street in Lynn. Photo by Owen O’Rourke By Thomas Grillo LYNN — It may not have the cache of a […]

Something Positive Brewing with LPD

PHOTO BY PAULA MULLER Jay and Bethany Pike talk with Patrolman Ryan Dulong, of the Lynn Police Department, meets with people at the Land of a Thousand Hills cafe on Munroe Street in on Saturday. August 1, 2016 (Published in the Lynn Item) By MICHELE DURGIN LYNN — Eva Yeno, a West African native and Lynn resident, […]

Cummings Grant Received

The Haven Project awarded $100,000 Lynn nonprofit receives major Cummings Foundation grant   Lynn, June 10, 2016 – The Haven Project is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Lynn-based organization was chosen from a total of 479 applicants, during a competitive review process. The Haven Project […]

Homeless Youth at Witt’s End

BY MICHELE DURGIN Featured in Lynn’s Item Ian Witt walks 15 miles a week, turning local streets into trails. But a special cause inspired him to hike 2,189 miles longer. Next week, starting in West Virginia, he plans a trek to Maine, and then fly back and hike to Georgia. He will use the Appalachian […]

Haven of Hope

LYNN’S OWN HAVEN OF HOPE FOR HOMELESS YOUTH Article featuring the Haven Project from The Daily Item ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE Trisha Cole, left, a student, and Amy Velardi, her tutor, work on lessons at the Haven Project on Munroe Street in Lynn. Located at the top of a steep set of stairs on […]