Openings, closings, and more in the west suburbs
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The Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick has opened its Delbridge Family Center for the Arts, the school's first building solely dedicated to the arts. The building boasts multi-arts performance spaces, a dance studio with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, offices, an art gallery in the lobby, and two outdoor patio spaces. It was made possible with donations from Kevin and Sandra Delbridge and other donors. Classes will be held in the building this school year. The Sept. 8 ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by town officials, parents, and students of the private school.
Barry's Bootcamp, which originated in Los Angeles in 1998, will be coming to Chestnut Hill this winter. The gym facility will open in 2017 in The Street, a shopping and entertainment center. Barry's Bootcamp workouts are advertised to burn up to 1,000 calories in one hour. Training is held in a "Red Room," with dim red lighting and high-energy loud music. The workouts are popular with a number of celebrities and models, including Kim Kardashian, Ellie Goulding, Katie Holmes, and Jake Gyllenhaal. The Chestnut Hill branch will also have a Barry's Fuel Bar offering smoothies, juices, and snacks. Construction will begin in the next few weeks.
Gore Place, the mansion and land in Waltham that once belonged to Governor Christopher Gore, has received a grant to help decorate it in early 19th-century décor. The $5,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation will be used to update the second-floor bedrooms with more historically accurate décor and furnishings. The museum will bring in an expert to add new beddings, window treatments, wallpaper, and textiles that better reflect the time period's style. The changes to the mansion on the 50-acre estate will be added in the spring. Tours of the historic estate are available to the public Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.goreplace.org.
MassBay Community College in Wellesley recently held its third annual Information Security Summit, a daylong conference to discuss the latest in network security and technology issues which also raised scholarship money for students pursuing careers in cyber security. MassBay has both a certificate and associate degree program in cyber security. The summit brought in $5,000 in donations, bringing the total raised since 2013 to $28,000. The sponsors of this year's event include AlienVault, CDW, CyberSN, FTG, Infraguard, Interwork, ISACA, ISSA, Veeam, PhishMe, RSA, SnoopWall, Sophos, TCG, and Varonis. Towerwall of Framingham was the lead sponsor.