On any given night at Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquors, guests might hear staff instructors share their favorite French wines or introduce a Speyside scotch. They might also see guest sommeliers, local brewers, or winemakers discuss the production regions and flavors of their most cherished varietals. For more than 75 years, Gordon’s has been a beacon for such talented flavor enthusiasts, recruiting a team of specialized instructors that has earned the alcohol emporium the title of Massachusetts Beverage Business 2012 Retailer of the Year. These professionals have never tired of spinning out lessons—touching on wine education, beer and spirits, cooking, and wine-and-food pairings, which immerses visitors in how to successfully marry cheeses and wines without their parents getting all bent out of shape.
Yet apart from the knowledge spread therein and the discussions bubbling with poignant enthusiasm behind the shelves, Gordon’s also serves as a supplier. Its shelves abound with hundreds of wines—including kosher wines—from every continent except Antarctica, more than 500 types of craft beer, and 300 single-malt scotches.
If any recent trailers have sucked you in, catch the movies when they come out at The Embassy Cinema in Waltham.
While you're enjoying this theater, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this theater.
The fresh breeze will cool your face as you watch a movie on the open air screens.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
The YMCA keeps residents healthy and engaged in more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the country, but it traces its American origins to the streets of 19th-century Boston. Here, Thomas Valentine Sullivan carried on the mission started in London by George Williams: providing affordable recreation and residence to young men from cities and country towns alike. Over the last century and change, the organization's mission changed to keep pace with the evolving times; today, the YMCA of Greater Boston welcomes anyone interested in furthering the causes of "youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."
This modern mission combines the Y's signature programming with new initiatives designed to keep citizens one step ahead of an ever-changing world. Members stay fit and active with everything from organized sports and fitness classes to lifeguard, CPR, and first aid lessons. But the Y's developmental programs go far beyond bodily strength; their enrichment and leadership courses equip youths with the confidence needed to take charge in their everyday lives, and ESL classes help newcomers to English embark on the next step of their linguistic lives.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are your one-stop group fitness studio.
We offer toning and cardio classes as well as nutrition coaching. Our goal is to help you achieve your own fitness level.
We focus on working hard and having fun in a positive and supportive environment.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
We strive to make each class challenging and enjoyable at the same time.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Blue Barre was created to provide a
welcoming and supportive group exercise environment that is not a gym.
What do you love most about your job?
We love seeing our clients smile during class!
Retired NFL cornerback Ty Law has exchanged the gridiron for a far more forgiving, far more buoyant playing field. At his Launch Trampoline Park, visitors of all ages bounce, flip, and twirl as they burn calories and defy gravity on jumping courts—including one designed especially for kids and another for playing dodge ball—comprised of adjoining floor trampolines and angled wall trampolines. There’s also a mammoth foam pit so that you can be assured a soft landing should you attempt any feats of aerial wonder.
As fitness remains one of Law’s top priorities, he offers fitness classes that provide low-impact workouts while incinerating up to 1,000 calories each bouncy hour. For those seeking a break from bouncing, the park has an arcade and a café with free WiFi.
The Zamboni finishes its final methodical sweep across the Community Ice Skating at Kendall, leaving behind only a smooth, glassy surface. The illuminated floors of the surrounding office buildings and the twinkling holiday lights of the nearby trees reflect vividly off the ice for a precious moment before the calm is broken by scores of skaters spilling out into the rink—sliding, dashing, and casually gliding through the cold evening air.
This is the scene at the Community Ice Skating each day from mid-December through mid-March, provided the weather cooperates. Skaters can rent hockey and figure skates or bring their own blades for spins around the rink. They can pause between laps to warm themselves with a hot chocolate from the snack bar.