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Love Letters

‘I believe in my heart that this is not the end of our journey’

When I saw him, though, he admitted he thought we should go on a break. I was floored. We had just made plans for him to attend a wedding with me in Europe.

Paul’s Punch

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Sips: It packs a patriotic punch

At the Revolutionary War-themed Rebel’s Guild at the Revere Hotel, Paul’s Punch is a rum-based variation, a nod to the rum industry that flourished in Colonial times as well as to Paul Revere.

Wine RayZyn raisin snacks are made with wine grapes.

Yummy Wine RayZyns make the most of a bad situation

When their family vineyard was destroyed by wildfires, Andrew Cates and his father launched a product line Wine RayZyn, a raisin snack made with wine grapes. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Napa Valley Disaster Relief Fund and the Food Recovery Network.

Olio Taibi extra virgin olive oil

Some of the best olive oils in the world have Lexington ties

Resident Giuseppe Taibi’s family owns Olio Taibi in Agrigento, Sicily, which won two awards at the New York International Olive Oil Competition.

Fruit Bites from perfectlyfree

A healthier fruit snack for kids

The colorful little spheres, larger than a blueberry, are made of fruit puree wrapped in a grape-like skin.

Ask Amy

Wife needs to translate the ‘love languages’

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Wedding bells are ringing, but justices of the peace aren’t getting the call

Justices of the peace, who long presided over non-religious weddings, are getting pushed out by one-day officiants. And they’re not happy about it.

6 tips for officiating a wedding

Some suggestions from justices of the peace, former one-day officiants, and couples who’ve been seen the best and worst of it.

Ask Amy

Girlfriend’s solo escapade bothers boyfriend

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

The state did a review based on more than 1,000 studies finidng inadequate evidence that coffee causes cancer.

California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America’s favorite beverage they can drink up without fear.

Pope: Abortion is ‘white glove’ equivalent to Nazi crimes

The pontiff compared abortion to the “white glove” equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.

Ask Amy

Woman wants folks’ permission to be a mom

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Jamaica Plain, MA., 09/16/11, The fish and chip dish at Doyle's Cafe. For story on labeling of fresh fish. Section; Health and Science, Reporter: jenn Abelson. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staffJamaica Plain, MA., 09/16/11, The fish and chip dish at Doyle's Cafe. For story on labeling of fresh fish. Man eating the fish is Jim Akiba, cq. Section; Health and Science, Reporter: jenn Abelson. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

How to do summer in Boston like a local

Do you have friends and family visiting? Take them to places the guidebooks might overlook.

Suitsupply Boston

Obsession

It’s time to suit up at Suitsupply

Expert tailoring comes to Newbury Street, without sky-high pricing.

Homemade s’mores is an annual crowd favorite at Chefs in Shorts.

Hot Ticket

Some of Boston’s top chefs get out of the kitchen for Chefs in Shorts

Mingle al fresco, eat meat, and then vote for your favorite dish at the 21st annual event.

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: ‘Chemistry often isn’t instant (unless the other party has toned arms)’

Will an after-dinner walk lead to something?

Connections | Magazine

A daughter follows in her father’s footsteps

Tagging along with my professor father was the best possible teaching instruction.

COOKING | MAGAZINE

Recipes: Fill your home with the aroma of cinnamon swirl bread

Show dad or another deserving soul some love with this sweet treat.

Landscape architect Kristen Reimann used a fair amount of green lawn instead of meadow grasses in hopes of decreasing the family dog’s exposure to ticks.

Your Home | Summer Living

After renting for years on Martha’s Vineyard, building a getaway all their own

Empty-nesters-to-be commission a bright, modern home that’s everything their year-round residence isn’t.

The tubular frame of the pergola is painted bright red to match the Barn Light Electric Company sconces. The 1,700-square-foot addition is connected to the original farmhouse by a passageway at right.

Your Home | Summer Living

Parents add a modern wing to their son’s Vermont farmhouse

The right-sized space serves as a weekend retreat for now and a place to retire down the road.

Architect Phil Kaplan used a combination of natural cedar shingles and pine clapboard stained dark blue for the home’s exterior. A low retaining wall made from rocks found on the site defines the back terrace.

Your Home | Summer Living

Sisters build a relaxed summer retreat in coastal Maine

In the woods and near the water, the cheery and energy-efficient house sits on land passed down by their grandparents.

Designer Beth Odence, daughter Charlotte (holding Dexter the pug), and husband Phil enjoy lunch on the patio.

Your Home | Summer Living

Once a sea captain’s cottage, this Cotuit fixer-upper brings on the charm

Quaint meets fresh in an interior designer’s 19th-century residence.

New England Literary News | Nina MacLaughlin

Bobbie’s Meadow to open at Carle museum; local groups get NEA grants

The museum will hold a celebration June 23 for the dedication of the new outdoor space.

Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk

Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they’re drinking less milk, too.

Argentine Congress OK’s elective abortion; bill now goes to Senate

The lower house of Argentina’s congress on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, sending the measure to the Senate. President Mauricio Macri has said he will sign the bill if it’s approved.

Karan Marwah releases “Brown Boy” on streaming platforms Friday.

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Outside-the-box thinking, singing from Northeastern grad Karan Marwah

The R&B/soul artist releases “Brown Boy,” the second half of an ambitious, self-produced duology, on streaming platforms Friday.

love letters

How long do I wait to reach out?

So the highs consisted of us laughing, loving, enjoying each other again. And the lows were discussing our past issues, our present issues, and how we prevent them from being future issues. And he couldn’t handle it. He left me.

Karen Akunowicz

Tables: Akunowicz ready to strike out on her own

Myers + Chang partner, executive chef, and recent James Beard award-winner Karen Akunowicz will leave the South End restaurant on June 30 to open her own venture.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

The gifts of growing up in a crazy family

Dr. Edward Hallowell, best known for his work on attention deficit disorder, has just published a memoir on “the WASP triad: alcoholism, mental illness, and politeness.”

Quick Bite

Two souls hanging at Two Saints Tavern

Come here for all-day pub food from Brian O’Donnell and Dropkick Murphys frontman Ken Casey.

Miss Conduct

Advice: Kids these days? They mark up fund-raiser candy and pocket the difference

Is this really just evidence of an enterprising spirit, or an unethical move by some students?

Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest.

A lagoon off the island of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands is popular for snorkling.

Cook Islands: The tropical paradise you need to visit before everyone else does

This place won’t stay a secret much longer.

Ask Amy

Girl pressed for nude photo should wear T-shirt instead

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Love Letters

When is it worth trying long-distance?

We’ve had a lot of fun together, and the relationship has been a positive thing in my life, but at times it has also felt like more work than it should be.

Hike a volcanic mountain in Haleakala National Park.

A beach agnostic’s guide to Hawaii

Here are three worthy Maui adventures that do not involve lying in sand.

Love Letters

Is there such a thing as a ‘sophisticated’ breakup?

After his infidelity, she just wants to move on and be happy.

Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

With frustration mounting over lawmakers’ inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health crisis.

Audra McDonald with her husband, Will Swenson, on the Amalfi Coast.

The VIP Lounge with Audra McDonald

We caught up with the celebrated performer — and winner of six Tonys, two Grammys, and an Emmy — to talk about all things travel. You can see her June 24 at Tanglewood.

Mike Thiel and Gail Richard in Egypt in 2011.

An interview with the founder of Hideaways, precursor to the likes of VRBO and HomeAway

Mike Thiel started it almost four decades ago, first working out of his home in Concord, then moving to an office in Littleton, and eventually setting up shop in Portsmouth, N.H.

Dart players at Brighton’s Green Briar.

Here’s a list of some restaurants and bars where you can play darts in New England

Here are restaurants and bars to throw back a pint and throw a dart, too.

17downunder -- Jet boating on Dart River, New Zealand. (Dart River Adventures)

Trying out all the adventures Australia and New Zealand have to offer

During a three-week visit to Australia and New Zealand, I went bridge climbing, scuba diving, jet boating, glacier hiking, black water rafting, and rolling down a hill in a giant, water-lined plastic ball.

Globe Magazine

Playing piano at Dana-Farber, he sees improvisation is not just for jazz

His audience of cancer patients helps each other muddle through the songs of their lives, even when they don’t know the next note.

Spoons, magnets, rocks: New book looks at the history of souvenirs

The new book “Souvenir,” by travel writer Rolf Potts, walks us through the origins of some of the most popular vacation memorabilia, including postcards and the still confoundedly ubiquitous souvenir spoons.

Dudley the Scottish Highland bull.

After crowdfunding campaign, Dudley the Scottish Highland bull retires in style

“I realized he’s not just a big animal in a field. This is a guy with a personality.”