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Colrain Arthur A. Smith Bridge

The bridges of Franklin County: Handhewn icons of transportation recall a can-do culture

Franklin County’s five remaining spans form a nice cluster that links up in a drive of slightly more than 53 miles on back roads.

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Skip the stress: Elope at these inns

There will even be photos to prove you’re hitched.

Gamble House in Pasadena, Calif., was home of Doc Brown in “Back to the Future.”

Orbitz makes it easier to visit the filming sites of favorite shows and movies

Click on a location on the interactive map or search out a movie or television show you are interested in and find everything from a recap of the show, recommendations for where to stay and eat, how to get around, and specific directions to filming locations.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Aug. 21-27

Carnival Day Parade, ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival, Brew at the Zoo, and more.

Style Watch

Hot outfits match the weather at a fashion show at Liquid Art House

Rhode Island modeling agency The Beauty Within organized the event.

Miss Conduct

Advice: How do I enforce a dress code for my kids’ friends who visit?

A dad seeks a ruling on his request for appropriate attire at home.

Connections | Magazine

A lifelong friendship, from Boston to Hawaii

A homesick Hawaiian and a gregarious Bay Stater forged a bond in college that lasts today.

Dinner with Cupid

Will their mutual dislike for cats lead to warm, fuzzy feelings?

They agree on the critical pet question, and the best way to prepare a steak, but will that be enough for this young couple?

home

Indoor gardens bring veggies and herbs inside

There are a variety of indoor grow gardens on the market that come with everything you need: planter, planting medium, seeds, fertilizer, and a high-intensity grow light.

obsession

For fall, a little fancy footwork

Classic Americana detailing makes its way from runway to retail

love letters

Can’t stop thinking about her cheat

No relationships really make it from the ages we started going out, and I know she needed space. So why am I struggling so much here?

fashion

The military chic of aviators

Randolph Engineering has provided shades for the US Air Force since 1982, and now they offer their specs to the civilian market.

The VIP Lounge | Mookie Betts

The VIP Lounge with Mookie Betts

We caught up with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts to talk about all things travel.

The author and his wife, Carol, tried out the Megabus to New York City.

A train lover takes the bus: Can’t beat the price for BOS-NYC bus, but what about the user experience?

As much as Amtrak remains the workhorse on the BOS-NYC route, claiming more riders between the two cities than all the airlines combined, travel by bus is growing.

The Bethel Sugar Shack serves soft serve vanilla ice cream topped with small dog bones for canine friends.

The Tip

Where to get an ice cream treat for your hot dog

Here’s the scoop on where to get a treat for your panting pooch, and where you’ll be begging for your own cone or sundae.

Flight attendants say social media is both a positive and negative tool.

Does social media make it miserable to be a flight attendant? We asked.

Passengers’ ability to complain — loudly, publicly, and instantly, thanks to social media — means on-the-job altercations have become increasingly stressful for airline staff. But there’s also a benefit to the immediate feedback.

Turasan “Selda Red”

Sips

A delicious red from Turkey, now pouring in Wellesley

Boston-area wine pros are starting to champion Turkish varieties.

My Instagram

Teron Nezwek

Tufts University medical student Teron Nezwek’s Instagram feed has a bit of everything

On-trend home merchandise from Homesense.

The One Thing

The max for the minimum still holds strong

Many retailers are struggling, but off-price behemoth TJX is looking to expand.

Scallop ravioli at Mooncusser Fish House.

Tables

Say hello to Moon Bar and goodbye to Tavern Road

Plus: The team behind Worcester’s popular American restaurant and cafe Deadhorse Hill will open American-Korean spot Simjang this fall.

Mooncusser Fish House

Quick Bite

At Mooncusser, fish house meets treehouse

A new upscale seafood restaurant from the team behind 80 Thoreau offers views of Boston below.

Here, there, and everywhere

From a golf ball drop for charity to a family visit to explore the geology and history of the Navajo territory while scrambling around Amangiri, a luxury resort in Canyon Point, Utah.

Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo’s school board Thursday for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations.

Lawsuit claims Poland Spring Water is committing ‘colossal fraud’

A lawsuit claims that Poland Spring Water is deceiving consumers by saying their bottle contains ‘‘100 percent natural spring water’’ that hails from Maine.

Miss Conduct

How do I politely get uninvited guests to leave?

I like to see them, but would appreciate a little advance notice.

FILE - In this July 27, 2015, file photo, a long line of hikers head out of the Grand Canyon along the Bright Angel Trail at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. The U.S. federal government announced Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, it will eliminate a policy it put in place to allow national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

National Parks Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

The Federal Government will eliminate a policy it put in place six years ago to allow national parks to ban bottled water sales in an effort to curb litter.

This undated photo provided by SeaWorld shows Kasatka, one of the entertainment company's last killer whales to come from the wild, in its compound at the marine park in San Diego. Kasatka was euthanized Tuesday evening, Aug. 15, 2017,

SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize orca that had lung disease

It was the entertainment company’s last killer whales to come from the wild, marking the third orca death this year at one of its marine parks.

love letters

He lied about friendship with a woman at work

When I confronted him he said, “Yes, I have spoken to her multiple times and I have lied about it.”

US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows.

Love Letters

Why do my ex and I still use the ‘L’ word?

We broke up, and for good reasons, and I moved away. But she still says I love you every time we talk.

From the Bar

Swordfish tacos and an Austrian pour with a pedigree

The Quarry Restaurant in Hingham has become a spot to pop into.

Ask Amy

Mom can help lovesick teen become Wonder Woman

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Two Point Pils is Portico Brewing Co.’s latest beer, Fuzzy Logic its longest-running, and Escher the name for an evolving pale ale series.

Bottles

Portico’s focus is making good stuff better

The brewing company doesn’t have a flagship but puts its main lineup front and center.

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2nd defense attorney wants off Bill Cosby’s sex assault case

Los Angeles-based lawyer Angela Agrusa filed documents Tuesday seeking to withdraw as Cosby’s counsel.

Former  President Barack Obama in July.

Names

Obama’s tweet becomes second-most liked

The former president quoted Nelson Mandela after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va.

In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performed during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. A shade of purple named for the late superstar Prince was announced Monday by the icon’s estate.

Pantone creates ‘Purple Rain’ hue to honor Prince

A shade of purple named for the late superstar Prince was announced Monday by the icon’s estate.

Globe Magazine

On the Internet, waiters can spill all they want

When diners misbehave, and definitely when they undertip, social media gives restaurant waitstaff a way to serve up disdain.

Perspective | Magazine

I’m tired of tiny amounts of food at supersized prices

Fine dining is more satisfying than ever, except for one thing: you’re still hungry after you’ve cleaned your plate.

Cheeses at Dancing Goats Dairy.

Names

Dancing Goats makes some great cheese

Many of the aged cheeses are named for strong women, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Josephine Baker.

Eloise and Pierce Brault help their mother, Caitlin McCormick-Brault, make quiche.

Already feeling back-to-school lunchbox angst? You’re not alone.

For every parent who artfully arranges a bento box, it seems there are plenty more who desperately peer into their refrigerator looking for the last log of string cheese.

Beef with leek wrapped in pancakes (above left) and braised pork shin in brown sauce.

Cheap Eats

Reopened Mu Lan was worth the wait

Despite the bigger digs, this Taiwanese restaurant is often packed.

Recipe: Grilled swordfish Nicoise

The author lived in Nice in the south of France for a year, where summers meant grilled swordfish with the olive spread tapenade and a tomato salad. Make it all here and pretend it’s Provence.

Grilled swordfish Nicoise.

COOKING WITH | GORDON HAMERSLEY

Fresh fish can transport me to France

Adding tapenade and a Nicoise salad nearly completes the journey.

The confident cook

Slow-roasting fish isn’t new, and it’s a great way to keep the flesh from drying out

Slow-roasting prevents fish from drying out. Turn the oven way down, set the fish on a bed of herbs, and let it cook for less than 20 minutes.

Christian and Andrea Stanley own Valley Malt, the largest independently owned malt house in New England.

Small malting operation in Hadley helps local beers stand out

“Without malt,” says Andrea Stanley, co-owner of Valley Malt, “you don’t have beer.”

Recipe for peach chutney

Though peach chutney is particularly good with many roast meats, it’s a wonderful addition to the cheese platter, where it can be spread on toasts.