June 15, 2014 | Weekend fun guide

Gabrielle Garschina-Bobrow walked with her dog Paloma and daughter Luna Garschina-Bobrow, 7, at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport. Go take a hike (near Boston)

Day-trippers, campers, climbers, and even craft beer lovers, there’s a trail waiting for you. By George LeVines


Watching ‘Brady Bunch’ with my daughters

Could classic TV bring Neil Swidey’s modern family even closer together? By Neil Swidey

The canal viewed from Buzzards Bay; the vertical lift railroad bridge appears first, with the Bourne Bridge behind it. Cape Cod Canal’s 100th anniversary

On its 100th year, we look back at the Cape Cod Canal, an engineering marvel that changed our vacation playground forever. By Doug Most

Considering parole for a teen murderer

The case of Steven James, who was 17 when he killed Edward Sullivan with a baseball bat, puts Massachusetts’s new parole rules to the test. By Bella English

Your Week Ahead

1941 Ford Business Coupe. 5 things to do in Boston the week of June 15

A vintage auto race, free admission for dads, Juneteenth commemoration, and more.


My dream for my black sons on Father’s Day

I will raise them to understand the challenges facing black men, but to never stop believing in themselves. By Dorian O. Burton

First Person

Ray Murphy.  Maine’s chain-saw artist readies for another season of derring-do

Ray Murphy, the self-proclaimed inventor of chain-saw art, dares you to find a faster, better wizard with wood. By As told to Jeff Harder

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Freeden Oeur and Emily Wasser. Blind date: School days

Will these two teachers make the honor roll, or flunk out? By Compiled Eryn Carlson

Style Watch

Daring to wear a feathered hat

Plumed toppers add panache to these looks. By Tina Sutton

On the Block

For sale: Homes with horse barns in Newbury, Norfolk

Both properties offer a place to hang your hat and your saddle. By Stacey Myers

A Restaurant’s Take

Empanadas at Twist Bakery & Cafe in Millis. Twist gluten-free bakery

In Millis, a specialist in sweet and savory goodies — all made without one particular ingredient. By Ann Trieger Kurland

Tales from the City

Smartphone users dial in to the issue

A question arises for young texters.


Letters to the editor

Readers respond to Jim Braude’s Perspective essay on the lottery, via e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook comment, and a disagreement over Miss Conduct.