Fall’s coming - but here are 25 things to do before the end of summer.

Fall’s coming - but here are 25 things to do before the end of summer.

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How to host the perfect summer garden party 
Chef Tiffani Faison and Dominick Doyle team up to create a relaxed garden party. So can you.
(JOSH REYNOLDS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

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How to host the perfect summer garden party

Chef Tiffani Faison and Dominick Doyle team up to create a relaxed garden party. So can you.

(JOSH REYNOLDS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

Great white sighting at Nauset Beach deters few 
Thousands of people packed one of the Cape’s most popular beaches - Nauset in Orleans - a day after a great white shark approached a kayaker.
(Photo by Shelly Negrotti)

Great white sighting at Nauset Beach deters few

Thousands of people packed one of the Cape’s most popular beaches - Nauset in Orleans - a day after a great white shark approached a kayaker.

(Photo by Shelly Negrotti)

How hot was it? It was so hot that… 
Hot-weather jokes were flying as the mercury soared to 96 degrees, a record for the date in Boston.
(DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)

How hot was it? It was so hot that…

Hot-weather jokes were flying as the mercury soared to 96 degrees, a record for the date in Boston.

(DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)

Tags #heat    #hot    #weather    #Boston    #summer    #lol   

7 hot summer sunglasses 
Sunny summer days have arrived, and with them the need for a sizzling and sexy new pair of shades. This season, you have all kinds of options.

7 hot summer sunglasses

Sunny summer days have arrived, and with them the need for a sizzling and sexy new pair of shades. This season, you have all kinds of options.

2 great white sharks detected off Cape Cod 
State fisheries officials say two great white sharks tagged last summer off the Cape Cod coast have been detected via transmitter signals picked up earlier this month off Chatham.
(Globe file photo)

2 great white sharks detected off Cape Cod

State fisheries officials say two great white sharks tagged last summer off the Cape Cod coast have been detected via transmitter signals picked up earlier this month off Chatham.

(Globe file photo)

Summer slides in with a steamy scorcher 
The first official day of summer arrived Wednesday, with temperatures soaring to 96 degrees in Boston. The National Weather Service is predicting 99 degrees today.
(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)

Summer slides in with a steamy scorcher

The first official day of summer arrived Wednesday, with temperatures soaring to 96 degrees in Boston. The National Weather Service is predicting 99 degrees today.

(ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)

115 ways to savor summer in New England 
Start making plans: Here’s more than one thing to do for every day of summer.

115 ways to savor summer in New England

Start making plans: Here’s more than one thing to do for every day of summer.

EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE PREVIEW 2012
New England Weekend Fun Guide 
- There never seem to be enough of them in New England’s too-brief summer. Here are things to do to make each one fabulous.
(JIM TURNER)

EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE PREVIEW 2012

New England Weekend Fun Guide

- There never seem to be enough of them in New England’s too-brief summer. Here are things to do to make each one fabulous.

(JIM TURNER)

Summer movies!  Here’s some of what reviewers Wesley Morris and Ty Burr are looking forward to.

Summer movies! ┬áHere’s some of what reviewers Wesley Morris and Ty Burr are looking forward to.