Brief as it seems, sandwiched between our muddy spring and brisk fall, the weeks between Memorial and Labor Day are why we wait out winter. And every year we aim to take advantage of as much outdoor amusement as we can. No more trips to the grocery store; we stock the fridge from the farmers’ markets up and down the Shoreline (and find our friends there, too). Music fills the town greens, beaches, and vineyards. Festivals are plentiful, celebrating everything from strawberries to oysters. All this fun dispells the notion that New Englanders are a staid bunch! Here’s a list of everything you need to know about the best time of year. Read the entire newsletter here.