Monks offer sanctuary near Harvard Square

Sep 5, 2015

Monks offer sanctuary near Harvard Square

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Just blocks away from the bustling heart of this city, a community of monks offers a silent escape from it. The Society of Saint John the Evangelist, an order of Episcopal brothers, has kept a guesthouse at its monastery for decades to give outsiders ...

Massachusetts creator of iconic pink lawn flamingo dies at 79

Jun 24, 2015

Massachusetts creator of iconic pink lawn flamingo dies at 79

The Massachusetts man who invented the plastic pink flamingo lawn ornament, which went from a 1960s craze to a kitsch icon, died this week aged 79, his widow said on Tuesday. Donald Featherstone was just out of art school in 1957 when a plastics company ...