“The first time I came to Jerry’s, I was overwhelmed to find a place of such peace and tranquility. The doors were open onto the patio and many kinds of birds landed in the garden during the hour or so I spent there. The atmosphere was utterly restful, almost contemplative.” (Laura Garcia, salon client)

Jerry: My wife’s cousin was visiting one time, and she was watching me from the window, with all the cluster of nature around me, moving toward me, and she said, “Jerry is — ”

James Parker: St. Francis of Assisi?

Jerry: She said, “Jerry is Tarzan.”

(The Boston Phoenix, 2008)

[USAToday] It’s for the birds, and more

Backyard habitats impart stewardship By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Special for USA TODAY SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Wedged between train tracks and a busy thoroughfare, Jerry Lauretano’s home-based hair salon relies on berry-producing trees to attract a range of lovely birds — as well as some not-so-lovely ones. Last winter, customers saw cardinals, robins and goldfinches. On an April morning, however, pigeons… Read more →