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Americans to Celebrate Columbus Day

Americans to Celebrate Columbus Day

The Italian American Celebration and Parade Committee is honoring Christopher Columbus with multiple days of celebration in October, including the annual parade. The three-day celebration begins with a dinner and dance at Casa Mia at The Hawthorne, 2421 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, on Saturday, Oct. 8. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., dinner at 8 p.m. followed...

Brunch Italian Style On The Hill at Massimo

Brunch Italian Style On The Hill at Massimo

By Stephanie Obodda Massimo has been making waves in the Providence restaurant scene since its opening in mid-June. While many Atwells restaurants have upheld the status quo – upscale but standard Italian fare – Massimo is bursting with creativity in its menu, interior and approach.   You can tell this restaurant is different from the rest of street, even the casual and breezy...

Sept. 30 - 17th Anniversary of October as Italian Heritage Month at the State Ho…

Sept. 30 - 17th Anniversary of October as Italian Heritage Month at the State House

The Consul General of Italy in Boston Nicola De Santis and the October as Italian Heritage Month Committee cordially invite you to attend the 17th Anniversary of October as Italian Heritage Month. Friday September 30th, 2016 at 6 PM sharp. State House, 3rd Floor - House of Representatives - 24 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts   Master of Ceremonies - Hon. Robert De Leo, House Speaker. The Proclamation will be read by Lt. Governor...

Italian-American Family Drama ' A Room Of My Own' At Seven Angels

Italian-American Family Drama ' A Room Of My Own' At Seven Angels

"A room of My Own," a recent off-Broadway success that's now at Seven Angels Theatre with much of its original cast, is an old-fashioned melodrama — not far removed from "I Remember Mama" — about the daily struggles of a tight-knit, loud-mouthed family.   That the family swears and farts volubly doesn't make it seem any more realistic, or any less heartwarming....

Pasta Beach Opens New Providence Location

Pasta Beach Opens New Providence Location

By Grace Lentini If you've ever been to Pasta Beach in Newport, you know it's worth the drive. The pizza is wood-fired, the pasta is always al dente and the decor is perfectly inviting.   Lucky for us, Pasta Beach recently opened a location in Wayland Square, which is great for those unable – or unwilling – to drive more than 20 minutes...

'On Being Italian,' latest The Republican Heritage book, to be served up at A Ta…

'On Being Italian,' latest The Republican Heritage book, to be served up at A Taste of Italy on Saturday

"On Being Italian: A Story of Food, Family and Faith," the latest offering in The Republican Heritage book series, lives up to its title at a special event on Saturday afternoon. The book will be available for sale at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church's A Taste of Italy on Saturday, 4:30 to 8 p.m., at the school auditorium at 36...

Boston to host North American Debut of Italian film “Briciole Sul Mare”

Boston to host North American Debut of Italian film “Briciole Sul Mare”

When: Sunday, October 9, 2016Where: Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA Critically acclaimed Italian comedy-drama film "Briciole Sul Mare" will make its North American debut in 12 cities across the U.S. and Canada throughout the month of October, beginning at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall on October 9.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

October is Italian-American Heritage Month

October is Italian-American Heritage Month

The annual kickoff of this year's Italian American Heritage Month will be held on Friday, September 30th at 5:45 p.m. in the State House Chamber, 3rd Floor.   Coro Dante will be performing the American and Italian national anthems and other musical selections. New entertainment for this year, a performance by musician Ray Cavicchio, soloist Ruth Harcovitz and vocalist Gian Faraone. Attend...

Mario Lanza tribute concert in Providence this weekend

Mario Lanza tribute concert in Providence this weekend

By Richard Duckett   The Italian-American tenor Mario Lanza (1921-59) inspired many with his "once in a century" voice, including later operatic greats such as Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. Talents of the World Inc. is hoping to keep the inspiration going with its show "Three Tenors from Around the World: A Tribute to the Legendary Mario Lanza." It comes to the Cathedral...

Taste of Italy at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Springfield set for Saturda…

Taste of Italy at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Springfield set for Saturday

The ambiance at this annual festival will be strictly Italian. Italian food and music will be the focus as Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish presents A Taste of Italy on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the school auditorium at 36 Margaret St., Springfield.   "The colors, the warmth, the tastes, smells and the music heard -- all will...

Dine Out Maine: At Solo Italiano, there is magic in simplicity

Dine Out Maine: At Solo Italiano, there is magic in simplicity

Three months ago, if you had asked me to predict at which restaurant I would eat jaw-achingly sweet blackberries – plump as a toddler's thumb and picked that morning by our server as she walked through a South Portland park – I would never have guessed Solo Italiano. Vinland, sure. Maybe even Fore Street or Local Sprouts Café, but not...

New Ciro's in Springfield not a continuation of earlier restaurant, says Scibell…

New Ciro's in Springfield not a continuation of earlier restaurant, says Scibelli family

The Scibelli family that ran the beloved Ciro's restaurant in the South End says it has nothing to do with the new restaurant by the same name in the old neighborhood. While the family is upset by an outsider claiming part of their heritage, they may have little recourse to protect a name they haven't used commercially in more than 30...

Eataly in Boston to add 600 new jobs to Massachusetts economy

Eataly in Boston to add 600 new jobs to Massachusetts economy

Italian marketplace Eataly is set to open at The Shops at Prudential Center in Boston later this year and as opening approaches, the company plans to hire 600 employees in the coming weeks.   The restaurant, bakery and retail store hybrid will completely take over what was the food court at the Prudential Center in Boston's Back Bay District. While the influx of...

Heart of Saint Padre Pio Greeted by Thousands in Boston’s North End

Heart of Saint Padre Pio Greeted by Thousands in Boston’s North End

The heart of Saint Padre Pio was presented in Boston's North End on Wednesday night, under heavy security, as thousands waited in line for a glimpse of the major relic at St. Leonard Church. This is the first time a relic of St. Pio of Pietrelcina has left Italy where the body of St. Pio is permanently exposed for veneration...

Cafe Artigiano Opens Soon Downtown

Cafe Artigiano Opens Soon Downtown

A former Mediterranean restaurant near City Hall will be reborn as an Italian cafe some time this fall. Cafe Artigiano is slated to open at 8 City Hall Ave. soon, according to Downtown Boston BID, replacing Cafe Hemshin in the storefront between School Street and City Hall Square.   Cafe Artigiano will reportedly serve panini, pasta, and other items, in addition to...

Danny Amendola on Jimmy Garoppolo: 'He's a tough kid and he's Italian, so don't …

Danny Amendola on Jimmy Garoppolo: 'He's a tough kid and he's Italian, so don't count him out'

The New England Patriots don't have any plans at this time to add a quarterback before the team's home game against the Houston Texans on Thursday night, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, and fellow ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder tweeted the following on Tuesday morning: #Patriots still believe there's a chance Jimmy Garappolo can tolerate pain of AC...

Da Vinci – The Genius exhibit at Museum of Science (opens Oct. 23)

Da Vinci – The Genius exhibit at Museum of Science (opens Oct. 23)

When: Opens Oct. 23, 2016Where: Museum of Science — 1 Science Park, Boston, MA Rediscover the legacy of Leonardo da Vinci in the most comprehensive exhibition on the Renaissance master to tour the world. Created by Grande Exhibitions with the assistance of the Museo Leonardo da Vinci in Rome and a number of experts in Italy and France, this exhibition brings...

Pasta Beach combines Italian cuisine, American summer

Pasta Beach combines Italian cuisine, American summer

Nestled between the many home goods stores, bistros and coffee shops in Wayland Square lies the neighborhood's newest resident: Pasta Beach. The third installment of the chain, which boasts locations in Newport and Boston, opened just weeks ago Aug. 18. Already the restaurant attracts many culinary cognoscenti native to Providence and the surrounding communities to its semi-open-air environment.   A unique addition...

Festa Italia! Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Center of Western MA, Inc.

Festa Italia! Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Center of Western MA, Inc.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 8th for this year's Festa Italia! A Taste of Italy, Food and Wine! We invite you to join us for our fifth annual Festa Italia! A Taste of Italy, Food and Wine! It will be held at The Cedars Banquet Hall, a fitting venue to showcase our Italian food, wine and heritage, with plenty...

It's Festa Time

It's Festa Time

Last year, Newport's Sons of Italy celebrated the 100th year of its founding. But the committee planning this year's Festa Italiana is not slowing down. The 22nd annual Festa Italiana begins with the John Panaggio Original Ziti Night on Friday, Sept. 23, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Vasco da Gama Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., Newport.   The event is sponsored by...

Job Posting: Lecturer in Italian at Dartmouth College

Job Posting: Lecturer in Italian at Dartmouth College

The Department of French and Italian at Dartmouth invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in Italian beginning July 1st, 2017. Initial appointment for two years, with the possibility of longer-term renewal upon successful performance; annual teaching load of six courses at all levels of Italian language.   The successful candidate will join a vibrant language...

'Celebrating a milestone:' Italian Feast of Saints ushers in 90th anniversary

'Celebrating a milestone:' Italian Feast of Saints ushers in 90th anniversary

By Natalie Handy   The 90th Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian was the largest in the event's history, drawing thousands from around Greater Boston this past weekend.   Put on by the Saints Cosmas and Damian Society, the annual event serves as a time to appreciate the traditions of Italy and pay homage to the saints. As the patron saints of Gaeta,...

Daughters, Dads and the Path Through Grief: Tales from Italian America (RI) on S…

Daughters, Dads and the Path Through Grief: Tales from Italian America (RI) on September 21

When:Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PMWhere: Metacomet Country Club | 500 Veterans Memorial Park, East Providence, RI 02914Costs: Members $20, Non-members $30 - Advance ticket purchase required. Join us for a book discussion and presentation of Daughters, Dads and the Path Through Grief: Tales from Italian America with Drs. Lorraine Mangione and Donna DiCello! Hear the stories from women who share...

When cooking Italian food, it’s OK to be ‘lazy’

When cooking Italian food, it’s OK to be ‘lazy’

By Catherine Smart Francesca Montillo thinks Italian cooking is for everyone. The Calabrian native, who has lived in the Boston area for 28 years, launched her business, Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures, last year to help the most novice cooks enjoy a taste of her homeland.   She started teaching classes at adult education centers in Brookline, Cambridge, and Arlington, and now also offers...

Giovanni DeCunto: Pioneering Expressionist

Giovanni DeCunto: Pioneering Expressionist

Giovanni DeCunto realized he could live with his art at the tender of age of 12, when the mother of one of his best friends bought a painting for $35. "I thought I had a million dollars!" he recounts. Hailing from Lawrence, Mass., where his grandparents moved from outside Naples, the 67-year-old artist has come a long way since the days...

Enrico Rennella makes his Boston Debut with his one man comedy show

Enrico Rennella makes his Boston Debut with his one man comedy show

When: Friday, October 7, 2016Where: Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MAA life in comedy was probably in the stars from his April fool's birthdate for Enrico Rennella.   Born in Paris 30 years ago, Mr. Rennella, who moved to Naples at the age of one, performs in his native Italian. He said he tried to break into the comedy club scene in...

Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books exhibit opens Sept. 22 at Gardner Museum

Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books exhibit opens Sept. 22 at Gardner Museum

Rarely seen, exquisite Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books make this a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books showcases over 65 Renaissance paintings hidden between the covers of rare books in Boston's libraries and museums. The works – remarkable for their beauty and jewel-like colors – will be on view at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston from...

A fig tree grows in Maine

A fig tree grows in Maine

Ten years ago, Don Endrizzi planted a fig tree outside his home, which sits a long stone's throw from Maine's largest salt marsh. Beach plum, cord grass, quack grass, foxtail barley, chaffy sedge, glasswort, poison ivy and cattails – also mosquitoes – call the marsh home. Fig trees do not.   Home is the Mediterranean, where the fruits of the fig grow...

Stamford bakery grew by adding a dash of family

Stamford bakery grew by adding a dash of family

Ugo DiMare enjoys baking and loves his family, but never dreamed of mixing the two. Running a bakery shop is so much work, DiMare thought. He did not want to burden his daughters. Despite his worries, they blended. "We used to sweat to make a $100," said one daughter, Maria DiMare-McGrath, 59. "My father felt it was a hard life, and he didn't...

Review: At Bricco in West Hartford, Seasonal Italian That Aims for Balance

Review: At Bricco in West Hartford, Seasonal Italian That Aims for Balance

Restaurants are notoriously short-lived, but Restaurant Bricco, a West Hartford mainstay since 1996, is not only alive, but thriving. How many dinners have crossed the counter from the open kitchen whose wood-burning stone ovens greet arriving guests? Assume an average of 275 covers per night, and Billy Grant, its chef and owner, is somewhere around serving Bricco's two millionth meal....

Premiata a Boston una ricerca italiana sull'Alzheimer

Premiata a Boston una ricerca italiana sull'Alzheimer

La ricercatrice italiana Anna Pedrinolla, dottoranda in Scienze Biomediche, Cliniche e Sperimentali all'Università degli Studi di Verona, è stata recentemente insignita del prestigioso "International Student Award Recipient" in occasione del congresso organizzato dall'American College of Sports Medicine a Boston, negli Stati Uniti. La ricercatrice è stata premiata dalla più grande organizzazione scientifica di medicina e scienza dello sport in relazione al...

Italian Restaurant Opens in New Canaan

Italian Restaurant Opens in New Canaan

Spiga has opened on Main Street in town. The restaurant is located at 136 Main St., which was the site of two failed restaurants, according to the New Canaanite.   Spiga serves northern Italian food and so far has a large amount of foot traffic and favorable response. Pasta is made fresh at the restaurant and other menu items include Italian tapas and...

St. Padre Pio relic coming to Boston in September

St. Padre Pio relic coming to Boston in September

"I'm very excited to announce that the Capuchin Friars who run the Shrine of St. Padre Pio have offered to come to Boston with the heart of Padre Pio for his feast day this year," Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley said in the Sept. 2 post of his weekly blog, CardinalSeansBlog.org. "This is the first time any major relic of Padre Pio...

Celebration of distinguished honoree Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman & Chief E…

Celebration of distinguished honoree Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.

The Golden Door Award 2016 Event Details. This annual Golden Door event celebrates the 35th presentation of the International Institute of New England's award honoring a foreign-born American citizen who has made an extraordinary impact on the lives of others through a life of accomplishment, reputation and service. September 22, 2016. 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Great Room, 60 State Street, Boston, MA (Located next to Brooks Brothers 75 State...

John Carafoli - Italian American Food in New England

John Carafoli - Italian American Food in New England

Thursday September 22. 6 PM - 8 PM EDT. I Am Books - 189 North St. - 02113 Boston, MA. John F. Carafoli is an author, consultant, blogger and internationally know food stylist. After graduating from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, he was an art director/designer and creative director for advertising agencies and publishers in Chicago. Returning to...

Northern Italian-inspired restaurant and wine bar opens in Portland’s West End

Northern Italian-inspired restaurant and wine bar opens in Portland’s West End

Rossobianco, a wine bar and restaurant serving northern Italian-inspired food, opened recently in Portland's West End and will have a grand opening in early September.   The restaurant, at 3 Deering Ave., is a collaboration between David Levi, the owner/chef of Vinland in Portland, and Colleen Callahan, who most recently ran the wine and beer program for Aurora Provisions and will serve...

What happens when Barbara Lynch alums bring Italian food to the South End?

What happens when Barbara Lynch alums bring Italian food to the South End?

By Nestor Ramos If you had 10 grand and a time machine, you could do a lot worse than buying up land in the Ink Block section of the South End.   A decade ago, this was a wasteland. Now, dudes in linen blazers and tailored shorts stroll past the latest condo construction projects, and the fanciest Whole Foods in the Whole World...

Diana Nicosia to Show New Encaustics at Opening

Diana Nicosia to Show New Encaustics at Opening

Modern encaustics inspired by ancient Roman frescoes by Boston artist Diana Nicosia will be shown throughout September at M Fine Arts Galerie in Boston. Entitled "Surfaces Revisited," the show of encaustics is reminiscent of the ancient frescoes at the home of Livia Drusilla, the wife of Emperor Augustus, the first emperor of Rome.   M Fine Arts Galerie is located at 61...

This Italian-American eatery was named one of Bon Appétit’s best new restaurants…

This Italian-American eatery was named one of Bon Appétit’s best new restaurants in America

By Kevin Slane Food and dining magazine Bon Appétit released the 2016 edition of its "Hot 10" best new restaurants in America list Tuesday, and a seafood-centric Italian-American spot less than an hour from Boston made the cut.   Oberlin, which opened in downtown Providence, Rhode Island in January 2016, is the brainchild of chef Benjamin Sukle, who Bon Appétit calls "one of...

Growing love for 100 years

Growing love for 100 years

A century may have passed since Sebastiano and Salvatore Furnari came from Santa Maria di Licodia, Cantania to settle down in Massachusetts, but the Furnari name still stands strong in Andover. Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a legacy extends to the aptly dubbed Furnari Farm Lane (formerly Cypress Lane) in Andover, complete with 14 properties.   Six of those homes still belong to...

The Villa - Come for the food, stay for the entertainment

The Villa - Come for the food, stay for the entertainment

When the Caddick family opened their restaurant four years ago, they envisioned a modern take on a local tradition. Home to Evelyn's Villa for 30 years, The Villa offers upscale Italian-American cuisine in a relaxed and renovated setting.   Michael Pennacchia, a well-known chef who has led kitchens throughout the state for 20 years, joined the restaurant earlier this year. "It's been...

Norwich Italian Heritage group will celebrate 25 years with fireworks

Norwich Italian Heritage group will celebrate 25 years with fireworks

By Ryan Blessing   The Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich is planning for its 25th annual Taste of Italy, to be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 10 at Howard T. Brown Memorial Park. Frank Jacaruso, president of the group, explained the significance of the event as well as upcoming events being planned for the fall. What is new about...

Now, that's Italian

Now, that's Italian

By Terry Date   Old world flavor promises new world delight on Day 2 at The Feast of the Three Saints. The Taste of Italy event, Saturday, Sept. 3, at Cafe Tre Santi — the Holy Rosary Church parking lot — will unveil traditional sausage, mozzarella and bread making, and display real Italian olive oils and wines. Each presenter will serve samples. "What better...

7th Annual Italian Heritage Golf Classic

7th Annual Italian Heritage Golf Classic

The Italian Heritage Month Committee and the Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge #2183 of the Sons of Italy in Wilmington will be hosting our 7th Annual Golf Tournament. The event will be held on Friday September 30, 2016 at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club in Methuen Mass.   Registration is at 7:30am and tee time is an 8:30am Shotgun Start, Scramble Format. The...

New York Style Italian Eatery Opens in Downtown Pittsfield

New York Style Italian Eatery Opens in Downtown Pittsfield

Growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., Frank "Maurice" Savino loved the small Italian eateries, where the chef knew his name, what he liked, and always had something new on the menu.   When he moved to the Berkshires a decade ago, that intimate setting is something he missed. So last month, he opened up his own shop on North Street serving lunch, dinner,...

Phyllis M. (Barbato) Caristo, 99, of Woburn

Phyllis M. (Barbato) Caristo, 99, of Woburn

Phyllis M (Barbato) Carista passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House late Sunday evening, August 28th, after a brief illness. The devoted wife of the late Carl J. Carista, she was ninety-nine years of age.   Born in Boston, she was one of seven children born to Italian immigrants the late Luigi and Maria (Dell Isola) Barbato. Having moved from the...

Second Annual Giangrande Family Scholarship Award Ceremony

Second Annual Giangrande Family Scholarship Award Ceremony

Ten young adults from the Lawrence area were each awarded a $500 scholarship toward tuition or fees at colleges or tuition-based high schools as part of the second annual Giangrande Family Scholarship Award. The award ceremony was held July 27 at Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Health and Technology Center at Northern Essex Community College in Lawrence.   The fund began as a simple idea,...

97th Saint Anthony’s Feast Opens in Boston’s North End

97th Saint Anthony’s Feast Opens in Boston’s North End

by Matt Conti Opening Ceremonies at the 2016 St. Anthony's Feast was a spectacle for thousands of devotees of the patron saint. Always on the last weekend in August, the gold-adorned statue of San Antonio emerged to the faithful crowds on under the glory of confetti and streamers.   A blessing by Fr. Antonio of St. Leonard Church was followed by a short...

Florina Pizzeria and Paninoteca Opens Today on Beacon Hill

Florina Pizzeria and Paninoteca Opens Today on Beacon Hill

by Dana Hatic   A new spot for Italian food opens its doors today on Beacon Hill. Florina Pizzeria and Paninoteca took over the former Derne Street Deli space (16 Derne St.) and will shower the neighborhood in pizza, sandwiches, pasta, and much more.   The new restaurant, located behind the Massachusetts Statehouse, has 19 seats and is open for lunch and dinner, according...

An Italian restaurant called Fat Hen has opened its doors in Somerville

An Italian restaurant called Fat Hen has opened its doors in Somerville

By Kevin Slane  A new Italian restaurant offering an eclectic menu of meats and pastas is now open for business in Somerville. Fat Hen, which began serving customers Thursday, is located inside the former market/cafe space of neighboring restaurant La Brasa at 126 Broadway.   According to Boston magazine, Fat Hen chef Michael Bergin and La Brasa chef Daniel Bojorquez were once roommates and...

Chef Walter raising money for Italy earthquake victims

Chef Walter raising money for Italy earthquake victims

by Tony Gugliotta   A relief effort for the victims of the Italian earthquake is already being started in Cranston by Chef Walter Potenza. "It makes you very uneasy. You can't go back to your own home. Just to think, someone died this morning," Potenza said. Chef Walter is offering Bucatini Amatriciana -- a dish created in the town at the epicenter of the...

Cettina Donato - Allegro Concert Series 2016/17

Cettina Donato - Allegro Concert Series 2016/17

WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT). WHERE: I AM Books - 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113, United States   Born and raised in Sicily (Italy), Cettina is a classical and jazz piano player, composer, arranger and conductor. She graduated in Jazz Composition and Performance at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA). She's also graduated in...

Confusion reigns over fundraising efforts for Mount Carmel Church

Confusion reigns over fundraising efforts for Mount Carmel Church

by Tom Quinn   For decades, Our Lady of Mount Carmel has served in the dual role of religious structure and Italian-American community gathering place. The Catholic Diocese of Worcester shut down the religious aspect of the building when it shuttered the damaged building in May, but the Italian Festival this year brought parishioners and others to the parking lot by the...

Exhibition reception - Nicole Alexandra Cacchiotti

Exhibition reception - Nicole Alexandra Cacchiotti

Please join us for the Opening Reception, Thursday, September 8, from 6-9 PM, at I Am Books, 189 North Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Nicole Alexandra Cacchiotti, "Scenes of Italy" Fine Art Photography Exhibit coming to I Am Books, September - October, 2016. Capturing the warmth, beauty and majesty of the Italian countryside, Cacchiotti, an internationally recognized award winning photographer, displays over 25...

Italy’s Roberta Vinci advances to quarterfinals at Connecticut Open

Italy’s Roberta Vinci advances to quarterfinals at Connecticut Open

by David Borges   While Roberta Vinci made quick work of her opponent in a round-of-16 match on Wednesday afternoon, her mind was, in part, on her native Italy. A powerful earthquake ravaged a mountainous region in the central part of the country earlier in the day, killing at least 120. "Not an easy day for Italy, for the Italians, for sure," Vinci said.   Fortunately...

Book launch event - "Not My Mother's Kitchen"

Book launch event - "Not My Mother's Kitchen"

Tuesday September 6, from 5,30 pm to 7 pm EDT - I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston 02113 "When life gives you lemons, make limoncello! Not My Mother's Kitchen is a funny, loving and oh so useful manual on food, family and survival when your mom is a terrible cook." —Mo Rocca, host of "My Grandmother's Ravioli"   Award-winning chef Rob Chirico learned to...

Sacco and Vanzetti-- Author's Discussion

Sacco and Vanzetti-- Author's Discussion

Sacco and Vanzetti-- Author's Discussion - Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Author Robert Knox will be discussing his recent novel, Suosso's Lane, about the Sacco & Vanzetti case. La Marcia del Delore, rare footage of the funeral, will also be shown.   Tuesday, August 30, 2106 - 7:00 pm at: I AM Books - 189 North Street, Boston - (857) 263-7665 Presented by the Sacco Vanzetti Commemoration Society   Source: Dante Alighieri Society...

Bocce, lasagna, Philly cheese steak — all at Italian Fest in Guilford

Bocce, lasagna, Philly cheese steak — all at Italian Fest in Guilford

By Lisa Reisman   Anyone who's traveled through the center of Guilford at various times in the past year or so cannot have missed the purple emblazoning its churches, schools, and businesses. With its popular Italian Festival on Friday night, Aug. 26 and all day Saturday, Aug. 27, the St. George Men's Group will do its part to highlight Project Purple, an effort...

Della Robbia: The Greatest Family Of Italian Sculptors You’ve Never Heard Of

Della Robbia: The Greatest Family Of Italian Sculptors You’ve Never Heard Of

by Michael Levin   Okay, I get it. By the time you got to Florence, on your 11-country, 12-day European tour, you were hot, tired, a little sick of museums and cathedrals, and thinking mostly about the tavernas and pure white sand beaches on the Greek islands. Dutifully, you filed by the David and Botticelli's Birth of Venus, but by then you were pretty...

New Haven Celebrates Its Italian Culture

New Haven Celebrates Its Italian Culture

by Lori Mack   In the late 1800s, Italian immigrants moved into the Wooster Street area of New Haven, bringing with them the flavors and music of their homeland. This weekend, the city celebrates its Italian culture with a new event called Opera-Palooza. The New Haven Green's outdoor stage will showcase some of Connecticut's rising opera stars as the city celebrates all things...

R.I.'s Nick Albanese draws on Italian roots for one-man show

R.I.'s Nick Albanese draws on Italian roots for one-man show

by Channing Gray   In the two decades since Nick Albanese got a theater degree from the University of Rhode Island, he's tried his hand at standup, even started a theater group doing one-act plays. But he seems to have found his niche with a one-man show about growing up Italian in Providence's North End. He opened "The Last Sicilian" last November at...

Feast Poll: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em?

Feast Poll: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em?

Boston's North End Italian Feasts are entering their peak season during August, as they have been for roughly the past 100 years depending on the founding of the original religious society. Many residents take part in the festivities while others purposely schedule their vacations to be far away from the noise, traffic and occasional chaos.   Among the largest Italian festivals in...

Sicilian-American Theatre Troupe Comes to Watertown

Sicilian-American Theatre Troupe Comes to Watertown

By Alex Newman   A Sicilian-American theatre company is bringing its inaugural production to Watertown, an original piece titled La Storia di Colapesce. Trinacria Theatre Company created the story during a four-week residency in Sicily; its cast of eight American theatre artists is using the production as a means of promoting Sicilian history, heritage and culture at home and abroad.   La Storia di Colapesce...

Lawrence native named General Manager of Sicilian Football team

Lawrence native named General Manager of Sicilian Football team

Lawrence Ma. native Alfred M. Zappala was named General Manager today of the Elephants Catania American football team in Catania, Sicily bringing decades of experience to one of the most storied franchises in the Italian Football Federation (IFL). The Elephants play in the Second Division of the IFL and he was brought in to help reorganize the team into a Division...

Mount Carmel fundraisers face tough challenge

Mount Carmel fundraisers face tough challenge

by Mark Sullivan   Our Lady of Mount Carmel's pastor has issued a message to parishioners committed to reopening the shuttered, crumbling church: If you want it repaired, you'll have to pay for it yourselves. "I made very clear to them the ball is in their court," said Monsignor F. Stephen Pedone. "They have their work cut out for them." Monsignor Pedone said he...

Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration

Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration

Tuesday, August 23rd, is the 89th anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Sacco and Vanzetti were Italian immigrants and committed anarchists whose trial is regarded as one of the great miscarriages of justice in American history.   You are invited to a commemoration at: Encuentro59A Hamilton Place, BostonAugust 23, 7:00 pm Click here for details   Source: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts  

Amid battle to save Mount Carmel Church, Italian Festival goes big

Amid battle to save Mount Carmel Church, Italian Festival goes big

It will be hard to ignore the giant stone building looming in the background. Indeed, for four days later this month, the thousands of people expected to flock to the Italian Festival at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will likely give more than a passing thought to the now-closed church, which celebrated its last Mass on the first day...

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Festival Day Processional in Springfield's South End

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Festival Day Processional in Springfield's South End

In anticipation of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in mid-July, members of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society carried a statue of the Blessed Mother through the streets of the South End to their headquarters, where they provided a free brunch and music for the community.   As it was carried outside the church, the procession paused so...

Volunteers bake thousands of cookies for St. Peter's Italian Bazaar

Volunteers bake thousands of cookies for St. Peter's Italian Bazaar

Thousands of cookies were made fresh Wednesday in Portland. Seven thousand cookies to be exact. Dozens of volunteers at St. Peter's parish hall baked and decorated the cookies to get ready for the 91st St. Peter's Italian Bazaar this weekend.   They say they used about 83 dozen eggs and 150 pounds of flour to bake all those Italian cookies, and that's more than...

Deana Martin leads roast of ‘Sopranos’ actor Vincent Pastore

Deana Martin leads roast of ‘Sopranos’ actor Vincent Pastore

by Tim Leininger The banquet hall in Figaro's Restaurant was packed tighter than an Italian sausage Thursday night as 140 people attended a riotous roast targeting actor Vincent Pastore that was hosted by singer Deana Martin. Pastore, 70, who's known as Vinny to his friends, was running discos and owned a rock 'n' roll bar in New Rochelle, New York, when he...

Annual Italian festival held in Enfield, Connecticut

Annual Italian festival held in Enfield, Connecticut

by Rachel Fazio   An Italian festival drew thousands to Enfield, Connecticut on Saturday. For three days, an annual Italian festival hosted by the Catholic American Cultural organization offers all sorts of family fun and entertainment, and, of course, lots of homemade Italian food.   For 91 straight years, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel society has thrown an Italian festival in Enfield, CT....

A Slice Of Italy In Enfield

A Slice Of Italy In Enfield

This year, the Mount Carmel Italian Festival will be entering its 91st year. Despite the festival being 91 years old, it still has plenty of new festivities to offer people, including the largest collection of Dean Martin memorabilia – which is a special addition to the festival this year. "[The goal of the festival] is to carry on a culture of Italian...

Quattro Eroi Lodge to celebrate 90th anniversary

Quattro Eroi Lodge to celebrate 90th anniversary

The Quattro Eroi Lodge No. 1414 Order Sons of Italy in America, of Franklin, will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Sept. 24 at the Coachman's Lodge, 273 Wrentham Road, Bellingham.   There will be a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m. with a full-course dinner to follow. Dancing will take place until 11 p.m. Music will be provided by Power Play of...

49th annual Italian Festival at Ansonia’s Holy Rosary starts Thursday

49th annual Italian Festival at Ansonia’s Holy Rosary starts Thursday

The annual Holy Rosary Italian Festival will kick off its 49th year Thursday with a weekend of food, amusements and music. Festa 2016 will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Featured will be such homemade Italian specialties as soffrito, baked lasagna, calamari, porchetta as well as friend dough, zeppole and cannoli.   Rainbow Amusements will provide Midway rides. On...

Northampton psychologist explores how Italian American daughters grieve dads By …

Northampton psychologist explores how Italian American daughters grieve dads By Anne-Gerard Flynn

Several area women, including Anna Daniele, owner of La Fiorentina Pastry Shop, are featured in the recently published book, "Daughters, Dads and the Path through Grief: Tales from Italian America."   The book is co-authored by Northampton resident Lorraine Mangione, who holds a doctorate in psychology and teaches at the New Hampshire campus of Antioch New England, and Donna H. DiCello, a...

brunch-italian-style-on-the-hill-at-massimoBy Stephanie Obodda Massimo has been making waves in the Providence restaurant scene since its opening in mid-June. While many Atwells restaurants have upheld the status quo – upscale but standard...
job-posting-lecturer-in-italian-at-dartmouth-collegeThe Department of French and Italian at Dartmouth invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in Italian beginning July 1st, 2017. Initial appointment...
italian-american-family-drama-a-room-of-my-own-at-seven-angels"A room of My Own," a recent off-Broadway success that's now at Seven Angels Theatre with much of its original cast, is an old-fashioned melodrama — not far removed from "I Remember Mama" — about the...
americans-to-celebrate-columbus-dayThe Italian American Celebration and Parade Committee is honoring Christopher Columbus with multiple days of celebration in October, including the annual parade. The three-day celebration begins with...
eataly-in-boston-to-add-600-new-jobs-to-massachusetts-economyItalian marketplace Eataly is set to open at The Shops at Prudential Center in Boston later this year and as opening approaches, the company plans to hire 600 employees in the coming weeks.   The...

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