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Medford Chief of Police Leo A. Sacco Jr. to be honored with Law Award

Medford Chief of Police Leo A. Sacco Jr. to be honored with Law Award

The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, part of the national Order Sons of Italy in America, is honoring several leaders in the Italian-American community, as well as graduating high school seniors at a combined event, the Massachusetts Education and Law Awards, on Sunday, May 4, 2014. The event will also honor six outstanding public servants, including Medford Chief of Police Leo A....

Exhibit, film open Wednesday at FSU

Exhibit, film open Wednesday at FSU

"An Italian-American Family," a film and exhibit of mixed-media artwork inspired and informed by the Benedettos of Noroton Heights, Darien, Conn., will be presented at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Presidents' Hall in the Mazzaferro Center, 291 Highland Ave. Admission is free.   The exhibition was created using Fitchburg State Professor Helen Obermeyer-Simmons' husband's family history, photos and documents as source material. The project was...

Trattoria 'A Vucchella opens in Bridgeport

Trattoria 'A Vucchella opens in Bridgeport

Bijou Square can now add authentic Italian cuisine to its menu. Trattoria 'A Vucchella, an Italian restaurant featuring the simple and authentic dishes of a trattoria, opened its doors on Fairfield Avenue at the beginning of this month.   Owned by cousins Jennifer Galletti and Thomas Bepko, both of the Bridgeport area, and Pasquale De Martino, of Sorrento, Italy, Trattoria 'A Vucchella features...

Pianist Maurizio Pollini to Open Boston Celebrity Series 2014-15

Pianist Maurizio Pollini to Open Boston Celebrity Series 2014-15

When: October 5, 2014Where: Boston Symphony Hall — 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115 The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

The Art of Italian Cuisine Program and Menu - Spring 2014

The Art of Italian Cuisine Program and Menu - Spring 2014

Discover your inner chef and Italy's incredibly diverse culinary landscape to create your own three course masterpiece! Six classes introduce three thematic classes and the distinct and exciting cuisines of three Italian regions. Each class lasts 4 hours. You will cook in a newly equipped kitchen at the Dante Alighieri Society in Kendall Square, Cambridge, and enjoy your meal in...

Lawyer of the Year

Lawyer of the Year

Attorney Joseph A. Mengacci of Middlebury received of the association's St. Joseph's Day Italian American Lawyer of the Year award at the 17th Annual Italian-American Legislative Caucus Dinner on Tuesday, April 8.   The Connecticut Italian American Bar Association is a recognized Affinity Bar of the Connecticut Bar Association representing Italian American lawyers and those who enjoy and participate in Italian heritage,...

Dine Out Maine: Freeport’s Azure Cafe serves very good Italian-inspired cuisine

Dine Out Maine: Freeport’s Azure Cafe serves very good Italian-inspired cuisine

By John Golden In the heart of Freeport Village, the Azure Cafe is an inviting dining establishment that serves thoughtfully prepared Italian-inspired cuisine. The menu offers both classic dishes and more rarefied fare. Standard preparations like veal saltimbocca ($24), chicken Marsala ($19.25), zuppa de pesce ($22) and chicken carbonnara ($22.95) are listed on the menu as Italian classics.   Read more   Source: http://www.pressherald.com    

Anthony V. Riccio's New Oral Histories Collection Illuminates Experiences of Ita…

Anthony V. Riccio's New Oral Histories Collection Illuminates Experiences of Italian American Working Women

In the first half of the twentieth century, Italian American women were born into a life of work. From as young as four or five years old, they were expected to assist in the house or on the farm, leaving school if necessary, to help support the family.   The stories of these women, who could keep up with any man, have...

Bees in Italy Presentation at Pembroke Community Center

Bees in Italy Presentation at Pembroke Community Center

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 — 7 p.m.Where: Pembroke Community Center — 128 Center St., Pembroke, MA, 02359 Photographer Renee Ricciardi has been working on a photographic series titled "Bees in Italy" where she has been traveling to farms throughout Italy documenting honeybees, their keepers, and the organic lives they share.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano    

O Sole Trio to bring sounds of Italy to CityStage

O Sole Trio to bring sounds of Italy to CityStage

Their name alone – O Sole Trio – should hint at what audiences are in store for on April 26 when the lights dim at CityStage and the show begins. The answer is everything Italian in a unique show capturing the essence of Italy during two performances at 3 and 8 p.m.   The New York-based ensemble of O Sole Trio features the...

Frankie 'Time Bomb' Scalise to Open Boxing Gym

Frankie 'Time Bomb' Scalise to Open Boxing Gym

Time Bomb is back. Bridgeport boxer Frankie Scalise will soon open a brand-new boxing gym and training center at 3411 S. Halsted St. The 35-year-old fighter says he'll open the gym, called the Bridgeport Boxing Club, on May 1. During a quick tour of the building, Scalise was all motion and energy, bounding around the empty 3,000-square-foot space explaining what's planned for...

Classic Italian films to be shown at Brown Tuesday through Thursday; they’re fre…

Classic Italian films to be shown at Brown Tuesday through Thursday; they’re free

Brown University's Department of Italian Studies will host a festival of Italian movies today through Thursday, including a restored copy of Fellini's masterpiece, "La Dolce Vita," two silent movies from 1913, and the 2014 Oscar winner as best foreign language film, "The Great Beauty." The two silent films — "Spartacus, or The Thracian Gladiator," and "Ma l'Amor Mio Non Muore!" ("Love...

Exhibit on history of italians migration to Hartford

Exhibit on history of italians migration to Hartford

The City of Hartford's Marketing, Events, & Cultural Affairs Division (MECA) in the Department of Development Services announces "To Remember & Understand" art exhibition dedicated to all the immigrants that traveled from Italy to Hartford and throughout Connecticut.   The exhibition designed to recount and share stories of the migration from Southern Italy to Hartford, through a photo and memorabilia exhibit. The...

Massachusetts Sons of Italy to Honor Former Town Manager Michael Caira

Massachusetts Sons of Italy to Honor Former Town Manager Michael Caira

Michael Caira contributed a great deal to the Wilmington community over his decades as Town Manager. And next month he will be honored for his countless hours of service.   The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, part of the national Order Sons of Italy in America, announced recently that it will honor Caira and other leaders in the Italian-American community during the Massachusetts...

A Super Secret Italian Speakeasy is Opening in the North End: Here's How to Get …

A Super Secret Italian Speakeasy is Opening in the North End: Here's How to Get In

Last week we brought you news of Parla, the upcoming Italian "speakeasy" set to open in the North End. With its intentional play on words ("parla" in Italian means to speak) and its unique concept, the "speakeasy" is now one the most anticipated openings in Boston.   But according to a recent post by UrbanDaddy, it doesn't look like we have much...

Arietta di Commedia

Arietta di Commedia

Pazzi Lazzi hosted by Boston Bambino ClubWhen: Friday, April 25th, 2014 from 6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. (PDT)Where: First Church in Cambridge - Margaret Jewett Hall. 11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138 Come to celebrate April 25th, the Italian "Festa della Liberazione" with "Arietta di Commedia"! The show is the family version of "Aria di Commedia" and includes two original scenes...

Visiting Masterpieces at the MFA: Caravaggio and Connoisseurship

Visiting Masterpieces at the MFA: Caravaggio and Connoisseurship

When: April 12, 2014 – June 15, 2014Where: Lee Gallery (Gallery 154) – Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 465 Huntington AvenueBoston, Massachusetts 02115 Take sides in an intense debate among leading authorities on Italian art and learn the possible answers to the question: What makes a Caravaggio?   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Anti-Fascism on Both Sides of the Atlantic 1922-1945

Anti-Fascism on Both Sides of the Atlantic 1922-1945

Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts and Consulate General of Italy Proudly Present   Anti-Fascism on Both Sides of the Atlantic, 1922-1945Monday, April 28, 2014 6:30-9:00pm 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139  

Renowned Author Brings Line Of Tuscan Wines To New Hampshire

Renowned Author Brings Line Of Tuscan Wines To New Hampshire

Frances Mayes, the bestselling author of "Under the Tuscan Sun," brings her line of Tuscan Sun Wines to New Hampshire for the first time on Friday, May 16th for a private dinner event at Tuscan Kitchen, a fine-dining Italian restaurant in Salem, New Hampshire.   This will be followed by a wine sampling and book and bottle singing event on Saturday, May...

Laura Gentile, Hampden County clerk of courts, honored by UNICO as its Person of…

Laura Gentile, Hampden County clerk of courts, honored by UNICO as its Person of the Year

Laura Gentile, Hampden County clerk of courts, was honored recently by Springfield UNICO as its 2013 Person of the Year.   It is the first time in the 44-year history of the Springfield chapter of the Italian-American organization that it has selected a woman as its Person of the Year. The event was held at the Storrowton Carriage House.   Read more   Source: http://www.masslive.com    

An Italian 'Speakeasy' is Coming to the North End with Craft Cocktails & 'Ga…

An Italian 'Speakeasy' is Coming to the North End with Craft Cocktails & 'Game of Thrones' Beer

Just when you thought the North End was limited to pasta and tourists, a slew of variety has finally entered Boston's "little Italy." In addition to Tenoch Taqueria and the upcoming Urban Cantina restaurant, the North End will soon be home to its own Italian "speakeasy," Parla.   Last week, the NorthEndWaterfront.com reported that the new restaurant would be taking over the...

UNICO seeking new members

UNICO seeking new members

The Oakville-Watertown Chapter of UNICO is inviting residents of Oakville, Watertown and surrounding towns to consider membership in the organization.   UNICO, meaning "unique" in Italian, is an Italian-American civic organization whose aim is to promote and enhance the image of Italian-Americans, Italian heritage/culture, to provide high school seniors with scholarships, and to financially support local community service associations and youth groups.   Read...

Judge Marino seeking eighth term in probate court

Judge Marino seeking eighth term in probate court

A local judge who handles decedents' estates and cases involving children, elderly and the mentally disabled is running for re-election.   The Honorable Joseph D. Marino, Judge of Probate for the District of Middletown, announced his intention to seek re-election for an eighth term. The Middletown Probate District serves the towns of Cromwell, Durham, Middlefield and Middletown.   Read more   Source: http://www.middletownpress.com    

Tutto Italiano

Tutto Italiano

Tutto Italiano is coming! Bring your Italian car, motorcycle or just your love for Italian design. We welcome you to join us and appreciate the style and grace of Italian machinery at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum. Tutto Italiano is a family friendly event, featuring activities such as face painting for the kids. In addition to all the beautiful automobiles and...

Joe Avati “Back to Basics”

Joe Avati “Back to Basics”

Joe Avati returns to Boston with his brand new award winning bilingual Italian standup comedy show 'Back to Basics'. This event will sell out so get your tickets early. Avati's observational brand of comedy have earned him comparisons to Jerry Seinfeld, and is often referred to as "the Italian Seinfeld".   His observations are drawn from the life around his Italian family,...

Leonard S. Paoletta named 2014 Columbus Day Parade Grand Marshal

Leonard S. Paoletta named 2014 Columbus Day Parade Grand Marshal

Leonard S. Paoletta, former mayor of Bridgeport, will don the sash as the 2014 Columbus Day Parade & Celebration Grand Marshall.   Urging area residents to celebrate their Italian-American heritage, Paoletta, an Easton resident, becomes the Grand Marshall of the 106th Columbus Day Parade & Celebration, the oldest running one in the state.   Read more   Source: http://minutemannewscenter.com    

Part-time Lecturer of Italian

Part-time Lecturer of Italian

The Department of Romance Languages at Tufts University has an opening for a part-time lecturer in Italian language to teach one or two courses in the Fall 2014 term with the possibility of renewal in the Spring 2015 term.   QUALIFICATIONS B.A. or equivalent required; M.A. or equivalent preferred. Previous college-level teaching experience desirable. Native or near-native fluency in Italian required.   Read more   Source: http://apply.interfolio.com    

Hundreds of Italian cars will rally at annual Tutto Italiano event

Hundreds of Italian cars will rally at annual Tutto Italiano event

by Jay Ramey   If you consider yourself a fan of Italian cars, then you can't miss the upcoming Tutto Italiano classic car show in the Boston area. The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is set to host its single most popular annual lawn event this weekend, and hundreds of Italian cars from Fiats to Ferraris are expected to come out.   Over the years...

Newburyport Chamber Music Festival welcomes Gabriele Carcano

Newburyport Chamber Music Festival welcomes Gabriele Carcano

Gotta be Italy, right?After all, Gabriele Carcano, if you haven't guessed from the name, is Italian. And, although he's not Italian, Newburyport Chamber Music Festival artistic director David Yang has been flying over to Italy usually at least twice a year, performing at Incontri a Canna and Ischia, two international chamber music festivals, both in southern Italy, for years now...

2014 Pirandello Lyceum's I Migliori in Mens et Gesta Awards Dinner

2014 Pirandello  Lyceum's I Migliori in Mens et Gesta Awards Dinner

Pirandello President Rosario Cascio has announced the 2014 recipients of the Pirandello Lyceum's prestigious I Migliori in Mens et Gesta awards.   The Board of Governors has recognized a group of outstanding Americans of Italian-American descent who have made important contributions to their profession, to society and to the Italian-American community.  

Members sought for Italian American Heritage Association

Members sought for Italian American Heritage Association

The Italian American Heritage Association plans its second membership drive on Sunday, April 6, from 2-4 p.m. at the Portsmouth Public Library in the Levenson Room. There will be applications and information available. You do not have to be Italian to join.   Our meetings are held once a month at the Portsmouth Public Library. Social hour begins at 6 with dessert...

Silk scientist Fiorenzo Omenetto

Silk scientist Fiorenzo Omenetto

Fiorenzo Omenetto works with silk all day (and apparently a lot of nights, too), but he does not make clothes, not even invisible ones, contrary to rumors triggered by a journalistic exaggeration published a couple of years ago and quickly spread around the world.   Yet, thanks to a fascination with this natural material — discovered at the dawn of civilization and...

Italian heritage group growing

Italian heritage group growing

By Jeff McMenemy A group created to preserve, celebrate and share members' Italian heritage is holding its second annual membership drive Sunday, April 6, at the Portsmouth Public Library.   The Italian American Heritage Association of Greater Portsmouth will hold the membership drive from 2 to 4 p.m. in an effort to reach out to potential new members, who, as Delmire Pirini Morse,...

Renée Ricciardi: Capturing Italy’s beekeeping community

Renée Ricciardi: Capturing Italy’s beekeeping community

Last August, Renée Ricciardi bought a one-way ticket to Italy, packed a suitcase and her camera gear, and traveled across the Atlantic with one goal in mind: photographing bees. For most people, it would be an odd reason to visit Italy, but for Ricciardi, it fit perfectly. The project united her photography studies – she graduated from Massachusetts College of Art...

I.A.C. Announces 2014 Scholarship Program

I.A.C. Announces 2014 Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Committee of the Italian American Celebration & Parade Committee (IAC) has announced its scholarship program for the academic year 2013-2014. Scholarships in the amount of $1000 will be awarded to full-time high school seniors in the Greater Hartford area that meet the criteria and guidelines.   Recipients of the scholarships must be of Italian heritage, ranked in the top 30...

The North End’s Connah Store

The North End’s Connah Store

There is no denying that us New Englanders, and especially us Bostonians, have a language all our own. We have an accent, an attitude, and a way of doing business that is specific to each of our neighborhoods.   In the North End, the Connah Store is the place that everyone goes for late night snacks, iced tea and ice cream that...

Remembering the other saint day in March

Remembering the other saint day in March

By Mary Ann Sorrentino The Irish seem to own mid-March celebrations. Even their natural ethnic rivals compete to grand marshal St. Paddy's Day parades everywhere. The gay community fights fiercely to march wearing Erin's green while St. Joseph has no parade. Instead, he's buried upside down to improve bad housing markets. In Rhode Island, as a carpenter — and a non-union one...

Lyric Opera offers energetic, traditional ‘Rigoletto’

Lyric Opera offers energetic, traditional ‘Rigoletto’

Plenty of contemporary directors feel compelled to leave a calling card on an opera's front porch, often by reinterpreting or updating a work in an original way, typically with the stated goal of making it more immediately resonant for today's audiences.   In this spirit, "Rigoletto" has been reimagined through the lens of Little Italy in the 1950s, Las Vegas in the...

Lillo Brancato to Attend A Bronx Tale Screening with Ridgefield Playhouse Film S…

Lillo Brancato to Attend A Bronx Tale Screening with Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society, 3/29

On Saturday, March 29th, A Bronx Tale actor Lillo Brancato will join Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society for a Q&A at their screening of Robert De Niro's directorial debut. Part of the "Lost and Found Film Series", the evening celebrates the 20th anniversary screening of A Bronx Tale.   Lillo Brancato will discuss the twists and turns in his acting career and personal...

Liverpool Football Club To Face AS Roma At Fenway Park On July 23

Liverpool Football Club To Face AS Roma At Fenway Park On July 23

Liverpool Football Club has announced that the team will return to Boston as part of the club's 2014 preseason tour in July. The Reds will play Serie A (Italian first division) club AS Roma at Fenway Park on Wednesday, July 23 — 30 years after the two teams met in the final of the 1984 European Cup final in Rome.   That...

New Haven church rehab plan stirs up members, neighbors

New Haven church rehab plan stirs up members, neighbors

by Mary E. O'Leary Longtime members of St. Michael's Church told zoning officials Tuesday that they don't want their century-plus church to face the same fate as Sacred Heart Church, which remains shuttered and unused in the Hill. St. Michael's, which is in the heart of Wooster Square, like many Catholic parishes, is facing hard times with a dwindling number of parishioners.   To...

Pirandello Lyceum Presents I Migliori Awards 2014

Pirandello Lyceum Presents I Migliori Awards 2014

by Lisa Cappuccio Pirandello Lyceum President Rosario Cascio has announced the 2014 recipients of the Pirandello Lyceum's prestigious I Migliori in Mens et Gesta award. The Board of Governors has recognized a group of outstanding Americans of Italian-American descent who have made important contributions to their profession, to society and to the Italian-American community.    Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

For tasty northern Italian fare and old-school classics, Hugs

For tasty northern Italian fare and old-school classics, Hugs

By John Golden Hugs Italian Restaurant, as its name might suggest, was an inviting and charming place to dine. Even though a few dishes were disappointing, the overall dining experience was enjoyable. The service was very attentive and gracious, and the décor, though fitted out in predictable Italianate kitsch, was bright and cheerful. Regarding the restaurant's felicitous name, one apocryphal tale told...

Bando 2014: Armenise-Harvard career development awards (CDA)

Bando 2014: Armenise-Harvard career development awards (CDA)

Lo scopo dei programmi della Fondazione Giovanni Armenise-Harvard e' quello di sostenere la ricerca di promettenti giovani scienziati, di contribuire alla creazione di nuove aree di ricerca nel settore delle scienze biologiche in Italia e di rafforzare e sviluppare i rapporti di collaborazione tra gli scienziati italiani e la Harvard Medical School di Boston (HMS).   Il CDA consiste in 3-5 anni di finanziamento assegnati...

Anita Botti of West Tisbury Recognized by National Organization of Italian Ameri…

Anita Botti of West Tisbury Recognized by National Organization of Italian American Women

by Phyllis Meras   Anita Botti of West Tisbury was honored last month by the Washington, D.C., chapter of the National Organization of Italian American Women as one of that organization's three Women of the Year. Ms. Botti recently retired from being chief of staff and principal deputy in former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's Office of Global Women's Issues.   During those four...

Colloquium on Dialects in Italian Literature and Culture, 1500-1800 at Dartmouth…

Colloquium on Dialects in Italian Literature and Culture, 1500-1800 at Dartmouth College

Italian dialects, or regional vernaculars, have played a significant role in the development of the Italian literary tradition since its origins. In the words of Gianfranco Contini, "Italian literature is the only major national literature whose dialect production viscerally and inseparably forms a corpus with the rest of its patrimony."  

Spring Rehearsals for Coro Dante

Spring Rehearsals for Coro Dante

Coro Dante Prove per la Primavera 2014/ Coro Dante Spring Rehearsals 2014i Lunedi' alla Dante alle 18:45 - Mondays at the Dante 6:45 PM In Onda, Sulle Onde, In Montagna - On the Air, On the Waves, In the Mountains Fun and Beautiful 4-part Choral Arrangements of Italian Folk and Contemporary Pop songs !   Ti piacerebbe cantare con noi? Would you like to sing with us? The Coro Dante...

Enrollment Open for CASIT 2014 Innovative Italian Summer Camp Program

Enrollment Open for CASIT 2014 Innovative Italian Summer Camp Program

C.A.S.IT. Inc. (Centro Attivita' Scolastiche Italiane), in cooperation with the Eliot Innovation School and the Office of the Education Director of the Italian Consulate, is proud to sponsor its second Full Immersion Italian Summer Camp for students ages 4‐10.Dates: July 7, 2014 – July 18, 2014Times: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 noonLocation: Eliot Innovation Upper School (585 Commercial Street ‐ Boston,...

Bricco Salumeria & Pasta Shoppe opens

Bricco Salumeria & Pasta Shoppe opens

by Kara Baskin   A rep tells me that Bricco Salumeria and Pasta Shoppe has opened at 11 Board Alley, next to Bricco Panetteria. The shop sells more than 100 types of freshly made pasta, homemade sauces, homemade mozzarella, cured Italian meats and cheeses, olive oil, and vinegar.   There's also a sandwich menu with classic Italian, Italian tuna, oven roasted turkey, chicken parmesan,...

UMass Boston Presents ‘The Art of Italian Cuisine’ at Dante Alighieri Society of…

UMass Boston Presents ‘The Art of Italian Cuisine’ at Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts

Discover your inner chef and Italy's incredibly diverse culinary landscape to create your own 3 course masterpiece! Six classes introduce the distinct and exciting cuisines of 6 Italian regions. Each class lasts 4 hours. You will cook in a newly equipped kitchen at the Dante Alighieri Society in Kendall Square, Cambridge, and enjoy your meal in intimate and beautiful surroundings.   Each...

An Italian Renaissance at Seaport’s M.C. Spiedo

An Italian Renaissance at Seaport’s M.C. Spiedo

By Devra First Where to M.C. Spiedo, the latest incarnation of the restaurant inside the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. It is a project of chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, best known for the acclaimed Arrows, in Ogunquit, Maine, which they ran for 25 years.   What for The restaurant is inspired by the Italian Renaissance, and "spiedo" means "spit." Eat here if...

“O Sole Mio” An Exploration of Neapolitan Song “O Sole Mio” An Exploration of Ne…

“O Sole Mio” An Exploration of Neapolitan Song “O Sole Mio” An Exploration of Neapolitan Song

NEMPAC is collaborating with the North End's North Bennet Street School to create a truly unique performance as they kick off their Spring Series. O Sole Mio is a creative blend of performance and presentation that will become a celebration of the North End's traditional Italian heritage. The event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Italian Cultural Center (FICCB).   Read...

Dine Out Maine: Casa Novello in Westbrook

Dine Out Maine: Casa Novello in Westbrook

By John Golden Casa Novello has been dishing up mountainous portions of Italian-American style comfort food for years. That it used to be the neighborhood trattoria for local Italian families complete with widows in black stockings and mourning attire right out of central casting is an era long gone at this Main Street institution in Westbrook.    Today it's a glorified pizzeria in...

Pauli’s North End – Wicked Fresh. Crazy Good.

Pauli’s North End – Wicked Fresh. Crazy Good.

In the words of owner Paul Barker, Pauli's North End serves "wicked fresh food that always tastes crazy good." Ingredients that are farm fresh and high quality make even the simplest sandwiches stand out, proving Barker right. Barker comes from a long line of legendary Boston food purveyors. Serving the best as a family has been their business for decades. In...

Bistro Romano Cellar Club Holds Annual Wine Tasting Event on March 4th

Bistro Romano Cellar Club Holds Annual Wine Tasting Event on March 4th

Bistro Romano, a leading regional Italian restaurant in Philadelphia, is all set for yet another evening of exceptional wines and unique food pairings. On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, the Wine Cellar Club will meet in the Bistro's Great Room of 120 for its 36th annual tasting event. "Our Cellar Club is a savvy yet fun forum to taste the best grapes...

Dine Out Maine: Siano’s Pizzeria in Portland deals in gutsy home-style Italian c…

Dine Out Maine: Siano’s Pizzeria in Portland deals in gutsy home-style Italian cooking

By John Golden Located in the heart of Deering Center off Stevens Avenue, Siano's Pizzeria has been a mainstay in this community since 2007. But it's more than just a family-friendly neighborhood haunt. Its menu of southern Italian old-school classics is very well done. And on weekends it's chock-a-block with diners there to have a good time over gutsy food and...

Hitting the Right Note: Federico Cortese on his 15 years with the BYSO

Hitting the Right Note: Federico Cortese on his 15 years with the BYSO

Over the last 15 years, under the leadership of Federico Cortese, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra has grown tremendously. The list of accomplishments includes new ensembles, record numbers of applicants, a community outreach program, overseas tours and exciting partnerships.   For Cortese, though, it's all just part of the job."I can talk for a long time of all the things that we...

Francesca Gino’s “right choices”

Francesca Gino’s “right choices”

Growing up in her native Tione, a small Alpine town in the Italian province of Trento, Francesca Gino dreamed of becoming an engineer.   The idea of building houses fascinated her, and she wanted to do it for a living. "But my then-boyfriend was already enrolled in a college engineering course and according to his mother, having two engineers in the same...

Caffe Vittoria: Home to “Boston’s best cappuccino and cannoli

Caffe Vittoria: Home to “Boston’s best cappuccino and cannoli

by Alexa Mellardo   Located in the heart of Boston's charming North End neighborhood, this lively dessert joint is notorious for being "the first Italian cafe in Boston." And ever since 1929 its beautiful tradition continues to flourish and brighten up Hanover Street today. Caffe Vittoria's exterior is surrounded by a hearty bunch of native Italians sitting on lounge chairs smoking cigars, gossiping....

New Hampshire Club News in Brief

New Hampshire Club News in Brief

Reprisal Chapter of DAR schedules March meeting The Reprisal Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the home of Pat McCabe, 118 Lempster St., Lempster.   McCabe will present the program, "Continental Congress 101." The public is welcome.   Read more   Source: http://www.newhampshire.com      

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Lavazza to Bring the Flavors of Italy to Keur…

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Lavazza to Bring the Flavors of Italy to Keurig

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and beverages with its innovative Keurig® brewing technology, and Luigi Lavazza SpA, the symbol of Italian coffee around the world, announced today that they have reached a multi-year agreement to bring the authenticity of Italy's favorite coffee, Lavazza®, to K-Cup® packs for the Keurig® hot brewing system. The...

The Italian Girl in Algiers & La Traviata among Opera Company of Middlebury…

The Italian Girl in Algiers & La Traviata among  Opera Company of Middlebury's 2014 Season

It has been called a major force in the New England opera world. After ten years of sold-out successes, The Opera Company of Middlebury returns with its 11th season of "grand opera in an intimate setting."   The season opens with a riotous comedy by Gioachino Rossini, The Italian Girl in Algiers (L'Italiana in Algeri), which plays from May 30 to June...

UNICO hosts ‘Winter Willies’ clothing drive Saturday

UNICO hosts ‘Winter Willies’ clothing drive Saturday

By Erica SchmittAny gently worn winter gear stuffed into the back of the closet is an ideal candidate for a new home this year. The Newington branch of UNICO, the largest Italian-American service organization in the U.S., is hosting its third annual Winter Willies Clothing Drive this Saturday.   New or used coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, scarves and socks will be collected...

Commedia dell’Arte Troupe Pazzi Lazzi Debuts at Fenway Center

Commedia dell’Arte Troupe Pazzi Lazzi Debuts at Fenway Center

When: Friday, February 21, 2014 – 7 p.m.Where: Fenway Center, 77 St Stephen St, Boston, MA 02115Performing its debut show, the Commedia dell'Arte Troupe Pazzi Lazzi, featuring Chiara Durazzini, Emanuele Capoano and Maya Attia will perform "Aria di Commedia – An Evening of Commedia dell'Arte and Italian Renaissance Music." The troupe Pazzi Lazzi will present three independent original scenes inspired by...

Middlebury Language Schools Announces the Premio Famiglia Fede Scholarship for G…

Middlebury Language Schools Announces the Premio Famiglia Fede Scholarship for Graduate Study in Italian

Apply now for The Premio Famiglia Fede Scholarship for Graduate study in Italian—A scholarship to support graduate students pursuing an MA in Italian at the Middlebury Language Schools and the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School Abroad in Florence, Italy.   This scholarship is for students who have already embarked on a business career path and/or are seeking a career in business embracing the Italian...

Newpoli Brings Southern Italian Folk Music to Beat Hôtel

Newpoli Brings Southern Italian Folk Music to Beat Hôtel

When: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 – 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.Where: Beat Hôtel, 13 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014, Beat Hôtel celebrates the culture of Southern Italy with a live performance by Newpoli from 8:00PM to 12:00AM.   Newpoli is a group of seven exceptionally talented singers and musicians (all alumni from Berklee College of Music and New...

Submissions Open for Pescosolido Foundation Scholarship 2014

Submissions Open for Pescosolido Foundation Scholarship 2014

The Pescosolido Family Scholarship Foundation, will award scholarships for study at accredited and acceptable educational institutions in Italy for the 20th straight year.CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION - CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS   Interested and qualified students who wish to participate in this learning experience are invited to apply. The completed applications must be submitted no later than May 16, 2014. Each scholarship awarded in...

Freeport's Bianchini named police officer of the year

Freeport's Bianchini named police officer of the year

The Maine Association of Police has named Gino Bianchini, a Freeport Police Department detective, as its Officer of the Year. Bianchini accepted the award during a ceremony held on Jan. 25 in Portland.The Maine Association of Police is the bargaining union for police departments in the state, and Bianchini is president of the Freeport unit, the Freeport Police Benevolent Association.   Read more   Source: http://www.keepmecurrent.com    

The Barre Telegram, Parte Italiana, and S. Pallavicini

The Barre Telegram, Parte Italiana, and S. Pallavicini

From 1898 to 1903, Henry C. Whitaker edited the Barre Evening Telegram, which will soon be available in Chronicling America.   Barre was the center of Vermont's thriving granite industry, with a significant population of Scottish and Italian immigrants, and the Telegram reported on the granite business, union and labor issues, and immigrant activities. For a very brief period during Whitaker's tenure,...

Lecture on Violence Against Women in RAI Films

Lecture on Violence Against Women in RAI Films

Killing in the Name of Love: Representations of Violence against Women in RAI Films - Lecture by Flavia Laviosa Sunday, March 2, 2014, 7 pm - Dante Alighieri Society of MA - 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139 - (617)876-5160   Since 2007, RAI 3 (Radiotelevisione Italiana) has broadcast Amore criminale (Criminal Love), a weekly series featuring over 100 cases of women who have been killed or severely...

Italian American Historical Society of Rhode Island

Italian American Historical Society of Rhode Island

The Italian American Historical Society of Rhode Island (IAHS) will award scholarships to students of Italian American descent who demonstrate high potential and who intend on furthering their education full time at a U.S. college or university.   To determine the winners, a scholarship lottery drawing will be utilized for applicants meeting all eligibility criteria. To view the Criteria for Eligibility, Categories,...

New York Times Review of Cotto's: Thumbs up

New York Times Review of Cotto's: Thumbs up

The New York Times' Patricia Brooks gave Cotto's Wine Bar and Pizzeria a "Very Good" rating in the newspaper's region section, published Friday online.   The Italian restaurant at 51 Bank St. has "had a good bit of success" at creating "the ambience of a Roman trattoria in downtown Stamford," Brooks wrote in her review.   Read more   Source: http://stamford.patch.com    

Il maestro professore

Il maestro professore

By Chiara Trebaiocchi Devo ammettere che ero un po' intimorita dall'idea di intervistare un direttore d'orchestra. Quelle figure di spalle al pubblico mi hanno da sempre messa in soggezione: la concentrazione, l'impeto e la fermezza che servono a guidare un'orchestra nella mia mente si associavano solo a maestri dall'aspetto un po' burbero e severo.   Federico Cortese, dal 1999 music director della Boston...

South End's Coppa Offers Italian Food and a Local Feel

South End's Coppa Offers Italian Food and a Local Feel

by Maggie Powers   Tucked away off Shawmut Ave. in the South End, Coppa offers a neighborhood feel that is difficult to come by in most of Boston. Couple this fun atmosphere with some of the best Italian food in the city, and it is no surprise this tiny 11-table restaurant can sometimes have a multiple-hour wait. Since its opening in 2008, Coppa...

Upcoming Speaking Engagements With Anthony V. Riccio, Author of "Farms, Fac…

Upcoming Speaking Engagements With Anthony V. Riccio, Author of "Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut"

Author Anthony V. Riccio will discuss his latest book Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut. For updates and additional speaking events please visit www.anthonyriccio.com   MAY• May 3rd, Saturday at 2:00, Hagaman Library, East Haven• May 5th, Monday at 7:00, BACIO, Bridgeport Area Cultural Italian Organization, Bridgeport• May 12th at 7:00, Sons of Italy, Branford, CT• May 17th, Saturday,...

trattoria-a-vucchella-opens-in-bridgeportBijou Square can now add authentic Italian cuisine to its menu. Trattoria 'A Vucchella, an Italian restaurant featuring the simple and authentic dishes of a trattoria, opened its doors on Fairfield...
the-art-of-italian-cuisine-program-and-menu-spring-2014Discover your inner chef and Italy's incredibly diverse culinary landscape to create your own three course masterpiece! Six classes introduce three thematic classes and the distinct and exciting cuisines...
exhibit-film-open-wednesday-at-fsu"An Italian-American Family," a film and exhibit of mixed-media artwork inspired and informed by the Benedettos of Noroton Heights, Darien, Conn., will be presented at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Presidents' Hall...
medford-chief-of-police-leo-a-sacco-jr-to-be-honored-with-law-awardThe Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, part of the national Order Sons of Italy in America, is honoring several leaders in the Italian-American community, as well as graduating high school seniors at a...
tutto-italianoTutto Italiano is coming! Bring your Italian car, motorcycle or just your love for Italian design. We welcome you to join us and appreciate the style and grace of Italian machinery at the Larz Anderson...
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