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Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., a not-for-profit professional theatre company for family audiences, has sold out the entire run of it's new musical "Noni Cimino's Kitchen." To accommodate ticket requests, the company has added an additional performance on Saturday, April 29, 2pm, at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford. Inspired b...

As the May 1 anniversary of the closing of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Mulberry Street draws closer, the grassroots preservationist group that has been pushing to save the historic structure is working to build momentum. To that end, the Mount Carmel Preservation Society held a short speaking program in the church parking lot to spread the message...

On April 7, 2017, a group of Italian students won second place in a competition with local high schools at Brandeis University. “La giornata della Lingua Italian” (Italian Language Day) is organized and sponsored every year by MITA (Massachusetts Italian Teachers Association) in collaboration with a local university. It is a friendly competition he...

The Johnson and Wales University senior instructor offers a behind-the-scenes look at the NBC 10 cooking segment, which became popular before reality TV chefs dominated the small screen with cooking shows. He also explains how dining out has evolved in Rhode Island (or not). How did you get involved in restaurants, and how has the scene changed ove...

UNICO Club is hosting an Italian Heritage Presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, upstairs in the Oakville-Watertown Senior Center. The presentation will be about the life and career of Frank Sinatra by author Richard Muti. Mr. Muti grew up in New Jersey and has had a varied career path, including being a Navy pilot in thw 1960’s, a real estate...

Miss U.S. Italia Pageant, formerly known as Rhode Island Italia Pageant, has announced its decision to accept nationwide applicants to reflect the regional diversity of contestants. The Pageant will be held October 1 at 2 p.m. at the Hilton Providence, 21 Atwells Ave., and will consist of several age categories from age 7 and up. "There is so much...

Hon. Richard M. Marano, beloved husband of Eileen N. (Barry) Marano, and devoted father of Michelle, Richard Jr. and Christine Marano, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at his home. Besides his wife, and his children, he leaves to cherish his memory two brothers, Albert R. Marano M.D. and his wife, Ellen, of Watertown, John D. Mar...

Parents in Stamford waiting for the temporary relocation of their children's preschool will have to wait a bit longer. The preschool at the Italian Center on Newfield Avenue was closed earlier this month due to a fire. The center's executive director, Paul Hickey, says he hopes the temporary location - at the nearby Jewish Community Center  - will...

In March 2014, US customs officials in Ohio seized nearly 200 ancient Roman coins. The bronze coins were on their way to Rhode Island from the United Arab Emirates. They were an example of illegally trafficked cultural items, a "lucrative" enterprise, acting US Attorney William Weinreb said Wednesday. Prosecutors and law enforcement officials plan...

Crowds of fans lined up to shake not just the hand of NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino, but also that of his business partner, restaurateur Anthony Bruno at the grand opening of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza at Garden City on Thursday. The Florida pizzeria has moved north, meeting snow birds in their summer habitat. So while Miami Dolphins fans offered th...

People love when comic Vic DiBitetto pokes fun at folks who, when they hear snow is coming, get frantic about buying bread and milk — as if their very lives depend on it. In fact, his viral video, “Bread & Milk” has more than 16 million views. But storm-prep obsessions are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the things humans do that D...

The Boston Public Library is returning to Italy medieval manuscripts and a volume of works, ending in one case a mystery dating back seven decades. The items include a manuscript from 1392, an illuminated leaf from a manuscript dating between 1418 and 1422, and a collection of works by Bernardino Telesio, published in 1590. Boston Mayor Martin Wals...