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Pete Fontaine As part of the La Madonna della Difesa Feast this weekend, the café at Our Lady of Grace Church will open today at 5 p.m., featuring an Italian-American menu that will expand as the week goes on.   The four-day event is held annually the first weekend of September at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15 George Waterman Road in Johnsto...

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-Americ...

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Centro Attivita' Scolastiche Italiane C.A.S.IT., Inc. will host its very first "Casino Night" Fundraiser. It will be held at Spinelli's Function Facility in Lynnfield, Massachusetts and the fun will begin at 7:00 p.m.   During the Casino Night you will be able to enjoy a real casino experience with tables of R...

By Ken Borsuk   Together in spirit but separated by an ocean, residents and relatives of Rose, Italy, and Greenwich celebrated the Feast of St. Lawrence on Sunday. More than 40 Greenwich residents arrived at the old convent building at St. Michael Church on North Street for the second annual celebration of the patron saint of Rose, near...

Cari tutti, dear friends,Italianissimo 2015 takes place "sotto le stelle" in the enchanting Washburn Pavilion of Boston's Museum of Science on Friday, September 25th. With a unique view of the Charles River, bordered by the skylines of Boston and Cambridge, guests will enjoy an experience reminiscent of an evening in Trastevere punctuated by evocat...

By Sean Flynn The lyrics of the country classic, "I'm My Own Grandpa," are difficult to follow because of the convoluted relationships caused by generational intermarriages of two separate families.  The relationships between Italian-American families on Aquidneck Island don't go to that extreme, but when people are cousins through both thei...

West End Branch of the Boston Public Library - 151 Cambridge Street - Boston, MA 02114Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 2 – 3pm   To begin to appreciate The Last Supper, consider the following: Who commissioned the fresco? Why in the Refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie? What about the body language and expressions of the&nbs...

"I was born June 24, 1916, at 25 Sheave Street in Boston's North End, which was then as now, though more so then, Little Italy ... . My mother, in the custom of her tribe, bore me in the same bed in which she connived me ... . " So wrote John Ciardi, renowned poet, translator and teacher. I had long known of Ciardi's translation of Dante, and I kn...

The Mount Carmel Church situation is another familiar chapter in the Worcester story – an ethnic group outgrowing its immigrant status and moving on to new outlooks, new horizons and new ways of life. It is doubtful that the aging parishioners of the church can reverse the trend. But they can reflect on the inspiring story of the Italians in Worces...

by Becca Manning   Don Paolo, who also serves as the chairman of the Festa di Sant' Antonio in the small mountain town, will bring with him the blessed relic of Saint Anthony for a special viewing and Mass on Sept. 15, the Boston friends of Montefalcione, Avellino announced this week. Together with the members of Saint Anthony Society, Fr A...

The Italian Street Festival "Bazaar" is an annual fundraising and community event for St. Peter's Church the Italian Parish of the Diocese of Portland celebrating the Feasts of the Assumption and St. Rocco.   Come enjoy music, food and children's games! More information hereLocation: St. Peter's Church, Corner of Federal & India Streets...

Miss Italy, Amanda Luciano, and the Victor Emanuel Lodge #1646 Sons of Italy Drum and Bugle Corps will be on hand next week to dedicate the renamed Paul C. Rogers Family-Carnevale Funeral Home.   The Italian-themed public event takes place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, said Lawrence A. Carnevale, who has an ownership interest along with Paul...