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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has transferred the Late Imperial sculpture Portrait of a Man to the Republic of Italy, from where it is believed to have been stolen during World War II. The marble head dates to the 3rd or 4th century C.E. Its features were re-cut in antiquity from an earlier portrait, and it may represent the emperor Maximia...

May 6 – June 26, 2022 - Vermont Center for Photography, 10 Green Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Opening Reception: Fri, May 6th – 5 to 7pm. Artist Talk: Sun, June 26th – 6 to 7pm (This will be a hybrid in-person and online talk for those wishing to join remotely!). From the Artist: In late September 2019, I took a three-week pilgrimage to Sicily, i...

One of Westport’s most legendary figures has died. Nicholas Zeoli — known for decades here, in Wilton and far beyond as “Nick” — died on Wednesday at Norwalk Hospital. The coach, educator and proud World War II veteran was 98 years old. Nick was born on July 1, 1923 in Saugatuck to parents Dominick and Lillian Valiante Zeoli. He was the oldest of 5...

When the pandemic arrived in 2020, Roberto Visani didn't just hole up with a new puppy or sourdough starter. He got to work on an art project that would span 19th-century history and 21st-century design technology. Over the next two years, the Brooklyn-based artist created a collection of sculptures that is nothing short of remarkable, both aesthet...

John DiStaso, a veteran political reporter in New Hampshire who covered 11 first-in-the-nation presidential primaries, interviewing countless candidates and providing analysis on campaigns and elections, died Thursday after suffering a prolonged illness. He was 68. DiStaso, who spent the last seven years as a political reporter for WMUR-TV, was kno...

Though postponed twice by the pandemic, the 20th Longmeadow UNICO Food and Wine Tasting will finally take place this coming Saturday, April 23, and club members promise the event will be the best yet. The organization’s largest annual fundraiser is set for 7 to 9 p.m. on Center Court at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. It will feature...

Mike DeFeo, Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast general manager, has been announced as Southington UNICO’s 2021 Gold Medal of Honor recipient. The recognition is UNICO’s highest honor. Since 1945, the Gold Medal of Honor has been awarded to distinguished citizens in the Southington community. A dinner ceremony in recognition of DeFeo is planned for Wedne...

Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. — VIRTUAL — Phoenix Books and Vermont Italian Cultural Association present an evening with New York Times bestselling author, Adriana Trigiani. Trigiani will be joining us on Zoom to talk about her upcoming book which will be on sale on Tuesday, April 26. Registration is free and required to attend the stream viewing on...

When Marie Durante was just 5 years old, she said she remembers making and rolling traditional anise cookies with her grandmother Santa, a native of Sicily.  "Us kids would sprinkle the sprinkles on and frost," she said with a smile.  Decades later, she and her own daughter Francesca would spend time in their Duxbury kitchen crafting the traditiona...

Joseph A. DiClerico, Jr., a federal judge who served on the U.S. District Court in New Hampshire for three decades, has died, the court said in a statement Sunday. DiClerico died Saturday. He was 81. The cause of death was not disclosed. “He was the consummate trial judge: patient, wise, fair, kind, and humble," current Chief Judge Landya McCaffert...

There are two things you need to know about Nicola Orichuia. Though he was born in Italy to Italian parents, his dad’s globetrotting career gave him an international perspective. Still, he is thoroughly Italian, transmitting the love of his native land to his new home in America. Also, he loves to read and share knowledge. OK, that’s four things, b...

Tuesday April 12, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). Organized by I AM Books. Join us in conversation with Christin Simon and Julia Clairborne Johnson. Christine Simon grew up in a very large and very loud Italian family and now lives with her husband and four children in New Jersey. The Patron Saint of Second Chances is her first nov...