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The Pirandello Lyceum, an Italian-American social and cultural group, recently honored Malden resident and former city councilor David D’Arcangelo for his contributions to government service at its awards dinner at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield on April 13. “I Migliori in Mens et Gesta”, is from the Latin meaning, “The Best in Thought and Actions.” The P...

Start your meal with a basket of fresh baked focaccia, finish it with some fluffy tiramisu, and in between, be wowed by all the pasta, pizza, steak and seafood, at Tremezzo. Located on Lowell Street in Wilmington, Tremezzo is a different kind of Italian eatery.  Chef-owner Rick Lowe serves a menu that’s full of Italian influences, but isn’t limited...

Enrico “Henry” Pinardi, an Italian-American artist and legendary RIC art professor, has left an impact on the lives of an extraordinary number of former students. Throughout his lifetime he has not only created recognizable and influential pieces of art, but also formed lifelong connections that have impacted the lives of many. Born in 1934, Pinard...

A large group of men with a deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary will be honored next month at the Dante Society of Westerly's annual "Person of the Year" banquet. The 36-member Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Committee was chosen to receive the award, the first time in its history that the Dante Society will present an entire committee with its...

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats leave New Jersey with a win, thanks to their 4-1 win over the Trenton Thunder on Wednesday morning. All four New Hampshire runs came off the bat of Albero Mineo, an 0-1 pitch that the Italian-born catcher took deep to right for the Fisher Cats’ second grand slam of the year. That would be all the offense New Hampshire...

Speaking to fellow members at a fundraising dinner in 1949, Carmello Spano highlighted the value of constructing a building to house the Italian-American Civic Association. “It will not be for me to gain from the fruits of this building but our children,” the 83-year-old Watertown resident said. He was right. The children and grandchildren of the e...

Saturday, May 11, 2019. 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT. Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. Sacco & Vanzetti. Storie d’immigrazione italiana negli Stati Uniti. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Documentary screening / Immigration workshop / Oral history interviews / Photo exhibit / Bookstore pop-up. 5:30 PM Panel discussion f...

Maine joined a small but growing number of states on Friday that have renamed Columbus Day to honor indigenous people as part of a movement to recognize the dark side of colonialism in the Americas. Several cities and a handful of states have made some move to celebrate Native Americans on the federal holiday dedicated to the 15th century explorer...

Saturday, May 11, 2019. 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT. I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. The author will be interviewed by local chef Barbara Lynch. The Italian Table delivers both parts of the fantasy and reality of Italian meals as they would be eaten on location. Combining menus and recipes with visual experience and inspiration–as well as...

The founder of the Vermont Salumi Company, Peter Roscini Colman, is no stranger to the food and traditions of Italy. He was born in the town of Assisi in the province of Umbria and has been visiting his father’s side of his family in Italy since his teens. Colman is also no stranger to the principles of organic farming and caring for the land. He g...

When: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Where: Rose Alumni House, Yale Campus, 232 York Street | New Haven, CT 06511 The National Organization of Italian American Women Connecticut Region presents "The Alchemy of Italy" with Carla Gambescia, author of La Dolce Vita University What is it about Italy? Cultural Superpower yet merely a moun...

Dartmouth professor Graziella Parati will look at how fascism began and spread in the early 20th century in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on May 1 at 7 p.m. Her talk, “The Roots of Fascism,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. Parati will tell the histor...