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Forum Lodge #391 — Sons and Daughters of Italy in America recently awarded Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarships to three Aquidneck Island public high school 2019 graduates. In addition to maintaining a B average or better in their studies and intending to enter university in the fall of 2019, the applicants, who all took part in various activities an...

More than 150 rare and exotic cars from across the world were on display in West Hartford on Sunday, as a part of the annual Concorso Ferrari and Friends event. The car show celebrates exotic Italian automobiles and raises awareness for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC). Lamborginis, Maseratis, Ferraris and Paganis made their way dow...

Salvatore Macchia, Professor of Composition and String Bass at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named chair of the Department of Music and Dance, effective July 1, 2019. He followsRoberta M. Marvin, who recently completed her three-year appointment as chair. Macchia, who recently celebrated his 40th season with the department, is w...

My name is Frank Lorenzo. I am an Executive Board Member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition (www.iaovc.org). The Italian American One Voice Coalition is a nationwide group whose mission is to combat negative stereotypes of Italian Americans in the media and to defend our heritage. The Italian-American residents of Massachusetts have a fund...

After 53 years in the business, Tony & Lucille’s restaurant, a multi-generational family anchor in Wooster Square, will serve its last dinner Sunday night. It is part of the evolving landscape on Wooster Street where some iconic places have changed hands, although longtime businesses continue to draw crowds to New Haven’s Little Italy. Tony Sacco,...

When it comes to restaurants with flowery plating, pretentious locales and sky-high prices, Chef Mike Fucci doesn’t mince words. “Enough of the obnoxious foofy crap that goes on a plate,” he said. “I’ve done fine dining, I’ve done it all, and the one thing I’ve come to terms with in my life is that people want the basics.” Which is what he aims to...

Sam Luzzi now has a unique rejoinder, should he need one, to offer his high school friends. "I definitely have something I can say if my friends give me any trouble — I can tell them I'm the top dog," Luzzi said Wednesday during an interview at Westerly High School. On Tuesday night, during the school's baccalaureate service, Luzzi was named the fi...

Promuovere la lingua italiana attraverso l’arte. Questo l’obiettivo del Consolato generale d’Italia a Boston che, insieme al Casit, ha organizzato per la prima volta in New England un Italian Day presso l’Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.  Qui, riporta il Consolato, 25 studenti della Springfield Central High School hanno avuto modo di apprezzare l’a...

Boston’s Eataly is fabulous and all, but if you want to shop like a true Italian while in Rhode Island, then the smaller mom-and-pop markets, shops and farmstands are the way to go. One of Rhode Island’s quaintest handcrafted pasta shops, Prica Farina, is located in downtown Warren on the corner of Market and Main Streets, and it feels like food sh...

The Saint Anthony’s Society held a special gala last weekend to launch this Summer’s festivities in celebration of the 100th St. Anthony’s Feast. Begun in 1919, by Italian immigrants from the small town of Montefalcione in Avellino, Saint Anthony’s Feast has become the largest Italian Religious Festival in New England. The black-tie Centennial gala...

An Italian Dinner and Talk on "Living in Rome: Duties, Distractions and Delights" will be given by Sara Boi on Tuesday,  June 25, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Penobscot Language School, 28 Gay St. The public is welcome to this cultural and social evening in English. A table will be designated for those who wish to converse in Italian over dinner....

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Farmington Polo Grounds, Farmington, CT. Concorso Ferrari & Friends presents: CARS, COCKTAILS & CONVERSATION WITH SKIP BARBER, Owner & President of Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT. Click ‘Register Your Car or Sponsor’ to access reception tickets. Join Todd Piro and Amanda Raus in support of Connecticut Ch...