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The Italian Center of Stamford (the IC) announced today that it has built four brand new state-of-the-art pickleball courts for members and their guests. The courts were built to meet the demand for this fast-growing sport. “We are delighted to announce the unveiling of our new pickleball courts,” said Jon Hoch, Executive Director. “We are one of t...

Barn Opera presents Verdi’s “La traviata,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16 at the Barn Opera House, 1321 Pearl St. in Brandon, VT. When Brandon’s Barn Opera House “officially” opens next weekend, it will be with one of the most beloved gems of the repertoire, Giuseppe Verdi’s “La traviata.” And the audience will be invited to share...

All road trips come to an end at some point. On Saturday, The best of car calls has been broadcasted for the last time on WBUR. Car call Started in 1977 as a local show on WBUR, with brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi from Cambridge behind the microphones. A decade later, the show went national and became a huge and enduring hit for NPR. Meanwhile, the...

Beppe Gambetta plans to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave. in Boothbay Harbor. From his unique background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country, Gambetta has travelled the world and even crossed the “Iron Curtain”...

This is it opera fans. The last three performances by the Madison Lyric Stage of of Puccini's Suor Angelica are slated for Sept. 17, 18 and 19. As the final production of its 2021 mainstage season, Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut shoreline and the Connecticut River valley, is presenting Puccini's beloved...

If there’s a red flag with a “B” waving in front of Maria Redo’s house off Old County Road on Sunday, it means there will be a bocce game that day. For 31 years, the Redos have been hosting bocce at their summer home here for family, friends, and neighbors. At first, the games were on Wednesdays and Sundays, but as the years went on and life got in...

The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Jennifer Rizzotti, president of the Connecticut Sun, will be keynote speaker at a virtual member breakfast next month. The virtual session will be held via Zoom, Sept. 15 from 8 to 9 a.m. “We are very proud of Jennifer’s success as a former UConn Women’s Basketball star and assistant coach...

The Stoneham Concert Series welcomes Seabreeze for our annual Italian Night celebration! Join us on the Town Common on Thursday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. for Italian standards sung by Stephen Savio and joined by his talented band members. Seabreeze is considered one of New England's premiere Italian/American show bands. They perform everything from Bro...

Italy's Euro Cup Championship win over the weekend has Italian soccer fans here in western Mass. overjoyed. “Our team was wonderful because when Italy plays they don’t play like other people we played with passion from the heart,” Springfield resident Lia Acerra said. The Italian national soccer team clenching the Euro Cup in a thrilling win over E...

Boston’s post-victory reputation was on display in the North End after Italy’s Euro Cup win filled the neighborhood’s streets with celebrations on Sunday night. Following Italy’s 3-2 victory over England, soccer fans stormed the streets Boston’s North End — a historically Italian neighborhood — for hours of flag-waving and “It-al-ia” chanting.

Team Italy makes its first transatlantic crossing since 2019, as the players return to challenge Team USA in the continuation of the Newport International Polo Series’ 30th Anniversary Season at 5 pm on Saturday, July 10th. According to Newport Polo, the celebrations kick off with a meet and greet on Friday evening at the Brenton Hotel, followed by...

A few fun Adam Vinatieri facts as he begins his five year wait for the Hall of Fame: He's the all time leader in points scored, postseason points scored and field goals. But wasn't drafted. His great-great grandfather Felix Vinatieri was an Italian immigrant who served as the bandleader for Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry. Custer ord...