Food and music lovers are in for a treat on Saturday, when Chef Vito Marcello hosts the first-ever Cranmore Food and Wine event at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway. It will take place in a tent at the base of the mountain from 3-6 p.m. Special guest will be Salvatore Ferragamo, vintner from Il Borro Wine of Tuscany, Italy, and namesake gran...

Next weekend, Tuscan Kitchen in Salem will team up with Phantom Gourmet as it hosts the second Italian Wine & Food Fest, celebrating made-from-scratch Italian foods and regional wines. Thousands of people from all over New England are expected to attend this tented al fresco event, taking place Saturday, June 22, at the Tuscan Piazza. Tuscan Brands...

The Tuscan Brands artisan Italian restaurant company is looking to open a new Tuscan Market cafe concept in downtown Portsmouth. As the company prepares for the endeavor, it will host a job fair this Thursday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fair will take place at the Tuscan Kitchen restaurant located at 581 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth. Tuscan B...

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...

Joe Faro has the original newspaper article announcing the closure of Cafe Brioche in 2004, which at the time was thought to be the heart and soul of Market Square. “There was an uproar,” Faro said. The owners simply posted a 34-word farewell message on the door. A few months later, Breaking New Grounds coffee shop moved into the space from its nea...

Benny Dagostino, the town’s longest continually operating Realtor, died Sunday just days shy of his 95th birthday. Dagostino opened Benny’s Real Estate in 1952, where he was later joined in business by his son Ben Jr. Those who knew the elder Dagostino through the real estate community recalled a man with an unwavering work ethic, reportedly still...

The University of New Hampshire (UNH), in collaboration with Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna, brought the touring festival of rare and restored films “Il Cinema Ritrovato,” to the Durham campus and The Music Hall in Portsmouth. With a total of eight screenings shown from Tuesday, March 19 to Sunday, March 24, the festival attracted about 750 student...

Frank Santorelli, an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of "Georgie the Bartender" on The Sopranos, will appear at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, April 5, at 8 p.m. Santorelli has starred in numerous movies, including "No Reservations," "Meet the Parents," and "Crooked Lines." HIs passion has always been comedy. He...

Still settling into the new location that’s more than three times the size of their old warehouse, brothers Phil and Nick Mastroianni are gearing up for the busy limoncello season. The owners of Salem-based Fabrizia Spirits have come a long way during their 10 years in business.  In the beginning, the two would gather their friends and family on ni...

 Award-winning author Christopher Castellani will speak about his new novel, “Leading Men,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth. The novel is a story of desire, artistic ambition, and fidelity featuring Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and their social circle in 1950s Italy. Weaving fact and fiction to navigate the t...