By Irina Missiuro When it comes to delicious food, the only thing better than talking about it is eating it. On Monday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m., you'll get to do both at an open meeting of the Miriam Hospital Women's Association. Join Chef Walter Potenza, the Rhode Island restaurateur, cooking school director, cookbook author and connoisseur of Mediter...

Federal Hill is the embodiment of Italian immigration to Rhode Island. It was the home to organized crime in New England, and it hosts some of the best restaurants in America, but the past decade has been mixed for the neighborhood. The neighborhood in the late 19th century, to early part of the 20th century, was one of the most densely populated...

by Don Fowler   While you have probably seen enough "Christmas Carols" to last a lifetime, you've never seen one quite like Frank O'Donnell's spoof on the Christmas classic "A Christmas Carmella."   The Rhode Island comedian has presented two previous, zany Christmas playa about Ant'ny Clause and his dysfunctional family at Theatre Wo...

Rhode Island, yet again, holds a surprise, and it's not coffee milk or awful driving, but polo. For my dad's birthday, I got him tickets to see the Newport Polo Club play against Italy at Glen Farms in Portsmouth.   There are matches every Saturday throughout the summer at this Portsmouth farm, and tickets are only $12 for general admission,...

Rhode Island is celebrating Columbus Day with a weekend of parades, festivals and cultural events. Providence's Federal Hill neighborhood will host a Columbus Day festival running Saturday through Monday. The annual Columbus Day Parade happens Sunday morning. Missing from the parade this year will be the Rhode Island National Guard, which was...

Former state representative and city mayor Charles Baldelli will be among five Rhode Island residents inducted into the state Heritage Hall of Fame this spring, making him the first Italian-American from Woonsocket to claim the honor according to Albert Beauparlant, a member of the Hall of Fame board of directors.   Baldelli will be honored...

Making history is nothing new for the Italo-American Club of Rhode Island. After all, the proud Providence-based society is the oldest Italian chartered club in the United States. It was founded in 1896 and filed its charter with the state of Rhode Island in 1899.   However, the club – which is housed inside the former and historic Berarduc...

Brown University's Department of Italian Studies will host a festival of Italian movies today through Thursday, including a restored copy of Fellini's masterpiece, "La Dolce Vita," two silent movies from 1913, and the 2014 Oscar winner as best foreign language film, "The Great Beauty." The two silent films — "Spartacus, or The Thracian Gladiator,"...

Join NOIAW's Rhode Island Region for an "Italian Afternoon" starring violinist Grazia Raimondi at the Newport Music Festival on Saturday, July 18th at 4PM at the Elms Tent in Newport. Raimondi will be joined by seven other classical musicians including Jiří Bárta (cello), Terezie Fialová (piano), and Coline-Marie Orliac (harp.)   The pe...

The Italian Trade Commission was pleased to collaborate with the Mariani Family of Banfi Vintners to toast Italy, the Gilded Age and the Spirit of American Exceptionalism earlier this month at the Elms Mansion Venetian Ball in Newport County presenting a selection of extraordinary wines from Tuscany, Piedmont and the Veneto. Banfi presented a fanc...