Mayor Jeanne Marie Napolitano and the Newport City Council invite the public to join them at a reception on Friday, October 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the lobby of the Gateway Center at 23 America’s Cup Avenue to welcome members of a delegation visiting from Newport’s Sister City, Imperia, Italy. Light refreshments will be served.   There wil...

Diana Franchitto, president and CEO of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island (HHCRI), was recently honored by the Rhode Island Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women as one of its 2015 Three Wise Women. The award is given annually to three of Rhode Island’s most accomplished women of Italian descent.   President and...

Newport Restaurant Group, a division of Newport Harbor Corporation, an employee-owned hospitality company, is pleased to announce Avvio, a new restaurant in the former Papa Razzi space in Garden City, Cranston.   Avvio will join the Newport Restaurant Group collection as the ninth location in Rhode Island and will embody the essence of every...

A few months ago I wrote about how Italian restaurants in Rhode Island are a dime a dozen – abundant and inexpensive – with almost every community in the state having at least one, if not more, Italian spots.   In East Greenwich there are a few and sort of smack in the middle of some suburban streets lies Chianti's, happily fulfilling the ro...

di Riccardo Chioni   L'atteso appuntamento con la 59.ma edizione del Winter Antiques Show in svolgimento alla Armory Park Avenue ha visto protagonista la Preservation Society of Newport County che ha presentato una mostra intitolata "Newport: The Glamour of Ornament" con opere d'arte appartenenti a 8 storiche magioni.Per l'occasione alla Arm...

On Sunday August 4th, Bruce Newbury radio host of Newport's the Dining Out with Bruce Newbury show invited the Italian Trade Commission and Italian Cheese Expert Margaret Cicogna to his live broadcast at the Chanler Hotel at Cliff Walk to discuss the Italian Cheese Medley presented by Agriform at the Preservation Society of Newport County's much an...

By Beatrice Bondi I grandi vini e le specialità della cucina italiana sono stati protagonisti del Newport Mansions Wine & Food, il festival del vino e della gastronomia organizzato dalla Preservation Society of Newport County, che si è tenuto dal 20 al 22 settembre a Newport, in Rhode Island.   La partecipazione italiana all'evento è st...

Rhode Island's Irish may have a lock on March, but October belongs to the state's Italians. And they know how to celebrate, with Columbus Day parades and festivals taking place from Westerly to Woonsocket. Providence's Federal Hill, the city's Italian stronghold, closes off much of Atwells Avenue beginning Saturday for three days of food, entertai...

by NOIAW   Journalist and Educator, Rita will be honored at our Rhode Island Region Epiphany on January 10, 2016. Buy tickets here.   THE GIFT OF ITALIANWhen my grandparents talked of "the old country" they referred to their village in Italy. Yet, when I asked them to explain the differences, I realized that they brought "the old...

On St. Patrick's Day, everybody is Irish, but the other 364 days a year, only 17.9 percent of Rhode Islanders claim Irish ancestry, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures.   That makes the sons and daughters of Erin the second most numerous ethnic group following Italians, who count 18.4 percent of the Rhode Island population among their ex...