The great American Italian restaurant has changed in style probably more than any other genre of restaurant over the past several decades.   Even as recently as 50 years ago, the term "Italian restaurant" conjured images of red and white checkered tablecloths, carafes of middling chianti, and a red sauce-heavy menu with classics like chicken...

The Italian American Historical Society of Rhode Island (IAHS) will award scholarships to students of Italian American descent who demonstrate high potential and who intend on furthering their education full time at a U.S. college or university.   To determine the winners, a scholarship lottery drawing will be utilized for applicants meeting...

by Nancy Burns-Fusaro   Nine-time Sergio Franchi Music Foundation grant recipient Giada Valenti heads for The VETS in Providence on April 21 for a 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets are now on sale for the concert, "Giada Valenti: From Venice with Love." Valenti, known for taking her audiences on romantic and magical journeys, performs her own...

by Alicia Kamm   In Providence, there seems to be an unwritten rule: if it's Italian, we approve. Many of us delight in passing under the Atwells Avenue archway where La Pigna (the pine cone or the pineapple, depending on who you ask) welcomes us into our own Little Italy, the historic Federal Hill.   We proudly declare that the best...

Little Italy isn't just one neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, it's a group of neighborhoods all across America. These neighborhoods have been incorporated into the fabric of the towns they reside in and have become an essential part of each city. With a desire to maintain Italian culture, these neighborhoods prosper today through a strong work ethic...

"Italian-Americans came to our country, and state, poor and proud," Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena said during his address to the Rhode Island House of Representatives as part of last Wednesday St. Patrick's Joseph's Day Observance. "Poor because they escaped poverty, proud because their new America would give them and their families hope and prosp...

MarineMax Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the world's largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, partnered with Azimut Yachts to host the 2013 Newport Azimut Gala, at the Newport Harbor Hotel. The event brought together more than 150 MarineMax and Azimut owners in the prestigious setting of Newport, RI, and was a grand celebration of yachts and fine customer...

by Annie Shalvey   The annual Columbus Day Parade on Federal Hill in Providence kicked off on Sunday. Eyewitness News is a proud sponsor of the event and many members of our team took part in the celebration.   Atwells Avenue isn't just any old parade route. All of the usual suspects were part of this year's celebration – from po...

Sunday, June 1st, 2014 - 10:30 AM at a Special Mass Our Lady of Grace Church - 15 George Waterman Road, Johnston, RI 02919   The Pannese Society of Providence is excited to Announce a Crowning and BlessingCeremonial Mass that has not been done in about 100 years.The Celebration Mass will take place on Sunday, June 1st, at 10:30 AM...

By Mark Patinkin   I've long wondered who Giovanni Feroce is. I knew of him as the CEO who took Alex and Ani global and is trying to do it again, re-launching the World War II watch brand Benrus into a vintage clothing-and-gear play. But I've seen little written about him.   So I called. Then waited six weeks. Finally, he to...