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...

Thursday October 9, h. 5.30 PM - Trattoria Zooma - Providence 02903NOIAW and the Justinian Law Society of RI have joined forces for an Italian American Young Professionals Networking Event. Meet special guests: Hon. Jeanne LaFazia, Chief Judge of the Rhode Island District Court and Daniela Mansella, Food Entrepreneur and Creator of La Bel...

"Buona Festa di San Giuseppe!" That's the greeting many of the Italian-Americans inside the Johnston Senior Center's red, green and white decorated multi-purpose room passed around last Thursday during the annual St. Joseph's Day Luncheon.   In English, the phrase means "Happy St. Joseph's Day," and in keeping with tradition, the center...

The Rev. Robert A. Rochon, priest at St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church at 1231 Plainfield St. in Johnston, uses words like "compassionate, family, community endeavors" when he describes such events as Sunday's annual Italian Festival.   Moreover, the goings-on inside St. Brigid's filled-to-the-brim parish hall were yet another example of ju...

Ha vent'anni, è americana, mora e naturalmente bellissima. Parliamo di Olivia Culpo, la nuova Miss Universo 2012 con sangue italiano.Terza di cinque figli, Olivia è nata a Rhode Island, da un padre italo-americano e una madre irlandese ma con antenati italiani, la giovane è stata incoronata a Las Vegas da 10 giudici che l'hanno scelta tra 89 concor...

This September the officers and members of The Pannese Society of Providence, Rhode Island will visit Mayor Pasquale Ciruolo, Deputy Mayor Amedeo De Cotiis, and members of their administration in Panni, Foggia for an Official Cultural Exchange between the USA and Italy, joining together Sister Cities. For more info visit www.pannese-society.org &n...

The board of directors at the Italo-American Club of Rhode Island will present its Outstanding Achievement Award to Mayor Charles Lombardi and his chief of staff, G. Richard Fossa.   "We are proud to honor them for their Italian heritage and many accomplishments," said the club in a statement. Lombardi and Fossa will be honored by their fell...

  WTI Magazine #81    2016 July 15Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 81st issue of our online magazine. At We the Italians there's a lot going on. We're working on a complete restyling of our website, which will be ready in September and won't disappoint our readers. In the meantime, on behalf of We the...

The recently re-organized Pannese Society did more than generate revenue and exposure last Thursday night during a dinner and fundraiser at Ciara Restaurant and Lounge.   "We were sold out!" said Louis Spremulli, a Johnston resident who, along with his wife Carla, created excitement for the Pannese Society's rebirth after a trip to Panni, Fo...

by Pete Fontaine   The Honorable John O. Pastore, 1963; Honorable Christopher Del Sesto, 1970; Honorable Albert E. DeRobbio, 1990; and Lt. Gen. Reginald A. Centracchio, 2006. Those are some of the names on a list of 52 legendary Rhode Islanders who have been honored with the Verrazzano Day Observance Committee's prestigious "Man of the Year...