National Organization of Italian American Women Rhode Island Region in partnership with Bristol Art Museum presents a preview of Linda Cardillo’s forthcoming novel, Love That Moves the Sun: Vittoria Colonna and Michelangelo Buonarroti, a work of historical fiction set in turbulent 16th-century Italy. The brilliant poet, Vittoria Colonna, whose long...

It was entitled “a reception”, the type of event Linda Folcarelli has hosted, chaired and worked on time and again during her unique and seemingly endless extraordinary career of community volunteerism. The event, though, was much different than those Folcarelli, who is a part-time civilian employee with the Johnston Police Department, has ever bee...

The annual Federal Hill Columbus Day Parade was held in Providence Sunday. Nearly two-thousand people lined Atwells Avenue to watch. The parade featured politicians, first responders, high school bands and various Italian-American clubs. Eyewitness News anchor Mike Montecalvo and Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca walked with the Italo-American Club...

The smell of pizza and doughboys permeated the air and Italian folk music played for the 24th annual Newport Festa Italiana’s Festival in the Park. It was a sunny day in Touro Park, warm with low humidity. The nice weather drew an ample crowd to the Italian-themed celebration. Some sat and watched Calabria Bella, a band based out of Westerly that’s...

For a second time within four weeks, there was an interesting international Italian meeting inside Johnston Town Hall. In mid July, Amedeo DeCotiis, the former assistant mayor from Panni Foggia in Italy who now serves as that region’s vice council, visited Polisena and rekindled the unique “Sister City Agreement” that began three yeas ago between J...

The city is getting a new restaurant. That’s nothing new. It’s an Italian restaurant. Ah, you say. That’s not new either. But it will be. When Sarto opens in the Providence G building, diners will note that executive chef/partner Robert Andreozzi has created a modern interpretation of regional Italian cuisine served in a casual atmosphere with an o...

A poco più di un anno dalla sua scomparsa, Kenneth Jay Lane (22 Aprile 1932 – 20 Luglio 2017) viene celebrato per la prima volta in Italia dal Museo del Bijou di Casalmaggiore con una antologica “alfabetica” curata da una delle più apprezzate esperte di bigiotteria americana, la prof. Maria Teresa Cannizzaro, in collaborazione con la dr.ssa Fiorell...

Fine food, cinema and music are planned for the 24th annual Newport Festa Italiana, which starts on Friday, Sept. 14, and runs through Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8. Forum Lodge 391 of the Sons and Daughters of Italy, the Edward King House and the state’s legislative grants program serve as the major supports of the festival. This year’s events incl...

“Mangia, mangia!” That’s the invitation, of sorts, Rev. Peter J. Gower issued during a special luncheon inside Fioretti Hall in Johnston. Father Gower almost insisted that a dozen plus Our Lady of Grace parishioners, who were working feverishly slicing green peppers that will be used for sausage and pepper sandwiches during this weekend’s annual It...

Italy is the source of some of the finest delights our senses can enjoy: espresso, pizza, pasta, gelato, wine and much more! For this reason, there are many “Little Italys” outside the motherland that bring together what we love about one of the star models of European quality. Who doesn’t love phenomenal coffee, incredible food and wonderful compa...