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...

When Mike Stanton was researching what would become "The Prince of Providence," his riveting book about mayor-turned-felon Buddy Cianci, he learned that Cianci's father used to take him to the fights at the old Rhode Island Auditorium. One of the headliners in those days, the 1940s, was Rocky Marciano, the heavyweight from Brockton, Mass. "I was dr...

It is unlikely that Gina Raimondo will roll out a television commercial touting that members in the Rhode Island retirement system may now be the proud part-owners of a top-tier professional soccer club in Italy — AC Milan, but thanks to an investment by Raimondo as Rhode Island's General Treasurer it may be a reality. The ownership interest in the...

As thousands of sharply dressed spectators converged on the turf of Newport International Polo on Saturday afternoon, the soaring tenor of Andrea Bocelli, piped across an emerald green at Glen Farm, gave more than a hint about the origin of one of the teams zipping up its boots. Representing Italy were the members of the “Roman Gladiators” polo tea...

On Saturday, July 7th at 5pm, Italy returns to Newport Polo for its 7th campaign against USA at the polo grounds at Glen Farm, home of the Newport International Polo Series. The 6-chukker exhibition polo match will mount USA, looking to continue their win streak against Italy, for a duration of approximately 2 hours. The match will conclude with a...

Although most families hold reunions to coincide with various milestones in each member’s life, the Spremulli’s, who have long-time ties to Johnston, Cranston and Providence, have always taken a much different route. On a recent sunny afternoon, the Spremulli brothers – John, Tony and Joe – held their annual family reunion-luncheon inside famed Twi...

Sunday, June 24th. 11:00AM to 2PM EDT. Holy Ghost Church, 472 Atwells Ave, Providence RI 02909 On Sunday, June 24th we will celebrate Saint Joseph, a Mass in Italian will be celebrated at 11:00am at the Church of the Holy Ghost, Rhode Island's Mother Church for Italo Americans, following the Mass will be a procession of St. Joseph, along with sever...