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Monuments Man Deane Keller Celebrated at New Haven Museum

Monuments Man Deane Keller Celebrated at New Haven Museum

The leveling of the tomb of Jonah (think: whale) in Mosul, Iraq, last July, was a striking reminder of the fragility of our collective cultural inheritance. Have we nearly come full circle? In 1943, as Nazi Germany laid waste to much of Western Europe, Monuments Men—a handful of soldiers whose job it was to protect cultural heritage during wartime—were dispatched...

Volturno chef Tim Russo crowned Worcester's Best Chef

Volturno chef Tim Russo crowned Worcester's Best Chef

After all the slicing and dicing, frying and sautéing, plating and tasting, Volturno sous chef Tim Russo was crowned Worcester's Best Chef on Sunday evening.   He and two other judge favorites competed in an Iron-Chef style challenge as part of the 8th annual competition that draws the best chefs from the region to showcase their talents before a crowd of more...

Bada Bing Italian Comedy Night at Seven Angels Theatre

Bada Bing Italian Comedy Night at Seven Angels Theatre

Tired of winter? Need some laughs to get rid of the blues? Seven Angels Theatre has the cure with Bada Bing Italian Comedy Night on Saturday, January 31 at 8 PM.   Four fantastically funny New York City comedians will take the stage including some favorite regulars. Performing will be Rich Francese, Fran Capo , Bob Luparello with Rob Falcone headlining. It's...

Southern Italian Folk Dance Night with Ornella Iuorio

Southern Italian Folk Dance Night with Ornella Iuorio

Learn to dance tammurriate, pizzicas and tarantellas! Music by Fabio Pirozzolo – Percussion & VocalistRoberto Cassan – Accordion When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM Where: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139    General admission – $15 Tickets can be purchased at http://southern-italian-folk-dance-night.eventbrite.com Light refreshments and cash barFree parking lot at rear entrance of the Dante building$5 validated overflow...

Douglas Gladstone: Recognition sought for stonecarver

Douglas Gladstone: Recognition sought for stonecarver

United States Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont needs to put on his cowl and cape and help the late Luigi Del Bianco.   Leahy, who reportedly learned to read when he was 4 years old, says he can quote Batman comic books of 40 to 50 years ago.   Read more   Source: http://vtdigger.org/    

Amore Cucina & Bar a return to form

Amore Cucina & Bar a return to form

As Bruno DiFabio reflected on his career coming full circle at the new Amore Cucina & Bar in Stamford's Springdale neighborhood, the restaurant's wood-fired pizza oven basked the back of the eatery in warmth on an otherwise chilly January morning.   DiFabio, of Ridgefield, never lost the warm place in his heart for the restaurant that launched his career in the business.   Read...

Town woman makes history with RI Italo-American Club

Town woman makes history with RI Italo-American Club

Making history is nothing new for the Italo-American Club of Rhode Island. After all, the proud Providence-based society is the oldest Italian chartered club in the United States. It was founded in 1896 and filed its charter with the state of Rhode Island in 1899.   However, the club – which is housed inside the former and historic Berarducci Funeral Home at 477...

IACO Names Dominic Candelieri President Emeritus

IACO Names Dominic Candelieri President Emeritus

The Italian American Cultural Organization of Boston's South Shore held its annual Christmas party on Dec. 1. Held at Braintree's Grove Manor Estate, the feast was kicked off with a special tribute to organization founder Dominic Candelieri, who was named President Emeritus of the South Shore group.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano    

Eva Respini Named Boston ICA’s Chief Curator

Eva Respini Named Boston ICA’s Chief Curator

Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art recently appointed Eva Respini as its new chief curator. The daughter of an Italian father and Norwegian mother, Respini will be leaving her post as curator of the Department of Photography at New York's Museum of Modern Art to join the booming local cultural landscape.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Jazz Vocalist Roberta Gambarini at Scullers (Feb.6-7)

Jazz Vocalist Roberta Gambarini at Scullers (Feb.6-7)

When: February 6-7, 2015Where: Scullers Jazz Club – Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston – Cambridge, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA Celebrated throughout the world by fans, critics and many of the world's greatest musicians, Roberta Gambarini became a fast-rising star – and a GRAMMY Nominee – with the 2006 release of her debut album, 'Easy to Love.' A smashing success...

Spreading the Italian Language – Sabrina Amadei

Spreading the Italian Language – Sabrina Amadei

A rainy and wintery Tuesday afternoon, right before dark, I find myself standing inside a sleek, post-modern, environmentally friendly house, nested in the thick woods; inside, in a brightly lit room behind large glass windows, a group of middle-aged and distinct-looking people sit in a circle sipping warm steamy drinks.   A younger-looking woman with big curly hair, cup in hand, stands...

Petrillo’s Restaurant in Peabody – A Family A-Fare

Petrillo’s Restaurant in Peabody – A Family A-Fare

Welcome to "A Tavola," Bostoniano's newest food column, dedicated to taking readers on un giro culinario in search of Massachusetts' prime locations for authentic Italian cuisine. It seems that Massachusetts is rife with Italian eateries, all of which claim to serve real "Italian classics," but for experienced foodies and casual diners, alike, finding a spot that encapsulates not only the...

Ciro Pirone of Horizon Beverage Company leads a tour of Italy's regional wines a…

Ciro Pirone of Horizon Beverage Company leads a tour of Italy's regional wines at wine connextion

Italians have an old Latin expression about wine: in vino veritas (in wine, there is truth). On Saturday, January 24th, 2015, The Wine ConneXtion, located in North Andover, MA, will share with its guests the truth about Italian wine during its complimentary tasting, "Italy Uncorked" led by Ciro Pirone, the Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company.   From 1:00PM-5:00PM, Pirone...

South Italy Folk Dance Night

South Italy Folk Dance Night

You are invited to another fun evening of music and dancing! South Italy Folk Dance Night with Ornella Iuorio Learn to dance tammurriate, pizzicas, & tarantellas! Live music by Fabio Pirozzolo and Roberto Cassan Click here for more details   Saturday, January 31 - 6:30 pm -- 8:00 pm 41 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA - (617)876-5160 Admission $15Light refreshments and cash bar   Source: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts  

Italians win US biomass build

Italians win US biomass build

Italian company Turboden has been chosen to supply the world's largest biomass-based organic rankine cycle power unit for a plant in Maine, US. The ORC system will produce 8MW for Maine Woods Pellet's Athens facility, converting the heat of thermal oil generated by wood residues from de-barking and chipping operations.   Read more   Source: http://renews.biz/  

St. Joseph Society Steps up for St. Leonard’s Church

St. Joseph Society Steps up for St. Leonard’s Church

The North End-based Saint Joseph Society recently announced a $10,000 pledge to support the ongoing restoration of Saint Leonard Church on Hanover Street, in Boston's North End. "We thank the whole society and in a special way the donation committee for being so considerate toward our Parish," wrote Father Antonio Nardoianni in the parish bulletin. "Besides the large amount they are...

Remembering Coach Dom Campochiaro of the North End

Remembering Coach Dom Campochiaro of the North End

In December, the Post-Gazette and the Regional Review both wrote in remembrance of Joseph "Dom" Campochiaro, who passed away on December 8 of 2014. I would like to add a few words here as well. I was one of the many lucky North End youth to have had Dom as a coach when I played Little League. Dom's patience, as Sal...

Stamford Dems leader emerges as consensus builder

Stamford Dems leader emerges as consensus builder

During the most recent election night in Stamford, John Mallozzi was greeted with handshakes and congratulatory backslaps in a private room at Zody's 19th Hole which the Democrats had rented as its victory headquarters.   An ebullient Italian American known for his candor, Mallozzi looked almost bashful. After all, he was not a candidate. But in many ways he was the man...

First EcoChi-Designed Restaurant to Open in Connecticut

First EcoChi-Designed Restaurant to Open in Connecticut

The first EcoChi designed restaurant and the first to be certified with the EcoChi 180 degree Seal will open in Connecticut in early 2015.   The project will be on the forefront of environmental sustainability with an innovative approach that meticulously blends green practices with environmental psychology and classical feng shui.   Read more   Source: http://www.digitaljournal.com    

Your Theatre offers a humorous slice of life

Your Theatre offers a humorous slice of life

"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer," said Michael Corleone in "The Godfather, Part II." As wise as that may sound, he never said anything about ex-wives or girlfriends. Exploring those sticky relationships – up close and closer – were left to playwrights like John Patrick Shanley, who creates emotional ups and downs and, ultimately, self acceptance, in "Italian American...

Highway wears on Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

Highway wears on Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

What does the future hold for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church?That is the question Msgr. F. Stephen Pedone, pastor, and members of the parish are dealing with as the church building continues to show signs of damage. The church cornerstone was laid in 1927 and the church was completed in 1928. It fronts on Mulberry Street. In 1958 construction began...

Italian culture night at Boston Children’s Museum

Italian culture night at Boston Children’s Museum

The Program includes among other activities:1) Newpoli - Newpoli is a group of exceptionally talented musicians who specialize in Southern Italian Folk Music, mainly from the regions of Campania and Puglia.2) Pazzi Lazzi - A Boston based Commedia dell'Arte troupe3) Emmy Nominated Matt Roberts Charismatic Comedy Magic - Magician and Comedian Matt Roberts presents interactive, hilarious and amazing shows that you will never forget....

Opinion: Guinta Should Work to Honor Luigi Del Bianco

Opinion: Guinta Should Work to Honor Luigi Del Bianco

By Douglas Gladstone   "The truth is like the sun, you can shut it out for a time, but it ain't going away." That quote from Elvis Presley. has always struck a chord with me. Especially when my thoughts turn to an obscure Italian immigrant named Luigi Del Bianco.   I hope it strikes a chord with U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta, R-NH, too. That's because...

Rizzuto's Restaurant Celebrates 10 Years in Its Original Location in Bethel

Rizzuto's Restaurant Celebrates 10 Years in Its Original Location in Bethel

Rizzuto's Wood-fired Pizza Kitchen & Bar in Bethel, CT is thrilled to be celebrating their 10-Year Anniversary, according to a press release from the business.   Owner Bill Rizzuto opened this neighborhood Italian restaurant and gathering place in December of 2004, transitioning from accomplished hotelier with such hospitality industry greats as Disney Corporation and Hyatt Hotels, to passionate restaurateur.   Read more   Source: http://patch.com    

2015 South Italy Folk Dance Lab

2015 South Italy Folk Dance Lab

This January 22nd, 24th and 29th, put on your dancing shoes and join Ornella Luorio at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a fun and lively evening of southern Italian folk music and dancing.   Learn the dances of Campania, Calabria and Puglia, and become a great dancer of tammurriate, pizziche and tarantelle.   Read more    Fonte: Magna Grece      

MET Opera at Rockport Music: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

MET Opera at Rockport Music: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

When: Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 12:30 p.m.Where: Shalin Liu Performance Center – 37 Main St, Rockport, MA – 978-546-7391 Opera's most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor...

Kress Fellowships for Language Study

Kress Fellowships for Language Study

The Middlebury Language Schools are now accepting applications for the Kress Fellowships for Language Study—Kress offers a fellowship for graduate students in art history with a proposed focus on European art history.   The fellowship covers the comprehensive fee (tuition, room and board) for one summer of intensive immersion at the Middlebury College Language Schools in one of five languages, including Italian....

Boston Bel Canto Opera

Boston Bel Canto Opera

The Pirandello Lyceum presents The Boston Bel Canto Opera - Aria Concert Directed by Bradley Pennington Sunday, January 18, 2:30 pm at the Dante Alighieri Society of MA41 Cambridge StreetCambridge, MA 02139 Click here for more information   Source: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts  

Newton Sons Of Italy - Ambrose D. Cedrone Lodge # 1069

Newton Sons Of Italy - Ambrose D. Cedrone Lodge # 1069

The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) is the largest, oldest and most geographically represented organization of Americans of Italian heritage in the United States. It is a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-partisan fraternal organization, made up of 260 members located at 196 Adams Street, Newton MA 02458. It's also known as Nonantum or "The Lake" by some people.   The purpose of the entire...

Italian aperitivo january 16th

Italian aperitivo january 16th

Italian Aperitivo, January 16, 2015 at 6:45 pm – 9:00 pmKoffee?, 104 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06511, United States Dear folks, it's time for the first Italian Aperitivo of 2015. Let's meet up at Koffee? on Audubon on January 16th from 6.45 to 9.00pm. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and try new drinks prepared for us from our...

Giornata della Memoria 2015 - Remembrance Day 2015

Giornata della Memoria 2015 - Remembrance Day 2015

Sunday, January 25 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Boston University, George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium, 2nd floor | 775 Commonwealth Avenue, BostonGiornata della Memoria 2015 - Remembrance Day 2015   Boston University and the Consulate General of Italy in Bostonin collaboration with AJC Boston, and The Consulate General of Israel to New England proudly Present

Seminari Pratici PIB: Tasse per Italiani in USA

Seminari Pratici PIB: Tasse per Italiani in USA

Cari PIBiani,   PIB, d'intesa con il Consolato Italiano a Boston, sta organizzando una serie di seminari di grande utilità pratica per gli italiani a Boston. Il primo, alla fine di gennaio, consisterà in una discussione sul pagamento di tasse per italiani in USA.   Joseph Ciccarello e Karen Timmermans, CPA, partners di "Gray Gray & Gray", uno dei gruppi leaders nel campo, discuteranno questo...

Italian American Reconciliation opens Jan. 15 at Your Theatre Inc.

Italian American Reconciliation opens Jan. 15 at Your Theatre Inc.

Opening night of the Your Theatre Inc. eight performance run of Italian American Reconciliation, by John Patrick Shanley, author of Moonstruck is Thursday, Jan. 15. With a cast of five South Coast actors, Suzanne Bergeron, of New Bedford, directs the play. This lighthearted play follows Huey Maximilian Bonfigliano who has a problem. While he is safely divorced from his shrewish first...

New Amherst restaurant to offer taste of Northern Italy, Mediterranean

New Amherst restaurant to offer taste of Northern Italy, Mediterranean

by Diane Lederman   Jonathan Welch met chef Tom Schnapp when the pair worked together at the Farm Table Restaurant in Bernardston. Welch, who was the general manager then, said, "I knew how talented he was."   That flair was in Northern Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. He wants his new restaurant Osteria Vespa to be the canvas for that specialty. "It's always been a great passion...

They were proud to be veterans -- and Italian

They were proud to be veterans -- and Italian

They marched proudly in parades, stepping to the marching band's beat in the Cardillo-Campagnone Brothers Post No. 1's crisp dark-colored uniforms. They marked veterans' graves with flags for Memorial Day. They took every opportunity to extol the virtues of civic life and exercise them.   They were the the first post in Massachusetts made entirely of Italian-American veterans.Sam Pauta was a civic-minded leader in...

A Democrat to watch this year

A Democrat to watch this year

With the New Year comes a new slate of officeholders whose careers warrant close attention and whose fates could have broader political implications. Put Gina Raimondo near the top of that list.   She's the first woman to be elected governor of Rhode Island, and when she's inaugurated this week, she'll become, at 43, one of just two Democratic women, alongside Maggie...

The intimate letters of Vittoria Colonna and Michelangelo - January 10, 2015 at …

The intimate letters of Vittoria Colonna and Michelangelo - January 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

On Saturday, Jan. 10, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will hold the final lecture in a series of collection conversations to complement the "Donatello, Michelangelo, Cellini: Sculptors' Drawings from Renaissance Italy" exhibition.   This half-hour gallery discussion, led by Carmen Bambach and Ramie Targoff, will explore one of the works featured, the Pietà, a finely finished drawing Michelangelo gave Vittoria Colonna in...

Pittsfield: Italian lessons at Italian-American Club

Pittsfield: Italian lessons at Italian-American Club

Italian language classes under the instruction of Alex Nardacci will continue from January to March at the Italian-American Club, 203 Newell St. A set of nine 1½ hour lessons will be offered Mondays through Thursdays.   The classes and their start dates are as follows: Beginners Part 1 at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12; Beginners Part 2 at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14;...

Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera

Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera

Sunday, January 18 | 3:00pm| Sanders Theatre at Harvard University | 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge "The performance of a full opera by a youth orchestra is an absolutely remarkable and rare accomplishment of which I am very proud. Opera is a fantastic tool for the musical and personal growth of our students because of the rich and intricate musical and psychological...

Primo's offering Italian favorites on Green St.

Primo's offering Italian favorites on Green St.

Primo's Ristorante opened in late November at 106 Green St., Worcester. Owner Lisa Tiscione-Rodriguez with her husband, Angel Rodriguez, and restaurateur Joe Petrou established the restaurant in space formerly occupied by Prifti candy. It's also next door to the former Center Bar and Grill, which was run by Rodriguez and will now become an extension of Primo's.   Petrou formerly owned Primo's on...

The Pirandello Lyceum Italian Opera Aria Concert

The Pirandello Lyceum Italian Opera Aria Concert

Sunday, January 18 | 2:30pm| Dante Alighieri Cultural Center | 41 Hampshire St. Cambridge. The Pirandello Lyceum invites all members and friends to enjoy this wonderful concert being planned by Mr. Pennington. The plan is to focus on the music by Puccini. The concert is free for members in good standing. If you are a member you may bring a non...

Holiday traditions shared at Ethnic Heritage Center in New Haven

Holiday traditions shared at Ethnic Heritage Center in New Haven

By Pam McLoughlin   The five historical societies of the Ethnic Heritage Center celebrated Sunday with an informal sharing of traditions and food from African-American, Jewish, Irish, Italian and Ukrainian cultures.   Mayor Toni Harp, who attended part of the celebration, praised the center for all its "great work," and noted how the afternoon of weaving all the ethnic traditions together was quite representative...

I Maremmani nel Mondo: Silvia con la famiglia a Boston tra arte e insegnamento

I Maremmani nel Mondo: Silvia con la famiglia a Boston tra arte e insegnamento

di Giulia Carri   Silvia Bottinelli, 38 anni di Grosseto, 7 anni fa decide di lasciare l'Italia per trasferirsi con la famiglia a Boston in America, dove è docente universitaria in Storia dell'Arte.   Come sei arrivata negli USA?"Nel 2007, durante il mio terzo anno di dottorato in Storia dell'Arte Contemporanea a Pisa, desideravo fare un'esperienza di ricerca in un' università americana ed ho...

Italian-American couple dies minutes apart

Italian-American couple dies minutes apart

An Italian-American couple, who fell in love in Rome during World War II, died within an hour of each other in Stamford, Connecticut. Guiseppe and Livia Fortuna were married for 69 years, had four kids and moved to a house in Stamford's Cove neighborhood in the early 1960s. They raised their four children in the United States, and stayed in the...

Grimaldi's Pizza Expands In Woodbridge

Grimaldi's Pizza Expands In Woodbridge

by Frank Cohen   Are well-established pizzerias from outside New Haven coming to the Elm City to prove themselves or to enjoy even greater "street cred" among kindred souls? We can't be certain.   Some of it might even be push back against the expansion of the Frank Pepe brand. But with the opening of Colony Grill in Milford, Tarry Lodge in New Haven...

North Shore Family Competes in First-Ever Family Episode of ‘Chopped’

North Shore Family Competes in First-Ever Family Episode of ‘Chopped’

by Emily Wright   Food is life for the Martone family. From cooking together in their home's kitchens (plural), to running a pair of Boston-area restaurants, parents Geraldine and Raffaele and children Rosie and John bond and over all things culinary.   When the Food Network approached the Saugus clan to be on a Dec. 23 episode of "Chopped" called "Family Food Fight," they...

Brick + Wood: Fairfield's Latest Pizza Addition

Brick + Wood: Fairfield's Latest Pizza Addition

by Elizabeth Keyser   Connecticut is the pizza state, and these days even restaurants that don't specialize in pizza are serving it. The mozzarella bar has been raised. The talk today is of 1,000 degree ovens and 60-second bakes.   That's the talk at Brick + Wood, the newest addition to Fairfield County's burgeoning pizza scene. The former Ponte Vecchio, in Fairfield's Brick Walk,...

Real-Life 'Monuments Man' In Spotlight At New Haven Museum

Real-Life 'Monuments Man' In Spotlight At New Haven Museum

In 1926, Deane Keller of New Haven won the Prix de Rome, a prestigious award that allowed him to study art in Italy for three years. Little did he know that those three years were setting the stage for his greatest accomplishment.   During World War II, President Roosevelt recruited art experts to go to Europe to protect their art treasures and...

There's a New Italian Brunch in Fort Point This Morning

There's a New Italian Brunch in Fort Point This Morning

Attention Fort Point patrons! There's a new brunch in town this holiday season. The artisanal pizzeria, which focuses on authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, is launching their Italian brunch this Sunday, December 21. And trust us – there's more to love than the pizza, itself, at this new brunch. Here are the deets:   When Pastoral's brunch will be served every Sunday from 11...

Charles Baldelli to be inducted into Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame

Charles Baldelli to be inducted into Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame

Former state representative and city mayor Charles Baldelli will be among five Rhode Island residents inducted into the state Heritage Hall of Fame this spring, making him the first Italian-American from Woonsocket to claim the honor according to Albert Beauparlant, a member of the Hall of Fame board of directors.   Baldelli will be honored at a gala to be held April...

Antonucci wins student life award

Antonucci wins student life award

Fitchburg State University President Robert V. Antonucci was recently presented the President's Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), given in recognition of his commitment to advancing the quality of student life on campus.   Antonucci was nominated for the award by Fitchburg State Associate Dean for Student Development and Housing Hank Parkinson. The honor was presented at NASPA's...

Oysters, wine, fresh bread and seafood in Boston's Little Italy

Oysters, wine, fresh bread and seafood in Boston's Little Italy

As you walk down Hanover St. in Boston, the smells of just-baked focaccia meld with freshly pulled shots of espresso. Outside Mike's Pastry, there's a line of cannoli-craving people reminiscent of Schwartz's. And friends outside Italian restaurant The Daily Catch greet each other with buongiorno instead of hello.   Boston's North End is the city's oldest neighbourhood, but it's come a long...

Angela Maraia of Saugus pens Sicilian cookbook

Angela Maraia of Saugus pens Sicilian cookbook

Impressing dinner party guests with homemade, high-quality dishes such as fried calamari, ricotta pie and baked stuffed lobster just got a whole lot easier. That's because Saugus resident Angela Maraia is sharing her collection of 300 mouthwatering recipes in her first-ever cookbook, titled "My Mother and Me." The 329-page book is dedicated to Maraia's mother Vincenza Biondo, her husband Albert Maraia...

Italian Sandwiches at Maine-ly Sandwiches have roots to the country's first subs

Italian Sandwiches at Maine-ly Sandwiches have roots to the country's first subs

The sub sandwich, probably the most iconic of the Italian-American sandwiches has long spread across the country from the northeast and a sub shop – usually in the form of a Subway – seems to be on or near every busy corner from coast to coast.   The version at the three locations of the local Maine-ly Sandwiches are called Italian Sandwiches,...

Italian Cultural Center releases cookbook

Italian Cultural Center releases cookbook

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts Inc. (ICC) is proud to announce the publication of its very own "homemade" cookbook, "Mangia! Ci fa bene!"   It is a delightful cookbook with over 160 tried and tested family recipes contributed by our members and friends, many of which have been prepared for generations.   Read more   Source: https://www.thereminder.com    

A Navy coat tradition, made in East Boston

A Navy coat tradition, made in East Boston

By Megan Woolhouse Massachusetts has its share of peacoat industry contractors, but none like this. By the end of the month, Sterlingwear Boston will have stitched about 40,000 peacoats this year for the Navy at the company's East Boston factory, where scores of workers sit at rows of sewing machines on a cement factory floor nearly the size of a football...

Viron Rondo Osteria: A Mix Of Classic, Modern Italian

Viron Rondo Osteria: A Mix Of Classic, Modern Italian

If you were a fan of the award-winning Da Capo restaurants in Litchfield and Avon, then you surely had met former owner, the effervescent Viron Rondo.   The man who put the "old world-type" Italian eateries on the culinary map has moved on, however, and with his wife, Denada, has opened a new restaurant, Viron Rondo Osteria, 1721 Highland Ave., Route 10,...

When The 400-Pound Cheese Arrives From Italy, Of Course You Throw A Parade

When The 400-Pound Cheese Arrives From Italy, Of Course You Throw A Parade

"Because it's great. It's cheese," Peter Lovis, proprietor of The Concord Cheese Shop, says as he bustles through the crowd of hundreds of people gathering in front of his Walden Street shop in the Boston suburb yesterday afternoon. "It's 400 pounds. It's humungous."   He's raving about the giant wheel of crucolo cheese—professed to be the largest cheese in the Western Hemisphere—that...

Connecticut woman celebrates 110th birthday

Connecticut woman celebrates 110th birthday

A Connecticut woman is celebrating a big milestone — her 110th birthday. There weren't quite that many candles on Emily Tremonti's cake Saturday at the elder residence where she lives in Fairfield. There were nieces and nephews she has indulged during her long life.   Her great, great-niece, Mary-Kate Mele, said her Aunt "Em" didn't have children but she has three nieces, six...

Carla Panciera to read from new collection in Mystic

Carla Panciera to read from new collection in Mystic

by Betty J. Cotter   Carla Panciera grew up in Westerly, where her father's dairy farm and her Italian-American heritage would provide rich fodder for her future writing. Her new short story collection, "Bewildered," won the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction and has just been released by the University of Massachusetts Press. She will read from the book and sign copies...

Stamford theater classic gets holiday update

Stamford theater classic gets holiday update

by Joe Meyers   After skipping last year, "A Merry Mulberry Street Musical" is back at Curtain Call in Stamford, where ticket sales have been very brisk. "We're virtually sold out," Executive Director Lou Ursone reported last week of the sequel to "Mulberry Street," a Stamford favorite for 75 years. "It's great to get an extra financial boost at the end of the...

ICA names Respini new chief curator

ICA names Respini new chief curator

By Kathleen Burge   The Institute of Contemporary Art has chosen a new chief curator, Eva Respini, currently the curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art . Respini, who grew up in Europe and has worked with artists from the Middle East, hopes to bring a more global outlook to the ICA.   The museum chose her after an...

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Itali…

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Italian School

Now Accepting Applications for the Summer 2015 Middlebury Language Schools Italian Immersion Program. Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools– The Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace will cover the cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board)—from the beginner to graduate level—in Italian.   The postmark deadline is January 15, 2015. See the website...

Rhode Island Dolci Tradizionale di Natale

Rhode Island Dolci Tradizionale di Natale

Wednesday December 17, 2014, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. The Blind Tailor Caffe - 45 Weybosset Street - Providence, RI. Members $5 | Non-members $15   Join us for a sweet celebration of the holidays and Italian heritage at Providence's most inviting Italian cafe. Share the season of good cheer as you indulge in appetizers, desserts, wines, and coffee over conversation with NOIAW members and friends. Please bring your...

Farm To Fork: Cheesemaking Tradition Born In Italy, Thriving In Somerville

Farm To Fork: Cheesemaking Tradition Born In Italy, Thriving In Somerville

For our occasional food series, Farm to Fork, we went to a small Somerville office park near a junk car lot. Inside, behind a red door there's a kitchen and a little piece of Italy. According to Tremont 647 chef and owner Andy Husbands, this kitchen has some of the best mozzarella around.   The company is called Fiore de Nonno — or...

Gabelli Family Foundation Gift Boosts Presidential Scholars Program

Gabelli Family Foundation Gift Boosts Presidential Scholars Program

By Jack Dunn   Boston College's Presidential Scholars Program, which provides an integrated educational experience within the University's honors program for approximately 72 of BC's most accomplished students, has been named the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program, as a result of a major gift from the Gabelli Family Foundation.   Mario Gabelli, a Boston College trustee and chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors, has been...

Da Potenza a Boston: accolta in regione la lucana illustre Rosa Ferrone (Massach…

Da Potenza a Boston: accolta in regione la lucana illustre Rosa Ferrone (Massachussets General Hospital)

Il presidente del Consiglio regionale della Basilicata, Piero Lacorazza, e il consigliere regionale Aurelio Pace, esponente dei Popolari per l'Italia (Basilicata) hanno ricevuto questa mattina Cristina Rosa Ferrone, professore di chirurgia presso il Massachussets General Hospital di Boston.   La Ferrone, giunta in Basilicata per la presentazione del Centro di riferimento regionale sulle malattie del pancreas, nasce al San Carlo di Potenza...

Funeral Home to be Rededicated in Italian-Themed Event

Funeral Home to be Rededicated in Italian-Themed Event

Miss Italy, Amanda Luciano, and the Victor Emanuel Lodge #1646 Sons of Italy Drum and Bugle Corps will be on hand next week to dedicate the renamed Paul C. Rogers Family-Carnevale Funeral Home.   The Italian-themed public event takes place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, said Lawrence A. Carnevale, who has an ownership interest along with Paul C. Rogers Jr. and...

Ciociaro Social Club Presents Fratelli Rocca in Concert

Ciociaro Social Club Presents Fratelli Rocca in Concert

When: Sunday, December 21, 2014 — 2 to 5 p.m.Where: Sons of Italy – 520 Pleasant St., Watertown MA On Dec. 21, the Ciociaro Social Club will present an afternoon of music and song with the Fratelli Rocca.The Fratelli Rocca have been coming to the United States during the Christmas season from Valle di Comino, Italy, for the past several years,...

Rhode Island melting pot keeps producing new leaders

Rhode Island melting pot keeps producing new leaders

After the Americans' victory in the Revolutionary War — and the unshackling of the colonies from the mercantile system of England — the first Congress under the new U.S. Constitution faced some daunting challenges.   America was still dependent on the manufacturing system of England for providing goods in exchange for raw materials. How could Congress encourage America to develop a self-sufficient...

Perfecting simple Italian at Concord’s Farfalle

Perfecting simple Italian at Concord’s Farfalle

Jazz playing softly in the background, the creak of an oven door, the whir of an immersion blender, the hum of laughter and conversation. These are the welcoming sounds at a cooking class on a recent chilly night at Farfalle, an Italian gourmet shop and cafe owned by wife and husband Gina Nasson and Jeff Nedeau.   Farfalle may not be the...

Il Presepe Napoletano a New Haven

Il Presepe Napoletano a New Haven

È in mostra dal primo dicembre a New Haven presso il Museo Nights of Columbus di New Haven il Presepe Napoletano proveniente dalla Bottega d'Arte Cantone e Costabile di Napoli, che l'anno scorso ha realizzato per Papa Francesco il Presepe in Piazza San Pietro a Roma. La mostra, chiamata "Buon Natale: Creches of Italy Christmas exhibition", è stata allestita dall'azienda Cantone...

‘Monuments Man’ Deane Keller Celebrated at New Haven Museum: Timely Exhibition U…

‘Monuments Man’ Deane Keller Celebrated at New Haven Museum: Timely Exhibition Underscores Continued Need for Protection

The leveling of the tomb of Jonah (think: whale) in Mosul, Iraq, last July, was a striking reminder of the fragility of our collective cultural inheritance. Have we nearly come full circle? In 1943, as Nazi Germany laid waste to much of Western Europe, Monuments Men-a handful of soldiers whose job it was to protect cultural heritage during wartime-were dispatched...

Longtime Red Sox publicist Dick Bresciani dies

Longtime Red Sox publicist Dick Bresciani dies

Longtime Red Sox publicist Dick Bresciani died Saturday after a long illness. He was 76. Bresciani had been a Red Sox publicist since 1972 and was previously assistant sports information director at the University of Massachusetts for 11 years.   He also served as the Cape Cod League's top statistician from 1967-71. Bresciani eventually took over from Bill Crowley as the head Red...

Coach Peter Capodilupo will be missed at Newton North

Coach Peter Capodilupo will be missed at Newton North

It's all connected. Family. School. Community. Football. This is why folks around here gather on Thanksgiving morning to watch the local high school football team playing against a rival we've been playing against since some time back in the Reagan administration, or perhaps the (Teddy) Roosevelt administration. This is why folks in the Newton community will miss a man like Newton North...

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