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Italian Festival this Weekend in Danbury

Italian Festival this Weekend in Danbury

by Megan Carey   The Amerigo Vespucci Lodge #160 is hosting their annual Italian Festival this weekend, Friday July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd. There will tons of authentic Italian food, games, rides, and refreshments perfect for these hot summer days.   Admission is free and all are welcome. This is great festival perfect for the whole family. The festival is being held at 10...

Fiorella’s To Celebrate Fifteenth Anniversary

Fiorella’s To Celebrate Fifteenth Anniversary

by Carla Balzano   Fiorella's in Newtonville is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in August. Throughout the month, it will be offering delicious dishes for $15. The dishes will vary and rotate daily. Some of the meals they are offering are Lobster Ravioli Florentine, Chicken Limoncello, Pork Chop Madeira, and etc. If that isn't incentive enough, they are offering another appetizing offer. In August,...

NEMPAC Children’s Choir to Sing at Italian Night with Landmarks Orchestra, Augus…

NEMPAC Children’s Choir to Sing at Italian Night with Landmarks Orchestra, August 5th

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is very excited for their Children's Choir debut with the Landmarks Orchestra next Wednesday evening at the Hatch Shell! Italian Night is scheduled for next Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 p.m. This is NEMPAC's first program in partnership with the Landmarks Orchestra.   The NEMPAC Children's Choir is a collection of youth singers...

Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents Italian Night (Aug. 5)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents Italian Night (Aug. 5)

When: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 — 7 p.m. (rain date: Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m.)Where: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ large. Its music now occupies a central place on the concert stages of the world. The thrilling voices of two stars of American opera join a coalition...

Enfield’s 90th annual Italian Festival to celebrate heritage, family, friends, f…

Enfield’s 90th annual Italian Festival to celebrate heritage, family, friends, food

by Annemarie A. Smith For Carl Sferrazza, the 90th annual Mount Carmel Society's Enfield Italian Festival is a testament to the community's love of God and country, family and friends, and, of course, Italian heritage. "This festival is an opportunity for us to celebrate the values our ancestors brought here," Sferrazza said Tuesday as he motioned to the lights, banners, and tents...

Eating Italian in Vermont, New York-Style

Eating Italian in Vermont, New York-Style

by Hannah Palmer Egan   Utter the word "pizza" to New Yorkers living in Vermont, and they'll wax poetic about the thin-crusted, orange-grease-dripping, foldable slices of paradise of their hometown. There, they'll tell you, a typical lunch means two slices and a soda for about $5. Usually they'll lament the lack of comparable fare farther north.   In the first six months of 2015,...

Mount Washington Auto Road hosts Lamborghini Giro

Mount Washington Auto Road hosts Lamborghini Giro

Owners of 24 Lamborghinis paid an eye-popping visit to Mount Washington on Monday as part of the Lamborghini Giro, an annual tour taken on some of the most scenic roads in America. After driving to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast, the owners of the cars — mainly 10 HP V10 Huracans and the 700 HP V12 Aventadors...

Honoring culinary traditions at Caffe Paolina in Swampscott

Honoring culinary traditions at Caffe Paolina in Swampscott

by Elise Balzotti   In the eyes of a passerby, the small Caffè Paolina, tucked discreetly in the corner of a quaint strip mall on Swampscott's main road, does not beckon customers in. Once inside, however, diners feel an unusual sense of comfort and welcome.   Greeted by the proprietor, herself, in a true Calabrese fashion, with open arms and a thick Italian accent,...

The Italian immigration to Brockton, MA

The Italian immigration to Brockton, MA

by Micheal P. Lombardo   I was asked by members of the Centennial Committee of the Christopher Columbus Lodge #216 Order of the Sons of Italy to write a history of the Lodge since its inception in 1913. In conducting my research I have discovered that few documents seem to exist, most having been lost, damaged or destroyed as a result of fire...

From one Palm to a whole grove: The story behind an 89-year-old two-family resta…

From one Palm to a whole grove: The story behind an 89-year-old two-family restaurant business

It's hard to believe that a clerical error blossomed into one the biggest names in hospitality across the country. Legend has it that in 1926, just six years after arriving to New York from Parma, Pio Bozzi andJohn Ganzi wanted to register their Second Avenue restaurant after their hometown.   Their heavy accents gave the cleric registering their business the impression they'd...

Growing up speaking North End English

Growing up speaking North End English

by James Pasto   In his 1975 study of the North End, "The Italian-American child: His sociolinguistic acculturation," Fr. Lawrence Biondi stated that "The English spoken in the North End is English that is heard nowhere else in New England or Boston. North Enders have a strong tendency toward being uniquely apart — they are not quite Italian, but not quite American...

Italian-American Festival was a whole gelato fun

Italian-American Festival was a whole gelato fun

by Lisa Backus As he stirred the steaming pot of soffritto, boiled veal hearts in a tasty sauce, Sunday afternoon, Rich Angelillo understood that he was helping younger generations to understand the vibrancy of his roots in Italy. "This is our Italian heritage," he said as he pointed to the sign on the Sons of Italy hall that read they had been...

Tutto Italiano is coming!

Tutto Italiano is coming!

Tutto Italiano is coming! Bring your Italian car, motorcycle or just your love for Italian design. We welcome you to join us and appreciate the style and grace of Italian machinery at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum.   Tutto Italiano is a family friendly event, featuring activities such as face painting for the kids. In addition to all the beautiful automobiles and...

St. Ann Club Feast chairman says annual festival hits record attendance numbers

St. Ann Club Feast chairman says annual festival hits record attendance numbers

by Leslie Lake   Pat Cutrone, St. Ann Club Feast chairman for the past 10 years, credited beautiful weekend weather, top-notch musical entertainment, and the efforts of more than 100 Club volunteers, for record-breaking attendance numbers on Thursday and Friday at the popular annual waterfront event. "I'm not sure of the exact attendance, but I will tell you that the (148) East Ave....

Diving into the world of Italian wines with Ciro Pirone

Diving into the world of Italian wines with Ciro Pirone

by Jennifer Martin   This month I interviewed local Italian wine expert, Ciro Pirone. I met Pirone when I recently took the Italian Wine Specialist certification course through the North American Sommelier Association. He happened to be the coordinator of the course, and I immediately gravitate to folks that not only have a love for Italy, but even more so a love...

Aquitaine Group To Open La Motta’s Italian Specialties in South End

Aquitaine Group To Open La Motta’s Italian Specialties in South End

by Carla Balzano   The vacant building at 1357 Washington Street in the South End, will now be occupied. The Aquitaine Group, which closed the building's last vendor, Union Bar & Grille, over a decade ago, is opening a new Italian restaurant this summer. The group will open La Motta's Italian Specialties late this summer. La Motta's is described as "Italian-American," and "Bronx-Style."...

NeMLA 2016 CFP: New Perspectives on the Italian canzone d’autore and Popular Mus…

NeMLA 2016 CFP: New Perspectives on the Italian canzone d’autore and Popular Music

Critical studies on the Italian canzone d'autore and popular music are becoming numerous, often intertwining society, music and poetry. Please, consider submitting an abstract for the next NeMLA Annual Convention, held from March 17 to 20, 2016 in Hartford, CT, for the panel: "New Perspectives on the Italian canzone d'autore and Popular Music."   This panel proposes to continue the conversation and...

Andiamo Restaurant To Open Second Location In Chelmsford, MA

Andiamo Restaurant To Open Second Location In Chelmsford, MA

by Carla Balzano   Chef and owner of Andiamo Restaurant in Newburyport, MA, James Rogers, will be opening a second location in Chelmsford, MA. The new location will be at 18 Boston Post Road, in a new building called "Chelmsford Town Center." Construction will start in September.   Rogers excitedly revealed that he gets to build a custom restaurant. It will feature an open...

Bocce tournament held in Springfield

Bocce tournament held in Springfield

A man with a passion for the sport of his ancestors, Rico Daniele, a leader in Western Massachusetts' Italian American community, continues to be an advocate for his beloved sport of bocce. Daniele and other bocce enthusiasts held a bocce tournament Sunday at the Mount Carmel Society in Springfield's South End neighborhood.   Daniele, the owner of Mom and Rico's food store and...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Meriden celebrates Feast Day

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Meriden celebrates Feast Day

By Scott Hayes   Sunday morning was all things Italian as Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church celebrated Feast Day with a procession through the streets featuring a statue of church patron Blessed Mary. Following a mid-morning mass, parishioners descended the church steps as steeple bells clanged and a hot summer sun glistened off its golden dome. About 200 people stepped in behind retired...

Aniello’s in East Haven re-creates dish from famed New Haven restaurant

Aniello’s in East Haven re-creates dish from famed New Haven restaurant

By Stephen Fries   This column started out with the idea of sleuthing out recipes for dishes you enjoyed at area restaurants. It still does, and has grown to include columns related to "everything food." I have been a subscriber to Bon Appetit magazine for many years and have enjoyed their R.S.V.P. column where they also seek out restaurant recipes for their readers.   During...

‘Italy on the Patio’ at Cobb’s Mill Inn in Weston

‘Italy on the Patio’ at Cobb’s Mill Inn in Weston

By Easton Courier   Cobb's Mill Inn on Old Mill Road in Weston is hosting an 'Italy on the Patio' dinner show on Sunday, July 26. If you've ever been to Italy, or have dreamed of going, this special dinner will evoke the flavors, sounds and allure of Sicily.   On Sunday, July 26, the theme of 'Italy on the Patio is' Voyage through Italy...

Limoncello – Not Just for Drinking!

Limoncello – Not Just for Drinking!

Did you know that limoncello isn't just for drinking? You can cook with it too. In this class, we will learn how to make a three course meal using limoncello in each course. Of course, we will eat and drink too! The menu includes watermelon salad with limoncello and feta, shrimp over linguine in a limoncello sauce and grated Asiago. For...

Connecticut Virtuosi, Lyric Opera bring back stories from Italy

Connecticut Virtuosi, Lyric Opera bring back stories from Italy

by Jeff Gebeau Faculty and students of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, whose headquarters are at Trinity-on-Main, and the New London-based Connecticut Lyric Opera returned this week from the inaugural Greve Opera Festival in Italy. The three-week festival was a joint endeavor of the orchestra, the opera and Greve-In-Chianti, the Italian city in the region of Tuscany where it was held. "The town...

How a $1 bill bought joy to this Italian in Connecticut

How a $1 bill bought joy to this Italian in Connecticut

by Kathy Salvati   When Peter Bilello took his granddaughter to his local Subway restaurant, he found something he thought was lost forever. The 86-year-old Italian immigrant lives alone in Hartford, Connecticut, after the death of his wife Grace from cancer in November.   Seven years ago, in 2009, Mr Bilello came up with a completely random romantic thought: The two of them would each...

St. Mary of Carmen Society presents annual Festival

St. Mary of Carmen Society presents annual Festival

The 80th annual St. Mary of Carmen Society's Festival will take place from July 15-19 at Pellegrini Park, Hawthorn Street, Nonantum.The entertainment lineup:Wednesday, July 15 -- Italian Connection, 7 p.m.Thursday, July 16 -- Rock Salt, 7 p.m.; Living on a Bad Name (Bon Jovi Tribute Band), 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 17 -- The Legit Band, 7 p.m.Saturday, July 18 -- The...

Murphy Distributors Welcomes PunZon? Organic Italian Vodka to Its Exclusive Dist…

Murphy Distributors Welcomes PunZon? Organic Italian Vodka to Its Exclusive Distribution List

Murphy Distributors announced today it has obtained the exclusive distribution rights to PunZoné; the first imported Italian Ultra-Premium vodka line directly from Italy's preeminent food and wine region for the State of Connecticut.   "We are delighted to add PunZoné Organic Italian Vodka to our elite distribution portfolio. Frank Guerrera, the CEO and Founder of PunZoné, is a first generation Italian American...

Festa Italiano set for July 17

Festa Italiano set for July 17

The Greater New Haven Sons of Italy, Lodge # 37 is sponsoring a "Festa Italiano" featuring Marc Garofalo & Friends, who will provide music, laughs, tears and all good things Italiano, July 17, 7 p.m., at the Annex Club, 554 Woodward Ave., New Haven.   Setups, soda and ice will be provided, bring your own hard drinks, wine, food and paper goods. Reservations...

Carando: Classic Italian Meats at Your Local Grocery Store

Carando: Classic Italian Meats at Your Local Grocery Store

by Andrea Almeida   Carando is gearing up for its first-ever NASCAR sponsorship at the Loudon Sprint Cup race. Throughout the week, the #43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford will be making pit stops at area Big Y stores, where Carando will be sampling its classic Italian meats, along with a variety of other activities and giveaways planned at each store. At the Loudon...

Saving San Vincenzo - It is up to you!

Saving San Vincenzo - It is up to you!

by The Craco Society   With the closing of St. Joseph's Church the Society's plan to preserve the 114 year old statue of San Vincenzo and the relic from 1769 is moving forward. We are working with the Archdiocese of NY to complete a "Memo Of Understanding" that will include details about how we will work together in placing and maintaining the statue at The Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood, 113...

Italian Kisses: A Cannoli Wedding Memory

Italian Kisses: A Cannoli Wedding Memory

by Rita Esposito Watson   Perhaps because our grandfather and his brothers ran a pastry shop in Connecticut, after moving back to Boston I became addicted to North End cannolis. When growing up, Grandma taught us that any argument could be settled once people sat at the table, ate grandpa's pastry, and drank her demitasse.   Once in Boston, my children split on the...

‘Chick Wit’ team promises to get personal at library – 14 July, 6.30 pm

‘Chick Wit’ team promises to get personal at library – 14 July, 6.30 pm

By Nancy Burns-Fusaro   Attention all mothers and daughters: people who like to laugh and cry at the same time; book lovers, book club members, dog lovers, and any others who appreciate good reads and funny, loving, smart women.   Be at the Westerly Library on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m., to hear bestselling author Lisa Scottoline and her daughter and co-author, Francesca...

Italian stallions: Alfa Romeo rally draws a loyal crowd to Rowley

Italian stallions: Alfa Romeo rally draws a loyal crowd to Rowley

They arrived Saturday morning, their elegant bodies, chiseled lines and graceful curves harkening back to days gone by as they cruised down local roads on their way to Glynn Motor Sports in Rowley. They are vintage Alfa Romeos, with legendary names like Giulietta, Milano, Spider Veloce, Giulia, and the round-tailed Duetto that made Dustin Hoffman famous in 1967's hit, "The Graduate." Their...

Springfield’s Italian-American community shows pride in heritage

Springfield’s Italian-American community shows pride in heritage

by Kait Walsh   Springfield's rich Italian heritage was on full display in the city's South End Sunday. 22News spoke with proud Italian Americans as they honored Our Lady of Mount Carmel. For Italian-Americans in Springfield's South End, the Madonna and Baby Jesus represent more than their Catholic faith: they signify family and community.   That's why Sunday, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Club honored...

Italian Teens Compete In Local Sailing Competition

Italian Teens Compete In Local Sailing Competition

by Carla Balzano   From July 14-18, two Italian teen sailors from Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino will compete against three well-known Boston-area sailing centers. The teens were honored to accept this invitation and will receive credit from the school for competing.   The event starts at the MIT Sailing Center, and ends with a ceremony at MIT Pavilion. At the ceremony, Consul Nicola De...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society celebration set for Sunday

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society celebration set for Sunday

by Cori Urban   In anticipation of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16, members of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society will carry a statue of the Blessed Mother through the streets of the South End to their headquarters where they will provide a free brunch and music.   The procession will begin Sunday, July 12, after the...

Columbus Day Parade Kickoff Party July 12

Columbus Day Parade Kickoff Party July 12

By Rachel Ettlinger   Paul Criscuolo, President of the Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven, has announced this year's Columbus Day Parade Kickoff Party will be held on Sunday July 12. The party will be hosted by the East Haven Italian-American Club at the club's facility, 509 Laurel St. in East Haven. The event, which will feature food, drinks and entertainment, will...

OSIA Holds Grand Lodge Of Massachusetts’ 101st State Convention

OSIA Holds Grand Lodge Of Massachusetts’ 101st State Convention

by Carla Balzano   The Order Sons of Italy in America hosted The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts' 101st State Convention from June 11 to June 14. This year, the annual convention took place at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Many attended the event, including the organization's newly elected officers.   Among the officials was new State President Antonio Sestito. Two outstanding, committed...

Italian-American Festival to feature wine-tasting contest

Italian-American Festival to feature wine-tasting contest

by Brian Johnson   Looking for a taste test for your home-made wine? You can bring it to the 11th Annual Italian American Festival on July 25, where there will be a free wine-tasting contest. In the UNICO-sponsored contest, a panel of 10 judges will do a blind tasting of each submission at 2 p.m., underneath the tent on the right-hand side of...

Salvatore’s Restaurant To Host “Chef’s Playground”

Salvatore’s Restaurant To Host “Chef’s Playground”

by Carla Balzano   Salvatore's Restaurant, which has five locations around the Greater Boston area, will be hosting its first ever "Chef's Playground." And no, it does not involve chefs playing on the monkey bars. However, it does involve chefs digging deep into their creativity to prepare delicious dishes!   There are no limitations on what the chef can create, so be ready to...

Italian Native and Darien Resident, Antoinette Socci, has passed at 95

Italian Native and Darien Resident, Antoinette Socci, has passed at 95

Antoinette Socci of Darien, CT died peacefully at the age of 95 on July 3, 2015 in Stamford, CT. She was born in 1920 in Settefrati, Italy to Antonio and Loreta Pellicci. She emigrated with her family from Italy in 1930 and spent most of her life in NYC and Bronx, NY, before moving to Darien 25 years ago.   Prior to...

La Motta's Italian Specialties Will Shower the South End in Red Sauce

La Motta's Italian Specialties Will Shower the South End in Red Sauce

by Rachel Leah Blumenthal   Union Bar & Grille, part of the Aquitaine Group, closed at the end of 2014 after more than a decade at 1357 Washington St., but the Aquitaine Group promised to open something new in the space in 2015. Today, the company has announced details for the new concept, La Motta's Italian Specialties, which will open late this...

An Italian Afternoon at the Newport Music Festival

An Italian Afternoon at the Newport Music Festival

Join NOIAW's Rhode Island Region for an "Italian Afternoon" starring violinist Grazia Raimondi at the Newport Music Festival on Saturday, July 18th at 4PM at the Elms Tent in Newport. Raimondi will be joined by seven other classical musicians including Jiří Bárta (cello), Terezie Fialová (piano), and Coline-Marie Orliac (harp.)   The performance will feature a "sparkling mix of stellar works by Italian...

An Evening of Poetry with Gil Fagiani

An Evening of Poetry with Gil Fagiani

On Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m., Gil Fagiani will be the featured speaker for an evening of poetry at The Ferguson Library, Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch. He will read and discuss his new book of poetry Stone Walls, about growing up in the Springdale neighborhood of Stamford during the 1950s.   Gil Fagiani is a poet, essayist, short story writer,...

Southington's Annual Italian Festival Coming July 24

Southington's Annual Italian Festival Coming July 24

By Bill Leukhardt   The annual Italian-American Festival, revived in 2004, is expected to draw thousands to downtown later this month. The three-day event, from July 24 to July 26, features Italian-American performers and music, Italian-American foods, a children's show, a magic show and an outdoor Mass at 10 a.m.   Sunday that ends with a procession of the statue of the Virgin Mary. "The procession...

New Italian Restaurant Opens Up in Branford

New Italian Restaurant Opens Up in Branford

By Brian Maccready   The former SBC location in Branford has a new use, and if you're a fan of Italian cuisine and brick oven pizza you'll love this news. Burrata Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria opened on June 30 at 850 W. Main Street, according to its website.   The Branford Seven reports that the same owners have opened Burrata and there is now an...

Southington Italian-American festival announces entertainment

Southington Italian-American festival announces entertainment

The annual Southington Italian-American Festival, which is being held July 24 to 26 on Center Street, will feature live entertainment all weekend for audiences to enjoy. This is the festival's 11th year of promoting and supporting Italian heritage and culture in the community. Festival hours are Friday 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday 1 to 11 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6...

Italian cuisine inspires Greenwich potluck dinner

Italian cuisine inspires Greenwich potluck dinner

By Christina Hennessy   It began as a tasty way to celebrate the end of an exhibition, but Greenwich Historical Society's Festa al Fresco has taken on a flavor all its own. The outdoor celebration of cuisine and community returns on Sunday, July 12. "It's become a great way to celebrate local culture and celebrate summer," said Anna Marie Greco, the society's curator...

‘We truly are brothers and sisters’

‘We truly are brothers and sisters’

by Pete Fontaine   "This is without question one of the highlights of my career," Mayor Joseph Polisena said Monday evening following the historic signing of Johnston's Sister City partnership with Panni, Italy. "This begins a very special relationship with a very special town."   Polisena emceed a night of extraordinary pomp and circumstance at the Johnston Senior Center, which included brief remarks from...

PIB Sailing Championship & Award Ceremony 2015

PIB Sailing Championship & Award Ceremony 2015

PIB and the Italian Consulate in Boston would like to invite you to our 2015 Sailing Event. This is the third year in a row that we have been realizing the dream of three young sailors of the "Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino" (Sailing Center in Naples Italy) who will race during the week of July 12-19 in three of the...

Builder Antonio J. Tambone dies

Builder Antonio J. Tambone dies

by Shannon DonnellyFuneral services for Antonio J. Tambone, a former resident, took place Wednesday in Winchester, Mass. Mr. Tambone, known as AJ, died at his home in Winchester with his family at his side. He was 94 years old and the husband of Alma (nee Soracco) Tambone. The couple celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in April. Born in Feb. 10, 1921 in...

Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized With Red Paint, 'Black Lives Matter'

Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized With Red Paint, 'Black Lives Matter'

by Danielle Abreu   The Christopher Columbus Statue on Boston's North End was vandalized Monday night with red paint and the phrase "Black Lives Matter," Boston police said. Red paint was poured over the top and sides of the white marble statute.   The slogan, which has become a common refrain at demonstrations across the U.S. in protest of police violence towards African Americans, was...

Honoring Saint Padre Pio in Boston’s North End

Honoring Saint Padre Pio in Boston’s North End

by Matt Conti   Honoring one of the newer saints, a group from St. Leonard Church held the fifth annual procession for Saint Padre Pio on Sunday, June 28th in Boston's North End. The statue of St. Pio was carried from St. Leonard Church after an Italian Mass and walked through the neighborhood streets where devotees pinned donations on ribbons. The procession...

Wanted: Families To Host Italian Students in July

Wanted: Families To Host Italian Students in July

by Susan petroni   An Italian High School leadership program is bringing 14 international students to Framingham in mid-July. The high school students were selected to take part in this pilot initiative and will arrive in the Commonwealth for a 3-week program.   Each student will live with a local family to discover what day to day life is like in typical North American households. During...

July 14, 1863: The day the North End said ‘no’ to conscription

July 14, 1863: The day the North End said ‘no’ to conscription

by James Pasto   The Boston Draft Riot of July 14, 1863, is remembered more as the "North End Draft Riot," since it began in the North End and the worst part of it occurred in the nei. The context was the American Civil War and the resistance of many Irish immigrants to conscription into the Union Army.   Immigrant resistance stemmed in part...

Ferrari fundraiser benefits Connecticut Children’s Hospital

Ferrari fundraiser benefits Connecticut Children’s Hospital

It's not too often you get to see a Ferrari or Lamborghini on the road – let alone dozens all at once. That was the scene in West Hartford Sunday – all to raise money for a great cause. Thousands of spectators and car owners descended upon LaSalle Road in West Hartford Center for the 15th Annual Ferrari and Friends Concorso, presented...

Western Mass Italian Cultural Center Sponsoring Fourth Annual Golf Tournament

Western Mass Italian Cultural Center Sponsoring Fourth Annual Golf Tournament

by Carla Balzano   On July 18, 2015, The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass is sponsoring its fourth annual golf tournament. It will take place at St. Anne Country Club, 781 Shoemaker Lane, Feeding Hills, MA.   The tournament will start promptly at 1:00 PM. Players pay a fee of $100.00, which includes play, cart, lunch, on-course food and drink, dinner, contests and...

Italian American Committee on Education awards grant to Woodstock Academy

Italian American Committee on Education awards grant to Woodstock Academy

The Italian American Committee on Education has awarded a grant to Woodstock Academy's world language department. The grant includes Studio Arcobaleno educational materials that will allow the department to add new film and literature studies to the academy's Italian curriculum.   The academy also received a membership to the committee, which allows students to take advantage of discounts on educational programs, tours and...

Authors will talk about book on Italian-Americans at the Southington Library

Authors will talk about book on Italian-Americans at the Southington Library

By Farrah Duffany   Two psychologists, one a town native, will be at the library next month to discuss their new book on Italian-American women and their fathers. "Daughters, Dads, and the Path Through Grief: Tales from Italian America," focuses on the stories of 51 women from around the country who have dealt with the death of their father.   Authors Donna DiCello and Lorraine...

Local poet Walter Valeri joins Poets’ Theatre in Cambridge

Local poet Walter Valeri joins Poets’ Theatre in Cambridge

Local poet Walter Valeri recently became the first and only Italian to be elected to the Poets' Theatre advisory board. Through this prestigious organization based in Cambridge, Valeri will be working on bringing a Dario Fo Festival to the area in 2016, on the occasion of Fo's 90th birthday and the 30th anniversary of Fo' and Franca Rame's groundbreaking visit to...

South End Roman Trattoria To Open Patio Bar Expansion

South End Roman Trattoria To Open Patio Bar Expansion

by Carla Balzano   Boston restaurant, Cinquecento, expanded its South End location by adding an outdoor patio bar. The patio bar is a 12-seat full-service outdoor bar, made completely of recycled shipping container. Sponsored by The Aquitaine Group, they created and built the patio in 32 days! Pretty Amazing!   Seth Woods, a representative of The Aquitaine Group, said: "It's our job as restaurateurs...

She wants to be Miss Connecticut Current Miss New Haven County seeks new title

She wants to be Miss Connecticut Current Miss New Haven County seeks new title

By Mark Zaretsky If you ask Cara Ann Cama's mother, Cynthia, she'll tell you her daughter has always wanted to give back, ever since she was a little girl growing up on Third Avenue. But as a contestant in the 2015 Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant, Cara Ann Cama, 23 — currently in her last year of eligibility for the pageants that feed...

Italian-American groups plan St. Andrew ‘festa’ beginning Thursday in New Haven

Italian-American groups plan St. Andrew ‘festa’ beginning Thursday in New Haven

St. Andrew the Apostle Society and the Amalfitani-Italian Community will hold the 115th St. Andrew the Apostle Annual Italian Festa from Thursday evening through Sunday evening at the St. Andrew Club grounds by Wooster Square, 515 Chapel St.   A grand opening parade through Wooster Square at 6 p.m. Thursday will be followed by a blessing of the event by former Auxiliary...

Taste of Italy in Oakville this weekend

Taste of Italy in Oakville this weekend

La Festa della Madonna della Libera, also known as A Taste of Italy, takes place the last weekend of June every year. The Cecemaggiore Club in Oakville's Taste of Italy gets underway on Friday and runs through Sunday. The annual weekend-long festival celebrates the members' Italian heritage and includes traditional dancing, live music, novelties, baked goods and Italian foods.   The club is...

Job Posting for Italian Teacher/Nanny

Job Posting for Italian Teacher/Nanny

Cercasi Tata Per Infante / Assistente Maestra. La persona ideale per questa posizione dovrebbe avere anni di esperienza con bambini da 0 a 5 anni. Specificamente, la Tata-Maestra ideale per questo ruolo dovrebbe avere da un lato esperienza in campo didattico infantile (asilo nido, scuola materna) e dall'altro ottime conoscenza ed abilità nella cura di un bebè.   L'ambiente lavorativo è la Piccola Italia Preschool (PIP): una...

Grand Marshals For Columbus Day Parade Announced

Grand Marshals For Columbus Day Parade Announced

by Brian Mccready   East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. and Paul Criscuolo, President of the Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven have announced that the Grand Marshals for this year's Columbus Day Parade are East Haven resident Pio Sgrignari and David McDermott of McDermott Auto Group.   Mayor Maturo is the Honorary Chairman of this year's parade, which will be held in...

Area graduates awarded Sons of Italy scholarships

Area graduates awarded Sons of Italy scholarships

by Ben Thompson   Fifteen graduating seniors from several Brockton area high schools were presented with scholarships earlier this month by the Brockton chapter of the Sons of Italy. The scholarships, totaling around $10,000, were awarded to the group of winners from a pool of applicants comprised of family of Sons of Italy Christopher Columbus Lodge 216 members and area high school students...

East Haven Italian American Club Hosting Kick-Off Parade Celebration

East Haven Italian American Club Hosting Kick-Off Parade Celebration

by Brian Mccready   The East Haven Italian American Club and The Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven are Hosting a Kick-Off Parade Celebration Party on Sunday, July 12, 2015, 1 PM at the East Haven Italian American Club, (formally Weeping Willows), 509 Laurel Street, East Haven, CT.   Entertainment and Raffle Prizes. Food and Refreshments. $25.00 Advance Ticket, $30.00 at the door....

Greenwich Historical Society Celebrates Italian Heritage

Greenwich Historical Society Celebrates Italian Heritage

by Robert Mikulak   The Greenwich Historical Society will host its third annual Festa Al Fresco, a community potluck supper that celebrates Greenwich's Italian-American community and the Italian immigrants who first settled here in the early 20th century. The event will take place Sunday, July 12, from 4-7 p.m. at Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Road. To continue a tradition, participants are asked to...

The All-Italian Wine Experience of David Maione’s Vino Italiano in Waltham

The All-Italian Wine Experience of David Maione’s Vino Italiano in Waltham

by Jennifer Martin   The joy of writing this column is being able to present you the world of Italian wines in and around the Boston area. This month, I met with someone living out one of my dreams: owning and operating not only a wine shop, but an Italian wine shop. It doesn't get any better than that when you have...

Congratulations and Welcome: Sons & Daughters of Italy in America Lodge 20

Congratulations and Welcome: Sons & Daughters of Italy in America Lodge 20

On behalf of Concordia Lodge 20, we would like to say congratulations and welcome to ALL new state lodge board members and officials. We look forward to working with you all, growing our great organization together, and getting to know one another a lot more in the future.   We also want to wish our Lodges President, Joseph McGonigal, for being appointed...

88th Fiesta rooted in tradition

88th Fiesta rooted in tradition

By Ray Lamont  This year's St. Peter's Fiesta, which steps out in earnest Wednesday, is the 88th edition of Gloucester's salute to the patron saint of fishermen. The 2015 Fiesta, which really began last week with the nine-day Novena of prayer that closes Tuesday night at the Lester S. Wass American Legion Post 3 hall at 8 Washington St.,will once again include...

Luca Mignogna: The ultimate mozzarella artisan

Luca Mignogna: The ultimate mozzarella artisan

by Stefano Salimbeni   Every day — even before the actual 'day' technically starts — Luca Mignogna drives about five miles on gorgeous country roads in Northeastern Massachusetts, winding around a charming pond nestled in thick woods, to what he considers a magical source. "You see, yesterday 'this' was not even on this earth, it was somewhere in the universe," he says...

Italiano guida gli ex di Harvard

Italiano guida gli ex di Harvard

Fuga o collocamento di cervelli? Questo giornale non ha dubbi, fra i due termini, nell'interesse del Paese (e non "contro"), vince "collocamento": è auspicabile, utile e nel lungo termine è al servizio dell'Italia.   Questa riflessione, e un'altra, legata alla quasi inesistenza da noi delle associazioni ex allievi, mi si è posta come quesito di fondo quando ho visto sul sito della...

Rita’s Italian Ice breaks into Boston

Rita’s Italian Ice breaks into Boston

by Fran Hilario   Rita's Italian Ice is on path for an East Coast takeover by expanding into another New England state. The Trevose, Pa.-based company will be opening locations in Boston. Rita's signed a franchise and area development deal with Erica's LLC for the city and its surrounding metropolitan areas. More than 30 stores are expected to open by 2023. The first store...

fiorella-s-to-celebrate-fifteenth-anniversaryby Carla Balzano   Fiorella's in Newtonville is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in August. Throughout the month, it will be offering delicious dishes for $15. The dishes will vary and rotate...
nemla-2016-cfp-new-perspectives-on-the-italian-canzone-d-autore-and-popular-musicCritical studies on the Italian canzone d'autore and popular music are becoming numerous, often intertwining society, music and poetry. Please, consider submitting an abstract for the next NeMLA Annual...
boston-landmarks-orchestra-presents-italian-night-aug-5When: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 — 7 p.m. (rain date: Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m.)Where: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ...
italian-festival-this-weekend-in-danburyby Megan Carey   The Amerigo Vespucci Lodge #160 is hosting their annual Italian Festival this weekend, Friday July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd. There will tons of authentic Italian food,...
tutto-italiano-is-comingTutto Italiano is coming! Bring your Italian car, motorcycle or just your love for Italian design. We welcome you to join us and appreciate the style and grace of Italian machinery at the Larz Anderson...
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