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Portland’s Vignola Cinque Terre wins Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off

Portland’s Vignola Cinque Terre wins Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off

by Meredith Goad   The chefs from Vignola Cinque Terre came to play, and they hit it out of the park their first time on the field. The buzz at the Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off Friday was all about the Portland restaurant's savory smoked brisket hash patties with scrambled eggs and pea shoots, Italian cheese fonduta and salsa verde. This was their first time...

One-year position at Dartmouth College

One-year position at Dartmouth College

The Department of French and Italian at Dartmouth College seeks a visiting faculty member for an appointment in Italian for the 2015-16 academic year.   Courses will be in language and literature, with a maximum of five trimester courses available. Requirements include native or near-native fluency in Italian, experience in college-level language and literature instruction and Ph.D in hand.

Blue Plate Special: Christina’s in Erving serves up authentic Italian cuisine

Blue Plate Special: Christina’s in Erving serves up authentic Italian cuisine

Tony DiMaio has been in the restaurant business for 40 years — and he is only 54 years old. The chef and co-owner of Christina’s Restaurant and Tavern on the French King Highway in Erving began working in a relative’s restaurant as a teenager and hasn’t stopped cooking since.   He worked as a chef in several local restaurants, including Monte Carlo...

Celebrate Festa della Donna and Learn How to Hand Make Ravioli

Celebrate Festa della Donna and Learn How to Hand Make Ravioli

Join NOIAW's Connecticut region for a celebration of International Women's Day, called Festa della Donna in Italy. Traditionally, men give women mimosa flowers on this day. Rather than give you mimosa flowers, we will give you a mimosa drink! Learn the lost art of hand making ravioli. This is a hands-on class, where everyone will make 3 different types of ravioli:...

Scampo Voted the Best Italian Restaurant in Boston

Scampo Voted the Best Italian Restaurant in Boston

by Kate Kolenda   What makes a great Italian restaurant? For some it may be the antipasti, while for others it's the quality of the wines and pastas that's the sure-fire test. Holding up one dish is dangerous. Octopus? Lasagna? Cacio e pepe? Which one dish should be the barometer of a great Italian restaurant?   The steps we took to compile our most-recent...

Italian Fishing Tradition Lives on at Peter Zappa’s The Causeway in Gloucester

Italian Fishing Tradition Lives on at Peter Zappa’s The Causeway in Gloucester

Discussing Italian food always proves to be quite a curious concept, as conversations tend to invariably focus on what Americans would refer to as “Italian classics,” such as chicken parmigiana, pizza, and tiramisù.   But what many fail to recognize is that these foods and fine pastas are not the only rudimentary dishes that encapsulate the Italian diet, but only represent merely...

The Game of Bocce, Yesterday and Today

The Game of Bocce, Yesterday and Today

Bocce is a competitive sport, a strategic game, and a leisurely pastime, all rolled into one ever-popular activity. Dating back to the Roman Empire, bocce, in all its derivations, has since captured the hearts of players and spectators the world over, no matter the age or skill level, where the objective is to roll balls on a court as close to...

The Italian Job: Marti Mosetti Finding Her Stride On The State Side

The Italian Job: Marti Mosetti Finding Her Stride On The State Side

Andrea Pirlo spins the soccer ball in his hands and places it in the grass about 45 yards from the goal. He takes a couple steps back and signals to his teammates that he is ready to take the free kick. It is Jan. 11, a pleasant day in Turin, Italy, as Italian soccer giant Juventus matches up against Napoli....

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass to host fish dinner on March 27

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass to host fish dinner on March 27

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts will host a fish dinner on Friday, March 27, at 6 p.m. at their 56 Margaret Street location in Springfield.   The deadline for reservations is March 20 and only 100 seats are available. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis and must be paid for in advance. Cost per ticket is $15...

Vermont Writer John Fusco Talks 'Marco Polo'

Vermont Writer John Fusco Talks 'Marco Polo'

Screenwriter John Fusco's surname is an anagram of "focus" — an apt coincidence for someone who's been in the movie business for more than 30 years.   Back in the 1980s, while still a New York University screenwriting student, Fusco twice won the now-defunct FOCUS (Films of College and University Students) Award. At the 1984 ceremony, where he accepted the award for...

Italian Immigrants Faced Wary Yankees

Italian Immigrants Faced Wary Yankees

In the current debate on immigration policy, we see two opposing views toward new arrivals — some are welcoming, some want to seal the borders and keep them out. Were immigrants always treated with ambivalence, with one arm open?   My study of an Italian religious community in Hartford suggests they were. I recently read dozens of articles from a century ago...

Col. John G. Chiarella Sr. Loving husband, father, grandfather and patriot

Col. John G. Chiarella Sr.  Loving husband, father, grandfather and patriot

Col. John G. Chiarella Sr., 83, formerly of Wildemere Avenue, Waterbury, passed away peacefully at The Village at East Farms on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann (Donofrio) Chiarella.   Col. John was born in Mamaroneck, N.Y. on June 24, 1931, son of the late Anthony and Ann (Pettinato) Chiarella....

Friday nights at the Italian cinema

Friday nights at the Italian cinema

by Pam Mastriano   Celebration of Italian movies Springfield - The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts announces that starting with "Benvenuti al Nord" (2012), on Friday, March 6, it will begin a continuation of the "Friday Night at the Italian Cinema" celebration of Italian movies. There will be 3 movies which will be shown the first Fridays of March, April and...

Luigi Datome: 'Obviously enthusiastic' to join Boston Celtics

Luigi Datome: 'Obviously enthusiastic' to join Boston Celtics

by Jay King   In a Facebook post Friday morning, newly-acquired Boston Celtics forward Luigi Datome pledged his "efforts" and "soul" to his new team while stating the goal of proving he's an NBA player.   "It's time to pack!" wrote Datome, who the Celtics acquired Thursday along with Jonas Jerebko for veteran forward Tayshaun Prince. "Obviously enthusiastic to start a new experience with...

Newpoli to Perform at South Shore’s Italian American Cultural Organization

Newpoli to Perform at South Shore’s Italian American Cultural Organization

When: Sunday, March 1, 2015 — 3 p.m.Where: The Great Pond, Manor Function Hall — 120 Baystate Dr., Braintree MATickets $20 (children under 12 free), can be purchased at the door. Boston's own southern Italian folk group Newpoli will be performing at the South Shore's Italian American Cultural Organization on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Starting at 3 p.m., the group will perform...

Mucci Imports Unearths Lesser Known Italian Wines

Mucci Imports Unearths Lesser Known Italian Wines

Mucci Imports, owned by Nick Mucci, is a Boston based Italian wine importer specializing in unique Italian varietals from producers he has hand picked throughout his travels from living in Italy and developing special relationships with the winemakers. Mucci started the company in 2013, towards the end of the summer. When I first met him, he was introducing his wines to...

Italian Cultural Center to offer gnocchi-making class on April 11

Italian Cultural Center to offer gnocchi-making class on April 11

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass will offer a gnocchi-making class on Saturday, April 11, from 1 - 3 p.m. at their location at 56 Margaret Street in Springfield.   Adults and children are encouraged to bring an apron to the class. An instructor, supplies and space to work will be provided and attendees can take home what they make.   Read more   Source: http://www.masslive.com/    

The Passing of the Italian Flag for the 2015 Columbus Day Parade

The Passing of the Italian Flag for the 2015 Columbus Day Parade

Pictured is North Haven First Selectman, Michael Freda as he "passes" the Italian Flag to East Haven Mayor, Joseph Maturo, Jr. in recognition of theTown of East Haven becoming the host community for the 2015 Columbus Day Parade.   The parade will be held on Sunday October 11th as marchers will step off in the downtown district of East Haven. The parade...

UConn's Coach Auriemma Expands His Restaurant Empire With Second Geno's Grille

UConn's Coach Auriemma Expands His Restaurant Empire With Second Geno's Grille

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma applies the same philosophy to his growing restaurant business as he does to his iconic coaching career.   "The people around you help you be successful," says Auriemma, 60, who recently opened another of his Geno's Grille restaurants, this one in Southington. "I have a standard, and we work on that standard every day to make...

Eataly Could Be 'Very Close' to Securing a Boston Location

Eataly Could Be 'Very Close' to Securing a Boston Location

It looks as though we're one step closer to roaming Eataly's pasta-filled aisles right here in Boston. Boston Restaurant Talk reported last week that Mario Batali, owner of the Manhattan-based emporium, tweeted that Eataly was "very close" to securing a Boston location. Back in 2013, the Boston Globe reported that the Italian food emporium with restaurants, cafes and a gourmet market,...

Neighborhood of the Week: Federal Hill, the heart of Providence's culinary indus…

Neighborhood of the Week: Federal Hill, the heart of Providence's culinary industry

Although today it is one of the city's best-known neighborhoods, and a major tourist attraction, famous for its many popular restaurants, Federal Hill was used mainly for grazing cattle until the 1820s. But beginning in the mid-1800s, as "Providence grew beyond the area of Colonial settlement," Federal Hill "became home for many of Providence's artisans and working class: carpenters, teamsters, shopkeepers,...

Herman Castellani named Exeter Borough’s new mayor

Herman Castellani named Exeter Borough’s new mayor

As he sat behind his new desk, Herman Castellani knew he was ready to tackle the task of being Exeter's new mayor.   After previous mayor Cassandra Coleman-Corcoran resigned on the night of Jan. 19, Castellani was sworn in two weeks later on Feb. 3.   Read more   Source: http://psdispatch.com/    

Italian Cultural Center to continue Italian cinema celebration in March

Italian Cultural Center to continue Italian cinema celebration in March

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts (ICCWM) wishes to announce that starting with "Benvenuti al Nord (2012)," on March 6, it will begin a continuation of its Friday Night at the Italian Cinema celebration of Italian movies. There will be three movies that will be shown the first Fridays of March, April and May.   Benvenuti al Nord is a sequel...

Raymond Suntino performs ‘Thats Amore: An Afternoon of Romantic Italian & Am…

Raymond Suntino performs ‘Thats Amore: An Afternoon of Romantic Italian & American Songs’

The Hamden Arts Commission continues its 2014 -2015 Peter C. Hereld Sunday Performance Series on February 22, 2 pm, when crooner Raymond Suntino presents "That's Amore: An Afternoon of Romantic Italian & American Songs."   Suntino's mastery of beloved Italian songs and his magnetic personal charm have made him one of the region's most popular performers.   Read more   Source: http://www.ctpostchronicle.com/    

From Grinding Poverty to Farms and Factories: Anthony Riccio Returns to the New …

From Grinding Poverty to Farms and Factories: Anthony Riccio Returns to the New Haven Museum for Stories of the Italian American Women of Connecticut

Comparing her life as a cigar maker in New Haven to her grueling labors as a taglialegna, or lumberman, in 1930s Italy, Michelina Venditti can't help chuckling at the contrast. Venditti's remarkable account of felling trees to make charcoal is just one of many riveting oral histories collected by author Anthony Riccio for his newest book, "Farms, Factories and Families:...

Exhibition: hanging with the old masters in Wellesley Hills

Exhibition: hanging with the old masters in Wellesley Hills

February 10, 2015 to June 7, 2015Location: Harold and Estelle Newman Tanner Gallery   Showcasing Old Master Italian paintings under consideration for the upcoming reinstallation of the permanent galleries, many of which have been off view for decades, the fifth floor of the Davis Museum will become a laboratory for the exploration of the curatorial reinstallation process. One wall will be lined...

Italian restaurant Bel Ari comes into its own

Italian restaurant Bel Ari comes into its own

by Devra First   Sibling relationships can be so complicated. Conveniently located near South Station, Italian restaurant Sorriso was always overshadowed by sister restaurant Les Zygomates, setting French food to live jazz just a few doors away.   When new owners took over last year, they rebranded one, not the other. Les Zygomates is still Les Zygomates. Sorriso is now Bel Ari. It's clear...

Music Major Sabrina Ponte to Compete for Miss Massachusetts Title

Music Major Sabrina Ponte to Compete for Miss Massachusetts Title

Sabrina Ponte, a freshman Music Business major, will represent Boston in the Miss Massachusetts 2015 Pageant in June. Ponte, 19, captured the title of Miss Boston at the Miss Boston/Miss Cambridge Pageant Sunday, Feb. 8, in Boston.   "I won!" the North Reading resident exclaimed in a text shortly after landing the crown. With the win comes a $1,500 academic scholarship, a scholarship...

Consulate Scholastic Office Launches Italian Language App

Consulate Scholastic Office Launches Italian Language App

Just a few months ago, Domenico Savio Teker, took the reins as the new Director of the Scholastic Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston. We have had the pleasure of meeting him quite a few times during events held by the Consulate and at the many projects and initiatives tied to Italian language and culture in and around...

Connecticut Lyric Opera, Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to present ‘Il Barbiere di S…

Connecticut Lyric Opera, Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to present ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’ in area

by Allison Lindsay   Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra have scheduled performances at five venues for the upcoming co-production of Gioachino Rossini's opera, "Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)."   Rossini's famous two-act comic opera, The Barber of Seville, is a masterpiece of inventive scenes instantly moving from one mood to another using catchy melodies and exploding rhythms....

Joe Avati Back to Basics and Back to Boston!

Joe Avati Back to Basics and Back to Boston!

When: Saturday, June 6, 2014 at 8:00Where: Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA Joe Avati returns to Boston with an ENCORE performance of his award winning bilingual Italian stand up comedy show 'Back to Basics'. Watching Joe Avati is like attending a master class in comedy – his timing, his observations and his delivery are second to none and its...

Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut by Anthony…

Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut by Anthony V. Riccio.

The role that immigrant and first generation Italian women played in the workforce before 1960 is not well-documented. Aside from such dramatic and tragic stories such as the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, immigrant women and their daughters have not been given sufficient credit for their role in America's factories and canneries.   Less known, as well, is the role that women, more often...

Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy

Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy

When: Saturday, March 21, 2014Where: Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MAShowtimes: 7PM and 10PM (Two Shows Only)Ticket price: $50. (Group rates for 10 or more available for 10PM show ONLY). Funniest Show on the Planet – Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy taking over Boston   On Saturday March 21, 2014 the Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy are taking over with the funniest...

Italians honoring Massachusetts WWII vet, fellow crewmembers

Italians honoring Massachusetts WWII vet, fellow crewmembers

The daughter of a Massachusetts World War II veteran is in northern Italy this weekend to unveil a memorial at the spot where his bomber crashed 70 years ago.   Silas Barrett of Norfolk and four other crewmembers bailed out of the B-25 Mitchell dubbed "Maybe" just before it crashed into a mountain near the village of Ronzo di Chienis after being...

Circolo Italian Presents “Le Dimore di Giorgio Vasari”

Circolo Italian Presents “Le Dimore di Giorgio Vasari”

When: Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 — 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.Where: Center for International Studies, MIT — Building E40-496 (Muckley Building), 4th floor, 1 Amherst St., Cambridge MA On Feb. 23, Boston's Circolo Italiano will present a lecture by Liana De Girolami Cheney titled "Le Dimore di Giorgio Vasari" (The Homes of Giorgio Vasari). The seminar will be presented in Italian.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Joey DeFrancesco at Scullers Jazz Club (Feb. 20)

Joey DeFrancesco at Scullers Jazz Club (Feb. 20)

When: February 20, 2015Where: Scullers Jazz Club – Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston – Cambridge, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA Hammond B3 player Joey DeFrancesco was a child prodigy and was one of the two youngest musicians to work with Miles Davis. Today, he is one of the most in-demand B3 players carrying on the great tradition of Jimmy...

2015 Methuen Sons of Italy elections

2015 Methuen Sons of Italy elections

Elections for the Lodge Officers and the Community Center Trustees will be held on Tuesday March 10, 2015 before the General Membership Meeting. Nominations for the Officers are due by Tuesday February 10, 2015 at the General Membership Meeting. The ballots for the officers of the Lodge as well as the CCT Trustees are below. These trustees are the officers of the...

Hear What’s In the Heart – A Shoemaker’s Tale

Hear What’s In the Heart – A Shoemaker’s Tale

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 8:00pm Downtown Cabaret Theatre Company - 263 Golden Hill Street #3 - Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604   Hear What's in the Heart – A Shoemaker's Tale is a one-man show written and performed by a former Middletown resident. Steve Scionti brings to life all of the passion, comedy and drama inherent in a Sicilian-American family. The play is set against the backdrop of...

Isabella Rossellini Brings Green Porno to Boston Cutler Majestic

Isabella Rossellini Brings Green Porno to Boston Cutler Majestic

When: February 13-15, 2015Where: Cutler Majestic Theatre – 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA Iconic actress and art-house luminary Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her) teams up with legendary French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere for Green Porno, Live on Stage, the hysterical and eye-opening zoology lesson on the kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Cambridge University team discovers possible Michelangelo bronzes

Cambridge University team discovers possible Michelangelo bronzes

It's a discovery that is reverberating throughout the art world – a University of Cambridge-led research team believes that they have discovered the only surviving Michelangelo bronze statues.   Last fall, Paul Joannides, emeritus professor of art history at Cambridge, traced two three feet-high bronze male nude figures to a drawing by a Michelangelo apprentice that resides at the Musée Fabre in...

The new app of the educational office

The new app of the educational office

For the last couple of weeks it has been available for free download the new APP for iPhone and android users launched by the Scholastic Office at the Consulate General of Italy in Boston.   A new "tool" to strengthen the community formed by the many Italian language teachers and all the folks interested in our language. A flexible and "modern" tool...

Janine Molinari to Choreograph THE WILDEST at Seven Angels Theatre, 2/12-3/08

Janine Molinari to Choreograph THE WILDEST at Seven Angels Theatre, 2/12-3/08

Janine Molinari, will be choreographing Seven Angels Theatre's upcoming musical "The Wildest" which runs February 12-March 8. In the Spring, she will choreograph their Production of "Footloose".   "The Wildest", features the musical sounds of Louis Prima and Keely Smith is conceived and written by Randy Johnson, Thomas Porras, Luanne Prima, and Toni Elizabeth Prima. Louis Prima and Keely Smith's musical sound and...

Centre Street Cafe in JP reimagines Italian fare

Centre Street Cafe in JP reimagines Italian fare

Centre Street Cafe offers serious food with a soulful neighborhood vibe in the heart of Jamaica Plain. A longtime local favorite, Centre Street Cafe was purchased last summer by the trio behind nearby tapas bar/bookstore Tres Gatos: Keith Harmon and the husband-and-wife team of David Doyle and Maricely Perez-Alers.   They spent several months remodeling the interior and reimagining the food before reopening...

Monteverdi Trilogy at Boston Early Music Festival 2015

Monteverdi Trilogy at Boston Early Music Festival 2015

Don't miss the opera event of the year! Since 1981, spectacular and groundbreaking opera productions have been the centerpiece of the biennial Boston Early Music Festival. Teh BEMF's extraordinary and distinctive performances reproduce the Baroque's stunning palette of spectacle and sound by bringing together today's leading opera singers, a wealth of virtuoso instrumentalists, exceptional dancers, and outstanding designers from around the...

The "IO SOSTENGO LA LINGUA ITALIANA" project is bearing its first frui…

The "IO SOSTENGO LA LINGUA ITALIANA" project is bearing its first fruit

The request we made to various Associations asking for their support for the AP exams with a targeted donation (new AP courses, direct support to those students who will be taking the exam in May and other similar initiatives...) was immediately heeded by the Federazione delle Associazioni Abruzzesi (FAA). Through its President, Rosetta Romagnoli, the Association immediately took steps to collect...

O&G employee receives Outstanding Achievement Award

O&G employee receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Raymond Oneglia, vice chairman of O&G Industries in Torrington, was presented with The Moles Outstanding Achievement Award this week for his contributions to the construction industry.   The award was presented at The Mole's 73 annual awards dinner Wednesday evening. The Moles is a fraternal organization made up of members of the heavy construction industry.   Read more   Source: http://www.registercitizen.com/    

Biogen Idec, Fondazione Telethon and Ospedale San Raffaele Announce Global Colla…

Biogen Idec, Fondazione Telethon and Ospedale San Raffaele Announce Global Collaboration to Develop Gene Therapies for Hemophilia

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB), Fondazione Telethon and Ospedale San Raffaele have entered into a worldwide collaboration to jointly develop gene therapies for the treatment of both hemophilia A and B.   The agreement will combine San Raffaele - Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy's (TIGET) extensive expertise in creating new gene therapy strategies and developing them from the bench to bedside with Biogen Idec's...

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  

portland-s-vignola-cinque-terre-wins-incredible-breakfast-cook-offby Meredith Goad   The chefs from Vignola Cinque Terre came to play, and they hit it out of the park their first time on the field. The buzz at the Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off Friday was all...
one-year-position-at-dartmouth-collegeThe Department of French and Italian at Dartmouth College seeks a visiting faculty member for an appointment in Italian for the 2015-16 academic year.   Courses will be in language and literature,...
the-game-of-bocce-yesterday-and-todayBocce is a competitive sport, a strategic game, and a leisurely pastime, all rolled into one ever-popular activity. Dating back to the Roman Empire, bocce, in all its derivations, has since captured the...
vermont-writer-john-fusco-talks-marco-poloScreenwriter John Fusco's surname is an anagram of "focus" — an apt coincidence for someone who's been in the movie business for more than 30 years.   Back in the 1980s, while still a New York...
eataly-could-be-very-close-to-securing-a-boston-locationIt looks as though we're one step closer to roaming Eataly's pasta-filled aisles right here in Boston. Boston Restaurant Talk reported last week that Mario Batali, owner of the Manhattan-based emporium,...
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