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Celebrate Columbus Day with parades across Rhode Island

Celebrate Columbus Day with parades across Rhode Island

You don't have to be Italian to celebrate Columbus Day. Parades and festivals are being held from Westerly to Woonsocket, and everyone's invited. Providence's Federal Hill, the city's Italian stronghold, kicks off its annual Columbus Day Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11, at noon in DePasquale Square, with the popular Columbus Day parade stepping off at 11 a.m. the following day at...

Classi di Italiano Organizzate dal PIB

Classi di Italiano Organizzate dal PIB

Il direttore Domenico Savio Teker Ha il piacere di annunciare: Classi di Italiano Organizzate dal PIB.  Vostro figlio/a ha gia' una buona padronanza della lingua italiana e volete che non la perda? Ecco L'iniziativa che fa per voi: Il Sabato Mattina Con Le Attivita' Del PIB.   Alle famiglie interessate:Salve, con la presente vogliamo informarvi di una nuova attivita' promossa dal PIB ( Professionisti Italiani a Boston) e...

Coro-Dante – Italian Repertory Chorale

Coro-Dante – Italian Repertory Chorale

CORO DANTE: The Dante Alighieri Society of Cambridge is seeking interested members of the community to sing in a four-part chorus called Coro-Dante. The purpose of the chorus is to promote Italian language and culture through singing Italian music.   CHORUS SIZE & REPERTOIRE: The chorus has inscribed at this point about 50 singers SATB (soprano, alto, tenor bass), and performs a...

Celebrating the feast of family and food

Celebrating the feast of family and food

by Rita Watson Our grandmother disliked crowds, even those that gathered to honor the saints. When September's "la festa de San Gennaro" approached — a large Italian street festival of music, games and food — Gram planned a gathering of some 30 relatives for cooking, eating, playing bocce and building sand castles.   She said we could not attend the feasts until we...

Tutto Lite to Feature Italian Cars at Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Tutto Lite to Feature Italian Cars at Larz Anderson Auto Museum

When: Sunday, October 5, 2014 — 10 a.m.Where: Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St., Brookline, MATutto Lite: A laid back assemblage of beautiful Italian cars under the exquisite fall foliage in Larz Anderson Park. Call it — Tutto Lite, Tutto Autunno, Tutto Two. Bring your Italian car, motorcycle, or just your love for Italian Machines. Unlike Tutto Italiano, whose winners...

Providence: passport applications and Italian citizenships

Providence: passport applications and Italian citizenships

If you or your family members or friends are working on their Italian dual citizenship, please note the following announcement from the Vice Consulate in Providence: Vice Consolato d'Italia a Providence, Rhode Island, USA Deborah E. Del SestoHONORARY VICE CONSULNOTICEThe Honorary Italian Vice Consulate office will be open onTuesday, September 23, 2014, from 2:00-5:00p.m., for the processingof passport applications and Italian citizenships.

The 7 Hottest New Italian Restaurants in Boston

The 7 Hottest New Italian Restaurants in Boston

In Boston, the North End is often considered the epicenter of the Italian dining scene. And it is — but not all eateries are created equal, and for every awesome option (like these) there are some less-than-stellar spots sliding by on tourist dollars.   For a side of buzz with your bucatini, you'll want to think outside the geographic box, and hit...

Casino Night Fundraiser 2014

Casino Night Fundraiser 2014

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Centro Attivita' Scolastiche Italiane C.A.S.IT., Inc. will host its very first "Casino Night" Fundraiser. It will be held at Spinelli's Function Facility in Lynnfield, Massachusetts and the fun will begin at 7:00 p.m.   During the Casino Night you will be able to enjoy a real casino experience with tables of Roulette, Blackjack, Craps and Texas Hold'em...

Italian American Society hosts Anthony Riccio

Italian American Society hosts Anthony Riccio

The Italian-American Historical Society of Connecticut will host Anthony Riccio, author of Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut, for a book signing event Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m., at St. Anthony's Church Hall, 70 Washington Ave, New Haven.   Several local women, including Anna Caccavale, are telling their stories in the book. Copies of the book will be available...

Nicola De Santis nuovo Console Generale a Boston

Nicola De Santis nuovo Console Generale a Boston

Dal 25 agosto scorso, Nicola De Santis è il nuovo Console Generale d'Itali a Boston, competente per il Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island e Vermont. De Santis succede a Giuseppe Pastorelli, destinato a Toronto. Salernitano, classe 1969, De Santis si è laureato in Giurisprudenza all'Università di Salerno.   In carriera diplomatica dal 1999, il suo primo incarico è presso la Direzione Generale...

St. Catello Society dinner Sept. 7 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven

St. Catello Society dinner Sept. 7 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven

The 113th anniversary dinner of the Society of Saint Catello will be held next Sunday at Anthony's Ocean View Restaurant in Morris Cove.   According to a press release from the organization, Louis Scillia, an active member of the society, will be recognized there for his involvement in carrying on the traditions of his ancestors and the society.   Read more   Source: http://www.nhregister.com    

The Art of Italian Cuisine --- Classes Begin September 24

The Art of Italian Cuisine --- Classes Begin September 24

Discover your inner chef and Italy's incredibly diverse culinary landscape to create your own 3 course masterpiece! Six classes introduce the distinct and exciting cuisines of 6 Italian regions. Each class lasts 4 hours. You will cook in a newly equipped kitchen at the Dante Alighieri Society in Kendall Square, Cambridge, and enjoy your meal with wine in intimate and...

Italian pop artist Giada Valenti to perform benefit concert for Piazza Nuova Lod…

Italian pop artist Giada Valenti to perform benefit concert for Piazza Nuova Lodge

The Piazza Nuova Lodge No. 2665, Order Sons of Italy in America, will sponsor Concert 2014 "From Venice With Love" featuring Italian pop artist Giada Valenti.   Valenti recently reached an agreement with PBS Television to perform a PBS special of this same show scheduled for airing in December on PBS New York and on National PBS in 2015.   Read more   Source: http://www.buckslocalnews.com    

Celebrating Saint Anthony's Feast in Boston's North End

Celebrating Saint Anthony's Feast in Boston's North End

Every year on the last weekend in August, Boston's North End celebrates the feast of Saint Anthony of Padua. The traditional event dates back to the early 20th century, when large numbers of southern Italians immigrated to the United States, settling in the urban centers of the North-East.   In Boston, they gathered in the North End neighborhood. The immigrants brought with...

Tavares Headlining Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas & Damian!

Tavares Headlining Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas & Damian!

Join us NEXT WEEKEND in East Cambridge! It is that time of year, when the streets of East Cambridge will come alive for the 88th Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian THIS WEEKEND (September 6 & 7). The feast will be celebrated on Warren Street in East Cambridge. As always, there will be a food festival, parades, amusement rides,...

Verdi’s Don Carlo at Coolidge Corner Theater (Sept. 7)

Verdi’s Don Carlo at Coolidge Corner Theater (Sept. 7)

When: Sunday, September 7, 2014 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where: Coolidge Corner Theatre — 290 Harvard St., Brookline, MADirectly from the Salzburg Festival: With its epic scale, Don Carlo lacks the dramatic concision of Verdi's later works, while maintaining a unique structure that builds over its five acts, with the monumental auto-da-fé at the center.   A stellar cast­ including Jonas...

Crowdfunding for a documentary: Boston's North End

Crowdfunding for a documentary: Boston's North End

Boston's North End tells the story of this famous Italian American neighborhood, from the arrival of the first Italian immigrants to the present.This campaign is seeking funds to complete a documentary in progress about the history of the Italian North End. We have already received close to $30,000 in funding, including $10,000 grant from the James and Percival Baxter Trust...

Susan Cattaneo, Giulia Millanta in Concert at Atwoods

Susan Cattaneo, Giulia Millanta in Concert at Atwoods

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 — 9:30 p.m.Where: Atwoods Tavern — 877 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA Susan Cattaneo has been a songwriting professor at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music for 13 years. She's written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her tunes helped launch the careers of Jillian Cardanelli and Erica Nicole. Cattaneo, the singer-songwriter, has released three...

Lost Neighborhood: Portland, Maine’s Little Italy

Lost Neighborhood: Portland, Maine’s Little Italy

by Ari Zeiger   Producing this documentary seemed impossible at times—where was the conflict? why did this neighborhood matter? who would be the main characters? And most vexing of all: How do you locate a neighborhood that no longer exists!? That was the central paradox at the heart of my radio documentary on Portland, Maine's long-lost Little Italy section.   My project began with...

Grand Fatilla Live at Regattabar, September 4

Grand Fatilla Live at Regattabar, September 4

When: Thursday, September 4, 2014 — 7:30 p.m.Where: Regattabar at the Charles Hotel | One Bennett Street, Cambridge MAThe world fusion quartet Grand Fatilla returns to the Regattabar to celebrate the release of its long-awaited debut CD, Global Shuffle (GrandFatilla Records). With its unique instrumentation of accordion, electric mandolin, double bass (and Moroccan sintir), voice and percussion, Grand Fatilla jumps from...

Il Presepe: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul

Il Presepe: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul

When: September 3 – December 15, 2014Opening Reception: Thursday, September 18, 5 – 7:30 p.m.Where: Cantor Gallery, College of the Holy Cross — 1 College Street, Worcester, MAStarting September 3, the Cantor Gallery will present the exhibition, THE ITALIAN NATIVITY – IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul. The exhibit showcases a collaborative project by Margot Balboni, a cultural landscape photographer,...

Michéal Castaldo Performs Senza Catene (Unchained Melody) at 20th Annual Sergio …

Michéal Castaldo Performs Senza Catene (Unchained Melody) at 20th Annual Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert

Michéal Castaldo, an award-winning classical crossover singer and songwriter, was one of the featured performers at the 20th Annual Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert on August 23, 2014. The outdoor event was held on the grounds of the Franchi estate in Stonington, Connecticut, with an audience of over 5000 people.   Castaldo performed Senza Catene (Unchained Melody) from his Aceto CD. Each year...

An Italian Wine Tour at Tresca

An Italian Wine Tour at Tresca

If you can't get enough Italian wine and love strolling through the North End, grab a seat at Tresca's upcoming Kobrand Tour d'Italia wine dinner hosted by Boston Bottles. On Tuesday, September 9th chef Jake Pease will be preparing five delectable courses with the wines of Tenuta Sette Ponti and Agricola Punica.   Visiting wine experts Giovanna Moretti and Sebastiano Rosa will...

Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ opera classic re-imagined at Boston Lyric Opera

Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ opera classic re-imagined at Boston Lyric Opera

Giuseppe Verdi's "La traviata" is one of the most performed operas in the world, yet it hasn't appeared on a Boston Lyric Opera stage for more than a decade. That is, until this October, when the renowned company will stage a production of the classic work, interpreted by some of the country's rising stars of opera. Five performances will take place...

Italian Festival Of Angels set for North Haven

Italian Festival Of Angels set for North Haven

Reminiscent of the Italian Festivals that took place on Wooster Street in New Haven, the North Haven Son's & Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 will present their "Italian Festival of Angels" on the North Haven Town Green Friday, Aug. 23, 4 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Procession of Angels will take place...

The 88th Annual Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian will take place on September …

The 88th Annual Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian  will take place on September 6 and 7, 2014!

Here are some highlights of the Feast: Saturday 2 PM - 4 PM: Red Sox World Series Trophies at the FeastSaturday 2:30 PM: Sinatra Live show by Chris JasonSaturday 4 PM - 6 PM: Mix 104.1 Joins the FeastSaturday 6:30 PM: Procession with the SaintsSaturday 6:45 PM: Healing Service with Holy Oils and Relics Saturday 7 PM - 11 PM: "The Reminisants"...

Italian Organist Andrea Toschi to Perform Two Shows in Massachusetts

Italian Organist Andrea Toschi to Perform Two Shows in Massachusetts

When and Where:Sunday, September 21, 2014 — 3 p.m.Holy Cross College — 1 College St, Worcester, MASunday, September 28, 2014 — 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.St. Andrew's Episcopal Church — 79 Denton Rd., Wellesley, MA Noted Italian organist Andrea Toschi plays music of Bossi, Capocci, Neglia, Respighi, Debussy, Becheri, and Padova on the 2005 Juget-Singlair organ (Op. 24) at Holy Cross...

Gubernatorial hopeful Raimondo says her overhaul of Rhode Island pensions shows …

Gubernatorial hopeful Raimondo says her overhaul of Rhode Island pensions shows key leadership

by Erika Niedowski   At first, Gina Raimondo thought solving Rhode Island's pension problem was just a matter of math: Billions of dollars of unfunded benefits were owed to the state's teachers, police officers, firefighters and others. But the newly elected general treasurer quickly learned back in 2011 that the fix was as much about politics as it was pure numbers.   The overhaul Raimondo...

St. Peter's Italian Bazaar Begins with Mass celebrated by Bishop Deeley

St. Peter's Italian Bazaar Begins with Mass celebrated by Bishop Deeley

Speaking and praying in both Italian and English, Bishop Robert P. Deeley celebrated a Mass honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Rocco, providing a spiritual start to the 89th annual St. Peter's Italian Bazaar.   During the Mass at St. Peter Church in Portland, the bishop expressed his joy at celebrating the Mass and his wish for a good festival. Beginning...

Fran Gardino Presents: Villaggio Italiano

Fran Gardino Presents: Villaggio Italiano

When: Through December 2014Open Mondays through Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m., and occasionally on Fridays and weekendsWhere: Harvard Allston Education Portal — 175 North Harvard St., Allston, MA Fine art photographer Francis Gardino has created three 360 degree views of Italy, They include the ruins of Pompeii and of Sicily, his grandparent's homeland.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Sicilian Transplants Help Give Middletown Its Unique Identity

Sicilian Transplants Help Give Middletown Its Unique Identity

By Shawn R. Beals   Thousands of Middletown residents have come from the Sicilian town of Melilli since the late 1800s, forming a close community of Italian Americans that gives the city a unique identity.   While many Connecticut towns have a distinct European heritage, it's rare to find one so thoroughly transplanted from a single location. The majority of Middletown's Italians can trace...

9th Annual Sacco and Vanzetti March/Rally

 9th Annual Sacco and Vanzetti March/Rally

Saturday, August 23rd, in Boston, the 87th anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti will be remembered. Sacco and Vanzetti were Italian immigrants and committed anarchists whose trial is regarded as one of the great miscarriages of justice in American history. Calling attention to the continued repression of immigrants and radicals, the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society...

Springfield resident carries on Italian tradition

Springfield resident carries on Italian tradition

More than 200 people celebrated Friday night at Dominic Arillota's home in the city's East Forest Park neighborhood. It was an Italian feast that used to be held in downtown Springfield, but about four years ago the building that hosted it was shut down.   Ever since, Dominic has helped to keep the tradition alive. He told 22News each year it gets...

Monroe Italian fest a family tradition for many

Monroe Italian fest a family tradition for many

by Phyllis A.S. Boros Every August, for the past 23 years, thousands of area folk flock to St. Jude Church in Monroe for its "authentic" Italian festival.   "It's the real deal," said Peter Lucia, who has volunteered at each of the church's 24 festivals. "We expect more than 10,000" at the event, which runs from Wednesday, Aug. 20, through Saturday, Aug. 23....

The 20th Annual “Let the Music Play!” Concert- August 23 in Stonington, Conn. Do…

The 20th Annual “Let the Music Play!” Concert- August 23 in Stonington, Conn. Doors Open @ 11 a.m.

One of New England's most beloved annual musical events is back! On Saturday, August 23, join hostess Eva Franchi, wife of the late great romantic tenor Sergio Franchi, as featured guests and world-class singers pay tribute to Sergio's life with song.   The concert annually takes place at the 240-acre Franchi Estate in Stonington, Conn., and sells out each year with more...

Order Sons of Italy Massachusetts Gearing Up for 100th Anniversary Celebration

Order Sons of Italy Massachusetts Gearing Up for 100th Anniversary Celebration

When: Saturday, October 4, 2014Where:Demetri's Function Facility — 2 Washington Street – Route 1, Foxboro, MA The Sons of Italy's Grand Lodge of Massachusetts is getting ready to celebrate 100 years since its inception on October 4, 2014, at Demetri's Function in Foxborough.The black tie gala will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m....

Celebrating a Hundred Years of Devotion to Santa Agrippina di Mineo in Boston, M…

Celebrating a Hundred Years of Devotion to Santa Agrippina di Mineo in Boston, Mass. (Part 1)

By Giovanni di Napoli I returned to Boston, Massachusetts last weekend for the highly anticipated 100th Anniversary of the Feast of Santa Agrippina di Mineo.   Part of me was a little sad that I was going to miss the Feast of Saint Rocco in Glen Cove and the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Bergen Beach, but you only get...

Norristown, Plymouth parishioners set to celebrate Italian festivals

Norristown, Plymouth parishioners set to celebrate Italian festivals

September's annual Feast of San Gennaro — named for Naples' patron saint — draws thousands of fun-seeking tourists and locals to the streets of Little Italy in New York.   The yearly religious feasts celebrated by descendants of the numerous Italians who settled in Norristown and Plymouth at the turn of the 20th century attract far smaller numbers. But these local events...

Get ready for St. Roch's Festval in Greenwich

Get ready for St. Roch's Festval in Greenwich

St. Roch Church, 10 St. Roch Ave., will hold its traditional Italian feast for four days this week, followed by a procession from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday.   The festival will take place from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Pizza fritta, with tailor-made dough straight from Arthur Ave. in the Bronx, is one of the favorite eats...

Blues Guitarist Roberto Morbioli at Smokin’ Joe’s in Brighton

Blues Guitarist Roberto Morbioli at Smokin’ Joe’s in Brighton

When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 — 7 to 10:30 p.m.Where: Smokin Joe's — 351 Washington St., Brighton, MA Italian blues guitarist Roberto Morbioli is heading back to Boston for a show at Brighton's Smokin Joe's.Born in Verona, where he started playing the guitar at an early age, Morbioli discovered his greatest passion to be the blues at the age of 15.   After...

Demicco, Lamb are Norwich's 2014 Italians of the Year

Demicco, Lamb are Norwich's 2014 Italians of the Year

The third-generation owner of a Norwich business and a New York Times best-selling author are the 2014 Italians of the Year. Doug Demicco, 56, of Oakdale, and novelist Wally Lamb, a former English teacher at Norwich Free Academy, will be honored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich at an October banquet in Groton.     Read more   Source: http://www.norwichbulletin.com    

East Haven Italian American Club’s bocce team are world champs

East Haven Italian American Club’s bocce team are world champs

Vincent Gagliardi brushed his mustache briefly with his finger, thought to himself and then looked over at his friend Andy DeLucia. "That guy right there is the glue that holds this whole team together," Gagliardi said about DeLucia. "He's the man."   The elder DeLucia, seated at a table overlooking the East Haven Italian American Club's indoor bocce court, smiled wryly and reiterated...

89th Annual Italian Bazaar

89th Annual Italian Bazaar

The Italian Street Festival "Bazaar" is an annual fundraising and community event for St. Peter's Church the Italian Parish of the Diocese of Portland celebrating the Feasts of the Assumption and St. Rocco.   Come enjoy music, food and children's games! More information hereLocation: St. Peter's Church, Corner of Federal & India Streets - Portland, Maine, 04101   Source: http://www.visitportland.com/  

Italianissmo! A Boston raccolti 249 mila dollari per il primo Centro Italiano di…

Italianissmo! A Boston raccolti 249 mila dollari per il primo Centro Italiano di Cultura della città

Quattrocentoventicinque mila dollari raccolti (+40% rispetto al 2013); trecentocinquanta ospiti, inclusi i Sindaci di Boston e Roma; oltre settanta sponsor.   Questi i numeri di "italianissimo! 2014", annuale gala di beneficenza - giunto alla sua terza edizione - organizzato da FICCB e dal Consolato Generale d'Italia a Boston a favore della lingua e cultura italiana, che ha l'obiettivo di raccogliere fondi per...

USA Repels Roman Gladiators

USA Repels Roman Gladiators

A capacity crowd joyously cheered the return of Marco Elser and Raimondo Visconti di Modrone for Italy, along with new team members Mario Celentani and Matteo de Paolis. Defending USA's victory last season were Bridget Torrey, Michel Nseir, Stephanie Still, and Minnie Keating.   Defensive plays dominated the game as the evenly matched teams took to the field. Control of the ball...

Wesleyan University: assistant professor (tenure track) in early modern

Wesleyan University: assistant professor (tenure track) in early modern

Beginning July 1, 2015. Assistant professor (tenure-track) in Italian. Primary focus: medieval/early modern Italian studies (literature, culture and the visual arts). Historical, interdisciplinary and intercultural breadth essential.   The successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarship in medieval and/or early modern Italian Studies and be eager to teach a broad range of courses on Italian literature and cultural history prior...

Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds

Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds

By Owen McNally   What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the sound of the accordion is for the celebrated, Waterbury-born, avant-garde jazz composer/bassist and bandleader Mario Pavone in his latest, groundbreaking CD, "Street Songs."   "I always wanted to do something...

Carving Studio brings Italy to Vermont in sculpture course

Carving Studio brings Italy to Vermont in sculpture course

How do you take a clay model and carve it in marble two, three, or even 10 times larger? Normally, you would have to learn this rare skill in Italy.   But this summer, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland will offer a special, 6-day course in advanced Italian compass enlargement techniques, to be taught by three instructors: master...

A safe Federal Hill

A safe Federal Hill

Providence's Federal Hill, a wonderful neighborhood long known as a center of great Italian-American food, culture and shopping, is one of the jewels of Rhode Island. Celebrated in all the tourist guidebooks, it is a place that should attract families and fun-lovers as part of their Ocean State experience. Unfortunately, sporadic recent violence — including the death of a 33-year-old Glocester...

St. Jude Schedules 24th Italian Festival

St. Jude Schedules 24th Italian Festival

The 24th annual St. Jude Italian Festival will take place from Wednesday, August 20 through Saturday, August 23 at the Church fairgrounds located on Rte. 111 near the intersection with Rte. 110. The festival will open from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.   The festival will serve a...

Anticipated opening for a One Year Only World Language position 1.0FTE

Anticipated opening for a One Year Only World Language position 1.0FTE

Must have certification in Spanish and ItalianPosition Type: Full-timePositions Available: 1Job Categories:Classroom Teacher > Language: ItalianClassroom Teacher > Language: Spanish   Welcome to South Kingstown High School! South Kingstown High School is located on the Atlantic Coast, 32 miles south of Providence, Rhode Island, in the village of Wakefield. The town covers an area of 63 square miles with a population of 28,000....

Un balanzone sbarcato a Boston

Un balanzone sbarcato a Boston

"Sono un appassionato di cinema. Se mi chiedi 'come va?' io ti rispondo con una battuta di Pulp Fiction". Così Emanuele Capoano, 39 anni, di Crotone, ci spiega come mai a un certo punto della sua vita ha deciso di abbandonare gli studi universitari di Scienze Politiche a Firenze per diventare proiezionista, quello che taglia le pizze, i rulli delle...

Italo-American Club names Lombardi and Fossa 'Outstanding'

Italo-American Club names Lombardi and Fossa 'Outstanding'

The board of directors at the Italo-American Club of Rhode Island will present its Outstanding Achievement Award to Mayor Charles Lombardi and his chief of staff, G. Richard Fossa.   "We are proud to honor them for their Italian heritage and many accomplishments," said the club in a statement. Lombardi and Fossa will be honored by their fellow Italo-Americans at a dinner...

Neapolitan Youth Takes Part in Second Annual PIB Sailing Contest

Neapolitan Youth Takes Part in Second Annual PIB Sailing Contest

For the second year in a row, Professionisti Italiani a Boston has partnered with Italian sailing powerhouse Mascalzone Latino to give teenagers from underprivileged neighborhoods in Naples the chance to sail on the Charles River. Guided by instructor Antonio Dell'Omo Beneduce, Salvatore Pistone and Laura Canzanella — both 13 — took part in several sailing events held by local schools Courageous...

Red Sox Land Italian Rising Star Nicolò Clemente

Red Sox Land Italian Rising Star Nicolò Clemente

There's a bright future for the Red Sox, and it's colored in green, white and red. On July 2, young baseball star Nicolò Clemente signed a multi-year contract for the Red Sox, becoming the first Italian to ever join Boston's roster. At 16, the native of Pianoro (Bologna) became the youngest Italian to sign for a Major League team, following last...

Italian festival to open Friday

Italian festival to open Friday

The annual Italian Festival will take place on the grounds of the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge, 10 Christopher Columbus Ave., from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday. The festival will continue from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, and from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.   The Italian Festival, which has been held for more than 20 years, will feature authentic Italian food, music, rides for...

Fashion icon Yolanda Cellucci

Fashion icon Yolanda Cellucci

It's been 46 years since dress diva Yolanda Cellucci transformed her dreams into a glittery and glamorous reality. From "rags to riches," she emerged as a successful businesswoman and recognized queen of fashion. She is simply a living legend. I had the pleasure to meet with Yolanda at her chic apartment near Boston. I felt electrified by her charismatic and cordial...

When calcio first came to the North End

When calcio first came to the North End

Soccer via the World Cup is making the headlines this past month. Recently, in column for in the Clarion-Ledger, Ann Coulter helped it along when she linked the growing popularity of soccer to "moral decay" in the United States. I thought it was a funny column, a tongue-in-cheek stab at the definite media hype around this increasingly (albeit quadrennially) popular...

Crowds flock to Italian-American Festival

Crowds flock to Italian-American Festival

Italian and American flags lined Center Street as hundreds sampled local eateries, took their children on carnival rides , and browsed local vendors at the 10th annual Italian-American Festival Saturday.   On the second day of the free three-day festival, which was held July 25 to 27 and was sponsored by Sons of Italy of Southington and UNICO of Southington, people of...

From Italy to New Haven and beyond: Generations gather annually to celebrate fam…

From Italy to New Haven and beyond: Generations gather annually to celebrate family

More than a century ago, Francesco Vollono left Italy and the poverty in his hometown outside Naples for a new life in America. Joined by his wife, Annunziata, and their three children in 1905, they were part of the early wave of immigrants who took up residence in Wooster Square   Five generations of their descendants, led by their granddaughter, Nancy Mastriano, 79,...

St. Leonard’s Pastor Padre Antonio Nardoianni

St. Leonard’s Pastor Padre Antonio Nardoianni

St. Leonard is wrapped in scaffolding to the point of not looking much like a church anymore. Even the sounds (including some of the language used by the workers) are not very church-like.   As I wait for Padre Antonio Nardoianni, pastor of what is basically the only fully functional church left in Boston's historical Italian neighborhood, I find myself thinking, "Maybe...

All-You-Can-Mangia at Boston's North End Feasts 2014

All-You-Can-Mangia at Boston's North End Feasts 2014

The scent of garlic, sausage, and tomatoes hits you somewhere between Haymarket and Cross Street, before you've even officially reached the North End.   From the distance, you can spot colorful streamers in bold red, green, and yellow floral patterns stretched across the winding streets, twinkling with metallic thread once you get a closer look. The sound of revelers reaches you as...

Si concludono a Plymouth le "Giornate dell’Emilia-Romagna nel mondo"

Si concludono a Plymouth le "Giornate dell’Emilia-Romagna nel mondo"

Si avviano alla conclusione le "Giornate dell'Emilia-Romagna negli Stati Uniti", organizzate dalla Consulta degli emiliano-romagnoli nel mondo in collaborazione con l'Assessorato all'Agricoltura della Regione Emilia-Romagna e con APT, e con la partecipazione dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago, dei Comuni di Schulz Spur-Merrill, Spring Valley, Cherry, Ladd e Plymouth, e delle associazioni degli emiliano-romagnoli di Chicago e Highwood.   Il 18 luglio...

Santa Maria Maddalena Society procession Sunday in New Haven

Santa Maria Maddalena Society procession Sunday in New Haven

It's that time of year again, Elm City pilgrims, and it's always a special Sunday morning for Italian Americans (and others) in Wooster Square.   The Santa Maria Maddalena Society of New Haven will mark its 116th celebration of Atrani heritage and traditions with the annual Old World traditional procession through historic Wooster Square on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.   Read more   Source: http://www.nhregister.com    

Notte Rosè at Gennaro’s Benefits Sounds of Italy

Notte Rosè at Gennaro’s Benefits Sounds of Italy

After closing its first edition in May, Sounds of Italy Festival is gearing up for a new season. On July 20, Gennaro's 5 North Square held a benefit evening for the festival, centered on rosè wines and Italian food prepared by chef Marisa Iocco.   Fonte: Bostoniano  

MITaly Celebrates Italian Women in Science

MITaly Celebrates Italian Women in Science

The Italian students association at MIT, MITaly, recently organized an event to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Italian women in science and technology. The event was in collaboration with GWAMIT (the graduate women association at MIT) and the Harvard Italian Society. Held on July 17 at the MIT Stata Center, the event featured talks by Prof. Paola Cappellaro (MIT, Nuclear Engineering),...

Portsmouth Prep

Portsmouth Prep

Rhode Island, yet again, holds a surprise, and it's not coffee milk or awful driving, but polo. For my dad's birthday, I got him tickets to see the Newport Polo Club play against Italy at Glen Farms in Portsmouth.   There are matches every Saturday throughout the summer at this Portsmouth farm, and tickets are only $12 for general admission, so it's...

Italian-American Festival is a decade old

Italian-American Festival is a decade old

by Lindsay Carey   The annual Southington Italian-American Festival reaches the decade milestone later this month. The tradition continues with authentic Italian food, music and a homemade wine contest at the tenth annual Southington Italian-American Festival, July 25-27 on Center Street. "It is important to bring back the Italian traditions and heritages for the younger people, so that it can continue," said Joe...

Pawcatuck women featured in book on Italian American women

Pawcatuck women featured in book on Italian American women

Rose Serio Russell remembers riding from Pawcatuck to Charlestown to pick blueberries with her family when she was a girl. Russell, now 87, recalls riding in the back of a pickup truck loaded with galvanized pails for the berries and homemade bread and tomatoes for lunch. "We'd leave at 7 and stay all day," said Russell. "Charlestown had loads and loads...

Springfield Italian Cultural Center offering Italian language classes

Springfield Italian Cultural Center offering Italian language classes

The Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts, Inc., is offering Italian language classes for adults this Fall.   A Beginner I level class will be offered on Monday nights and will run from Sept.8, through Nov. 17. A Beginner II level class will be offered on Tuesday nights and will run from Sept. 9, through Nov. 18.   Read more   Source: http://www.masslive.com    

Classic Italian eatery shines in trendy locale

Classic Italian eatery shines in trendy locale

by Melanie Barnard   South Norwalk, after a couple of years of relative dormancy, seems to be coming alive again. With the advent of new condominiums and office spaces, there is much more foot traffic, and those folks get hungry. All of which is good news for this historic part of town, and Quartino Trattoria & Vineria is front and center of...

A story to tell

A story to tell

by Jessica Selby   Saint Mary's Feast is well-known to many across the state, but thanks to a local woman, the annual event may just attract an even wider audience. Aly Migliori grew up in an Italian-American family that made it a tradition to attend the Cranston feast every year. She said even though she always enjoyed going on the rides, playing the...

From Renazzo to Plymouth: Italian historians visit to learn more about connectio…

From Renazzo to Plymouth: Italian historians visit to learn more about connection to North Plymouth

by Tamson W. Burgess   Even a century after the heyday of the Plymouth Cordage Company, the names Renazzo and Cento remain integral to the family histories of ever-growing numbers of Plymoutheans and residents of the surrounding communities. Monday, locals with ties to these now seemingly far away places can reconnect with their roots at the Loring Center in North Plymouth at a...

Save Venice - Annual General Meeting- 2014

Save Venice - Annual General Meeting- 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Boston Chapter of Save Venice is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm at the Chilton Club, 287 Dartmouth Street, Boston.   A reception will precede the Business Meeting at 6:30 pm. Following the Business Meeting, Dial Parrott will present a short lecture on "Venice: The Vanguard State." The Business Meeting and the lecture are...

Junior's Rustico Is Coming to Burlington

Junior's Rustico Is Coming to Burlington

by Alice Levitt   In September, few traces will remain of the Shelburne Road KFC. The fast-food counter and plastic tables where the ghost of Colonel Sanders once flitted will be replaced by a brick interior and 25-foot maple bar. Fountain drinks will give way to 15 local microbrews on tap, plus Vermont liquors and wines.   The man behind this transformation is none...

the-7-hottest-new-italian-restaurants-in-bostonIn Boston, the North End is often considered the epicenter of the Italian dining scene. And it is — but not all eateries are created equal, and for every awesome option (like these) there are some...
classi-di-italiano-organizzate-dal-pibIl direttore Domenico Savio Teker Ha il piacere di annunciare: Classi di Italiano Organizzate dal PIB.  Vostro figlio/a ha gia' una buona padronanza della lingua italiana e volete che...
coro-dante-italian-repertory-choraleCORO DANTE: The Dante Alighieri Society of Cambridge is seeking interested members of the community to sing in a four-part chorus called Coro-Dante. The purpose of the chorus is to promote Italian...
celebrate-columbus-day-with-parades-across-rhode-islandYou don't have to be Italian to celebrate Columbus Day. Parades and festivals are being held from Westerly to Woonsocket, and everyone's invited. Providence's Federal Hill, the city's Italian stronghold,...
fashion-icon-yolanda-cellucciIt's been 46 years since dress diva Yolanda Cellucci transformed her dreams into a glittery and glamorous reality. From "rags to riches," she emerged as a successful businesswoman and recognized queen of...
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