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Saint Anthony’s Society is excited to announce the schedule of events for the 2017 Feast Weekend. The celebration will mark its 98th year on August 24 – August 27 on Endicott, Thacher and North Margin Streets in the North End. This year festivities begin Thursday evening with the Feast of Santa Lucia and will continue all weekend with the Feast of...

There are just two weeks left until the 13th annual Italian-American festival hits the downtown on July 28-30, and the planning committee is putting together the final arrangements. Attendees should bring their appetite because the lower portion of Center Street will be lined with traditional Italian favorites such as sausage and peppers, pizza, pa...

A Boston contingent, many from the North End, gathered on Tuesday at the Italian Consulate to celebrate the 150 year old Italian story of olive oil maker Filippo Berio. Salov North America CEO Marco De Ceglie told the group about the legacy of Filippo Berio from Lucca, Italy. Its namesake founder, and subsequently the Fontana family, grew the compa...

The Waterbury Chapter of UNICO National is partnering with Meals on Wheels of Western Connecticut to hold a Pig Roast to raise funds to provide Columbus Day Meals to MOW recipients in the Greater Waterbury Area. The Pig Roast will be held on Sunday, August 13, at the Prospect VFW located on 218 Cheshire Rd in Prospect.  The event runs from 12 to 6...

On August 11, 12 and 13, Saint Rocco's Feast Association will celebrate 88 years of tradition during their annual “Grande Festa”. This annual festival celebrates Italian culture, family, and community. St. Rocco has been celebrated for 88 years in Malden where locals, past residents and visitors come together to rejoice in their community and to re...

The Wakefield Sons of Italy Lodge 1734 recently held their ninth annual charity auction fundraiser. Unlike most auctions, the items were wrapped and bidders didn’t know what they were bidding on. And for added comedy, participants caught chatting during the auctioning of an item were considered automatic bidders. Gift cards were donated by the foll...

As the race for mayor of Agawam heats up, so do the summertime fundraisers and meet-and-greets. Agawam City Council President Jimmy Cichetti, an independent candidate for mayor, will be feted at a women's brunch from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Luigi Takefive, an Italian restaurant at 944 Springfield St. There's a suggested $20 donation for...

I had almost forgotten what a wonderful meal Mario Micheletti prepares and how warm and inviting Cheryl Micheletti is as a restaurant host. It had been a long time since I’d eaten the perfectly prepared Italian food and Rhode Island specialties served at Nautika, the Micheletti’s seasonal restaurant on Greenwich Cove. As I drove from Providence to...

A pasta-filled restaurant is now open in Cambridge, and some familiar faces are on the opening team. Pammy’s officially debuted in the former Indian Castle space at 928 Massachusetts Ave. Monday evening, under the purview of husband-and-wife team Chris and Pam Willis, according to Boston Magazine. Chris serves as the restaurant’s chef, overseeing t...

From the 18th to the 22nd July 2017, the Italian Navy Training Ship Amerigo Vespucci will be in Boston in the United States, the seventh port of call of the Training Campaign 2017. The Training Campaign on board the Amerigo Vespucci represents a key element in the cadet professional development, passing on the Italian Navy’s core values of love for...

From the streets of Napoli to sold-out stadiums, the culture and history of Italy, as brought to America by Italian immigrants, has greatly influenced popular music. O Sole Trio is about teaching and singing that history, and they're bringing their educational, fun show to Southern Vermont Arts Center's Arkell Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jul...

His Boston Red Sox baseball hat is almost as big a part of him as his brown Franciscan habit. Anywhere Franciscan Father Flavian Mucci goes in El Salvador, he's known not only for his love of baseball, but more importantly, for the only thing he loves more than the game: the poor. Fifty years ago this July, Boston native Father Mucci arrived in El...