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A Rhode Island city welcomed the mayor of its Italian sister city over the weekend for a reception. Itri Mayor Antonio Fargiorgio was at St. Mary's Feast Society in Cranston for a reception Sunday. WPRI-TV reports Cranston and Itri first agreed in 2000 to form an official sister city relationship, citing the many Italian immigrants from the Itri ar...

The American Society of Friends of La Scala presents pianist Stefano Miceli at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut on Sunday December 16th. Miceli performs works from a variety of world renowned composers, including Beethoven, Liszt, Schubert and Schuman. This performance is the Society’s first performance in Greenwich. Miceli is considered...

Maria and Zissis Klisiaris are a husband-and-wife team who know what it takes to run a restaurant. “Food is the center of our universe,” Maria said recently as a worker climbed a ladder to install speakers in the dining room ceiling of Agostino’s Italian Restaurant at 23 Washington St. It’s one of the finishing touches that must get done before Mar...

“Italian Christmas Concert in Town Plot,” a traditional Italian Christmas concert featuring award-winning Italian tenor Michéal Castaldo and friends, will take place on Sunday, December 9, 2017 at 3:00pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 785 Highland Ave., Waterbury, CT 06708. Castaldo will perform classic Christmas carols from his chart-topping...

Three months ago, Federica Brignone of Italy was on crutches after hurting her left knee in a training crash. It didn't take her long to get back up to speed. Brignone won a giant slalom for her ninth career World Cup victory Saturday, with Mikaela Shiffrin taking fourth as the American competed before a home crowd. On a windy afternoon, Brignone m...

Let’s go back in time for a moment, rewinding to what many would argue were the glory days of horror films — the 1970s. That decade gave us “The Exorcist,” “Halloween,” “Last House on the Left,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Dawn of the Dead,” “Eraserhead” and “Carrie,” to name just a handful. And then there was this little low-budget Italian film, “...

It was a lovely drizzly evening on Nov. 5 when my dad, former AP Italian teacher Prof. Canetta, and I went to the Italian Consulate next to Boston Harbor. For months, I had felt anxious for the prestigious award ceremony that was about to happen. In May, I applied to the Eduitalia scholarship that pertained to any student who had taken the AP Itali...

Pasta e Basta is an Amherst restaurant with two personalities. The first floor is given over to a casual pizzeria space where one orders at the counter, while the second and third floors are set up for bistro-style dining. Those upper floors also feature an open kitchen where one can watch the culinary goings-on; both also offer tables with fine vi...

Nick Frattaroli’s North End empire grows by one next month with the opening of Tony & Elaine’s (111 N. Washington St., Boston), most likely debuting a few days before Christmas. After a ramp-up in restaurants that started in 2013 with the opening of Ward 8 (90 N. Washington St.) and continued with both North Square Oyster (5 North Sq.) and Bodega C...

From his apartment overlooking New Haven’s Wooster Square and St. Michael Church, freelance writer and film maker Steve Hamm began noticing how many funeral processions went past in August 2017. St. Michael’s is where the old Italian-American families worship, and Hamm realized that with each funeral a lifetime of memories and stories about the old...

Saturday December 1 2018 from 18:00 to 19:30 EST. I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston, MA 02113. Tickets here. Eric Dregni is the author of 18 books including Never Trust a Thin Cook, Vikings in the Attic, In Cod We Trust, Midwest Marvels, Follies of Science, and Weird Minnesota. He is a professor of English, journalism and Italian at Concordia Univer...

The championship team for the Fall 2018 season was made up of Angelo DiGirolamo, Anthony Gaeta, Richie Delliago and Gaspar Ostuni. Awards were presented to the winning team at a banquet held on Tuesday, November 6th at the Flaming Grill Restaurant in Revere. The Friends are carrying on a long time tradition of playing bocce at the North End Park, t...