A 24-year-old Italian man has become the first European to win an annual race up the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Cesare Maestri, of Borgo Lares, pulled away from three-time winner Eric Blake on Saturday at the halfway point of the 7.6 mile (12 kilometer) race to the 6,288-foot (1917-meter) summit of Mount Washington. He finished...

Known more for its outlet shopping than expensive labels and for craft brews than fine Italian wine, North Conway nevertheless was the destination Monday of a man who is comfortable both in the fashion and wine worlds: Salvatore Ferragamo of Florence, Italy, namesake grandson of one of Europe’s most recognizable designers. He and wife Christine wer...

IN THE KITCHEN Pasquale Celone takes a personal approach to cooking at the restaurant in Londonderry, N.H., that bears his name. His approach to food is simple: “If I don’t like it, you don’t like it.” Celone was born in Torre Annunziata just outside Naples, where his family grew San Marzano tomatoes and other veggies. He says his passion for cooki...

Four years ago, Richard and Michael Ray opened Faro Italian Grille, transforming the former Weirs Beach Lobster Pound into an eatery reminiscent of those they grew up with in the North End of Boston. They are now poised to repeat the trick, having signed a lease for the building at 1135 Union Avenue, which for decades was home to a Pizza Hut. The n...

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down a bill Tuesday that would have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The language from the bill imagined Indigenous Peoples’ Day as “a time for New Hampshire residents to reflect on the continuing struggles of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.” The bill was sponsored by state...

WHO IS IN CHARGE “We’re making real, Italian food,” John Goldberg said of Mangia Sano in Milford, N.H., which he owns and operates with his wife, Kristin DeRosa. Goldberg is a former executive in the financial industry. He and his wife embarked on extensive research before opening the restaurant about six months ago. 

In late summer, Durham became the first New Hampshire municipality to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. Now, at the urging of the Durham Town Council, two Durham state representatives hope the state will follow suit. House Bill 1604, sponsored by State Reps. Wayne Burton and Timothy Horrigan to rename the holiday, will be the subjec...

The globally beloved Italian operatic trio, The Three Tenors, star this weekend in their holiday special event THE THREE TENORS CHRISTMAS CONCERT at Jaffrey's River Street Theatre (RST). The high definition filmed concert performance will be shown Thursday through Saturday, December 7-9 at 7pm plus a 2pm matinee on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 a...

A mix of Italian food, family friendly games, clothing and artisan vendors, and traditional fall fun brought families to Tuscan Market's Main Street location for Toscana Fest Saturday. The sun held strong Saturday for the Salem event, after it had been rained out just a week before.  Families painted pumpkins, perused vendor tents and sampled Tusca...

Rain damped plans for the sixth annual Tuscana Fest Sunday, which has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14. Despite the dreary weather, small tastings were offered indoors. Samples of aged cheese, freshly baked breads, and other Italian foods replaced the homemade Italian pastries for the outdoor event and a guest appearance was made by 1967 Bost...