If we told you the best dish we had at a restaurant was an appetizer, you might be tempted to think the experience was all downhill from there. But if you applied that logic to our visit to Faro Italian Grille in Laconia, you'd be mistaken. Faro is an upscale Italian restaurant approaching its first anniversary in what used to be the Weirs Bea...

Reprisal Chapter of DAR schedules March meeting The Reprisal Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the home of Pat McCabe, 118 Lempster St., Lempster.   McCabe will present the program, "Continental Congress 101." The public is welcome.   Read more   Source: http://www.n...

Italian dialects, or regional vernaculars, have played a significant role in the development of the Italian literary tradition since its origins. In the words of Gianfranco Contini, "Italian literature is the only major national literature whose dialect production viscerally and inseparably forms a corpus with the rest of its patrimony."  

PORTSMOUTH — A group of Seacoast residents of Italian heritage has announced the formation of a new Italian-American Heritage Association of Greater Portsmouth. "This is really exciting. We've been working on this since last summer," said Valerie Capodelupo Koloshey of Rye, who has been named the group's president. Koloshey and Delmira Pirini Mor...

By April Guilmet   When life handed him lemons, Phil Mastroianni went to the New Hampshire Liquor Commission. Launching his Salem-based company, Fabrizia Spirits, five years ago was no easy ride for Mastroianni, who began as a 25-year-old accountant with a dream of producing traditional Italian limoncello for the masses.   "I started...

The operator of an Italian restaurant in southern New Hampshire was the featured speaker at the most recent meeting of the New Hampshire Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club.   Speaking to the gathering at the Weirs Community Center, Dawn Rizza-Hunt, owner of Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery of Salem, spoke about her background growing up in an...

Customers have dined at the award-winning Tuscan Kitchen restaurant (recently featured on the Food Network) and have sampled and shopped their way through Tuscan Market, the newest artisanal marketplace in New England which opened October 2012.

By Joey Cresta   PORTSMOUTH — A proposed sister-city relationship with Santarcangelo has fallen apart after officials in the Italian town were apparently insulted by the city's handling of the situation. One local Italian called the development "one more affront to the Italian North Enders" of Portsmouth.   The news from Italy is...

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. Tha...

The Italian American Heritage Association of Greater Portsmouth will present an Italian-American Authors Night today, May 14. This free event will be held in the Levenson Room at the Portsmouth Public Library.   A meet-the-authors reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the authors' presentations beginning at 7 p.m. Granddaughters Karen...