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The 109th Fisherman’s Feast featured the second annual North End Meatball Contest with Strega Ristorante taking the win! The popular event crowns a new restaurant after last year’s winner, Tony and Elaine’s. Strega North End is located at 320 Hanover Street. John Romano was presented the 2019 Fisherman’s Feast Italian American of the Year award in...

The Italian community came together to celebrate its heritage and culture with the St. Ann’s Festa Italiana. Multiple vendors were present and festival organizers say they are proud to introduce the community to the Italian festival because it’s been nearly 30-years since the last celebration. “It means a lot because this area is where Little Italy...

The Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park, now in its 37th year, is staged to be one of the year’s largest gatherings of historic and vintage Italian-made vehicles in North America. Held over Labor Day weekend, Thursday, Aug. 29 – Monday Sept. 2, the festival is the only North American classic car race and concours held on the same track over the sam...

Each year the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich honors its "Italians of the Year " -- individuals who display certain intrinsic values including serving the Italian community and community at large, being of Italian descent and showing an understanding of their Italian heritage as well as hailing from the greater Norwich area. This...

Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea joins us with more on the newest exhibit at the State Archives in 337 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903. It’s called Andiamo! Italians Make Their Mark in Rhode Island. “Rhode Island has the highest population of Italian Americans per capita in the entire country! We just beat out Connecticut and New Jersey, accor...

An annual rite of summer in the Valley kicks off Thursday with the opening of Holy Rosary Church’s 52nd annual Italian festival. “Festa 2019” opens at 5 p.m. today until 10 p.m. and runs through Saturday on the grounds of the church, at 10 Father Salemi Dr. Admission is free. The festival, which celebrates all things Italian, is a popular Valley tr...

The 29th annual St. Jude Italian Festival takes place Wednesday, Aug. 21 through Saturday, Aug. 24 at the church grounds located in Monroe on Route 111 near the intersection of Route 110. Over the years the festival has grown from a two-day carnival to the current four-day festival attracting over 10,000 visitors during the event. Food selections i...

Italian-Americans in CT in the 1920s: Wednesday, 8/14, at 2 p.m. Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001. Presented by Dr. Rafaele Fierro, History and Political Science Professor at Tunxis, and part of the Civic Engagement Institute on campus. Dr. Fierro will use the 1920 Census to share the stories of criminal activity (non-Mob...

Nicholas Cardi Jr., a Rhode Island businessman whose family furniture store is a fixture in parts of New England, has died. He was 71. Cardi’s Furniture on Friday posted on Twitter that Nicholas Cardi Jr. died following a four-year battle with cancer. Cardi co-owned the business with his two younger brothers, Ron and Pete Cardi. They’ve become loca...

By the early 1920s my grandfather, Nicola, had saved enough money to buy a small tavern at the corner of Lewis and Commercial Streets which he named Nick’s Tavern. Nonno Nick came to America as a stowaway and there is no record of him entering the country at Ellis Island or any other port of entry. He had to leave Italy in a hurry, one step ahead o...

Get ready for some pizza fritta, the annual Amerigo Vespucci Lodge #160 festival returns to Danbury this weekend. The festival runs Friday through Sunday at the lodge, 10 Christopher Columbus Ave. It celebrates Italian heritage with Italian food, music and kids’ activities. Admission and parking is free. Italian DJ Joey Autuoro will perform Friday,...

The 94th annual St. Peter’s Italian Bazaar will be held 5-9 p.m. Aug. 9-10 and 4-8 p.m. Aug. 11, on Federal Street. Thousands of local residents will join many returning individuals and families to enjoy one of Maine’s warmest and beloved neighborhood street festivals, a gathering of generations proudly celebrating the heritage, family and faith of...