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The Italian Festival at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our Lady of Loreto Parish in Worcester returns after a two-year absence due to COVID-19, with opening festivities on Aug. 11. The four-day event on parish grounds at Our Lady of Loreto, 33 Masssasoit Road, is a chance to check out not only traditional Italian food, but also live music, local vend...

It would appear that nothing can deter members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society from celebrating the values of their Italian ancestors who came as immigrants to this country to work in Thompsonville's Bigelow Mills, CT. Although the society's traditional annual festival with food and entertainment the first weekend in August didn't take place du...

To all Organizations and Individuals who petitioned against Bills H.3191 and S.2027, an Act establishing an Indigenous People Day on the second Monday of October to replace and eliminate Columbus Day as a Massachusetts State holiday: IDP Day Bill NO ACTION TAKEN by the legislature. General Session concluded August 1,2022. This Bill dies in committe...

The North End’s most popular sights to visit may be Paul Revere’s House or the Old North Church, but Bostonians know that in August the real attractions are the feasts. Each weekend there is a North End Feast, and they are worth checking out. In the late 1800s through the 1930s, Italian immigrants flocked to Boston’s North End, creating an Italian...

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno congratulated Paul Picknelly for serving as the Honorary Consul General for the Italian Consulate in Springfield. Along with Massachusetts, the consulate also serves New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. In addition to his roles as Honorary Consul General, Paul continues to maintain and strengthen relationships between the city o...

The machines of the original “Renaissance man,” Leonardo da Vinci, have come to life this summer at the Montshire Museum in Norwich. The “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion” exhibit showcases models of some of the drawings made by late 15th century Italian polymath and makes them interactive. From his flying machines to his ideas of how to make...

Italian flags again line Center Street in time for the Italian-American Festival this weekend. While the flags hanging from town-owned lampposts were prohibited by a recent ordinance and had to come down, they were instead hung from utility poles with approval from Eversource. In April, the Town Council passed an ordinance prohibiting non-governmen...

Perhaps Johnston resident George Lazzareschi Jr., the popular president of the Italo-American Club of Rhode Island, said it best about the Providence-based group’s annual clambake and cookout. “It’s nice to know countless dignitaries always attend many of our functions,” Lazzareschi offered. “We recognize them as honorary members.” Which explains w...

The National Italian American Foundation is honored to be recognized as the Italian American Organization of the Year by the Madonna Del Soccorso Society. This annual award is presented at the Fisherman’s Feast to an individual or organization that has had a substantial and positive impact on our society and the larger Italian American community th...

Organizers of the upcoming Italian Festival have announced a full lineup of entertainment and the return of the fireworks show. The Italian-American Festival will be held Friday, July 29 from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 30 from 3 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, July 31 from noon to 5 p.m. on lower Center Street. The festival will include Center Street rest...

Crowds gathered at Norwalk's St. Ann Club to enjoy live entertainment, pizza fritta and cannoli’s Friday. They kicked off this weekend's St. Ann's Feast, an annual Italian festival the club has celebrated more than 50 years. The event serves as the main fundraiser for the club and its local activism. Festival organizers invite local residents and t...

For the first time since 2019, residents of north-central Connecticut and western Massachusetts will soon be able to enjoy the full family-friendly festivities of the 97th annual Italian Festival, sponsored by the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society. The feast is slated for August 5-7. Gates are open from 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5-10 p.m. o...