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Avrà luogo domani, in Connecticut, USA, la celebrazione della Festa della Repubblica, unita alla cerimonia di benvenuto al Console Generale d'Italia nella Tri-State Area, Ministro Francesco Genuardi, organizzato dall'On. Fucsia Nissoli Fitzgerald, deputata eletta nella Circoscrizione estera - Ripartizione Nord e Centro America. "Sarà l'occasio...

by Stefano Salimbeni   "When we lived in Melrose in the mid 1970s, my eldest daughter used to bring pizza to school for lunch. For her, having grown up in an Italian household, it was the most normal thing in the world. At some point however she started to come home and say they were making fun of her, therefore she didn't want pizza anymore...

Philip Vetro will be honored as Italian American of the year, Friday, Oct. 17, at the 23rd Annual Milford Columbus Committee Dinner Dance.   Vetro has been a Milford resident and business owner for more than 44 years. During his time in Milford, he has dedicated his free time to many boards in Milford, including the Planning and Zoning board...

As part of its' celebration of Italian American month, the North HavenLibrary will look back at the musical career of Frank Sinatra with evening of songs and stories presented by local vocalist Rich Moran, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., in the Library's community room. He will be backed by the trio of Judy Webber on piano, Jeff Webber on woodwinds, and...

An ocean exploration company will use a manned submarine to explore the wreckage of the Andrea Doria off of Nantucket. Seven divers have died in the area since 2005 while exploring the wreckage.   Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate, said his company's use of a manned submarine to explore the area does not eliminate danger, but does mak...

The Southington Italian-American Festival has scheduled its ninth annual homemade wine contest. The wine contest is free to enter, participants may submit more than one bottle of red and/or white as long as each entry is a different make and year. Bottled entries may be dropped off at Northeast Produce Regional Market in Hartford or Plainvill...

The Italian American Heritage Association of Greater Portsmouth is presenting a Local Italian-American Authors Night on May 14.   The event is free and open to the public 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.  ...

Boston's Italian American community came together on May 31 to celebrate the 69th anniversary of Italy as a Republic. Rainy conditions shifted the annual celebrations from Christopher Columbus Park to Filippo Ristorante. Organized by the local COMITES chapter and the Federazione Associazioni Italiane e Italo-Americane New England, the Festa kicked...

by Lisa Backus   Author Anthony Riccio spoke of his grandmother as a woman who was "4-foot-11" with "eyes as black a coal" when she gave her grandson the "you're in trouble look." "Those of us who had Italian grandmothers are blessed," he told a small crowd Saturday morning at the New Britain Public Library. His book, "Farms, Factories...

The Milford Columbus Committee has named its Italian-American of the Year and he is a face many will recognize from his two very different professions. Douglas A. Edo – Milford Fire Chief and a musician with a popular local band, will be named Milford's Italian-American of the Year for 2015 at the Annual Milford Columbus Committee Dinner Dance. &n...

by Dawn Miceli   The sponsors of the annual Southington Italian-American Festival have selected Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts to be the recipients of proceeds from the festival. The festival, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO, will take place July 24, 25 and 26 on Center Street.   "...

Dante's Poetry in Italian and English - Marco Zanelli Medieval Dance - Chiara Durazzini & Emanuele CapoanoSolo by Ornella Iuorio Music by Renaissonics Click here for more details   Sunday, June 7, 5:00 pm41 Hampshire St, Cambridge  - (617)876-5160 Free Admission  - Light Refreshments   Source: Dante Alighie...