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Get ready to eat. The annual Italian Festival is back. St. George’s Church men’s group brings their annual Italian Festival to St. George Church, 33 Whitfield Street, Guilford CT on Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27. This food-o-rama is guaranteed to delight anyone with tastebuds, with plenty of “home-mades,” sweet treats, games, fun, and music...

More than 100 years ago, immigrants from Montefalcione brought Saint Anthony’s Feast to Boston’s North End, continuing their hometown’s veneration that dates to the 14th century. This year’s feast will be held from August 25-28. Saint Anthony became the official patron saint of Montefalcione because of his protection during the 1688 Sannio Earthqua...

The Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich will hold its annual Columbus Banquet on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., when it will honor the committee's two Italians of the Year - Mark Tramontozzi and John Grillo. Dr. Tramontozzi was born to Dr. Anthony and Patricia Tramontozzi. His grandparents, Domenic and Antoinette Tramontozzi, emi...

The 55th annual Holy Rosary Italian Festival is underway. The event is also taking place on Friday and Saturday. Thousands of volunteer hours have gone into this event. There is homemade food, live music, and even rides for the kids! This event is bringing people together. “I think for us it’s just a wonderful time for us where families have come t...

Actor and Comedian Daniel Franzese to Appear in World Premiere ITALIAN MOM LOVES YOU! at Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury, CT, August 12-21. Seven Angels Theatre announce the world premiere of Italian Mom Loves You!, a comedy co-written and starring film, television and stage actor Daniel Franzese. This solo tour de force will run at the theatre,...

Judging by the notes and messages that we receive around here, it’s clear that some Dig readers are new to the city and looking for unique activities to keep themselves occupied. That’s not only totally cool but also the way it’s always been; Boston, after all, is a metropolis built on the sweat and love of transients. Always will be.  What’s impor...

The St. Peter’s Italian Bazaar planning committee kicked off a week of festivities on Friday by delivering the Italian national flag to Portland City Hall.  The flag was flown atop City Hall over the weekend, for the first time ever, to mark the 96th annual Italian Bazaar. Willie Audet, 2022 Bazaar chairman, delivered the flag to city official John...

At 107, Frank Sacco could be the oldest man in Connecticut. It’s hard to know for sure. “It doesn’t matter, because no one’s playing bocce” at that age, said his son, Andrew Sacco. “There may be someone lying in his bed somewhere.” Frank Sacco isn’t lying in bed at the home he shares with his son and daughter-in-law in Cheshire. He’s still a regula...

Dining out in Rhode Island quite often means taking our taste buds on deligthful adventures around the world. This enchanting restaurant in Newport, for example, will give us a taste of the Old World in Italy. That, after all, is where the inspiration for Mamma Luisa’s was born. A Newport favorite since 1992, the elegant Italian restaurant pays hom...

Show your Italian pride at Fenway Park for our Italian Heritage Celebration, in conjunction with the Italian American Baseball Foundation, on August 25. Ticket holders who purchase via this special offer will receive a custom Red Sox replica jersey in Italian colors. Additionally join us early for 'A Night of Sinatra with Rich DiMare' on Jersey St....

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...

Growing up in Watertown, Frank Martino spent Sundays in the kitchen with his father. They’d chop onions, crush canned tomatoes, and sear meat. Martino climbed onto a stool so he could reach to stir the simmering sauce. He learned to roll meatballs, shape gnocchi, and make ravioli. “I got really good at it at home. I was the official taste-tester,”...