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by Devra First   Toscano opened in Harvard Square at the end of March, a second branch of the Beacon Hill restaurant with which it shares a name. The Brattle Street spot was for years scented with garlic naan and tandoori chicken as Cafe of India; now pasta and grilled meats take their place. And a restaurant that was previously often empty...

By Gail McCarthy   Paintings of Cape Ann and Italy are the crux of a new show by Italian-born artist Remo Ray Gaietto, which opens next Thursday, Oct. 3, at the North Shore Arts Association. The Oct. 3 reception for this show of 55 paintings coincides with the East Gloucester art association's second annual potluck dinner, open to the publi...

Erin Dolan, a senior from North Kingstown and student at Bay View Academy, earned the Rhode Island Teachers of Italian 2014 Advisory Board Monetary Award for Italian IV, with a cash prize of $300.   This is award is given every year to only one Italian IV or V student and is chosen based on student submitted essays on the topic, "How will th...

Peter C. Sugar's latest book "Impressions of Italy" is the best way to dive into the country's rich culture and stunning landscapes through the eyes of an architect. After obtaining his master's degree in Architecture at MIT, Sugar lived and worked in Italy for eight years, during which he honed his skills in drawing with hundreds of pen and ink k...

As part of the organization's recurring "Friday Night at the Italian Cinema" series, the Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts will screen "Johnny Stecchino" on Friday, April 3. The screening of the 1991 comedy, which tells the tale of mistaken identity between a bus driver and a mob informant, will be presented by Dr. Rocco Mesiti, Ita...

Did you know that limoncello isn't just for drinking? You can cook with it too. In this class, we will learn how to make a three course meal using limoncello in each course. Of course, we will eat and drink too! The menu includes watermelon salad with limoncello and feta, shrimp over linguine in a limoncello sauce and grated Asiago. For desser...

By Farrah Duffany   Two nonprofits were each recently awarded $1,500 from the proceeds of the Italian-American festival in July. The Southington Italian-American Festival Committee presented Southington Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts with the donation on Monday. The funds came from the beverage booth at the...

By Lisa Reisman   Anyone who's traveled through the center of Guilford at various times in the past year or so cannot have missed the purple emblazoning its churches, schools, and businesses. With its popular Italian Festival on Friday night, Aug. 26 and all day Saturday, Aug. 27, the St. George Men's Group will do its part to highlight...

We welcome author Sarah Fioroni and the Consul General of Italy Mr. Giuseppe Pastorelli for an evening of wonderful food, Ms. Fioroni's Tuscan wines and Italian music. Copies of the author's book will be available for her to sign.In A Family Farm in Tuscany, Sarah Fioroni, chef, cooking instructor, sommelier, and manager of her family's organic far...

Who would have figured that Alzheimer's disease and cardiomyopathy might be siblings, and that new therapies for both might be found simultaneously? In fact, nobody knows for sure, but Dr. Federica Del Monte, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School thinks so.   Otherwise, she wouldn't have spent most of her waking life for the past 15...

By Bill Clapper Don't dismiss Anzio's Brick Oven Pizza as another neighborhood pizza palace. It is all that but so much more.   The inauspicious restaurant along Route 30 in Grafton serves up exceptional pizza and paninis from its brick-oven operation and adds an upgraded dining experience with multi-course, Italian-American favorites from...

PESCOSOLIDO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, Inc. for the TWENTIETH year, will award scholarships for study at accredited and acceptable educational institutions in ITALY.   Interested and qualified students who may wish to participate in this learning experience are invited to apply. This year, the Applications for the scholarship can be foun...