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Local amateur vintners will compete in a wine-making contest at the Italian-American festival later this month. While he’s not entering his wine, contest organizer Luigi Barbato is among those who buy or grow grapes and make wine at home. Northeast Produce in Plainville sponsors the contest and has presses that can mash grapes for those without equ...

In celebration of the Centennial of the Feast of Saint Anthony, the members of Saint Anthony’s Society have announced the visitation of the Blessed Relics of Saint Anthony from the Pontifical Basilica Di Sant’ Antonio in Padua, Italy. Fr. Alessandro Ratti, OFM Conv of the Franciscan Friars of Padua, will travel with two major relics of the beloved...

The new White Owl restaurant at Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole is on a mission to bring a “rustic Italian revival to the Midcoast.” Grace Harrison, one of four equal partners in the White Owl, describes the food as a combination of “Italian flair with a touch of Maine roots.” The restaurant is now open to the public for dinner starting at 5:30 p.m....

Looking to chow down on some Italian fare? A new spot has you covered. Located at 5 North Square in North End, the fresh arrival is called Ciao Bella. Ciao Bella serves up homemade Italian dishes. On the menu, expect to see items like lobster ravioli, Caesar salad and meatballs. Dessert is also available. Ciao Bella has garnered rave reviews thus f...

Friday, July 12, 7:30 PM. Shalin Liu Performance Center. 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966. Purchase tickets here. Recognized as one of the premier baroque ensembles in the world, Italy’s Venice Baroque Orchestra brings an all-Italian program, celebrating the rich musical history of their homeland. The Orchestra joins with Grammy nominated mandoli...

Gianni Calabrese of South Deerfield was 21 years old the first time he stepped foot on American soil. Nearly two decades later and now an American citizen, Calabrese, who owns Gianni Fig's Ristorante in the village center, has a story similar to that of some 44.5 million immigrants who reside in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Burea...

A clear sky stretched over Boston Harbor like a taut, blue canvas, the sea air warming under the midday sun. The water was a smooth highway through which our water taxi skimmed toward moored sailboats. A white schooner sailed in fine trim off our port bow. "That's what I want next," said George Morton as he pointed out the schooner. Gray-haired and...

The Pontelandolfo Community Club is proud to present the 33rd Annual Festa di San Donato Italian Festival in Waterbury, CT! This year we will incorporating all the traditions from the past 3-day celebrations into a one-day event on Sunday, August 4th from 11:00am until 5:00pm! We’ll begin with a Mass in the courtyard of La Bella Vista at 11:00am fo...

As 80-year-old Joe Dimambro took out his tape measure, players on the city’s over-55 bocce league waited during a recent game as he gauged which bocce ball was closest to the smaller, white “pallino” ball. While the seniors may not be cutthroat competitors, they still wanted to know who was the most accurate. However, the main draw for the bocce pl...

Beyond all else, Bob Rosmarino never wanted to let down his father. Roger Rosmarino came over from Italy at age 13 and worked tirelessly in the mills so his son could have a better life. A lot of Bob’s Holy Cross teammates were from well-to-do backgrounds, but the Rosmarinos had to scrap for everything. Roger would hitch-hike to Worcester to watch...

After six weeks of play, team #3 won first place in the tournament. The winning team was led by Captain Willie Celata along with players: Anthony Antidormi, Natale DeMarco and Mike Romano. As usual, the games were very competitive and challenging. It goes without saying that at times, the competition was not without some confrontational moments. A...

The 15th Southington Annual Italian-American Festival is bringing full roster of cultural celebrations and entertainment along with a variety of local food to lower Center Street July 26, 27 and 28. The festival is sponsored annually by three local Italian clubs – Sons of Italy, UNICO and Sorelle D’Italia in America. Organizer David Zoni, of UNICO,...