The next time you’re in Vermont and craving freshly made pasta, we suggest dining at Papa Frank’s Italian Restaurant in Winooski. Since 1984, this popular spot has been the place for all your Italian favorites featuring fresh pasta. So, if you’re in the mood for spaghetti with meatballs, fettuccine Alfredo, homemade ravioli, or even pizza, pack you...

Political thrillers, love, jealousy, passion, betrayal, murder and war were selling theater tickets years before the Bijou came to Morrisville and long before Cecil B. DeMille arrived in Hollywood. Giacomo Puccini could keep an audience on the edge of their seats long before Alfred Hitchcock could say “Psycho” or Indiana Jones went looking for the...

Jenny Vascotto and her husband, Giacomo, have more than a decade of experience in Michelin-ranked, high-end kitchens. Their backgrounds have brought them all over the world — from Italy to San Francisco. When Jenny’s mother decided to retire to Vermont, she made an offer they couldn’t refuse… access to land. The couple came to Vermont in 2019 to st...

Last Tuesday, Nov. 21, Robert Campo handed a visitor a small paper plate holding two perfect ravioli covered in a bright, fresh red sauce. The co-owner of Campo di Vino in South Barre said by the end of the holiday season, he’d be making 50,000 more of those raviolis, many filled with a nugget of local sausage, made from a recipe originating with h...

There are over 40 events scheduled from November 13th to 19th in the United States for the eighth edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, an integrated promotion initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs entitled in 2023 “At the table with Italian cuisine: well-being with taste.” In the background, there is the candidacy of...

The Vermont Italian Cultural Association (VICA) has announced that its Scholarships and Grants Program, which seeks to promote and preserve Italian heritage and culture in Vermont, began accepting applications starting November 1, 2023.  The VICA Scholarships and Grants program provides up to $1,500 in funding to three individuals who are seeking t...

Ducati North America has opened registration for the second edition of its stateside Giro Alpino adventure, which will take place from Aug. 14-17 along the scenic roads surrounding beautiful Stowe, Vermont. The Giro Alpino 2023 was created to celebrate the Ducati lifestyle and ride alongside fellow Ducatisti in the unparalleled beauty of Vermont’s...

A celebration to recognize Louis Polli’s legendary baseball career and official designation by the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the first Italian-born ballplayer to play in the major leagues will take place Saturday, July 8, when the Vermont Mountaineers baseball team in Montpelier will host a Louis “Crip” Polli Night. This long overdue recogn...

Giuliano Cecchinelli is 79 years old, has a gray beard, a brown plaid shirt and a floppy beret, and is a classically trained sculptor. He's been carving stone since he was a boy in Italy. “I know more than even the cemetery knows,” he says as he walks through Hope Cemetery in Barre. “You know, the family, the workers.” He’s part of a long legacy of...

Anniversary Gala of the Vermont Italian Cultural Association (VICA) celebrating 40 years of service to the community. Outstanding commitment to the preservation of Italian heritage and traditions and to the promotion of Italian culture in Vermont. Discovering Burlington’s “Little Italy”, the two farms Agricola Farm and Shelburne Farm. Productive me...