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Italian Festa at Waltham Common

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When: Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; rain date Sunday, June 5 Where: Waltham Common, Waltham MA The Regina Margherita di Savoia Mixed Lodge #1094 of the Order Sons of Italy in America will again host an Italian Festa on the Waltham Common on Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; rain date is Sunday, June 5. In addition to showcasing Italian heritage, the Festa subsidizes the Lodge’s Scholarship Fund from which annual awards are presented to deserving high-school seniors in Waltham and other Massachusetts communities based on scholastic excellence, community service, extra-curricular activities and in some instances, Italian heritage and/or proficiency in ...

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Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates 30th Season with Italian Opera Gala

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When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 6 p.m. Where: Dassault Systèmes, 175 Wyman St, Waltham, MA The Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an elegant fundraiser, “Italian Opera Gala,” on Saturday, April 30. This event will include a cocktail hour, Italian dinner, and performances by noted soloists from The Bostonians and the Boston Latin School Chamber Choir. The gala will be emceed by Waltham’s own fashion diva, Yolanda Cellucci, and will take place at Dassault Systèmes, 175 Wyman St, Waltham, MA. The featured soloists are Noune Karapetian, Soprano; Roselin Osser, Mezzo; Michael Calmés, Tenor; and Philip Lima, ...

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The All-Italian Wine Experience of David Maione’s Vino Italiano in Waltham

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The joy of writing this column is being able to present you the world of Italian wines in and around the Boston area. This month, I met with someone living out one of my dreams: owning and operating not only a wine shop, but an Italian wine shop. It doesn’t get any better than that when you have a passion for Italian wine like I do. With David Maione, owner of Vino Italiano located on Main Street in Waltham, we discussed what got him into the business and peaked his interest and love in Italian wines. Maione’s family originates from ...

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Sondra Celli: Fashion Designer with that Special Bling

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“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling” is Sondra Celli’s exclusive approach to fashion industry, and her Swaroski-glittered garments stand to prove just that. Celli’s elegant studio in Waltham is the epicenter of her unique and creative work. Since 2010, Celli’s fancy couture has even been recognized nationally on TLC’s hit “My Big Fat American Gipsy Wedding.” Fashion has certainly been Celli’s world since she was born. In fact, she is the daughter of dress diva Yolanda Cellucci. “My mother was always in fashion so I was raised in this kind of business.” she says. At ...

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