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Come join the fun when Holy Rosary Church on Sixth Street in Historic Downtown Jersey City celebrates 112 years of bringing its community together for lively summer fun.

 

It's time once again for La Festa Italiana, an Old World Italian feast that honors the veneration of Maria SS. ...

Ridge High School in beautiful Basking Ridge, NJ seeks a HS Italian teacher for a tenure track position for the 15-16 school year. Qualified candidates should send their resume to the Supervisor of WL, Katherine Stotler, at kstotler@bernardsboe.com.

 

Mille grazie,

Katherine Stotler

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by Chris Bergin

 

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced Paolo Nespoli is to return to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017. The veteran Italian astronaut will be making his third trip to the orbital outpost, following missions in 2007 and 2010 – the latter concluding with ...

The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will host an international conference to celebrate "Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture", 11-12 February 2016.

 

Sicily, land of culture, art, cinema, literature; land of travellers and dreamers, of artists and thinkers; land of ...

By Joyce Hanz


Everyone is Italian at the 34th annual Festa Italiana, where the first night kicked off under beautiful clear blue skies and big crowds Thursday. The savory aromas of authentic Italian fare and a multitude of Italian flags waving in the breeze welcomed Italian festival-goers at ...

by Amar Toor

 

One thousand musicians gathered in Italy this week to perform the Foo Fighters song "Learn to Fly," as part of an effort to bring the band to Cesena — a northern city of about 100,000 people. The Rockin' 1000 event was organized last year by Fabio Zaffagnini, who described the ...

by Bill Vlasic

 

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday reported a big gain in second-quarter profits and assured investors that its recent record-setting penalty for safety violations would not slow its earnings momentum. The Italian-American automaker said that its net income climbed ...

by Rossella Bocciarelli

 

An additional half point of GDP over three years and a 30,000 unit boost in employment - that's the potential impact that the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) could have on Italy's economy.


According to an estimate by Prometeia, Italy's GDP ...

Savor a visit to Italy this weekend. Enjoy a taste of Italy, including food, music, culture and more, without taking a plane ride this weekend. The Annapolis Sons of Italy Lodge will host their annual Festa Italiana from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the ...

by Jody Valet

 

People don't realize how many successful businesses were started by Kansas City Italians. I would like to post a picture and story about a KC Italian business every week for #TBT. Please send your photos and stories to me @ jhvalet@aol.com. This week we will start with my ...

di Alessandro Vai

 

Il ritorno dell'Alfa Romeo negli Stati Uniti, dopo venti anni di assenza, è forse una delle operazioni più ardite di tutta la storia dell'automobile. Gli obiettivi sono importanti, le aspettative alte e i prodotti (per ora) pochi. La 4C, sia berlinetta che Spider, è in ...

by Megan Carey

 

The Amerigo Vespucci Lodge #160 is hosting their annual Italian Festival this weekend, Friday July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd. There will tons of authentic Italian food, games, rides, and refreshments perfect for these hot summer days.

 

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What better way to ensure the future of the great Italian game of Bocce in New Mexico than to teach kids how to play? That was the motivation for John and Cathy Paolino to conduct a four-day Bocce Training Camp in June at Haynes Park in Rio Rancho. It was also a good way to give back to the ...

by Sandra Tornberg

 

On June 2, 2015, Shirley Martignoni Fedeli received the Knight of the Order of the Stella d'Italia Award in Chicago, Illinois. Conferred by the President of Italy, it was presented by the Consul General of Italy in Chicago, Adriano Monti, and Italian Senator ...

Al via la XIII edizione del Premio New York: in palio per i giovani artisti emergenti c'è la possibilità di vivere per 4 mesi nella Grande Mela a contatto con il suo effervescente ambiente culturale e artistico. 

 

Oltre al biglietto per New York, i due vincitori avranno un assegno ...

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La festa italiana 2015 - Holy Rosary Church in downtown Jersey City prepares fo…

La festa italiana 2015  - Holy Rosary Church in downtown Jersey City prepares for 112th annual street festival

Come join the fun when Holy Rosary Church on Sixth Street in Historic Downtown Jersey City celebrates 112 years of bringing its community together for lively summer fun.   It's time once again for La Festa Italiana, an Old World Italian feast that honors the veneration of Maria SS. Dell'Assunta & San Rocco, and offers the Downtown community the opportunity to party...

HS Italian Teaching Vacancy

HS Italian Teaching Vacancy

Ridge High School in beautiful Basking Ridge, NJ seeks a HS Italian teacher for a tenure track position for the 15-16 school year. Qualified candidates should send their resume to the Supervisor of WL, Katherine Stotler, at kstotler@bernardsboe.com.   Mille grazie, Katherine Stotler Supervisor of World Languages & ELLBernards Township Public Schools908-204-2585 Ext. 162http://www.oncoursesystems.com/school/webpage.aspx?id=13463  

Italian veteran Paolo Nespoli to return to the ISS

Italian veteran Paolo Nespoli to return to the ISS

by Chris Bergin   The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced Paolo Nespoli is to return to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017. The veteran Italian astronaut will be making his third trip to the orbital outpost, following missions in 2007 and 2010 – the latter concluding with stunning and unique photography of Shuttle Endeavour docked to the Station. Nespoli will become...

Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture

Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture

The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will host an international conference to celebrate "Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture", 11-12 February 2016.   Sicily, land of culture, art, cinema, literature; land of travellers and dreamers, of artists and thinkers; land of division and unity. Sicily presents the peculiar characteristics of an island with its own complex reality, distinct from...

Mt. St. Peter draws crowds with 34th annual Festa Italiana in New Kensington

Mt. St. Peter draws crowds with 34th annual Festa Italiana in New Kensington

By Joyce Hanz Everyone is Italian at the 34th annual Festa Italiana, where the first night kicked off under beautiful clear blue skies and big crowds Thursday. The savory aromas of authentic Italian fare and a multitude of Italian flags waving in the breeze welcomed Italian festival-goers at Mt. St. Peter's Parish in New Kensington.   The three-day festival raises money for parish "capital...

Watch 1,000 musicians woo the Foo Fighters to Italy

Watch 1,000 musicians woo the Foo Fighters to Italy

by Amar Toor   One thousand musicians gathered in Italy this week to perform the Foo Fighters song "Learn to Fly," as part of an effort to bring the band to Cesena — a northern city of about 100,000 people. The Rockin' 1000 event was organized last year by Fabio Zaffagnini, who described the performance as a "huge, huge miracle."   Zaffagnini used crowdfunding...

Fiat Chrysler Profit Increases 69%, Most of It From North America

Fiat Chrysler Profit Increases 69%, Most of It From North America

by Bill Vlasic   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday reported a big gain in second-quarter profits and assured investors that its recent record-setting penalty for safety violations would not slow its earnings momentum. The Italian-American automaker said that its net income climbed 69 percent in the quarter to 333 million euros — about $363 million — compared with the period a year ago.   The...

TTIP to add half point of GDP over three years, consultancy estimates

TTIP to add half point of GDP over three years, consultancy estimates

by Rossella Bocciarelli   An additional half point of GDP over three years and a 30,000 unit boost in employment - that's the potential impact that the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) could have on Italy's economy. According to an estimate by Prometeia, Italy's GDP would rise by €5.6 billion net of inflation if partners move ahead with the most expansive version...

Top Billing: Savor a visit to Italy this weekend

Top Billing: Savor a visit to Italy this weekend

Savor a visit to Italy this weekend. Enjoy a taste of Italy, including food, music, culture and more, without taking a plane ride this weekend. The Annapolis Sons of Italy Lodge will host their annual Festa Italiana from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus, 2590 Solomons Island Road (Route 2...

Fairyland Park, Kansas City

Fairyland Park, Kansas City

by Jody Valet   People don't realize how many successful businesses were started by Kansas City Italians. I would like to post a picture and story about a KC Italian business every week for #TBT. Please send your photos and stories to me @ jhvalet@aol.com. This week we will start with my family. This is an early photo of Fairyland Park taken...

Alfa Romeo, il ritorno in America è sulle spalle (da culturista) di Reid Bigland

Alfa Romeo, il ritorno in America è sulle spalle (da culturista) di Reid Bigland

di Alessandro Vai   Il ritorno dell'Alfa Romeo negli Stati Uniti, dopo venti anni di assenza, è forse una delle operazioni più ardite di tutta la storia dell'automobile. Gli obiettivi sono importanti, le aspettative alte e i prodotti (per ora) pochi. La 4C, sia berlinetta che Spider, è in vendita da poco più di un anno ma è un antipasto tanto gustoso...

Italian Festival this Weekend in Danbury

Italian Festival this Weekend in Danbury

by Megan Carey   The Amerigo Vespucci Lodge #160 is hosting their annual Italian Festival this weekend, Friday July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd. There will tons of authentic Italian food, games, rides, and refreshments perfect for these hot summer days.   Admission is free and all are welcome. This is great festival perfect for the whole family. The festival is being held at 10...

Hooked on Bocce

Hooked on Bocce

What better way to ensure the future of the great Italian game of Bocce in New Mexico than to teach kids how to play? That was the motivation for John and Cathy Paolino to conduct a four-day Bocce Training Camp in June at Haynes Park in Rio Rancho. It was also a good way to give back to the community...

IACS Member Shirley Martignoni Fedeli Receives Ordine Della Stella D'Italia

IACS Member Shirley Martignoni Fedeli Receives  Ordine Della Stella D'Italia

by Sandra Tornberg   On June 2, 2015, Shirley Martignoni Fedeli received the Knight of the Order of the Stella d'Italia Award in Chicago, Illinois. Conferred by the President of Italy, it was presented by the Consul General of Italy in Chicago, Adriano Monti, and Italian Senator RenatoTurano. This award is given for outstanding work in promoting Italian Culture, education and language.   A...

Premio New York, in palio 4 mesi nella Grande Mela

Premio New York, in palio 4 mesi nella Grande Mela

Al via la XIII edizione del Premio New York: in palio per i giovani artisti emergenti c'è la possibilità di vivere per 4 mesi nella Grande Mela a contatto con il suo effervescente ambiente culturale e artistico.    Oltre al biglietto per New York, i due vincitori avranno un assegno mensile di 4mila dollari per vitto e alloggio, la possibilità di disporre...

Coming Up: Annapolis Sons of Italy hosting Festa Italiana

Coming Up: Annapolis Sons of Italy hosting Festa Italiana

The Annapolis Sons of Italy Lodge will host their annual Festa Italiana from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 1 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Knights of Columbus, 2590 Solomons Island Road (Route 2 south) in Edgewater. The festival will feature all sorts of Italian food and beverages available for purchase along with live music, dancers,...

«Così trasformiamo l’orzo italiano nelle migliori birre del mondo»

«Così trasformiamo l’orzo italiano nelle migliori birre del mondo»

Dalla Basilicata alla Lombardia, Agroalimentare Sud sfida le grandi multinazionali puntando sull'eccellenza italiana. La storia di questa azienda è legata alla nostra terra. Una tradizione che si articola in due principali attività: un'importante malteria nel Meridione d'Italia e una società sementiera in val Padana.   La produzione prevalente si svolge nello stabilimento di San Nicola di Melfi, in Lucania. È qui che...

How the Amalfi Coast Keeps Drawing Us In

How the Amalfi Coast Keeps Drawing Us In

by Peter Jon Lindberg It's all here, looking entirely as it should, as it always has. The cove-hidden beaches reached only by boat. The terraced lemon and olive groves on near-vertical hillsides.   The glittering cliff-top resorts, the pier-side tavernas, and the Cubist-painting townscapes—Ravello, Amalfi, Praiano, Positano, Nerano—overlooking the Gulf of Salerno, nattily threaded together by one of the world's most spectacular roads.   Read...

Close-up on the Church of the Gesù

Close-up on the Church of the Gesù

Here are the frescoes and decorations that embellish the vault ceiling and dome of the Church of the Gesù in Rome, a masterpiece of Genoa-born Giovan Battista Gaulli, known as Baciccio or Baciccia (1639-1709), whom we wrote about a while back.   Thanks to the generous collaboration of the Jesuits who are now in charge of the mother church of the Society...

Two Lyndhurst High School students chosen for scholarships

Two Lyndhurst High School students chosen for scholarships

The Italian American Club of Lyndhurst recently presented two scholarships to Lyndhurst High School students. One of this year's recipients is Natalie Vendola (pictured), who will attend Montclair State University.   More than 30 students applied for the two $1,000 awards. The students were required to be of at least 50 percent Italian heritage, attain greater than a 3.5 GPA, be in...

Con Scenes from an Execution Artemisia Gentileschi in scena a New York

Con Scenes from an Execution Artemisia Gentileschi in scena a New York

di Laura Caparotti   La vita di Artemisia Gentileschi ha ispirato numerosissimi artisti, dal teatro al cinema alla televisione ai libri. Solo a New York, in teatro, ho visto almeno tre produzioni negli ultimi dieci anni sulla vita della pittrice vissuta a cavallo fra il 1500 e il 1600.   In occasione di una retrospettiva quasi completa a lei dedicata dal Metropolitan Museum of...

Discovering Rome with the help of American ex-pats

Discovering Rome with the help of American ex-pats

When we think of American writers living and working overseas, most of us turn to those authors who lived in Paris.   We recollect Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, that fine account of his life in Paris in the 1920s; we imagine Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald making the rounds to such bars as La Rotonde and Les Deux Magots; we conjure up...

Fiorella’s To Celebrate Fifteenth Anniversary

Fiorella’s To Celebrate Fifteenth Anniversary

by Carla Balzano   Fiorella's in Newtonville is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in August. Throughout the month, it will be offering delicious dishes for $15. The dishes will vary and rotate daily. Some of the meals they are offering are Lobster Ravioli Florentine, Chicken Limoncello, Pork Chop Madeira, and etc. If that isn't incentive enough, they are offering another appetizing offer. In August,...

True Tuscan Flavors at SE Division’s New Pinolo Gelateria

True Tuscan Flavors at SE Division’s New Pinolo Gelateria

By Karen Brooks   While other food businesses are scrambling for media coverage, Sandro Paolini is too busy actually crafting his goods to field a phone interview about his new gelateria: "I can't talk. I must go. The gelato is making!!" Click. Never has getting hung up on felt more inspired.   Here's the deal. The day before, I had rampaged through a small...

NEMPAC Children’s Choir to Sing at Italian Night with Landmarks Orchestra, Augus…

NEMPAC Children’s Choir to Sing at Italian Night with Landmarks Orchestra, August 5th

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is very excited for their Children's Choir debut with the Landmarks Orchestra next Wednesday evening at the Hatch Shell! Italian Night is scheduled for next Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 p.m. This is NEMPAC's first program in partnership with the Landmarks Orchestra.   The NEMPAC Children's Choir is a collection of youth singers...

Laura Morelli to speak at Literary Guild

Laura Morelli to speak at Literary Guild

On August 11, author and art historian, Laura Morelli, will speak to the Literary Guild of St. Simons Island. Laura holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University, where she was a Bass Writing Fellow and Mellon Doctoral Fellow.   She authored a column for National Geographic Traveler called "The Genuine Article" and contributes pieces about authentic travel to national magazines...

Bianchi offering mountain bikes in the US again

Bianchi offering mountain bikes in the US again

After an approximately four-year hiatus, Bianchi USA is once again offering mountain bikes here. The Italian company stopped offering mountain bikes in the U.S. in 2010 as it focused on its 'cross, road, track and city bike categories.   Bianchi has always offered mountain bikes in Italy and began selling them to retailers in Mexico again last year. "We were confident that our road...

Italian wines are the focus of several new Minneapolis restaurants

Italian wines are the focus of several new Minneapolis restaurants

For those who love Italian wine and food, this truly is the best of times. Call it kismet or karma. Whatever the terminology, Minneapolis this summer is the right place at the right time for those of us who love Italian food and wine.   No fewer than three ambitious Italian eateries have opened in town over the past month or so, with...

Portolano Cavallo launches in New York

Portolano Cavallo launches in New York

The New York office will advise the firm's clients on Italian and European issues. Mr Pecoraro's practice focuses on representing non-Italian clients looking to make Italian investments or to establish and operate businesses in Italy.   'The United States has always been a key market for us. A significant portion of our clients are US multinationals and we felt the need to...

Author Senses 'A Real Movement of Urban Resistance' in Detroit

Author Senses 'A Real Movement of Urban Resistance' in Detroit

Don't judge an upcoming Detroit book by its author. That may seem hard initially in the case of "Detour in Detroit" by Francesca Berardi, whose bio invites cheap-shot target practice:   She's 31, from Turin, Italy, and has a master's degree in contemporary art.She has "curated multiple art projects, all focusing on the role of art in postindustrial sites."She moved from Europe to...

City, Dane County considering Bellini Italian Restaurant site for homeless day c…

City, Dane County considering Bellini Italian Restaurant site for homeless day center

The city and Dane County are considering a historic former church that now houses an Italian restaurant three blocks from Capitol Square for a long-sought homeless day shelter, officials confirmed on Wednesday.   City and county officials have already done a "walk through" of the Bellini Italian Restaurant and the county is conducting a feasibility study, said Josh Wescott, chief of staff...

Feast and play this weekend at 30th annual Festa Italiana

Feast and play this weekend at 30th annual Festa Italiana

by Allen Pierleoni   Get your hunger on for a cornucopia of Italian fare from area restaurants and savvy home cooks at the 30th annual Festa Italiana. Heap your plates with Italian sausage and meatballs, pasta, chicken Parmesan, calamari, cannoli, gelato and much more. The festival of all-things-Italian goes still further, with singers, bands and dancing, games and rides for children, bocce ball...

50 things to do in Sicily once in a lifetime

50 things to do in Sicily once in a lifetime

As you may have noticed already, Sicily is definitely one of our favorite places in Italy. Its unique natural, historical and cultural heritage are what made it one of the most charming and attractive Italian regions, welcoming every year thousands of tourists from all over the world, who never leave unsatisfied, with their eyes full of wonder and their stomachs...

Benvenuto Deacon Doug!

Benvenuto Deacon Doug!

That fantastic new booming voice heard from the pulpit of Saint Leo's of late is that of Deacon Doug Kendzierski who says he is thrilled to be assigned to Saint Leo's parish in a neighborhood where he once hung out.   Memory pulls him back to his high school days [Archbishop Curley] when "my girlfriend lived on High Street. I was a...

The “Silk Gardens” on Italy’s Lake Como

The “Silk Gardens” on Italy’s Lake Como

by Chiara Beghelli Renzo, the lead character of Italy's most celebrated 19th-century novel – "The Betrothed" by Alessandro Manzoni – was a silk-weaver: a sought-after profession along the shores of Lake Como, where this Italian classic was set. As early as the 1500s, the Como province began to establish itself as Italy's premier hub for silk weaving.   To this day, the sector...

Irish and Italian Catholics in New York – the definition of love/hate

Irish and Italian Catholics in New York – the definition of love/hate

If you visited Williamsburg, Brooklyn, last week, you will have seen a colorful reminder that certain sections of that borough were not always colonized by tattooed, pierced and bearded hipsters, with their bicycles and skateboards and skinny jeans.   The parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel hosted its annual feast. It runs over a week and is highlighted by a parade...

Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents Italian Night (Aug. 5)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents Italian Night (Aug. 5)

When: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 — 7 p.m. (rain date: Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m.)Where: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ large. Its music now occupies a central place on the concert stages of the world. The thrilling voices of two stars of American opera join a coalition...

Annette Marten’s art exhibit

Annette Marten’s art exhibit

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, located at 420 Tompkins St. Staten Island, on July 11, 2015 hosted an art exhibit of Staten Island artist: Annette Marten.Annette is well known in Staten Island for her fundraising efforts. In 2004, her exhibit "Bridging the Gap", raised funds to alleviate the devastation caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.   Her natural talent was improved...

Greater Youngstown Italian Fest continues tradition

Greater Youngstown Italian Fest continues tradition

by Guy D'Astolfo   The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest continues to extend a welcoming hand to the downtown crowd. The annual street festival is this weekend and – continuing a tradition – the food vendors will get an early start by opening for lunch Friday. This year, the lunch rush will morph into an early happy hour with the band Punk Willie performing...

New bocce ball courts to celebrate Italian American Club 40th anniversary

New bocce ball courts to celebrate Italian American Club 40th anniversary

By Natalie Hurst & KBOI Web Staff   Boise's Italian American Club celebrated its 40th year and dedicating new bocce ball courts Wednesday night. The games began on the new courts with a wine toast at Boise's Municipal Park. The original courts were built back in 2008 when there was one league with eight teams. Now the group has grown to 3 leagues with...

Overhauling La Guardia, an Airport With a Historical Name but a Tarnished Image

Overhauling La Guardia, an Airport With a Historical Name but a Tarnished Image

By David W. Dunlap   Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has declared that the $4 billion rebuilding planned at La Guardia Airport in Queens will amount to replacing the airport "in its entirety." So is it time, after 76 years, to replace the name, too? Patrick J. Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs New York...

Remembering… mustard greens, more than just a pretty valley flower

Remembering… mustard greens, more than just a pretty valley flower

by Cookie Curci   For many years, my Italian-American family worked the valley land; they were prune ranchers, cherry growers, farmers and cannery workers. The cuisine they enjoyed was essentially food from the land and some of the food they enjoyed came to them freely from the hills and orchards of the Santa Clara valley. Much of what they grew, they ate...

Enfield’s 90th annual Italian Festival to celebrate heritage, family, friends, f…

Enfield’s 90th annual Italian Festival to celebrate heritage, family, friends, food

by Annemarie A. Smith For Carl Sferrazza, the 90th annual Mount Carmel Society's Enfield Italian Festival is a testament to the community's love of God and country, family and friends, and, of course, Italian heritage. "This festival is an opportunity for us to celebrate the values our ancestors brought here," Sferrazza said Tuesday as he motioned to the lights, banners, and tents...

Cavaliere Dominic Candeloro

Cavaliere Dominic Candeloro

Senatore Renato Turano presented Dominic Candeloro with the Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia at the Festa della Repubblica celebration hosted by Italian Consul General Adriano Monti on June 2 at the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in Chicago.   The award was bestowed by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano upon Dominic in honor of his academic and community efforts on behalf of...

Best, storie di cervelli e imprese che ritornano dalla Silicon Valley

Best, storie di cervelli e imprese che ritornano dalla Silicon Valley

di Barbara Millucci   Un target potenziale almeno 100 imprese innovative, con una dotazione iniziale di 50 milioni di euro. Parte con questi numeri Invitalia Ventures, il nuovo fondo di venture capital di Invitalia che sarà guidato da Salvo Mizzi, esperto di innovazione startup, fondatore del Working Capital Accelerator di Telecom Italia e responsabile del fondo Tim Ventures.   «Investiremo nell'equity di Pmi e...

Select Italy Presents Its ‘How to Pronounce Italian Wines’ YouTube Series

Select Italy Presents Its ‘How to Pronounce Italian Wines’ YouTube Series

Select Italy (http://selectitaly.com), the boutique travel company specialized in the Bel Paese, boasts an exclusive, high-end food & wine portfolio thanks to a partnership with distinguished and prestigious Italian wine brands. Select Italy's collaboration with Italy's finest wineries consists of vacation packages, winery visits, and exclusive stays in historic family's estates.   In order to introduce travelers and wine lovers to the...

Italian home furnishings company leases 10,000 s/f at Madison Avenue

Italian home furnishings company leases 10,000 s/f at Madison Avenue

Elliot Klein of EVO Real Estate Group, a member of NAI Global, has negotiated a lease for Poliform USA, a luxury home furnishings brand, for a showroom and store at 112 Madison Avenue. The space comprises more than 10,000 s/f on the ground floor, mezzanine and basement.   According to Klein, Poliform was impressed with the space's street-level presence, high ceilings and corner...

Café Mercato offers inviting Italian-American fare

Café Mercato offers inviting Italian-American fare

by William Porter   Whatever other virtues Café Mercato possesses — and there are several — the newish spot in Denver's Lowry neighborhood has to be the only upscale Italian restaurant anywhere with a close-up view of a B-52 Stratofortress.   That's how close the establishment is to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, where the Cold War-era bomber is parked outside. So...

La Magnani a Hollywood Vita randagia di una tigre

La Magnani a Hollywood Vita randagia di una tigre

di Cinzia Romani   Le star internazionali, da Brigitte Bardot a Sophia Loren, prima d'essere attrici erano donne sexy e attraenti. Fa eccezione Anna Magnani, che non era né glamour, né seducente, pur essendo arrivata in vetta, a Hollywood: fu la prima attrice italiana a vincere l'Oscar con La rosa tatuata (1955), film scritto per lei dal commediografo Tennessee Williams, due premi...

Eating Italian in Vermont, New York-Style

Eating Italian in Vermont, New York-Style

by Hannah Palmer Egan   Utter the word "pizza" to New Yorkers living in Vermont, and they'll wax poetic about the thin-crusted, orange-grease-dripping, foldable slices of paradise of their hometown. There, they'll tell you, a typical lunch means two slices and a soda for about $5. Usually they'll lament the lack of comparable fare farther north.   In the first six months of 2015,...

Who will be the next Columbus Queen?

Who will be the next Columbus Queen?

One of the most thrilling and glamorous events in the Chicago-area Italian-American community is the contest to determine who will reign as La Bella Regina of the Columbus Day Parade. Sponsored by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, this year's Columbus Day Queen Contest will be held on Sept. 20 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison.   The event will be chaired...

TARGETTI GROUP Announces Launch of New U.S. Headquarters – TARGETTI USA

TARGETTI GROUP Announces Launch of New U.S. Headquarters – TARGETTI USA

TARGETTI GROUP announces new operations in the U.S. that will operate under the name TARGETTI USA and led by U.S. Business Development Manager, Marie Paris. TARGETTI USA headquarters will be located in Costa Mesa, California and will offer a full line of U.S. approved products from both TARGETTI and DuraLamp brands available via TARGETTI USA sales representatives.   "TARGETTI is very excited...

Here's what's taking over StonePepper's South Hills site

Here's what's taking over StonePepper's South Hills site

A new Italian restaurant, Pazzo, will replace StonePepper's Grill at 1614 Washington Road in Upper St. Clair. "We're doing a lot of renovations which should be completed by the 27th (of July) and then we'll begin training staff," said Kurt Salmon, Pazzo's general manager. The restaurant is to open Aug. 3. The name Pazzo translates from the Italian as crazy but the...

Partenariato transatlantico rimandato a settembre

Partenariato transatlantico rimandato a settembre

In questi mesi abbiamo seguito con estremo interesse e necessaria coscienza le evoluzioni del negoziato per la conclusione del Trattato transatlantico sul commercio e gli investimenti (TTIP) tra Stati Uniti ed Unione Europea.   Arrivati ad oggi, la certezza maggiore sta nel fatto che il fattore tempo prende sempre di più il sopravvento. La scadenza del gennaio 2017 si avvicina sempre di più,...

Trattoria Figaro in Mount Laurel is off to a sweet start

Trattoria Figaro in Mount Laurel is off to a sweet start

by Tammy Paolino   Pat Burke of Cherry Hill is one such regular. "My wife, Jungeun, and I stumbled upon this hidden jewel driving home one evening and decided to give this out of the way place a try,'' he writes in an email. "What a wonderful find it turned out to be.   The staff was very attentive, the food was amazing from salad...

Festa Italiana to light up Taylor Street

Festa Italiana to light up Taylor Street

Festa Italiana Chicago will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Taylor Street from Aug. 13 to 16. Hosted by the University Village Association and run by StarEvents, the four-day fest will feature food and beverage booths, live entertainment on three stages, Italian dance performances and classes, cooking demonstrations, a wine garden, screenings of Italian films, trolley tours of the Taylor Street neighborhood,...

Ferrari unveils the new 488 Spider, a sure prom queen in Frankfurt next Septembe…

Ferrari unveils the new 488 Spider, a sure prom queen in Frankfurt next September

by Mario Cianflone She's going to be one of the prom queens for sure, at the International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt, September 19 to 27. We're talking Ferrari's new 488 Spider, an open-top variant of the Ferrari 488 GTB that was launched in spring – the Sergio Marchionne era's second car.   Ferrari 488 Spider, styled by Flavio Manzoni, is equipped with a...

Bocce, anyone?

Bocce, anyone?

Several CIAO members have been getting together weekly to play and would like to invite any other members to come and have some fun, informal and friendly competition. They meet Wednesday evenings at the Senior Citizens Center on W. Elm Street.   The bocce courts are just off the parking lot on the east side of the building. Membership in the center...

Westfield Students Add Cultural Experience to Learning the Italian Language

Westfield Students Add Cultural Experience to Learning the Italian Language

by Lorre Korecky   Complementing their Westfield High School studies in the Italian language, 14 students traveled to Italy this year with chaperones, including Italian teacher Maria Santilli. "The trip aimed to offer students an opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation of the culture and language that they had been studying in school," Santilli said.   The trip included three days in Florence, including a...

Why You Need To Visit Expo Milano 2015 Before It Closes Forever

Why You Need To Visit Expo Milano 2015 Before It Closes Forever

by Melissa Kravitz   Expo Milano 2015 is the unsung destination of the summer! While plenty of Americans are rolling out towels for beach vacations across the country, skip the Hamptons one weekend and consider Jetsetting across the ocean.   Forget rolling out a towel, you can be munching on roti rolls and sushi rolls and visiting hundreds of countries in the span of a single...

Mount Washington Auto Road hosts Lamborghini Giro

Mount Washington Auto Road hosts Lamborghini Giro

Owners of 24 Lamborghinis paid an eye-popping visit to Mount Washington on Monday as part of the Lamborghini Giro, an annual tour taken on some of the most scenic roads in America. After driving to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast, the owners of the cars — mainly 10 HP V10 Huracans and the 700 HP V12 Aventadors...

West Seattle food: Pellegrini Italian Market now open in The Junction

West Seattle food: Pellegrini Italian Market now open in The Junction

By Randall Hauk   For months, people have been asking what's going on at the former La Romanza Bistro site at 4521 California SW in The Junction – especially once mosaic tile started to cover the facade.   Finally a sign went up. And then, Pellegrini Italian Market opened for business quietly during the recent West Seattle Summer Fest, just in time to take...

Columbia-Greene Italian Festival planned for Aug. 1 in Hudson

Columbia-Greene Italian Festival planned for Aug. 1 in Hudson

The Sons & Daughters of Italy will present the Columbia-Greene County Italian Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 in Hudson. Admission and parking are free. The festival will feature live entertainment with Johnny Cassera of the Route 66 Band performing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Food vendors will offer cannoli, fried dough, Italian ice, Italian sandwiches, Italian-style...

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We the Italians Magazine # 65

WTI 65

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