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Frank Baldari joined News13 NOW at 9 a.m. on Friday to talk about the Festa Italiana, which is this weekend. Baldari is part of the “Sons & Daughters of Italy” organization that plans the festival each year. The festival is Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25 in the Market Common in Myrtle Beach. It features live music, Italian crafts and gifts, and...

You might say every Sunday is Father’s Day for Charlie Augello, the owner of E. 48th Street Market. Father’s Day will find the family of Charlie and Anita Augello spending the day as they usually do. Children and grandchildren will convene at the couple’s Sandy Springs home to enjoy Sunday dinner the couple cook. The day we visited there were 15 fo...

Father’s Day is the day for all dads, and for me it means so much in so many ways. My dad came to America when he was just 15 years old, alone and on a boat from Italy. In 1927, that journey took almost a month. When he arrived to Ellis Island in New York, he was processed along with the thousands of other wide-eyed, scared immigrants. Once he comp...

Herbert “Herb” Montalbano Sr., the advertising executive whose 57-year career include creating successful marketing campaigns and catchphrases for dozens of local businesses and clients, died Tuesday. He was 85. Montalbano and his wife of 43 years, Cheryl, founded the advertising company, Herbert P. Montalbano Inc. Advertising and Public Relations,...

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, wounded Wednesday after a gunman opened fire on an Alexandria, Virginia baseball field, has stepped up to the plate for Republicans many times since taking office in 2008. His first year playing in the annual congressional baseball game, he wore a jersey repping his alma mater, Louisiana State University. In 2011,...

You can almost smell the sauces from those family recipes. Almost. “It’s been one thing after another,” Antonella Scibilia, 47, says about the Italian restaurant she was hoping to have open this month downtown. “I don’t even know if it will be July, but it’s coming.” And be assured, when “Antonella’s Italian Ristorante – A Touch of Italy” does open...

Italian architect and designer Giò Ponti creations will be on display from the end of this week onwards in the U.S., as a collection of his work is exhibited at the Georgia Museum of Art. Born in Milan, Italy, in 1891, Ponti kept working all over his 60-years career and left a permanent mark on the manufacturing industry, design and architecture of...

Three graduating seniors from Indian River schools have been awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Vero Beach Italian American Civic Association. Brian Kutner and Elizabeth Tuite of Vero Beach High School and Esdras Mora Jusino from Indian River Charter School were selected for academic achievement,community service and school activities. Club presi...

Daniela Mansella Paolino says the mission of National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAO) is to unite and connect women through Italian culture and heritage while celebrating the ample achievements of women with Italian ancestry.  Paolino says NOIAO has a strong dedication to empowering and advancing educational and professional aspirati...

What a nice stretch of festivals we’ve had, from Greek Fest to Memphis in May Barbecue and now to another favorite, Memphis Italian Festival. Italian Fest, as everyone calls it, is back at Marquette Park for its 28th party Thursday through Saturday. It always strikes a good balance of family fun and grown-up good times, mixed in with good food and...

The Italian Club Cemetery Committee remembered all USA veterans on Sunday for this year's Memorial Day. The morning began with a mass, followed with a procession lead by the Rough Riders Color Guard to the WWII Memorial Rotunda. Before the presentation of the wreaths and gifts, the national anthem's of both the United States and Italy played while...

THE cellar is flooded and Chris Ranalli worries about snakes. From the safety of the back door, he points out the sturdy walls—two feet thick, as if to withstand Mediterranean earthquakes—and the elegantly vaulted ceilings. “They lived in the top two storeys and made wine in the basement,” explains Mr Ranalli, who now tends the 100-year-old vineyar...