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by Melody Asper   Hanover's newest restaurant may seem like an old friend to anyone who was raised or worked in the Maryland area within the last three decades.   Illiano's J&P Restaurant, 1154 West Elm Ave., Hanover, is the fifth in a line of thriving restaurants owned by Mike Illiano. The new restaurant and pizzeria which opened...

by Sophie Jane Evans   Three people have been killed and at least 13 others have been injured - three, seriously - in a head-on crash between a bus and a tractor-trailer on a highway in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountain region. The two vehicles - one of which was an Italian tour bus - collided in the northbound lanes of Interstate 380, nea...

Two soldiers lay dying. The Italian soldier beseeches Jesus Christ to take his soul to Heaven while the war rages on behind him. To his left, an American soldier prays the same prayer to the Blessed Mother. Brothers in arms, now brothers in marble. Every day for more than 85 years, the sun rises and sets on the faces of these two men, etc...

Corona D'Italia Lodge #807 held their monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. at Pizza Joe's. The session began with a pizza luncheon hosted by President Clemmy Sirimarco and served by trustee Pudue LaCava, member Jackie Court and sentinel Lois DiFrischia. The business session followed with financial reports presented by treasurer Louise Vitull...

By Pete Kennedy   "When I was growing up, we thought the whole world was Italian Catholic, because that's all we saw," said Rev. Nick Martorano, O.S.A.   An Augustinian priest, Martorano has spent 33 years as pastor at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in South Philadelphia. He grew up in the same neighborhood and was baptized at the c...

By Rick Shrum For a half-century, click America was a land of opportunity for people in Italy. Many had been impoverished and/or suppressed politically in their homeland, cialis and envisioned sunnier times across the Atlantic. "My grandparents were among the four million Italians who left for the United States between 1880 to 1930," Tina Calabro...

by Claudio Bisogniero   One word, spectacular. The Boxer at Rest, on loan from the National Museum of Rome, will be unveiled in the United States for the first time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this June 1 and remain on exhibit through July 15, 2013 as part of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States. This exceptiona...

Meno posti di lavoro, meno pasti fuori casa. La crisi economica ha cambiato le abitudini alimentari degli americani; nuove tendenze e stili di vita stanno orientando i consumi che incidono sull'industria alimentare. Gli americani mangiano sempre più spesso a casa e per questo motivo si fanno sempre più scelte di acquisto e si comprano più prodotti...

The Orange/West Orange chapter of UNICO (Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, and Opportunity), the largest Italian-American service organization in the country, will hold its 40th Annual Sports Awards Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Tarnoff Cafeteria at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Avenue.   The event begins at 10:00, wher...

The producers of the PBS science series NOVA and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC invite you to a special sneak peek screening event featuring NOVA's upcoming film, "Colosseum – Roman Death Trap" (53 minutes) ( more info ) followed by a panel discussion and audience Q & A with experts from the film Including:   Gary Glassman - Prod...

The Saint Pio Foundation is proud to present the 1st "Saint Pio Award Ceremony," which will take place at The Naval Heritage Center (701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004), on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 6:30pm.   A cocktail reception will be followed by the award ceremony. The Saint Pio Award has been established to reco...

By Peggy McGlone The crowd of arts and university leaders stood up and applauded when Tony Bennett entered the Corcoran atrium, and the smiling singer responded by placing his hand over his heart. As he sat down, his touring partner, Lady Gaga, approached and kissed him on both cheeks while the 100 guests craned their necks to watch.   Musi...