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To get ready for the Super Bowl tomorrow, we thought we'd put the spotlight on one of the greatest football coaches in history: Vince Lombardi.   Vince Lombardi was born on June 11, 1913 in Brooklyn, NY. He was the oldest of five children and the son of an Italian immigrant. When Vince was a teenager, he had his sights set on becoming a...

In this country, St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 is a day to wear green, drink Irish beer and eat Irish foods. Irish soda bread is one of the best-known sweet additions to the culinary celebration of this holiday, and while you can buy it in many local bakeries and grocery stores, the bread is easy to make at home.   Not as widely celebrated i...

by Don Kaplan   WABC/Channel 7 reporter Lisa Colagrossi died Friday after suffering a catastrophic brain aneurysm while out on assignment, according to officials at the television station. The 49-year-old mother of two was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center's neurological ICU Thursday and placed on life support...

by Gabriele Boccaccini   Il raggiungimento del quorum di 3.000 studenti iscritti all'esame AP di italiano è un traguardo importante, frutto di uno sforzo collettivo senza precedenti. Dimostra come la comunità italiana abbia le risorse (intellettive e organizzative) per raggiungere qualsiasi risultato qualora si unisca su obiettivi condivisi....

We're thrilled to welcome Allison Scola as our latest Member Spotlight Interview guest! Allison is a longtime NOIAW member and Italian culture enthusiast who is committed to sharing her passion for her heritage. You may recognize her from our Greater New York Region event earlier this year, St. Joseph's Day Alla Siciliana, where she sang Sicil...

Italian luxury carmaker Ferrari expects its US initial public offering to be priced in a range of between $48 and $52 per share, which could value the company at up to $9.8 billion, it said.   Parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will sell up to 10 percent of Ferrari in the IPO and will use proceeds to help pay for its own ambitious turnar...

By Robert Simonson   The holidays are shot through with nuts. We stuff them inside our turkeys, cookies and fruitcakes. Without them, decorative nutcrackers are just garish tchotchkes. Where we don't expect nuts is in our glasses. But that is easily rectified.   There is arguably no liquor with a more natural Christmas aura than...

Carlo Fiorletta is an actor and producer but his position as President of the Guild for Italian American Actors is what separates him from many in the entertainment industry. The Guild for Italian American Actors, known as GIAA, was first called the Italian Actors Union, founded in 1937 by Antonio Maiori.   The professional organization is t...

Italians believe that life's pleasures are a God-given right. By contrast, in the United States, hard work is nearly synonymous with the pursuit of happiness. Maybe because of the romanticized version of Italy portrayed in films like Under the Tuscan Sun, we Americans tend to imagine Italy as a land, of bountiful, untethered pleasure. Despite two...

One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. Later in 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. There, the family boarded a train for the trip to California, where Frank's older brother Benjamin was living.   On their journey, they subsisted on bread a...

Prosecco sales in North America have grown over the past year by 35%, while the average price of a bottle has risen by 36.5% to around $12. The figures were announced by Danny Brager, senior vice president of alcoholic beverages at Nielsen USA during the Wine2Wine Forum in Verona, reports Ansa.   The growth has lead to a 6% increase in...

Quel ragazzino che mangiava pane e calcio, che pensava al calcio, che giocava al calcio, che allenava nel calcio, oggi è uno dei sette personaggi più influenti al mondo nel soccer, come lo chiamano loro, in Nord-America. Vittorio (Vic) Montagliani, quasi 51 anni, originario di Celano, è il nuovo presidente della Concacaf, la Confederazione calcist...