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The Italian ambassador to the United States visited North Dakota for the first time Wednesday, stopping at the University of Mary to share his vision for trade potential between the two nations and highlight cultural exchanges.   Claudio Bisogniero told dozens gathered in the U-Mary business school auditorium that Italy needs economic growth...

A longtime local Italian/American restaurant has updated its name and atmosphere with its move to a new building. And its owner hopes to open more locations in the future.   Ciatti's Italian Grill opened Nov. 19 at 2846 Midwest Drive in Onalaska, just north of the Hampton Inn and near Outback Steakhouse and Manny's Cocina restaurants.  ...

by Terence Murnin   In a turn of events that can only be explained by the stars aligning or perhaps, poetic justice, "Whisked Away" is the name of the bakery shop where Arizona Culinary Institute's December 2014 Student of the Month, Laura Callan, decided to pursue her dream in the culinary arts.   "A woman had opened this cool bakery...

The Rutherford chapter of UNICO National is now accepting applications for a variety of scholarships. The Rutherford chapter will award its local scholarship to a high school senior who is a resident of Rutherford.   The chapter is also accepting applications for the following UNICO National scholarships to high school seniors who will be at...

No, I'm not talking about the fictional New York County District Attorney from the original Law and Order television show.   Although a prosecutor's job is to seek justice on behalf of all the state's citizens. I am of course referring to the man who represents California's 28th Congressional District in the United States House of Represent...

On the corner of Wilson and Marconi a tavern was built and operated by Anheuser-Busch as early as 1902. With the onset of Prohibition, it was considered a bad investment to continue operation. So the business was sold and purchased by the Merlo family and was named Merlo's. In Italy, Merlo and his family were farmers and worked pitching hay.  ...

Se siete in America, il 17 e il 24 febbraio sera non prendete impegni: c'è un pezzo della vostra storia in prima visione TV.   Diviso in quattro episodi, due per serata, dalle 9.00 alle 11.00 ET, andrà in onda su PBS The Italian Americans, l'atteso documentario di John Maggio tratto dall'omonimo libro di Maria Laurino e narrato dalla voce di...

A Documentary by Chiara Barbo e Andrea Magnani, produced by Pilgrim Film with the endorsement of the Embassy of Italy in the USA. Durata 35 minuti.   Through a collection of interviews and archival footage, Our American Days tells the story of life in Trieste during the Allied Military Government (1945-1954).   Read more   Sour...

La commozione affiora attraverso gli occhi lucidi. L’abbraccio, per i tempi televisivi, è lungo. È standing ovation. Come una madre con la propria figlia sembrano stringersi. Sono Lady Gaga e Julie Andrews. E’ la serata degli Oscar. Cadono le maschere, spariscono le parrucche, niente trucco questa sera. Lady Gaga sembra interpretare se stessa. &nb...

For the first time ever, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in collaboration with the Oratorio Society of New York and the Manhattan School of Music Symphony and Symphonic Chorus, will present a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem, on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.   Under the artistic direct...

Buddy Valastro, star of the hit TLC series Cake Boss, today announced the launch of his interactive online culinary program, Baking With Buddy. Through virtual video-based lessons, Valastro presents – in a way only he can – an interactive, hands-on culinary experience that focuses on fundamental and advanced techniques, tools and recipes so that th...

The Italian clothing company Brandy Melville is the next hot brand in teen retail. The company, which sells a wide array of tiny crop tops, high-waisted bottoms, and slouchy sweaters, didn't exist in the US until five years ago.   It still has a small store presence in the country — just 18 stores total — but thanks to a robust e-commerce...