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Ciao, Amici - Buona Estate! Happy Summer!! I hope your are enjoying our continuing weather so nice and cool after all the heat in May. It is good for the plants and definitely easy on our water supply. As promised a few weeks ago, here are the details about this year's Ferragosto. This year, Ferragosto will be all new and exciting! It is a joint...

by Alexandra Stone   The American Italian Heritage Society opened the doors of its new 'il Palazzo' building Thursday. The building is a project 14 years in the making. The name is Italian for "palace." Speakers at the ribbon-cutting said the organization got its start in Omaha in 1980. It began as a small group of Omaha residents...

On Saturday, September 13, the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club Foundation welcomes the Bay Area to North Beach for the 2014 Festa Coloniale Italiana. The Festa, which runs from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., celebrates the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco for generations and in addition, this year, it will al...

Director Suzanne Bergeron will audition actors at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday Sept. 23 and 24, for Italian American Reconciliation, by John Patrick Shanley, at the wheelchair accessible Your Theatre, Inc. at St. Martin's Church, 136 Rivet St., New Bedford. Parking and entrance located at rear of church on County Street. Auditions will consist of...

2014 marks the 38th year of the Italian Film Festival founded by director Lido Cantarutti.
This year's program showcases 8 critically acclaimed Italian films and adds two Sunday evening shows to its regular six Saturday schedule running through November.   
Mr. Cantarutti kicked off the Bay Area-beloved event on Saturday, September 27, with...

Jupiter recently welcomed the addition of a new Italian eatery, one of several restaurants to open in the city's new upscale Harbourside Place shopping center. Bravo! Cucina Italiana opened October 11, the same day as the plaza development's official debut; it is the third Bravo! location in Florida. The restaurant will provide an Italian touch to...

As we celebrate National Italian American Heritage Month in October, Convivio is privileged to announce the launch of the Convivio Communitas Award for Leadership! The Communitas Award recognizes and honors San Diego's Italian-community leaders who have made an impact through academic, business, and civic endeavors.   Our inaugural recipient...

The next Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society (AMHS) meeting will be held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm in Casa Italiana - our famous porchetta lunch and wine tasting. The meeting will start with a brief AMHS (Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society) general meeting, to include the election of three members to the Board of Directors. The meeting...

In this richly researched, beautifully designed and illustrated volume, Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true Italian-American experience. Looking beyond the familiar Little Italys and stereotypes fostered by The Godfather and The Sopranos, Laurino reveals surprising, fascinat...

by Silvia Simonetti   A month ago, Antonio Verde began his mandate as Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, with jurisdiction also over Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. His term of office will hopefully last 4 years, allowing him to implement a complete and well-structured program of activities, aimed at improving the relationships be...

Italy's Pambianco Strategie di Impresa consultancy has recently presented its study on the 50 most profitable fashion and the 15 top design companies in Italy.   The study, conducted in partnership with PwC, aims to devise the Italian companies that could potentially go public within the next 3-to-5 years.   Read more   Source:...

by Aaron Smith   The Italian gunmaker Beretta wants to be the U.S. Army's standard-issue handgun one more time. Beretta has been supplying the Army with its M9 handgun for the last 30 years.   But the Army is now looking for a new gun and is holding a contest of sorts for gun makers. However, Beretta is not going to step asi...