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If you have walked down Ballard Avenue in the past few months, you've probably noticed that the pea-green freestanding house that didn't really fit in with the slick new restaurants and boutiques has been getting a paint job—among other things. "The Pioneer Houses"—in fact, two houses connected—were brought from the International District years ago...

The Binghamton Lodge of the Sons of Italy is celebrating that special milestone this weekend: 100 years of serving the community. Members, friends, and family all gathered at Traditions At The Glen in the Town of Union Friday night. The black tie event featured food, dancing and also reflection on years past.   Located in the heart...

Italian ballerina Carla Fracci turned 80 years old on August 20, but she hasn't hung up her pointe shoes yet. She performed in late July at the Versiliana Festival with the Balletto del Sud in Fredy Franzutti's staging of "Scheherazade and the Thousand and One Nights" as Queen Thalassa, the queen of the sea.    "I've never loved ce...

By Sarah Mulé   A couple was reunited with their dog who sat buried in rubble nine days after their house was demolished in the earthquake that leveled parts of central Italy. Romeo, a golden retriever, survived for over a week in a pocket under the rubble of his former home, which was leveled in the 6.2 magnitude quake that rocked the...

On Sunday morning, three hours before the kickoff of the season opener, Eagles fans surrounding Lincoln Financial were sending up sweet barbecue smoke from their tailgating parties. Meanwhile, two blocks east of the stadium, men and women driving SUVs and pickup trucks were fighting their way through game day traffic to reach the site of anoth...

It's always nice when customers leave a restaurant happy and even say thanks for a great meal. But what happened Friday night at Pietro's Pizza Kauai went beyond the usual show of appreciation for a pie done well. Maria Lopez, a professional opera singer on her honeymoon on Kauai, stood up after finishing dinner.   "I haven't had p...

Back-to-back fundraisers will be held the last weekend of October at the Brownsville Sons & Daughters of Italy, Frank Ricco Lodge 731, 16 Race St. An oldies dance will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29, and will feature music by DJ Ted Knisley. Doors open at 7. Admission is $10 per person in advance or at the door. For table reservat...

Floods, drought, frost and hail cut into world wine production this year across Europe and South America, but the quality of the 2016 vintage shouldn't unduly suffer.   Italy remained the world's top producer for the second straight year, with a volume of 48.8 million hectoliters, according to figures released Thursday by the International O...

Italy can be "proud and satisfied" with its work to support the offensive against ISIS in Iraq, General Angelo Michele Ristuccia, the head of the Italian contingent in Kurdistan, has said. "As the commander of the men and women who have trained over 6,000 troops in Kurdistan, I can only be proud and satisfied with the work done," Ristuccia told ANS...

Joseph Richard Gerace, 80, proprietor of Gerace's Hair Care Center and along with his wife owned the former Bob Harris Realty Company, died on Thursday (Nov. 17, 2016) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.   Mr. Gerace was born March 15, 1936 in Batavia, a son of the late Joseph A. and Sarah (Gazzetta) Gerace. A 1955 graduate...

Il Made in Italy piace agli americani, che apprezzano i nostri prodotti. E molte nostre imprese investono direttamente negli Stati Uniti aprendo insediamenti produttivi o attivando canali di esportazione, grazie anche a specifici programmi statali. In calo invece gli investimenti diretti USA in Italia. L'elezione di Trump potrebbe diventare un'oppo...

By Mitch Hotts What does legendary rock star Paul McCartney have in common with outgoing state Rep. Anthony Forlini? They both have been named as honorary knights and have the prefix of "sir" in front of their names. Sir Anthony Forlini was conferred as a knight in the Order of the Star of Italy by Maria Luisa Lapresa, the Consul of Ital...