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La Dolci Mania is a cafe first and foremost. Located in Carolina Forest next to the Ollie’s, the cafe opened this month. It’s currently serving sandwiches, some traditional baked goods and desserts, and starting next week — soups. While it does not have the full offerings of a bakery, everything is made in house with several products coming from It...

From 1911 to 1986, the Colt M1911 was the pistol weapon of choice for the U.S. military. These days, most military personnel don't require or train on a pistol, but in the days of the 1911, most absolutely did. The American-built weapon was a trusted, durable weapon for decades and many, many wars – and still hasn't been entirely replaced. But ulti...

Ridgewood’s Fresh Pond Road Street Fair will be restored to its four-day glory this September after Community Board 5 voted in favor at its Feb. 13 meeting. Long-time organizer of Ridgewood’s Fresh Pond Road Street Festival, Tony DiPiazza, asked that the full scope of the street fair be restored on the grounds that it has a history of being well-ma...

“Why are there so many people here?” an insistent 3-year-old Giacomo Baiamonte asked as he looked over a crowd squeezing into a corner of the Stilly Valley Collective. With that welcome, the mop-haired boy’s parents, Antonio and Kiersten, declared the grand opening of Caffe Italiano March 1, the newest barista stop brewing a little Italian coffee c...

E' stato scelto dalla Bank of America tra 1600 candidati di tutto il mondo: il manager Matteo Di Michele, 42 anni, di Saronno, laureato in legge all'Università dell'Insubria, si è aggiudicato il "Bank of America Diversity and Inclusion Award 2018". Di Michele vive negli Stati Uniti da 18 anni: dal 2012 a Charlotte con la moglie americana Emily e du...

Exports of 'Made In Italy' agrifood products reached a record level in 2018, seeing an increase of 1.8%, with an overall value of €41.8 billion. This is according to Italian farmers association Coldiretti, based on the final Istat data for 2018. Almost two thirds of Italian exports went to European countries, with Germany accounting for the highest...

Lou Benfante went to great pains to look like Ormsby Mitchel, the Civil War general. And William Hilton, the explorer. This way, he literally stepped into history, dressed as two pillars of Hilton Head Island’s past as best as a Lehigh University history major (magna cum laude) and retired supply-chain management executive could do it. And in the p...

An acclaimed Hudson Valley Italian cannoli maker is finally opening up their own bakery and cafe. You have probably already enjoyed some of Mamma Musetti's fresh baked Italian pastries without even knowing it. The legendary bakery run by Rosaria and Andre Musetti has been turning out some of the most delicious desserts in the Hudson Valley for year...

Tom Ricca is a lot of things: a proud father, a hardworking business owner, an energetic former WWE wrestler, and now, a champion of his town’s Italian heritage. For the past year, Ricca, 50, has been leading a crusade to create a Little Italy in the heart of one of the state’s most Italian towns. More than a decade ago, Town Council designated...

The Commission for Language and Culture of COMITES is happy to announce the opening of the call for Maria Manetti Shrem Grants 2019. Students who take the AP Italian Exam 2019 and score 3 or higher will be awarded with prizes from 50 to 100$. This initiative is possible thanks to the generosity of Ms. Maria Manetti Shrem, a stellar lover of Arts an...

There are two reasons why Venezia Restaurant rarely sells dessert. One is the size of the servings at this Creole-Italian classic. The other reason is its neighbor. Angelo Brocato Ice Cream & Confectionary, the city’s oldest gelato parlor and Italian bakery, is just four doors down the street, or about 80 eager steps away. In the evening, the sidew...

Italian builder the Ferretti Group premiered its new flybridge yacht Riva 90 Argo on March 19 in Miami. This 27,4-metre yacht named after a ship from the Greek mythology, is set to be the next one from the group’s Riva Flybridge generation, featuring sleek design and large carbon fibre-framed windows. The vessel was developed in close collaboration...