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Sister Mary Anne Leto (Mary Jacinta), CHM, 87, died July 1, 2015, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston. Services are at Bishop Drumm, Our Lady of Peace Chapel. Vigil will be 4 p.m. Monday, July 6, and funeral Mass will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7. Burial services and interment will be 11:30 ...

di Federico Peloso

 

Ieri 3 luglio, nell'auditorium della chiesa dei Cappuccini di Andria, è stato presentato A sicilian patriot – Giovanni Falcone e Gli Stati Uniti d'America (Cacucci editore), l'ultimo libro di Giannicola Sinisi.

 

«Questo lavoro - ha spiegato l'autore ed ex ...

By Christina Hennessy

 

It began as a tasty way to celebrate the end of an exhibition, but Greenwich Historical Society's Festa al Fresco has taken on a flavor all its own. The outdoor celebration of cuisine and community returns on Sunday, July 12. "It's become a great way to celebrate ...

By Steve Szkotak

 

Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. The Rotunda face-lift is part construction zone — hardhats, safety glasses, big ...

di Nazareno Dinoi

 

La conferma che la «rocca con il tempio di Minerva» raccontata da Virgilio nell'Eneide, dove approdò Enea in fuga da Troia, fosse l'attuale Castro, era nascosta sotto tre metri di terra in pieno centro storico della piccola località del basso Salento: è il busto di una ...

by Emanuele Scarci

 

The Italians are able to export even beer, which is a typical product of Northern Europe. Last year, according to data from trade group Federalimentare, Italian beer exports were €154 million, up 16%, while imports remained stable at €490 million, up 0.8%.

 

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by Michael Traversa

 

Being born in a family with a distinct heritage is one thing, how said heritage is perceived and the respect paid to the family roots is what really matters. Among those who always felt a deep connection and quickly became one of the most beloved Italian American actors ...

By Marissa Fessenden


The first motion pictures were simple image sequences — like that captured by British photographer Eadweard Muybridge using a series of cameras tripped by a horse galloping in 1878. Even the first films with plot were short (like George Méliès's 1902 A Trip to the Moon, which ...

By Helen Williams

 

Proceeds from the 2015 West Bank Italian Open were presented at a recent Italian-American Society meeting to Luis Arocha, executive director of Café' Hope, a restaurant training program in Marrero for at-risk youth.

 

The presentation was made by the golf ...

By Kim Himstreet

 

Portland Opera's 50th anniversary season will conclude on Saturday Aug. 1 with a celebration featuring a street fair and free outdoor simulcast of their final production of Gaetano Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love." While opera and a street fair might seem like an ...

Festa Italiana 2015 is excited to announce the 1st Annual Little Miss Italian American Pageant! The pageant will take place on Saturday August 1st, 2015 on the Festival Grounds at the Gambino State (next to the Culture Tent). The pageant will host two groups: one for ages 5-8 and one for ages ...

by Susan Nelson

 

I thought long and hard about this one, because there are so many things I find charming about Italy. However, I do have my top three reasons that always have the same effect on me each time I return. After making over ten trips to bella Italia, it never changes.

 

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by Barbara Minafra

 

Una cascata capace di scrivere messaggi di benvenuto con le gocce d'acqua, un'ampia scalinata che accoglie i visitatori e un orto verticale pieno di piantine che profumano di basilico, menta o rosmarino la terrazza.


ll Padiglione a stelle e strisce che racconta il ...

By Rosemary Feitelberg


True to the wayward characters he writes about in his new book "Gangland New York: The Places and Faces of Mob History," Anthony M. DeStefano preferred that a recent interview start with a walk past a few haunts the city's mobsters made notorious.

 

Readers of his ...

by Elisha Hartwig

 

It's hard not to feel like you're part of the warm and caring Italian family when you walk through the doors at West 56th street in New York City.

 

Sal Scognomillo, the current head chef at Patsy's Italian Restaurant is a jovial, sweet man who exudes a genuine ...

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Sister Mary Anne Leto, CHM

Sister Mary Anne Leto, CHM

Sister Mary Anne Leto (Mary Jacinta), CHM, 87, died July 1, 2015, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston. Services are at Bishop Drumm, Our Lady of Peace Chapel. Vigil will be 4 p.m. Monday, July 6, and funeral Mass will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7. Burial services and interment will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Mount Olivet...

A sicilian patriot, Giovanni Falcone e gli Stati Uniti d'America

A sicilian patriot, Giovanni Falcone e gli Stati Uniti d'America

di Federico Peloso   Ieri 3 luglio, nell'auditorium della chiesa dei Cappuccini di Andria, è stato presentato A sicilian patriot – Giovanni Falcone e Gli Stati Uniti d'America (Cacucci editore), l'ultimo libro di Giannicola Sinisi.   «Questo lavoro - ha spiegato l'autore ed ex sindaco di Andria - è una pura raccolta di documentazioni sulle comunicazioni tra Washington e Roma ai tempi delle indagini...

Italian cuisine inspires Greenwich potluck dinner

Italian cuisine inspires Greenwich potluck dinner

By Christina Hennessy   It began as a tasty way to celebrate the end of an exhibition, but Greenwich Historical Society's Festa al Fresco has taken on a flavor all its own. The outdoor celebration of cuisine and community returns on Sunday, July 12. "It's become a great way to celebrate local culture and celebrate summer," said Anna Marie Greco, the society's curator...

With marble from Italy in place, Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda taking shape amid $5…

With marble from Italy in place, Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda taking shape amid $58m face-lift

By Steve Szkotak   Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. The Rotunda face-lift is part construction zone — hardhats, safety glasses, big equipment — part art restoration.   In its interior, also veined with scaffolding, workers are crouched in cramped spaces...

Castro, approdo del mitologico Enea Ritrovata la statua della dea Minerva

Castro, approdo del mitologico Enea Ritrovata la statua della dea Minerva

di Nazareno Dinoi   La conferma che la «rocca con il tempio di Minerva» raccontata da Virgilio nell'Eneide, dove approdò Enea in fuga da Troia, fosse l'attuale Castro, era nascosta sotto tre metri di terra in pieno centro storico della piccola località del basso Salento: è il busto di una statua di donna, dal raffinato drappeggio, di proporzioni doppie rispetto a quelle...

Italy’s beer exports grew 16% last year

Italy’s beer exports grew 16% last year

by Emanuele Scarci   The Italians are able to export even beer, which is a typical product of Northern Europe. Last year, according to data from trade group Federalimentare, Italian beer exports were €154 million, up 16%, while imports remained stable at €490 million, up 0.8%.   This is because of the multinationals that control this industry in Italy, especially Heineken and SabMiller-Peroni. "We gave an...

Sopranos’ star Lorraine Bracco, at her most beautiful

Sopranos’ star Lorraine Bracco, at her most beautiful

by Michael Traversa   Being born in a family with a distinct heritage is one thing, how said heritage is perceived and the respect paid to the family roots is what really matters. Among those who always felt a deep connection and quickly became one of the most beloved Italian American actors in the community is Lorraine Bracco. Lorraine was born in the...

One of the Earliest Feature Films Was This Italian Adaptation of Dante’s Inferno

One of the Earliest Feature Films Was This Italian Adaptation of Dante’s Inferno

By Marissa Fessenden The first motion pictures were simple image sequences — like that captured by British photographer Eadweard Muybridge using a series of cameras tripped by a horse galloping in 1878. Even the first films with plot were short (like George Méliès's 1902 A Trip to the Moon, which has a run time of about 14 minutes).   The first full-length feature...

Gretna Italian-Open helps Cafe Hope

Gretna Italian-Open helps Cafe Hope

By Helen Williams   Proceeds from the 2015 West Bank Italian Open were presented at a recent Italian-American Society meeting to Luis Arocha, executive director of Café' Hope, a restaurant training program in Marrero for at-risk youth.   The presentation was made by the golf tournament's honorary chairman, Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni, and Wayne J. Nocito, who founded the Italian Open 34 years ago.   Read...

Opera and a street fair

Opera and a street fair

By Kim Himstreet   Portland Opera's 50th anniversary season will conclude on Saturday Aug. 1 with a celebration featuring a street fair and free outdoor simulcast of their final production of Gaetano Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love." While opera and a street fair might seem like an unusual pairing, Portland Opera ties it all together with a Wild West theme.   The street fair is...

Festa Italiana 2015 Proudly Presents the 1st Annual Little Miss Italian American…

Festa Italiana 2015 Proudly Presents the 1st Annual Little Miss Italian American Pageant

Festa Italiana 2015 is excited to announce the 1st Annual Little Miss Italian American Pageant! The pageant will take place on Saturday August 1st, 2015 on the Festival Grounds at the Gambino State (next to the Culture Tent). The pageant will host two groups: one for ages 5-8 and one for ages 9-12.   Contestants will be judged on Speech, Stage Presence, and...

3 Reasons That Keep Me Returning to Italy

3 Reasons That Keep Me Returning to Italy

by Susan Nelson   I thought long and hard about this one, because there are so many things I find charming about Italy. However, I do have my top three reasons that always have the same effect on me each time I return. After making over ten trips to bella Italia, it never changes.   So what are these reasons I find so hard...

Edutainment con l’orto verticale e il granaio americano: il Padiglione Usa a Exp…

Edutainment con l’orto verticale e il granaio americano: il Padiglione Usa a Expo

by Barbara Minafra   Una cascata capace di scrivere messaggi di benvenuto con le gocce d'acqua, un'ampia scalinata che accoglie i visitatori e un orto verticale pieno di piantine che profumano di basilico, menta o rosmarino la terrazza. ll Padiglione a stelle e strisce che racconta il concetto alimentare americano 2.0, è un edificio progettato dall'architetto James Biber della Biber Architects di New...

Author DeStefano on the Mafia, Seventh Avenue and More in ‘Gangland New York’

Author DeStefano on the Mafia, Seventh Avenue and More in ‘Gangland New York’

By Rosemary Feitelberg True to the wayward characters he writes about in his new book "Gangland New York: The Places and Faces of Mob History," Anthony M. DeStefano preferred that a recent interview start with a walk past a few haunts the city's mobsters made notorious.   Readers of his latest nonfiction (Lyons Press) might be tempted to retrace the history of the...

How one Italian restaurant stands out in New York City

How one Italian restaurant stands out in New York City

by Elisha Hartwig   It's hard not to feel like you're part of the warm and caring Italian family when you walk through the doors at West 56th street in New York City.   Sal Scognomillo, the current head chef at Patsy's Italian Restaurant is a jovial, sweet man who exudes a genuine contentment with life — hard to find in the city, where...

‘We truly are brothers and sisters’

‘We truly are brothers and sisters’

by Pete Fontaine   "This is without question one of the highlights of my career," Mayor Joseph Polisena said Monday evening following the historic signing of Johnston's Sister City partnership with Panni, Italy. "This begins a very special relationship with a very special town."   Polisena emceed a night of extraordinary pomp and circumstance at the Johnston Senior Center, which included brief remarks from...

The Justinian Foundation Awards Three Scholarships to Law Students

The Justinian Foundation Awards Three Scholarships to Law Students

The Justinian Foundation, which provides scholarships to Italian-American students enrolled in Philadelphia-area law schools, recently presented scholarships totaling $4,500 to three area students.   The Justinian Foundation President Barbara A. Capozzi, Esq. awarded $1,500 scholarships to two students entering their final years of law school: Anthony Cassese, of Blairstown, N.J., who attends Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law and Anthony   Read...

A Look at the 2015 Sons of San Paolino Giglio Lift, Franklin Square, Long Island

A Look at the 2015 Sons of San Paolino Giglio Lift, Franklin Square, Long Island

Thank you Bobby Maida for sharing your wonderful photos of the Giglio Feast of San Paolino in Franklin Square, Long Island (June 27th). As always, the Sons of San Paolino and friends performed their duty to the saint with love and devotion. In addition to the impressive dancing of the giglio, these folks sure know how to throw a great...

Chamber Music Campania and Amore by Andrea present "Savory Sounds"

Chamber Music Campania and Amore by Andrea present "Savory Sounds"

Join us for an evening of delectable Italian antipasto paired side-by-side with exquisite music! Your ticket includes: appetizers by acclaimed Italian chef Andrea Bozzolo and music performed by the Fiati Five wind quintet and soprano Katie Dukes. The program features music by Italian and American composers, including Verdi, Rossini, Nathan, and Gershwin.   JULY 17Happy Hour @ 4:30 pmConcert @ 5:00 pm555 Bay...

Andrea Pirlo: 'Maestro' joins New York City FC

Andrea Pirlo: 'Maestro' joins New York City FC

By Matias Grez   Andrea Pirlo has brought the curtain down on an illustrious career in Italy and decided to join New York City FC in Major League Soccer. The Italian playmaker joins up with the David Villa and Frank Lampard to become the last designated player allowed in the squad.   Each MLS club is allowed three Designated Players whose salaries exceed the maximum...

Rita Loccisano and the discipline taking over Italy – Now in Chicago!

Rita Loccisano and the discipline taking over Italy – Now in Chicago!

Rita is the creator of the new culinary discipline VisualFood®, which unities aesthetics and function by transforming food into little works of art without altering the essence, function, or value of the food itself. It has become a huge success in Italy with an evergrowing number of fans. Like in design, the object is not stripped of its function; food that is...

Sfogliatelle: What it is and how Staten Island pronounces it

Sfogliatelle: What it is and how Staten Island pronounces it

Hankering for sfogliatelle? If you're from Staten Island or Brooklyn, you have come to love these flaky, crackling Italian pastries wrapped around a ricotta cheese-based filling. You may ask for these as "Zvoy-Uh-Dell." Or, is that Sa-foy-ya-tella? Mammadelle!   "Sfogliatelle is plural for sfogilatella," says Dr. Lucia Colletti, a Castleton Corners chiropractor who hails from Sicily. "The dessert is actually from Campania." There are two kinds...

Italy in New York: Where to find Italian ingredients in NYC

Italy in New York: Where to find Italian ingredients in NYC

by Jackie DeGiorgio   Any serious restaurant chef or home cook wants to source the finest ingredients for whatever type of meal they're cooking. It's no secret that Italian food is among the world's most popular however, finding authentic Italian ingredients is–more times than not–easier said than done, sadly.   Sure, mozzarella and prosciutto have their designated places on supermarket shelves far and wide,...

NOIAW’s National Board Elects New Officers

NOIAW’s National Board Elects New Officers

We are excited to announce the results of our most recent Board election! Maria Tamburri has been elected Chair, Diana Femia has been elected Vice Chair, and Maria T. Vullo, Esq. has been elected Treasurer of the National Board of Directors.   The new officers join Mary Ann Mattone, RN/MPH, Secretary of the National Board since 2014. Maria Tamburri has been a director on...

37th Annual Festa Italiana 2015!

37th Annual Festa Italiana 2015!

Rockford's original, authentic, 37th Annual Festa Italiana is almost here! Located at the Boylan High School Grounds, Festa Italiana is a celebration of tradition, food, entertainment, and scholarship. Festa proceeds go GRIAA's mission of promoting the Italian culture in our community through events and education with the majority of these proceeds going to scholarships in the Rockford area.   Visit our Festa...

The Italian Consulate is New Trendy Place to Get Married

The Italian Consulate is New Trendy Place to Get Married

by Mauro Battocchi   What better way to celebrate that most special day than to surround yourself with the intimacy of the Italian Consulate General in SF, perched atop the hills with gleaming views of the Bay? Many don't know, but the Consulate is a popular place for couples, with at least one Italian citizen, to bond themselves in official matrimony.   It's also...

Exclusive Interview: VIA VAI Executive Chef Owner Antonio Morichini

Exclusive Interview: VIA VAI Executive Chef Owner Antonio Morichini

By Loraine Stupakoff   After completing culinary school in the Peidmont region of north Italy, Antonio Morichini started his career in a restaurant in the seaside town of Chiavari in Liguria (northern Italy), the Lord Nelson Pub. There, he worked with the freshest fish and the traditional food of that region.   Antonio returned to his native Rome, and after many years of working...

Italia & Mondo. Nasce Radio Nuova York, un servizio pensato da Alberto ‘Polo…

Italia & Mondo. Nasce Radio Nuova York, un servizio pensato da Alberto ‘Polo’ Cretara per gli italiani in fuga dallo stivale che vivono negli States.

Italia & Mondo. Un servizio pensato per l'ondata di giovani talenti, intellettuali e professionisti di vari settori, in fuga dallo stivale, che stanno trovando nuove opportunità e maggiori riconoscimenti negli Stati Uniti. Grazie al web sarà possibile sintonizzarsi in tutto il mondo.    Basterà, infatti, collegarsi su www.radionuovayork.com per seguire i vari programmi ed interagire tramite i social network (twitter, facebook, instagram, periscope...)...

Fratelli's Italian Restaurant now open in Barboursville

Fratelli's Italian Restaurant now open in Barboursville

by Paul Sebert   Many Tri-State residents were saddened last year when Tascali's Decades Pasta Bar & Grill closed after 29 years when owner Darrell Smith retired. There's now a new Italian option in the village of Barboursville. Fratelli's Italian Restaurant opened it's doors in early June in the former home of Tascali's.   "This is my husband's second Italian Restaurant. Fratelli's means "brothers," my...

L’Europa si presenta in forze in Silicon Valley

L’Europa si presenta in forze in Silicon Valley

di Mauro Battocchi In Silicon Valley gli europei sono spesso oggetto di un tiro al piccione. È di moda negli ambienti imprenditoriali criticare il nostro Continente per un'asserita scarsa propensione all'innovazione o per temute misure protezionistiche.   Ciò nonosante il fatto che nel solo 2012 Silicon Valley ha attirato più di 4 miliardi di dollari di investimenti dall'Europa, pari agli investimenti di tutto il...

Art Hub Carrara, the first Italian incubator devoted to artistic professions

Art Hub Carrara, the first Italian incubator devoted to artistic professions

by Claudia Astarita   Andrea Pugliese, an expert in job policies, has just launched the Art Hub Carrara as a unique Italian incubator for the professions related to contemporary art. Pugliese's idea was the one of connecting the manufacturer sector with the digital one as well as of mixing tradition and modernity.   Art Hub aims at fostering a coworking space in the city,...

D'Amico family celebrates 40 years in restaurant business

D'Amico family celebrates 40 years in restaurant business

By Valerie Sweeten   It's been a labor of love for the D'Amico family as they've served the greater Houston scene for 40 years. What began in 1975 in Huntsville when Nash D'Amicoand his cousins Tony and Damian Mandola launched their first family restaurant, Damian's Fine Italian Food, turned from the humble beginnings of pizza and sandwiches to a full-service restaurant with a...

'GI baby' reunited with American family after 70 years

'GI baby' reunited with American family after 70 years

by Neil Prior   Tina Jones from Haverfordwest met up two of her three sisters after a two-year hunt with historian Gareth Mills. Ms Jones' mother, Rosa, met American-Italian GI Ignazio Parrino when his unit was stationed in Tenby ahead of the D-Day landings. He was already badly injured, at the Battle of the Bulge, by the time she was born in February 1945. He...

"Rocky", Philadelphia in festa: lo "stallone italiano" compi…

"Rocky", Philadelphia in festa: lo "stallone italiano" compie quarant'anni

di Lucio Luca   Quarant'anni e non sentirli. Tanto che qualcuno spera ancora che prima o poi il vecchio Rocky si rimetta la tuta da ginnastica e riprenda a correre lungo le strade dell'Italian Market prima di salire tutta d'un fiato la famosa scalinata esultando con le braccia al cielo.   Difficile, forse impossibile, anche se da Sylvester Stallone, malgrado le 69 primavere, ci...

15 reasons why you should go to Portofino

15 reasons why you should go to Portofino

by Claudia Baroncelli   "A small village, Portofino, stretches crescent shaped along the edge of this calm bay" these are the words French writer Guy de Maupassant used to describe the charming and peaceful town of Portofino in 1889, a real piece of heaven on earth on the wonderful Tigullio gulf.   Best known for its picturesque port, framed by colorful fairy-tale houses overlooking...

Il "Golden gate bridge" verso l'Italia: l'Istituto Italiano Scuola di …

Il "Golden gate bridge" verso l'Italia: l'Istituto Italiano Scuola di San Francisco

di Eleonora Dragotto   Dall'altra parte del paese, sulla costa opposta degli Stati Uniti, ad un passo dal quartiere che fece da culla alla nascente Beat Generation, l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco è costantemente impegnato nella promozione del patrimonio culturale di casa nostra. Ad esso affiliata, la Scuola è invece dedita all'insegnamento della lingua che di questa eredità è veicolo. A...

PIB Sailing Championship & Award Ceremony 2015

PIB Sailing Championship & Award Ceremony 2015

PIB and the Italian Consulate in Boston would like to invite you to our 2015 Sailing Event. This is the third year in a row that we have been realizing the dream of three young sailors of the "Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino" (Sailing Center in Naples Italy) who will race during the week of July 12-19 in three of the...

Le Sirene Ristorante Opens In Larchmont

Le Sirene Ristorante Opens In Larchmont

by Jeanne Muchnick Eastchester residents Gerardo and Cosimo Bruno, the family behind Caravaggio, Sistina and San Pietro on Manhattan's East Side, say the one question they've heard from their customers over the years has been: When are you opening in Westchester? Gerardo admits they'd been looking at spaces for a while. When the one vacated by Palmer's Crossing in Larchmont opened up...

Presentato il programma del viaggio del pontefice in America

Presentato il programma del viaggio del pontefice in America

È ufficiale: dal 19 al 28 settembre papa Francesco visiterà Cuba e gli Stati Uniti, con tappa anche all'Onu, per il decimo viaggio del pontificato, nel quale pronuncerà 24 tra discorsi, omelie, saluti.   A Cuba visiterà l'Avana e Santiago, negli Usa New York, Washington, interverrà davanti al Congresso e all'assemblea generale dell'Onu, Filadelfia, dove concluderà l'incontro mondiale delle famiglie, appuntamento dal...

Enoteca Maria thrives on Staten Island with its soulful take on Italian comfort …

Enoteca Maria thrives on Staten Island with its soulful take on Italian comfort cuisine

by Michael Kaminer   This nonna's got balls. They're palle di joe ($14), beef testicles that are sliced, baked in oil and vinegar, and served on greens. I didn't have cojones to try them at Enoteca Maria, the Staten Island joint that's become a sensation for its rotating cast of grandmas in the kitchen.   But almost everything I tasted made it clear why this place...

Happy 58th to America’s Favorite Little Italian, the Fiat 500

Happy 58th to America’s Favorite Little Italian, the Fiat 500

July Fourth is all about independence, remembering the birth of our great nation – and the Fiat 500? That's right, the quirky little Italian compact car shares the same b-day as the beloved United States of America. It all started in 1936 when Fiat unveiled the 500 Topolino.   It was nothing like the iconic 500 that enthusiasts clamor over. It was big,...

Outdoor Screening of Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) at Casa Belvedere, Staten Islan…

Outdoor Screening of Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) at Casa Belvedere, Staten Island, New York

Wednesday, July 8th: Il Gattopardo (1963) "The Leopard" - Directed by Luchino Visconti - Drama/Romance - Not Rated - 187 Minutes - In Italian with English subtitles   As Garibaldi's troops begin the unification of Italy in the 1860s, an aristocratic Sicilian family grudgingly adapts to the sweeping social changes undermining their way of life. Proud but pragmatic Prince Don Fabrizio Salina (Burt Lancaster) allows his war hero nephew,...

AC Cugini Expands to Fredericksburg, New "Intro to Competitive Soccer"…

AC Cugini Expands to Fredericksburg, New "Intro to Competitive Soccer" Program

AC Cugini is excited to announce it is expanding and has opened an additional office in Fredericksburg, VA, effective May 15, 2015. AC Cugini President Fabio Diletti is the head instructor for the Fredericksburg academy training.   Academy ProgramWe are conducting tryouts at the Momentum Sports Training Center in Fredericksburg for AC Cugini Boys Academy and RES Roma Girls Academy teams to...

Troy's Columbus monument defaced

Troy's Columbus monument defaced

By Kenneth C. Crowe II   The city's Christopher Columbus monument has been defaced with gang-related graffiti for months, and the memorial is becoming overgrown. Located in Columbus Square at the intersection of Jacob Street, King Street and Fifth Avenue, it is just a couple of blocks from City Hall.   That spray-painted tag "540L's" is believed to be tied to local gangs that may...

Saudade - a photographic art exhibit by Patricio Tasisto

Saudade - a photographic art exhibit by Patricio Tasisto

by Susan Jensen   Patricio Tasisto's photographic art exhibit introduced me to a word and concept missing from English. Saudade – pronounced "Saugh-dah-jey" is a word unique to Portuguese. It means a deep yearning for a loved one who is absent or dead, or longing for something profound that is missing in one's life. What an important and very much needed word.

Filippo Mazzei: Italian of the Week

Filippo Mazzei: Italian of the Week

Filippo Mazzei was born in 1730 in Tuscany, Italy. He studied medicine in his home country, but soon moved to London to try his hand at being a wine merchant. Thanks to his business connections, he befriended Thomas Jefferson, the two exchanged letters for several years before actually meeting.   In 1773, Filippo – who had at that time adopted the name...

Dr. Ann Walko of Scotch Plains sworn in as UNICO National President

Dr. Ann Walko of Scotch Plains sworn in as UNICO National President

Union County Freeholder Vernell Wright congratulates incoming UNICO National President Dr. Ann Walko. They are joined by Anthony Bengivenga, President of the Westfield Chapter of UNICO and Joe Almeida, President of the Union Chapter of UNICO.   Walko, a professor at Kean University, is also a resident of Scotch Plains. She begins her tenure as President in July.   Read more   Source: http://www.nj.com/    

Sites in Italy, Jordan and Saudi Arabia inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Lis…

Sites in Italy, Jordan and Saudi Arabia inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee inscribed three new cultural sites on the World Heritage List this afternoon: Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale in Italy; Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" (Al-Maghtas) in Jordan and Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia.   Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale (Italy)—Located on the northern...

Shopping mondiale del lusso: l'80% compra se è Made in Italy

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Il settore del lusso ha di fronte a sé un'altra decade di crescita. A patto di investire su autenticità, trasparenza delle produzioni e digitale. «La frenata del motore asiatico trasformerà la corsa degli ultimi 15 anni in una camminata a passo molto veloce: sarà una crescita basata per il 70% sullo sviluppo organico e solo per il 30% su nuovi...

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - 93rd annual Italian Feast

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The oldest and longest running Italian Street Fair in the Hudson Valley: The 93rd Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Wednesday through Sunday, July 15-19, from 6:00 pm until Midnight, at 155 Highland Avenue in Verplanck, NY.   Enjoy carnival rides and games, live entertainment and homemade Italian food for sale including sausage and peppers, broccoli rabe, pasta, meatballs, pizza, zeppole...

Pasta alla Norma, a Homage to Bellini? A Masterpiece Whatever!

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by Maria Lina Bommarito Although Pasta alla Norma is internationally well-known and appreciated, not everyone knows the story of its name. This simple but delicious Mediterranean dish finds its origins in Catania, the Sicilian province where the lively Etna volcano lies.   A true emblem of Sicilian culinary tradition, Pasta alla Norma is a very simple dish where maccaroni are mixed with fresh...

10 Fast Facts About Italy

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by Mauro Battocchi   Italy is a country enmeshed in cultural vibrancy as well as manmade and natural beauty. Traveling from one rugged mountain valley to the next can not only change the scenery, but also the local dialect, craftwork and cuisine. With so much layered complexity, there are bound to be a few things that you may not have known about...

La Moderna opens at Sunset Harbour Shops

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La Moderna, an Italian bar and restaurant, is joining a number of businesses at Sunset Harbour Shops in Miami Beach. The restaurant's interiors were designed by architect Roberto Liorni, and include an Italian-crafted copper bar and a Stefano Ferrara handmade brick oven. Among its menu items: spaghetti with Osetra caviar, fresh oysters and crispy leek, and squid-ink ravioli stuffed with...

Cartoline dall'altra Italia: Un viaggio nella nuova Emigrazione, alla scoperta d…

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Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Hours: 6:30 PM Venue: IIC LA On the occasion of the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World at the Getty Center (July 28 - November 1, 2015) and the loan of the bronze Boxer at Rest coming to Los Angeles from Rome, the IIC organizes a special summer film series dedicated to Italian boxing...

The Calamari Sisters Returning to Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/29-8/2

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The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre on July 29-August 2 with The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding starring Delphine Calamari and Carmela Calamari. Delightfully zany hilarity ensues as this time the larger-than-life Italian sisters prepare for a wedding.   Performances run Wednesday, July 29 at 2:00 and 7:30, Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 PM, Friday, July...

Cultural programming accord set between Archivio Storico Ricordi of Milano and I…

Cultural programming accord set between Archivio Storico Ricordi of Milano and Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. of New York

The Archivio Storico Ricordi (www.ricordi.it) and the Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. (www.italianacademyfoundation.org) have signed an accord to provide for a series of cultural initiatives to present the enormous archival treasury of Ricordi, one of the most important musical resources in the world, to new audiences in the United States.   The agreement was signed by Pierluigi Ledda, Managing Director of the Archive,...

Eating Italian in the Old Mill

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By John Gottberg Anderson    Diners who love Italian food have two restaurant choices in Bend's Old Mill District. Pastini Pastaria and Flatbread Community Oven stand side-by-side next to the Deschutes River on the north side of the shopping-and-entertainment district.   But I'm not a big fan of either one. Others may applaud the paper-thin crust of Flatbread's Neapolitan-style pizza, and the Portland-made pastas...

IALOC July Monthly Meeting and Bocce Tournament - Il Fornaio

IALOC July Monthly Meeting and Bocce Tournament - Il Fornaio

07/14/2015 - 5:30 PM / 9:00 PM - Il Fornaio, 18051 Von Karman, Irvine CA Registration: IALOC Members Only – Free; Non-Members – $10.00 (USD) Appetizers are free, as our sponsor, Domestic Violence Legal Center, will be graciously covering the cost.   The bocce tournament will guarantee that you will play at least 1 game. Each team must consist of 4 players. If you do not have 4...

Chef Fabio Viviani talks Italy, 'Cutthroat Kitchen' and sandwiches

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by Sherry Wight   Chef Fabio Viviani made his national TV debut as a contestant on the fifth season of Bravo's "Top Chef," where he impressed viewers enough to be voted the cycle's fan favorite, but the straight-talking Italian chef isn't just a television star: he's also a restaurateur and a best-selling cookbook author who holds the ultimate key to business success.   Examiner...

A Life Centered around Family and a Love of Cooking

A Life Centered around Family and a Love of Cooking

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis Although Gregg Matteucci grew up in Fairview, a little town near the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge, many of his strongest memories are tied to a home in southeast Portland in historic Ladd's Addition where his grandmother lived. Sundays were centered around family. "Every Sunday, rain or shine, it was dinner at Grandma Tucci's house," he laughs. "There...

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School - position available

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School - position available

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, which serves students in kindergarten through grade 12, one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation is seeking a full time Virtual Classroom Teacher for Italian K-12. The position requires an initial 90 days on site in either of our Midland, Harrisburg or Philadelphia locations.   The Virtual Class Instructor...

Across the Oceans to the Land of Mines, a book presentation by Pier Giorgio Arde…

Across the Oceans to the Land of Mines, a book presentation by Pier Giorgio Ardeni

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - Hours: 6:00 p.m. - Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Five Thousand Stories of Italian Migration from the Mountains of Bologna and Modena to America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: a book presentation by Pier Giorgio Ardeni   This is a book of stories, hundreds and thousands of stories, which together tell...

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We the Italians Magazine # 63

WTI 63

Umberto Mucci's Interviews

west-virginia-where-italians-came-to-work-and-now-they-celebrate-their-heritageWest Virginia has a long history of Italian emigration. In 1910 more than 17,000 Italians were living there, making up 30% of the entire foreign-born population of the State: Italy even had a consular office in northern West Virginia. The majority of the Italian immigrants came from the south: Calabria,...

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