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Call me crazy but I sense a sea change. What do I mean? In the last six months I have been pleasantly surprised in seeing complimentary and often flattering stories in the media about Italian Americans.

I know, hard to believe.

 

On September 21, 2014 we were treated to a lengthy report on ...

An authentic Italian deli should not be out of the ordinary in North Beach, or even in San Francisco in general, with its local fervor for wood-oven fired pizzas and burratas. But it is. There are rare delights at the Italian Homemade Company that could make even the most settled San Francisco ...

Dear Friend,
You are cordially invited to participate in this year's 16th Annual Columbus Day Golf Tournament to be held at the Mays Landing Golf and Country Club on Monday, October 13, 2014. Please join us for lunch at 11:30 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start and a buffet dinner to follow.


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Cathy Cummings, a restaurant owner who is running a Democratic campaign for lieutenant governor, differs from her Republican opponent on unemployment compensation fraud.


Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb said recently that he often hears from small business owners about their lack of success in challenging ...

Two longtime Lorain business owners and members of the Italian-American Veterans Post 1, 4567 Oberlin Ave. in Lorain, will be honored at an upcoming celebration.

 

Marie Bonaminio and Baldo Campana will be spotlighted at the fourth annual Festival of Italian Heritage starting at noon on Oct. ...

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Sembra poter condensare in sé l'idea di una sorta di sicilianità ubiqua ed universale, l'immagine dal titolo Frank, scattata dal fotografo Paul Cary Goldberg, parte della serie Tutta La Famiglia: a Photographic Exhibition of Community Life in Gloucester, Massachusetts, ...

Romance, as chance would have it, is an old tradition here. In the 1880s, Richard Wagner modelled the magical gardens in his opera Parsifal on the grounds of Villa Rufolo, a magnificent 13th-century building that was once home to the Rufolo family, and local legend has it that DH Lawrence penned ...

David DiCamillo, president of DiCamillo Bakery and a member of the Niagara County Community College Foundation board of directors, and his wife, Monica, have been named the co-chairs of the 24th annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala.

 

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When: October 27, 2014 — 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: swissnex Boston – 420 Broadway, Cambridge , MA
swissnex Boston and the Consulate General of Italy are celebrating the Settimana della Lingua Italiana. As part of this special series, an expert panel will discuss the universal character of the Italian ...

While enjoying a night on the town with some friends, we stumbled upon famed Sicilian American artist Arturo Di Modica's Cavallo.

 

Best known for his sculpture Charging Bull (in Bowling Green), the towering stainless steel bronco stands outside Cipriani's Restaurant on 376 W Broadway ...

SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES Present A Seminar with FOOD TASTING "REGIONE UMBRIA: Italy's CUORE VERDE" - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2014 | 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM 

Location: S. DILLON RIPLEY CENTER, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW | Washington, DC 20036

 

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Know how to say hello and goodbye in Italian (ciao) but want to learn more?
The Order Sons of Italy in America, Geneva Lodge 2397, is sponsoring free Italian lessons each Thursday evening in October as part of its celebration of Italian culture and heritage month.


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It's almost time for the fifth iteration of Identitá New York, the weekend of seminars and fancy dinners meant to nurture the collaboration of local chefs and their contemporaries in Italy. Eataly plays host to this gathering, which begins this year on October 9th and concludes on the 12th, during ...

The New England Contemporary Italian Film Festival is back! Organized by the Italian Consulate in Boston and several academic institutions, the festival highlights some of Italy's most recent cinematographic successes.


For details on the various screenings, please use the contact information ...

Il 26 settembre il ministro della Salute Beatrice Lorenzin è intervenuta alla Casa Bianca invitata dal presidente degli Stati Uniti Barack Obama al summit mondiale su "Global Health Security Agenda" per rediscute di sicurezza e delle emergenze in tema di salute.

 

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Speaking With ONE VOICE is Making a Difference!

Speaking With ONE VOICE is Making a Difference!

Call me crazy but I sense a sea change. What do I mean? In the last six months I have been pleasantly surprised in seeing complimentary and often flattering stories in the media about Italian Americans. I know, hard to believe.   On September 21, 2014 we were treated to a lengthy report on 'CBS Sunday Morning' about the musical and personal relationship...

Authentic pasta and more at Italian Homemade Company

Authentic pasta and more at Italian Homemade Company

An authentic Italian deli should not be out of the ordinary in North Beach, or even in San Francisco in general, with its local fervor for wood-oven fired pizzas and burratas. But it is. There are rare delights at the Italian Homemade Company that could make even the most settled San Francisco residents feel like tourists in Little Italy. Inside, there...

16th Annual Columbus Day & Tom Cetrone Memorial Golf Tournament

16th Annual Columbus Day & Tom Cetrone Memorial Golf Tournament

Dear Friend,You are cordially invited to participate in this year's 16th Annual Columbus Day Golf Tournament to be held at the Mays Landing Golf and Country Club on Monday, October 13, 2014. Please join us for lunch at 11:30 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start and a buffet dinner to follow. Please review the hole sponsorship opportunities and make your...

Cathy Cummings, an Italian restaurant owner, is running for Oklahoma lieutenant …

Cathy Cummings, an Italian restaurant owner, is running for Oklahoma lieutenant governor

Cathy Cummings, a restaurant owner who is running a Democratic campaign for lieutenant governor, differs from her Republican opponent on unemployment compensation fraud. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb said recently that he often hears from small business owners about their lack of success in challenging questionable unemployment compensation claims from former employees.   Read more   Source: http://newsok.com    

Italian Heritage Festival honors two longtime Lorain business owners

Italian Heritage Festival honors two longtime Lorain business owners

Two longtime Lorain business owners and members of the Italian-American Veterans Post 1, 4567 Oberlin Ave. in Lorain, will be honored at an upcoming celebration.   Marie Bonaminio and Baldo Campana will be spotlighted at the fourth annual Festival of Italian Heritage starting at noon on Oct. 11 with festivities continuing through 6 p.m. at the IAV post. This is open to the...

Tutta la famiglia: una mostra racconta i siciliani del Massachusetts

Tutta la famiglia: una mostra racconta i siciliani del Massachusetts

by Maria Antonella Mannino Sembra poter condensare in sé l'idea di una sorta di sicilianità ubiqua ed universale, l'immagine dal titolo Frank, scattata dal fotografo Paul Cary Goldberg, parte della serie Tutta La Famiglia: a Photographic Exhibition of Community Life in Gloucester, Massachusetts, esposta fino al 9 gennaio al John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Frank è un siculo-americano dal volto antico...

Romance in Ravello, Italy

Romance in Ravello, Italy

Romance, as chance would have it, is an old tradition here. In the 1880s, Richard Wagner modelled the magical gardens in his opera Parsifal on the grounds of Villa Rufolo, a magnificent 13th-century building that was once home to the Rufolo family, and local legend has it that DH Lawrence penned some of the more salacious chapters of Lady Chatterley's...

Niagara Honor Roll / Recognizing the accomplishments of Western New Yorkers

Niagara Honor Roll / Recognizing the accomplishments of Western New Yorkers

David DiCamillo, president of DiCamillo Bakery and a member of the Niagara County Community College Foundation board of directors, and his wife, Monica, have been named the co-chairs of the 24th annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala.   The event will be held Oct. 18 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. The foundation has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships...

Italian and the Discovery of Universal Grammar

Italian and the Discovery of Universal Grammar

When: October 27, 2014 — 6 to 9 p.m.Where: swissnex Boston – 420 Broadway, Cambridge , MAswissnex Boston and the Consulate General of Italy are celebrating the Settimana della Lingua Italiana. As part of this special series, an expert panel will discuss the universal character of the Italian language.   The Subject Which Wasn't There: Andrea MoroWe will see how scientific reflections on...

Arturo Di Modica’s Cavallo in SoHo

Arturo Di Modica’s Cavallo in SoHo

While enjoying a night on the town with some friends, we stumbled upon famed Sicilian American artist Arturo Di Modica's Cavallo.   Best known for his sculpture Charging Bull (in Bowling Green), the towering stainless steel bronco stands outside Cipriani's Restaurant on 376 W Broadway (between Broome and Spring Streets) in Lower Manhattan.    Fonte: Magna Grece    

"Rregione Umbria: Italy's Cuore verde"

"Rregione Umbria: Italy's Cuore verde"

SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES Present A Seminar with FOOD TASTING "REGIONE UMBRIA: Italy's CUORE VERDE" - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2014 | 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM  Location: S. DILLON RIPLEY CENTER, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW | Washington, DC 20036   Nicknamed the "Green Heart of Italy" because of its lush landscape, warm people, and central location, Umbria has it all: ancient ruins, Renaissance art, scenic landscapes, and medieval hill-towns. The region...

Sons of Italy sponsors Italian lessons

Sons of Italy sponsors Italian lessons

Know how to say hello and goodbye in Italian (ciao) but want to learn more?The Order Sons of Italy in America, Geneva Lodge 2397, is sponsoring free Italian lessons each Thursday evening in October as part of its celebration of Italian culture and heritage month. The lessons are geared for adults and high-school- age students and are primarily for beginners. But...

Hip NYC Chefs Team Up With Italian Counterparts For Wine-Fueled Cooking Seminars

Hip NYC Chefs Team Up With Italian Counterparts For Wine-Fueled Cooking Seminars

It's almost time for the fifth iteration of Identitá New York, the weekend of seminars and fancy dinners meant to nurture the collaboration of local chefs and their contemporaries in Italy. Eataly plays host to this gathering, which begins this year on October 9th and concludes on the 12th, during which time many plates of pasta, tomatoes, meats and other...

New England Contemporary Italian Film Festival 2014

New England Contemporary Italian Film Festival 2014

The New England Contemporary Italian Film Festival is back! Organized by the Italian Consulate in Boston and several academic institutions, the festival highlights some of Italy's most recent cinematographic successes. For details on the various screenings, please use the contact information provided under the institution's name.   Read more   Fonte: Bostoniano  

Il ministro Lorenzin alla Casa Bianca per il summit mondiale su "Global Hea…

Il ministro Lorenzin alla Casa Bianca per il summit mondiale su "Global Health Security Agenda"

Il 26 settembre il ministro della Salute Beatrice Lorenzin è intervenuta alla Casa Bianca invitata dal presidente degli Stati Uniti Barack Obama al summit mondiale su "Global Health Security Agenda" per rediscute di sicurezza e delle emergenze in tema di salute.   In particolare, sul tavolo le problematiche degli agenti infettivi, sia microbici che virali, della loro sorveglianza e di come combatterli,...

Fans Flock to Michéal Castaldo’s Première Performance at SOPAC

Fans Flock to Michéal Castaldo’s Première Performance at SOPAC

Fans from near and far gathered at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange, New Jersey, to hear Michéal Castaldo, an award-winning Italian tenor, songwriter, and producer, perform on September 21.   The two-show event, A Musical Celebration of the Italian Spirit—A Feast for the Ears, Eyes, and Soul, was produced by Majestic Castle Music, of New York City,...

October 22 and 23 - XIV Edizione della Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo

October 22 and 23 - XIV Edizione della Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo

Scrivere la nuova Europa: editoria italiana, autori e lettori nell'era digitale.Writing the New Europe: Italian Publishing, Authors and Readers in the Digital Era.   October 22, 2014: Presentation by Sandra Celli Harris of Novel and Film: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (1980). Film: Il Nome della Rosa (126 minutes, 1986) in Italian with English subtitles. October 23, 2014: Presentation by...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) to present Taste of Italy

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) to present Taste of Italy

The sixth-annual Taste of Italy, a cultural-gastronomic event to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place on October 11th in downtown Los Angeles. Taste of Italy showcases over fifty of the region's best restaurants and Italian and California-Italian wineries, as well as music entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and celebrity appearances. Participating restaurants will include: Valentino, Drago Centro,...

FROM VENICE WITH LOVE: Italian pop artist Giada Valenti to perform benefit conce…

FROM VENICE WITH LOVE: Italian pop artist Giada Valenti to perform benefit concert for Piazza Nuova Lodge

The Piazza Nuova Lodge No. 2665, Order Sons of Italy in America, will sponsor Concert 2014 "From Venice With Love" featuring Italian pop artist Giada Valenti.   Valenti recently reached an agreement with PBS Television to perform a PBS special of this same show scheduled for airing in December on PBS New York and on National PBS in 2015.   Read more   Source: http://www.buckslocalnews.com    

Still Going Strong: The Sound of Frankie Valli

Still Going Strong: The Sound of Frankie Valli

Born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio, better known as Frankie, a certain Italian-American was told early on that should he make it as a singer, his surname was 'a little long for marquees.' Opting for Valley, then the Italianised Valli, his new name would gain worldwide acclaim over the next five decades and counting.   He may have started out barbering, but sweet soul-pop...

Per far uscire dall'ombra quella letteratura italo-americana ingiustamente dimen…

Per far uscire dall'ombra quella letteratura italo-americana ingiustamente dimenticata

by Barbara Gigante Per tornare alle origini di un'interrogazione sulla cultura specificatamente italoamericana bisogna risalire al 1825. È Ugo Foscolo, insospettabilmente, a darne notizia e a formulare in un carteggio, per la prima volta, un pensiero esplicitamente rivolto a questa sottocategoria letteraria.   Fino al 1885 se ne perdono poi le tracce, in un gap di silenzio durato sessant'anni. Oggi rinfoltita dal gran...

Classic Sicilian fare, on a Little Italy balcony

Classic Sicilian fare, on a Little Italy balcony

I had one of those soul-satisfying, I-love-Baltimore nights a few Saturdays back at Cafe Gia Ristorante, a colorful, cheerful and satisfying Italian restaurant on the corner of High Street and Eastern Avenue. We showed up for early dinner reservations and were whisked right upstairs to the narrow second-floor balcony, which was pretty darn magical on this particular night. The view from...

University of Bologna: the world’s oldest university still one of its best

University of Bologna: the world’s oldest university still one of its best

For the last decade, the QS Global Academy Advisory Board, through its QS World University Rankings, has helped millions of ambitious students choose the best university to become what they want and develop their future careers.   The QS rankings focus on academic reputation, employer opinion, international staff and student attraction, as well as other measures of broad university performance.3000 universities are...

Il Mosaico - October 10 at 7:30 pm

Il Mosaico - October 10 at 7:30 pm

Concert including works of Italian composers in honor of the Italian Month. The first half of the concert will feature students and ensembles from throughout the Boyer College of Music, and the second half will feature the full orchestra.   Temple University Symphony Orchestra (TUSO) Overture to Guglielmo Tell Gioacchino Rossini Irene Moretto (keyboard student), harpsichord Folia Variations (excerpts) Alessandro Scarlatti Joowon Chae, soprano...

Get Ready for the OC Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival

Get Ready for the OC Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival

One of the largest events that draws people to the Jersey Shore during the shoulder season is the annual Ocean County Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival.   Now in it's 23rd year, the event will run from October 10th to October 12th in Seaside Heights and is about so much more than just marching bands and food vendors. Organizers say it's...

Honoring heritage and helping others Sons of Italy secretary also volunteers at …

Honoring heritage and helping others Sons of Italy secretary also volunteers at Petaluma Valley Hospital

Native Petaluman Elsie Albertoni is a hardy soul, a daughter of Swiss and Italian extraction who is at home in today's world, yet has memories that span most of the 20th century.   She is a member of the Sons of Italy, having served as the local branch's secretary for many years and says they are, "The largest and oldest national organization...

USA: consegna del 200° AW139 prodotto a Philadelphia

USA: consegna del 200° AW139 prodotto a Philadelphia

AgustaWestland ha annunciato che lo stabilimento di Philadelphia ha consegnato il duecentesimo elicottero AW139, vero e proprio prodotto d'eccellenza della famiglia di elicotteri Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland, configurato in questo caso per i Vigili del Fuoco di Yokohama, in Giappone, cui era già stato consegnata una prima unità.   L'AW139 è l'elicottero più venduto della sua classe e dal 2006 viene prodotto, al ritmo di...

Vincent Pastore, actor, to lead Bronx Columbus Day Parade

Vincent Pastore, actor, to lead Bronx Columbus Day Parade

A familiar face to many will be heading up Morris Park Avenue in a few weeks. The grand marshal of the 2014 Bronx Columbus Day Parade is Vincent Pastore, the actor best known for his role on The Sopranos.   Pastore, a 3rd generation Italian-American, said he's proud to represent Italian culture and history at this year's Columbus Day Parade. He described the...

Da Vinci versus da Mafia in Joseph Luzzi’s My Two Italies

Da Vinci versus da Mafia in Joseph Luzzi’s My Two Italies

On one hand, there is this romanticized notion of Italy," says Joseph Luzzi, professor of Italian at Bard College and author of the recently published My Two Italies. "It's a place where you go for the Tuscan sun, to fall in love; an antidote to a modern world's problems.   On the other hand, you have The Sopranos and Jersey Shore, the...

Architects of Auburn: Italian-American group CIAO to honor Bisgroves, Bartolotta…

Architects of Auburn: Italian-American group CIAO to honor Bisgroves, Bartolotta at Columbus Day dinner

When a local Italian-American group was looking for individuals worthy of recognition for their contributions to the Auburn community, there wasn't much discussion involved.   The Cultural Italian American Organization, of Auburn, will honor this Columbus Day three individuals whose actions have benefited the local area: Matteo Bartolotta and Jack and Jerry Bisgrove.   Read more   Source: http://auburnpub.com    

Inaugural Italian Food and Wine Festival to Land at Eataly in Mid-October

Inaugural Italian Food and Wine Festival to Land at Eataly in Mid-October

A new food and drink festival focused exclusively on Italian cuisine will hit Eataly Oct. 14-16, schooling Chicagoans on everything from Arneis to ziti.   Presented in partnership with Identitá Golose, a nearly decade-old celebration of Italian cuisine founded by food journalist Paolo Marchi, the three-day festival includes an instructive dinner cooked by Chef Lidia Bastianich Tuesday, a paired tasting of 100...

Le fotografie di Renato D’Agostin in mostra alla "notte bianca" di Was…

Le fotografie di Renato D’Agostin in mostra alla "notte bianca" di Washington  e all’Ambasciata d’Italia

Venti immagini in bianco e nero del fotografo Renato D'Agostin verranno esposte all'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington dal 29 settembre al 18 dicembre dopo aver fatto il giro del mondo tra le gallerie di San Francisco, New York, Milano, Parigi, Tokyo, Madrid e Istanbul.   A presentare la mostra assieme all'autore sarà Verna Curtis, curatrice della sezione Fotografia della Library of Congress, la...

The 23rd Annual Festa Italiana celebrated Italian wine, food and music

The 23rd Annual Festa Italiana celebrated Italian wine, food and music

The tents are down, the stage is packed away and the piazza transitions back to Pioneer Courthouse Square. For 23 years Festa Italiana has welcomed thousands of people to celebrate Italian American culture in Portland, Oregon. This year, the festa filled the Square on August 21, 22 and 23. The first night of Festa Italiana featured "Italian Opera in the Piazza,"...

Workshop "AP Italian Language and Culture Course" - Saturday, October…

Workshop  "AP Italian Language and Culture Course" - Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sponsored by IACE in collaboration with Societa' onoraria Italiana di Huntigton at Huntington High School, 188 Oakwood Rd, Huntington, NY 11743. "Participants will have an opportunity to engage in a professional exchange of ideas on the AP Italian Language and Culture Course. They will learn specific instructional techniques for teaching the four skills and the cultural components incorporated into the AP exam."   Read more   Source: http://www.usspeaksitalian.org    

Ancient Italian Grain Flour Introduced in New York City for the First Time by It…

Ancient Italian Grain Flour Introduced in New York City for the First Time by Italian Milling Company, Molino Grassi

Grano del Miracolo, an ancient grain flour saved from extinction by the Italian organic milling company Molino Grassi, is now available for the first time in the US.   Master Baker Ezio Rocchi, based in Genova, Italy, showcased the Molino Grassi line of flours at a NYC event on September 17th, and baked a selection of Molino Grassi flours into focaccia, sourdough...

Chloe Coscarelli discusses and signs "Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen"

Chloe Coscarelli discusses and signs "Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen"

Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes cookbook author Chloe Coscarelli to the store to discuss and sign her new cookbook, Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen: 150 Pizzas, Pastas, Pestos, Risottos, & Lots of Creamy Italian Classics, on Tuesday, September 30th at 7pm.   If you think a healthy vegan diet means saying goodbye to sumptuous Italian fare, Chloe Coscarelli is here to set...

Call for papers - Symposium on modern and contemporary Italian cinema

Call for papers - Symposium on modern and contemporary Italian cinema

Fifth Italian Symposium on Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema at Indiana University, April 22-25, 2015.   Submissions are being accepted for original research on the importance of new directors in Italian cinema. Topics may include, but are not limited to: recent research on directors, regulation and funding with regard to film production in Italy, individual film analysis, the Influence of International Cinema...

A Trip to Operatic Italy

A Trip to Operatic Italy

A DVD Presentation by Lou BarellaYou are cordially invited to attend a dvd based presentation by Lou Barella titled, "A Trip to Operatic Italy" at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, October 2nd.   During the summer of 2009, Lou made a long awaited trip to Italy. While there he went to the places important in the lives of Giuseppe Verdi (Busseto,...

IAWA’s Open Reading Series Featuring John Domini and Joseph Tirella – October 11…

IAWA’s Open Reading Series Featuring John Domini and Joseph Tirella – October 11, 2014

WHAT: Italian American Writers Association Literary Reading (www.iawa.net). Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturdayof the month. IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.   WHEN: Saturday, October 11, 2014 5:30-7:30 pm WHERE: Sidewalk Cafe at 94 Avenue A (6th Street) in...

Bruno's of Brooklyn opens Oct. 23 in Fort Myers

Bruno's of Brooklyn opens Oct. 23 in Fort Myers

by Tammy Ayer   Bruno's of Brooklyn, an Italian eatery featuring artisan gourmet foods, has set its grand opening in downtown Fort Myers for Oct. 23. Festivities will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 2112 Second St. Guests can sample select menu items and receive complimentary gifts with a meal purchase while supplies last.   Construction began late last spring, and a...

A Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco presidente di GE Europa il premio "Corporate So…

A Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco presidente di GE Europa il premio "Corporate Social Resopnsability" della FPA

di Riccardo Chioni   L'eccellenza italiana sul podio della Foreign Policy Association, in occasione del World Leadership Forum Dinner al Pierre Hotel, che ha visto protagonista Ferdinando "Nani" Beccalli-Falco, presidente e Ceo di GE Europe e Ceo di GE Germany. All'ingegnere chimico laureatosi al Politecnico di Torino, Cavaliere del Lavoro, Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco il presidente di Consumers and Professional Publishing Scholastic, Hugh Roome ha...

Relaunched Mill Has American Heritage and Italian Know-How

Relaunched Mill Has American Heritage and Italian Know-How

by Alison A. Nieder   A 19th-century textile mill in northern Connecticut is currently humming with the activity of 40 looms making woolen and worsted fabrics for the American luxury market. The mill, founded as Warren Stafford in Stafford Springs, Conn., has been reopened and relaunched as American Woolen Co., a company with about 25 employees and an initial launch collection of 23...

Union County, UNICO District X to hold Columbus Day Flag Raising Oct. 10 in Eliz…

Union County, UNICO District X to hold Columbus Day Flag Raising Oct. 10 in Elizabeth

Union County Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak today announced the County's sixth Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event is set for Friday, Oct. 10, at 1:30 p.m,. on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse.   The keynote speaker/guest of honor, Joe Long, played with the super group, Four Seasons, from 1965-1976, and is a native of the City of Elizabeth's "Peterstown"...

Save-The-Date! Transatlantic Award Gala Dinner 2014

Save-The-Date! Transatlantic Award Gala Dinner 2014

AmCham Italy è lieta di annunciare che la nona edizione dell'esclusivo Transatlantic Award Gala Dinner si terrà a Milano, lunedì 1 dicembre presso gli East End Studios (Studio 90, in via Mecenate 90). L'evento, quest'anno, avrà come tema centrale lo USA Pavilion, alla luce del coinvolgimento di AmCham Italy nella progettazione, realizzazione e gestione della presenza degli Stati Uniti a EXPO...

La Piccola Cucina, vietata ai maggiori di 12 anni. Giovani chef crescono: in Tex…

La Piccola Cucina, vietata ai maggiori di 12 anni. Giovani chef crescono: in Texas.

di Alessandra Verzera   Le Arancine Siciliane secondo gli Chef Americani. Si ma gli Chef d'eccezione sono dei "Piccoli Chef" e prepareranno le deliziose arancine, spiegandole per bene passo dopo passo, nella loro "Piccola Cucina". Un mini esercito di chef in erba calcherà anche le scene e sarà possibile vederli "in action" il prossimo 5 ottobre su Fox 26 Houston.   Dietro a tutto...

Piero Lissoni: the humanistic approach to design and architecture

Piero Lissoni: the humanistic approach to design and architecture

by Silvia Simonetti   On Wednesday, September 17, the GRAYE showroom in Beverly Hills hosted an interesting round table on contemporary design and architecture trends, with the participation of a special guest: Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni.   He was invited to share his views and knowledge with other representatives of these sectors, including GRAYE creative director Maria Cicione, executive director of the...

Chef Joe Simone is back with new restaurant

Chef Joe Simone is back with new restaurant

by Linda Murphy   Joe Simone captured the breakfast and lunch appetites of Greater Fall River diners with his Warren, R.I. restaurant The Sunnyside. And now he's back with a whole new venture: Simone's. This time around, Simone is serving dinner, and eventually breakfast and lunch at the new restaurant that he opened with his brother, John Simone. Chef Simone rolled out the dinner...

MARCONI The Master of Wireless, 140 years of Guglielmo Marconi – A day of celebr…

MARCONI The Master of Wireless, 140 years of Guglielmo Marconi – A day of celebration

October 8 | 2:30 pm - 8:00 pmEvent Hosts: Drexel University | Consulate General of Italy | Pi-Philly Italian Professionals in Philadelphia   Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio, and...

Ospitalità italiana e Cioccoshow, tutto il sapore della vera cucina italiana

Ospitalità italiana e Cioccoshow, tutto il sapore della vera cucina italiana

di Barbara Gigante   Come riconoscere all'estero l'autenticità della cucina italiana? Per aiutare la caccia all'italiano vero c'è la certificazione Qualità Italiana che martedì 23 settembre si è presentata al pubblico newyorchese in evento giunto alla sua quarta edizione. Il nostro cibo – è cosa nota – ci qualifica nel mondo come specialisti dell'arte culinaria, secondo una tradizione millenaria che si offre in...

Italian art show to make U.S. debut in Delaware

Italian art show to make U.S. debut in Delaware

by Shirley Min   For the first time outside of Italy, an exclusive U.S. art exhibit of stolen Italian artifacts is set to open right here in Delaware. "These pieces don't come from a private collection or museum collection," said exhibit organizer Emiliano Guerra. "All of the pieces that you see is stolen art. It's Italian stolen art."   The exhibit features 120 pieces of...

San Gennaro Festival in Seattle: Celebrating Italian Heritage and Charity

San Gennaro Festival in Seattle: Celebrating Italian Heritage and Charity

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis Brown   If you are Italian, there is a very good chance you know the story of San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples. A man of unwavering Christian faith, he was known for his generosity, especially to the needy. The Romans beheaded him in the fourth century. His mourners wrapped the bishop's body and severed head in a cloth,...

Il Sottosegretario Giro alla presentazione dell’XI Rapporto Italiani nel mondo (…

Il Sottosegretario Giro alla presentazione dell’XI Rapporto Italiani nel mondo (Migrantes)

Sarà presentato a Roma, presso la Domus Mariae, martedì 7 ottobre, alle 10 l'IX Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo 2014 della Fondazione Migrantes. Le conclusioni saranno affidate a Mario Giro, Sottosegretario agli Esteri con delega agli italiani nel mondo, mentre i lavori saranno moderati da Sergio Valzania, Vicedirettore Radio Rai.   Il Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo (47 approfondimenti elaborati da 55 autori dall'Italia...

Pistola Opens With a Bang In Los Angeles

Pistola Opens With a Bang In Los Angeles

by Andrea Torng   Critically acclaimed chef, Vic Casanova, unveils his highly anticipated second restaurant, Pistola, tomorrow, September 24th, on LA's West 3rd Street. Teaming up with seasoned FOH veteran, Seth Glassman, the duo's modern Italian Steakhouse is a nostalgic tribute to Italian comfort food, balancing refreshed culinary cues from the great techniques of the present and innovations of the future.   Nationally recognized...

Italian-African Filmmaker to Visit WIU

Italian-African Filmmaker to Visit WIU

Italian-African filmmaker and social activist Fred Kudjo Kuwornu will visit the Western Illinois University campus Wednesday, Nov. 5, to speak from 7-9 p.m., in the Sandburg Theater.   Kuwornu will screen and discuss his documentary film, "Inside Buffalo," a multi-awarded documentary shot in Italy and the United States. It tells the "forgotten" story of the 92nd African-American infantry division of 15,000 soldiers...

Sons of Italy set to honor Judge D'Ambra

Sons of Italy set to honor Judge D'Ambra

The Grand Lodge of Rhode Island Order Sons of Italy In America will present its Community Service Award to Laureen D'Ambra, associate justice of the Rhode Island Family Court.   The award is "for her many years of dedicated service to the children and families of Rhode Island not only as a judge but also as the former state child advocate and...

Executive Chef Maurizio Ferrarese : ” il cibo italiano è un abito di Valentino”

Executive Chef Maurizio Ferrarese : ” il cibo italiano è un abito di Valentino”

Maurizio Ferrarese, uno chef made in Italy ma che ha scelto il Texas dopo una serie di esaltanti esperienze sia in America che in Europa: come è arrivato a questa scelta?   Dopo avere avuto la possibilità di girare alcune parti del mondo, ho fortunatamente incontrato mia moglie Whitney a Chicago, nel 2005. Da li ci siamo successivamente spostati insieme verso destinazioni...

Italy Comes to Philly with “Men of the Cloth” Film Screening and Italian Footwea…

Italy Comes to Philly with “Men of the Cloth” Film Screening and Italian Footwear Event at Drexel

Italian fashion and culture descend on Philadelphia this October, with two events hosted by Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design – a screening of a new documentary on Italian master tailors on Oct. 2 and a seminar on the rich history of Italian footwear on Oct. 15.   The events are part of Ciao Philadelphia, a month-long celebration...

Barilla was awarded the Premio dei premi as innovative excellence of the Made in…

Barilla was awarded the Premio dei premi as innovative excellence of the Made in Italy

The Premio dei Premi is the most important and coveted Italian award established by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers by courtesy of the President of the Italian Republic where every year the innovative excellence of the Made in Italy is awarded. As far as the award "Barilla per i Giovani" is concerned, the actual support given to the...

Long Island. Educatori italiani a convegno

Long Island. Educatori italiani a convegno

Se l'unione fa la forza, l'appuntamento di domenica 14 settembre per l'Annual Italian Experience Outdoor Festival alla Hofstra University di Long Island è stato un buon passo avanti. Il Breakfast annuale tra le associazioni di educatori italo-americani impegnate nel campo della formazione e dell'insegnamento della cultura e della lingua italiana aveva un titolo che è un programma - Uniting our...

Patrons of Italian Culture Establish Italian CSET Grant for Italian Teachers

Patrons of Italian Culture Establish Italian CSET Grant for Italian Teachers

The Patrons of Italian Culture, a non-profit, tax exempt 501 C-3, California Corporation, which sponsors extensive programs and exciting activities emphasizing the many aspects of Italian culture and its rich heritage, has generously established a grant to help current and future Italian teachers cover the registration costs for both parts of the Italian CSET being offered in November 2014.   Subtest I...

Italian heritage film series - "La strada" in Boston

Italian heritage film series - "La strada" in Boston

ITALIAN HERITAGE FILM SERIES-- LA STRADA West End Branch of the Boston Public Library151 Cambridge Street - Boston, MA 02114Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3 – 5pm Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with these five films. Sponsored by the Friends of the West End Branch Library. October 1- La Strada (1954, 108 minutes, NR)October 8- Reality (2013, 123 minutes, R)October 15- The Great Beauty (2014, 141...

Festa Italiana presents cultural feast at Seattle Center

Festa Italiana presents cultural feast at Seattle Center

by Madeline Mckenzie   Festa Italiana performances, food, a grape stomp, a bocce tournament, beer and wine gardens and classic Italian vehicle show will help celebrate and explore cultural roots of Italy and Italian-Americans in the Northwest this weekend at Seattle Center. The popular festival, in its 27th year, offers free activities for all ages Saturday and Sunday and the Taste of Italy...

Joe DiMaggio Playground – Past, Present & Future

Joe DiMaggio Playground – Past, Present & Future

by Catherine Accardi   You can become a part of San Francisco's North Beach history and help create its future! Read on to find out how.   Although San Francisco had parks prior to the 1906 earthquake and fire, for the most part they were for sitting or strolling and not for recreational activities. In 1910, two open air swimming pools (one for boys and...

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