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When the first settlers from Sunnyside sat down to a harvest picnic in 1898, the thought of a Ferris wheel or carousel in eyeshot of the church house doors would have been inconceivable. Just as hard to fathom, though, would be the idea that the supper would become a tradition that would span a century and more. This coming week, the 119th Annual T...

The best restaurant finds are the small, unassuming, wonderful places that make you feel like you know the best secret ever. That’s why Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is on the Food Network roughly 17 hours a day. It comes down to expectation vs. experience. It feels good when you go to a renowned restaurant and have a great meal. But it feels GREAT w...

Three scholarships for girls and boys ages 6-16 are available to attend Alessandro del Piero Soccer Clinics in Los Angeles on August 8-10! The 100% scholarships are available to friends of Fondazione Italia on a first come first serve basis. Fee is normally $395. Use discount code Poliform2017 when enrolling online to take advantage of this amazing...

August 5 (Saturday) 2:00 pm. Movie: My House in Umbria. A train traveling gently through the rolling hills of the Italian Countryside explodes. In one carrier, there are four survivors, an elderly gentleman, an orphaned 8 year old girl, a young German and Emily Delahunty, an English novelist. Thrown together by misfortune, Emily invites them to her...

If someone were to ask me to describe Eataly to them in just a few words, I would tell them that the 50,000 square foot marketplace is the Disneyland of all things Italian. Opened on August 31st, 2010, Eataly is owned by Italian powerhouses and culinary household names, Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali. The two, with other various partners, have s...

When Candice Guardino performs, the theater can get a little crowded — even though she is the only person onstage. In her autobiographical one-woman show, “Italian Bred,” Guardino channels the members of her idiosyncratic family. She portrays (among others) her parents, Ronald and Barbara; her younger sister, Kelly; and, notably, her paternal grand...

Italy's 60-year-old astronaut Paolo Nespoli started a new mission to space on Friday, when the Russian Soyuz spacecraft lifted off to take him to the International Space Station (ISS). Lift-off from the Baikonur base in Kazakhstan took place on time at 17:41 central European time. "Beam me up S…oyuz! Hitching another ride soon to the @Space_Station...

When Cambridge chef Chris Willis decided he wanted to open a restaurant with wife, Pam, he took to his bike, riding around the city to find the right spot in a tight market. He’d talk to business owners, or leave them letters, asking them to call if they ever wanted to give up their space. And one day, someone did. At the end of last summer, Pam an...

Dopo Washington, dove ha incontrato Sonny Perdue, neo Segretario all'Agricoltura dell'amministrazione americana, il Ministro per le politiche agricole e alimentari Maurizio Martina è volato a San Francisco dove ieri ha visitato il campus universitario di UC DAVIS. Qui, spiega Martina sulla sua pagina facebook, è stata “ufficializzata la firma del p...

Anthony Scaramucci hasn’t even officially started his White House job, but he’s already captured a lot of attention — and helped perpetuate negative stereotypes about Italian-Americans. An advocacy group pushed back against Scaramucci’s performance a week after President Donald Trump chose him to lead his communications team and a day after he unle...

Comedian Mike Marino can’t help but look back and laugh when reminiscing about the first time he played the Paramount Theatre. “Back in 2006, the theater was pretty much condemned,” Marino said while calling from Bermuda. “When you parked in Asbury Park back then it was free. All those meters were busted. The hotels were in bad shape. But so much h...

The Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa is focusing on the regions of Veneto and Sicily this year. For the last eight years, the cultural hall at the festival educates people on different regions by foods, clothing, and crafts. A few chefs will be cooking up foods from both Veneto and Sicily, so people can experience the different tastes. Ex...