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When I first visited Sicily, I fell in love with the sun-drenched island, balmy evenings, luscious desserts and excellent wines. I stocked up on the sweet golden Zibibbo from Pantelleria and bold fruity Nero D’Avola wines and fancied myself an expert on Sicilian tipple for a while. However, the more I learnt about the island the more I realized how...

L’imprenditore verbanese Tommaso Cardana, 40 anni, proprietario di un’azienda che si occupa di forniture alberghiere di alto livello tra Italia e Stati Uniti è stato eletto Presidente della Italy-America Chamber of commerce Southeast (Miami Florida). L’imprenditore ricoprirà il ruolo primario, dopo aver già svolto l’incarico da Vice Presidente dell...

Pizzeria Roberti keeps it old-school Italian with New York-style pizza, meatballs the size of tennis balls and a red sauce your Italian grandmother would approve of, all in a small neighborhood joint in east Orlando. What I would try a second time: Roughly the circumference of a large orange, Pizzeria Roberti’s rice ball ($5) was a sizable appetize...

The VCOA is currently looking for: Regional Representatives / Club Ambassadors. Looking for members to help us engage/recruit new members. This can be achieved several ways. Simply going to rallies and speaking about the benefits of being a Vespa Club of America member,  Setting up a membership booth at a local rally, engaging with your local scoot...

Keeping it local in Marquette County is something visitors to the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming will see: a brand new structure for their use. A ribbon cutting was held today for a new pavilion at the park. It's 1,000 square feet and has plenty of electrical outlets, that's an improvement on the old pavilion. The St. Rocco/St. Anthony Socie...

The Italian manufacturing system is trying to grow in a structural way, data from national statistics instituteISTAT show. Industrial sales rose 1.5% on the month in May, confirming positive signs seen in the first quarter, which had been obscured by a slowing April. Sales were also up 0.9% on average in the last three months compared to the previo...

A new market and cafe from the owners of a popular Italian restaurant in Chelsea opened Monday. Although the official opening is set for this Thursday, July 27, Ciao Market is now up and running at 212 Broadway with coffee to enjoy in-house, along with gelato, pasta, and other goods available for purchase, according to Boston Magazine. The owners o...

Opera in the Italian Garden only started in 2008. Since then, the free Cultural Gardens concert has become one of the premier arts events of the summer. A little more than 200 people attended the concert the first year. Last year, attendance for a night of classical music and dance in the lovely garden had grown by tenfold. There were 2,473 attende...

The 39th annual Roma Lodge Italian Festival returns to Paul P. Harris Rotary Park, 5 Fifth St., Friday through Sunday, July 28-30. This year’s festival again features traditional Italian foods, entertainment and family fun. To show gratitude for the 39 years of support by the community, Roma Lodge will again present fireworks at approximately 10 p...

Barbara Sinatra, who gained prominence as "Lady Blue Eyes" and then developed her own legacy as a premier battler against child abuse, died Tuesday morning at her Rancho Mirage home after months of declining health. She was 90. She was married to Frank Sinatra, one of the greatest and most mercurial artists of the 20th century, for almost 22 years...

When the Italian Festival returned to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in 2015 after a hiatus stretching several years, it did so with a bang. Thousands were said to have passed through over the three-day gala, which served up food, music and an Italian community that was rallying around its beloved – and now-closed – church. Last year, organizers e...

The football world lost an icon over the weekend with the passing of the legendary Vito ‘Babe’ Parilli. The veteran of the NFL, AFL and CFL played 18 professional seasons before moving on to a lengthy coaching career. Parilli’s Denver ties ran deep, as a quarterbacks coach for the Broncos from 1977-79, as head coach of the Denver Dynamite of the Ar...