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by Geoff Roth   You may have seen the popular piece of public artwork in the Houston Heights, a colorful mural with the title "Greetings from Houston." What you may not know is that it was put up a year ago by the owners of the gelato shop around the corner from the mural, a shop becoming as popular as the art itself.   Gelazzi serves...

The 14th annual Italian Festival will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 9, at Molinaro's Ristorante Pizzeria Caffe', 90 Walnut St. Some of the festivities planned for the event include a spaghetti eating contest, wine tasting contest, secret sauce contest, activities and games for children, live entertainment, delicious food from local vendors,...

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 ultima...

by Susan Dickenson   The Italian Trade Agency is hosting U.S. retailers and Sicilian ceramic artisans this week for a B2B networking program in Caltagirone, Italy. Independent brick-and-mortar retailers from California, Texas, Illinois, Washington and Ohio are meeting with about two dozen studios and production facilities in and around Calta...

By Amanda Nichols   The Festa Italiana Committee is searching for little ones to participate in it's new Little Miss and Mr. Contest. Parents of girls and boys ages 2 to 6, who have a blood relative of Italian descent, are invited to register their child for the contest, which will take place throughout the Italian Festival Aug. 6 to 8....

by Tom Corwin   He fondly recalls his childhood in Italy but ask Dante Antonacci the lessons of his life as he approaches his 100th birthday and he has a simple answer: "I lucked in, becoming an American," he said. The World War II veteran who now lives at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home will celebrate his birthday Friday with a party...

by Mattie John Bamman   A James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best Chef Northwest in 2012 and 2013, Justin Wills has secured his place as one of Oregon's best chefs. He opened Restaurant Beck on Depoe Bay in 2009, and this June, he and wife Stormee teamed up to opened Sorella on Nye Beach. The amateur reviews and tweets have just begun rolling in....

By Michael Levenson  The Archdiocese of Boston has sold a former East Boston church for $3 million, signaling to former parishioners the ongoing transformation of the working-class Italian-American neighborhood into an increasingly lucrative real estate hot spot, sought out by wealthy investors.   State records indicate the buyer, Fran...

Interviews were conducted and filmed in Sicily for an upcoming movie documentary. Now a (preferably native-born and raised in Sicily) person is needed to translate into English– direct from the video.   Applicants also need to be able to record time code as they go, so that the filmmaker is able to match to frame. The translator will watch v...

October 2, 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm. Westchester Italian Cultural Center - One Generoso Pope Place - Tuckahoe , NY 10707 United States. Come and be swept off your feet with a sampling of some of the most cherished Italian romantic arias.   Join us for an evening of music and love, presented by the talented artists of New Yo...

By Jenna Pelletier  The independently produced documentary film "Men of the Cloth" will premiere in Rhode Island Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Showcase Cinemas Warwick. Directed by former menswear fashion editor Vicki Vasilopoulos, it presents an intimate look at three Italian master tailors in the twilight of their careers. The film follows Nino...

by Georgette Jupe   The Made In Italy concept has come to the internet's biggest reseller, Amazon, in a very special artisan marketplace that has launched earlier this week in Amazon.it, with the UK And US sites soon to follow.   Soon hundreds of millions of people all over the world will have access to these artisan-made goods, that...