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by Tonya Russo Hamilton   "Whatever satisfies the soul is truth." This quote by Walt Whitman embodies the mission of Taste of Italy, a company that offers culinary tours of Tuscany. Astrid Ensign, founder and owner, states, "Taste of Italy is more than a culinary tour - it is a carefully chosen palette of unique adventures designed to enchan...

In the commonwealth of Kentucky, a state that brushes against the edges of the Bible Belt, the religion of choice is basketball. Its followers are devout. Fanatical, even. They commit themselves to their faith completely, studyingtheir scripture day and night, making regular pilgrimages not only to their house of worship—the basketball cathedral, R...

È italiana la prima bicicletta senza raggi che si ripiega in uno zaino. È realizzata in alluminio e, quando sarà in commercio, entro fine 2015, peserà sotto i dieci chili. L'invenzione è di Gianluca Sada, ingegnere trentunenne che ha realizzato il primo prototipo di bicicletta che passa dalle dimensioni di un comune ombrello a quelle di una normale...

by Jefferson Graham   In a country renowned for the invention of the piano and violin, Davide Barbi says it's natural for Italy to become the center for the next generation of bella musica, digital style. "Making musical instruments," he says. "We have this in our blood."   Barbi is the chief technology officer for IK Multimedia,...

di Dom Serafini   Per il voto del rinnovo del Comitato degli Italiani all'Estero (Comites), delle 3.607 schede inviate ai cittadini italiani che ne hanno fatto richiesta nella circoscrizione consolare di New York-Connecticut-New Jersey (NY-CT-NJ), i votanti sono stati 2.304 e 300 le schede nulle. Dei 15 candidati, 12 sono stati eletti e i s...

by Jondi Gumz   Local patrons at Rita's Italian Ice gave the treat good reviews Tuesday. "Fantastic," said Jamie Garrison, a mom who came for a free sample. "We will be back." Amy Weiss, 9, said, "I like all the flavors" while Levi Thomsen, 9, opined, "It's better than Slurpees," explaining that's because of "all the texture." &nb...

di Giulia Cimpanelli   Trasformare le vecchie foto cartacee in digitali in pochissimi secondi e senza bisogno di uno scanner. Si può fare con Memories – Instant Scanner Photo, un'applicazione mobile sviluppata dalla startup napoletana Idea Solution che l'ha ideata dopo prodotti mobile di altro genere pensando al Throw back Tuesday, un fenome...

On May 1st, Nicholas J. Grillo of North Arlington became one of the youngest funeral home owners/directors in New Jersey when he took over the new Levandoski-Grillo Funeral Home in Bloomfield, New Jersey.   Grillo brings to Levandoski-Grillo more than 10 years of experience as Funeral Director for Introcaso Angelo in Jersey City, and a youth...

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church's Festa Italiana may have religious roots, but it is also one big celebration of food and music Friday through Sunday at Holy Cross Park in Williams Township. The annual event commemorates the Easton parish's patron, St. Anthony of Padua, whose feast falls on June 13.   A favorite feature is the nightly e...

Federico Fellini was born on January 20, 1920, in Rimini, Italy. Growing up he was interested in art, cartoons, and producing puppet shows. He unsuccessfully attempted to draw and sell caricatures to tourists in Rimini. When he was 18, Federico moved to Rome to study law, but dropped out shortly after and began to work for local newspapers instead....

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 circ...

by Michael M. Grynbaum   Mayor Bill de Blasio is Italy-bound for the second summer in a row. The mayor, who has traveled extensively across Europe and the United States during his 18 months in office, is set to fly to Rome next week to address an international gathering of mayors and environmental leaders at the Vatican.   The me...