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by Micheal P. Lombardo   I was asked by members of the Centennial Committee of the Christopher Columbus Lodge #216 Order of the Sons of Italy to write a history of the Lodge since its inception in 1913. In conducting my research I have discovered that few documents seem to exist, most having been lost, damaged or destroyed as a result o...

Dr. Ernest E. Rossi, 86, passed away peacefully August 7, 2015. Ernie was born January 28, 1929 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Ambridge High School in 1946. After graduation he entered the U.S. Air Force and served 3 years in Greenland as a Radio Operator, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant.   Ernie was the first in his I...

by Greg Schulzetenberg   It's been an important tradition of my Iron Range Italian in-laws to take the sport of bocce on vacation. Why not? It's a fantastic, laughter-filled game that can be easily adapted to seasons, various climates and interesting terrain. Outside the weight of the bag, including eight large balls and one small jack...

Early in the day Friday the streets of Clinton were pretty calm. The final touches were being put on this year's Little Italy Festival. They're celebrating 50 years of this festival. Something Lynell McCracken with LIFT says is a tradition they love to celebrate. "I think it's a great time to support the Italian heritage and kind of...

Roman Holiday. September 25 / The Lafayette Hotel - West Courtyard. Join us for an enchanting evening of Films al Fresco as we screen the timeless classic Roman Holiday! As part of our event, we will feature Rosario Monetti, who will enthrall us with lush vocals, along with the piano stylings of Jim Bianchi, all before the film! Get...

by Melissa Silverberg   A new Italian restaurant is opening in a familiar location on the north side of Arlington Heights this fall. Osteria Trulli, 1510 E. Hintz Road, received its liquor license from the village board on Monday, and owners Giovanni DeNigris and Salvatore Perricone said they hope to be open by late October or early Nov...

The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC), Councilman Steven Matteo and the New Dorp Merchants Group (NDMG) will host their Annual Columbus Day Festival on Monday, October 12th from 1pm-4pm on New Dorp Lane. The free community event will feature live musical performances, rides for the children, a DJ, bocce tournament, rock wall an...

October 28, 2015Wednesday 5:30 PMAmerican Trucking Associations Conference Center430 First Street SEWashington, District of Columbia Join us for a swingin' and minglin' reception to celebrate the 100th Birthday of Frank Sinatra, America's most extraordinary singer, actor, director, producer and all around spectacular entertainer who was born, yes,...

By Carol M. Kopp   Surely any American dreaming of the expat life for retirement would consider Italy near the top of the list. And yet, it rates only a respectable 11th place on International Living's list of Best Places to Retire for 2015. What's not to love about Italy?   Well, the rankings take into account cost of living a...

Tony Lo Bianco (actor, writer, director and producer) will receive the 2016 Louis Prima Arts and Entertainment Award at the 31st Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Jan. 16 at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel.   Lo Bianco starred in the Academy Award-winning film "The French Connection.'' He has been nomina...

Hill 2000 Inc. and the Hill Business Association (HBA) invite you to CHRISTMAS ON THE HILL to kick-off the Christmas season, Saturday, December 5, 2015, Noon – 8:00 p.m., St. Ambrose Church on The Hill, The Hill Neighborhood Center, and Gelato di Riso. Many retail shops will remain open until 7:00 pm, including: Bertarelli's and Girasole. • Come t...

by Margalit Fox   Mariuccia Mandelli, an Italian fashion designer whose long list of credits includes the shortest of achievements — she was widely described as having invented hot pants — died on Sunday at her home in Milan. She was 90. In a statement, Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, paid tribute to Ms. Mandelli. Ms. Man...