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In December 1965, Father Capodanno received his commission as a lieutenant in the Navy Chaplain Corps. He was assigned to the First Marine Division in Vietnam in April 1966. At 4:30 am, September 4, 1967, during Operation Swift in the Thang Binh District of the Que Son Valley, elements of the 1st Battalion 5th Marines encountered a large North Vie...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015. 4:30-6:30pm. Private Residence - Ward Hill, Staten Island (Address will be provided to guests one week prior to the event.) Members: $5 | Non-Members: $15. Spaces are limited. Gentlemen are always welcome!   Join us for a delectable yuletide tea at an elegant private residence on Ward Hil...

by Monica Veronesi   I am pleased to announce that Aldo Roccaro (click here for BIO), M.D. PhD Senior scientist at Harvard will be Young ISSNAF's co-coordinator. He will be working closely with Chiara Gabbi, MD, PhD - our Young ISSNAF Coordinator and Member of ISSNAF's Board of Trustees - to grow and manage Young ISSNAF's activities.  ...

Come November the inevitable question pops up in conversation almost on a daily basis: what are you doing on New Year's Eve? Finding new and unique things to do to ring in the New Year can be sometimes challenging and a bit overwhelming, especially if we want to do something more than just the usual overpriced dinner and dance.   So here are...

by David J. Spatz   Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will turn some heads with one of its late-winter entertainment offerings. Which only seems fair, because this particular star has been turning heads with both her stunning beauty and her acting chops for the better part of 60 years. The biggest name on the casino's entertainment schedu...

Wednesday January 20, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM , Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F - San Francisco, CA 94102. Boze Hadleigh, author of Celebrity Feuds! and Hollywood and Whine, has written more than 15 books and has been a winner on Jeopardy! Boze also writes extensively for magazines, and his work has appe...

By Brion O'Connor   A Mano Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria is chef Antonio Bettencourt's latest vision for an authentic Italian eatery on the North Shore. This past fall, the Peabody native transformed his popular 62 Restaurant in the same Salem location on Wharf Street.   "62 was always viewed as an expensive restaurant reserved for s...

di Luciano Ferraro   E' morto Giacomo Tachis, l'uomo che inventò il Sassicaia. Il più colto tra gli enologi italiani, con una biblioteca ricca di classici greci e latini, dai quali attingeva citazioni per i suoi scritti. Era un umanista, prima ancora che un uomo della terra. Schietto, come ha ricordato Piero Antinori, per cui ha lavorato 32...

FEBRUARY 22, 2016. 06:00 PM. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011 This event is part of BERNINI IN PARIS: Italian Guests in the Sun King's Court (Feb. 22 - Mar. 3). Click here for complete schedule of events. Organized in collaboration with Salon Sanctuary Concerts. A lecture by Fran...

I have great news for the Italian language campaign in the Bay Area: as part of the enduring We Love Italian campaign, grants have now been made available honoring Italian philanthropist Lady Maria Manetti Shrem to students who take the 2016 Italian AP Exam.   As you know, engagement in Italian language instruction has rebounded after a rec...

WHAT: Beginning March 2016, La Motta's Italian Specialties in Boston's South End begins brunch and gives the neighborhood the perfect reason to spring into the warmer months. La Motta will serve brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM to 3:00PM, with a $9.95 prix fixe reward for early-birds dining from 10:00AM – 11:00AM.   Chef de Cuis...

This issue of The Georgetowner celebrates the Italian lifestyle: La Dolce Vita. Perchè adesso (why now)? No special reason needed; Italy looms large in American lives. The history, cultures and fates of our two countries are intertwined, both in hugely important ways and in matters that we take for granted, things that have taken up permanent resi...