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by Virgil Howell   The Annual Italian Festival Ball is right around the corner. It will be this Saturday, February 28, 2015. Please come join us with our Italian Festival Queen Samantha Lin Lamonte as we honor and present our 2015 royalty. You won't want to miss this great event and you also get to listen to the hottest band on the Northshor...

What do Seattle's best restaurants have in common? If you’ve eaten at Ba Bar, Bar del Corso, Bar Sajor, Barjot, Belle Epicurean, Bitterroot BBQ, the Blind Pig Bistro or the Boat Street Cafe, you’ve eaten Merlino Foods — and that’s just a few highlights from the B’s. The printout of their customer list is half an inch thick.   Merlino’s — tha...

Often in Silicon Valley we hear statistics like ”more data has been created in the last 2 years than in all previous human history.” And while the explosion of big data is momentous and meaningful, similar exponential models are applicable to food.   Try this prediction made by Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug: “In the next 40 years, farmers wi...

The Verrazzano Day Observance Committee, comprised of members from the Order Sons of Italy in America (Grand Lodge of Rhode Island) and Italian American War Veterans of the United States (Rhode Island division), recently announced its 2015 Man of the Year – Joseph DeSantis, CEO of Tri-Town Community Action Agency and South County Community Action A...

The Cedar Grove Chapter of UNICO National is accepting applications for its annual scholarship awards. This year the chapter will be awarding several Cedar Grove resident high school seniors $1,000 awards. In addition to the local chapter scholarships, there are eight district and national awards for undergraduates and two awards for post...

Cerino's Casual Italian restaurant in Lakewood will close Sunday, April 19. In announcing the closure of his restaurant, 14725 Detroit Ave. at the intersection of Warren Road, owner Eddie Cerino cites the overall needs of his other businesses -- current and future locations.    "The time has come for us to say goodbye to Downtown L...

Immigrants have had an enormous economic impact on the labor market. Is there still room for them? And, more importantly, will the "window" of opportunity, GDP growth in Europe, provide jobs for foreign workers as well as Italians?   Let's start with the impact they've had so far: over the last decade, according to the OECD, immigrants have...

by Marion White   More Italian is heading for Boston's South End neighborhood! Owners James Cochener and Michael Moxley of The Salty Pig, Coda Kitchen + Bar and Canary Square announced today that they'll be opening a new restaurant concept in the South End with chefs Kevin O'Donnell and Michael Lombardi.   According to a release, the...

On Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 PM, Italian basketball powerhouse EA7 Emporio Armani Olimpia Milano, from Chicago's sister-city Milan, will face-off against Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv at the United Center in the first leg of the inaugural Euro Classic Tournament. On Sunday, October 4th at 12:30 PM, EA7 Emporio Armani Oilmpia Milano and Maccabi Elect...

by Sarah Mower   It's not exactly a Cinderella story, but the way two unpretentious accessories designers rose to reinvent the house of Valentino already has the aura of a fashion fairy tale about it. Since they took over as creative directors in 2008, the success of Maria Grazia Chiuri's and Pierpaolo Piccioli's gentle conversion of a stori...

The use of lapis lazuli for the manufacturing of ornaments or worship objects has a very long tradition. Already in Mesopotamia and in Egypt, this stone was appreciated and sought after, as its ore deposits were very rare.   The main one, and also the oldest, mentioned by Marco Polo, is located in the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan...

by Robert Mikulak   The Greenwich Historical Society will host its third annual Festa Al Fresco, a community potluck supper that celebrates Greenwich's Italian-American community and the Italian immigrants who first settled here in the early 20th century. The event will take place Sunday, July 12, from 4-7 p.m. at Bush-Holley Historic Site,...