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Upon his research of companies, the New Jersey native noticed rave reviews online for Morano Gelato, a New England-based company started by Morgan Morano. After the company told Dayan it was looking to franchise soon, he trekked to New England for a two-day road trip, where he sampled the product and ultimately fell in love with the brand. “I was b...

Society of Italian American Businessmen held its 2nd Annual Italian-Irish Klassix Open Charity Golf Outing on June 5, 2017, at Maryland Golf and Country Clubs. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and Baltimore Area Council Boy Scouts of America–Harford District. Each organization received a check for $4,011 t...

The multi-day festival called Umbria in Sugar Land is scheduled for Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 at locations throughout Sugar Land. Highlights of the agreement include managing events and hosting the festival, marketing initiatives, eight films for screening, sponsorships and recruiting opportunities and more. The Italian film festival is an internatio...

The path to Third Avenue and Main Street has been anything but straight for a sculpture that will be installed there as a tribute to the community’s Italian heritage. “A Farmer’s Prayer” was unanimously accepted into the city’s public arts collection by the Walla Walla City Council on Wednesday. The bronze statue, created by Walla Walla Valley a...

Spurs assistant Ettore Messina will relinquish his position as head coach of the Italian national team following this year’s Eurobasket tournament, according to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. Messina originally coached the Azzurri from 1993-97, then returned to helm the team for the 2016 Olympic qualifying tournament in Turin. Italy fai...

Italian Cafe Gelato opened earlier this month at 21 Chestnut St. in Quincy, as previously reported, serving up cups, cones, and take-home containers of gelato; gelato sandwiches (on brioche); gelato affogatos and milkshakes; and some non-gelato items, including salads, panini, pastries, and savory croissants. There are also a variety of hot and col...

In 1989, when Andrea Mugnaini began importing open hearth wood-fired Italian ovens to the United States, food had not yet become a national obsession. There was no Food Network, and few celebrity chefs. People said Italian ovens were a risky investment. The Italian manufacturer thought a country used to simply pressing "start" on a microwave oven w...

Dr. Anne Prisco was named the recipient of the Mother Italy Statue Recognition for 2017 by the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York (IHCC) in cooperation with the Consulate General of Italy. Dr. Prisco received the Mother Italy Statue Recognition at the site of the eponymous work of art, located at Hunter College in Manhattan, during...

Ben Cotto opened this week at 361 Hanover Street on the corner of Fleet Street, bringing pizza and Italian cafe entrees to the location formerly occupied by Circle Pizza for nearly 50 years. Translating to “Well Done,” the pizzeria has a wood-fired brick oven, about 40 seats and a dining counter. Both North End / Waterfront neighborhood groups supp...

Once again, it’s time to get your nostalgia on! The Annual Pullman Family Reunion Picnic is scheduled for Aug. 5. It’s time to come together to reminisce about Roseland’s good times. It’s another opportunity to visit with old friends that you haven’t seen since our beloved neighborhood went through major changes in the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout t...

“Altro che cervelli in fuga: tra creatività, eccellenza e innovazione, il nostro Paese vanta molti giovani cervelli ‘in viaggio’. Giovani desiderosi di formarsi all’estero, per poi tornare però nel nostro Paese”. Non usa mezzi termini Massimo Veccia che, in un’intervista a Labitalia, parla di ‘Learn Italy Usa’, di cui è presidente, che, dopo l’espe...

il Canale, Georgetown is the only D.C. restaurant ever to receive the top culinary honor from the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce and the National Institute of Tourism. “…we are able to recognize and reward excellent purveyors of Italian food…” the Chamber said in presenting the award to Georgetown’s il Canale and a contingent of leading Italian...