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I Vigili del Fuoco di New York attraverso l’associazione Columbia che rappresenta i pompieri italo-americani premieranno l’11 agosto alle 11 presso il Parco Don Minozzi di Amatrice, il Vigile del Fuoco Lino Coltellese e il Carabiniere scelto Ivan Centofanti, entrambi di Amatrice, sostenendo che “Nonostante le perdite personali subite – spiegano i p...

The 40th annual Sons of Italy Lodge 2397 Summer Italian Festival Friday and Saturday will feature the usual food, beverages, games and music. There also will be something old that will be new this year. Lodge members have planned a Mass in Italian at 4 p.m. Friday at St. Francis Church on Exchange Street. The Rev. William Laird of Macedon will say...

By about 7 a.m. on Monday, Anthony De Monte put finishing touches on the display cases at De Monte's Salumeria & Pork Store in West Brighton. Finally, his family's Italian specialty shop is ready for business on its official opening day. "The response has been great. The whole community has been so welcoming," said DeMonte, pleased with the warm gr...

To celebrate the 750th anniversary of the birth of Giotto (1267-1337) in an absolutely original way, go to the Scuola Grande della Misericordia (Old School of Mercy) in Venice and follow directions to the “Magister Giotto” exhibition. The great multimedia exhibition will be open until November 5th, 2017 with a sensorial itinerary of words, images a...

Two scholarships were awarded to two graduating high school seniors during a reception held by the Matawan Italian American Association at its club house in Hazlet. Each scholarship was $1,000 and both recipients are grandchildren of current members of the Italian American Association. The first recipient was Manuel Thomas Carabel, a graduate of Ma...

Mulberry Italian Restaurant is a staple of the southtowns, and they’ve been approached before to expand in Western New York, Toronto, even as far as Ohio. But a decision has been made, and it’s good news for lovers of Italian cuisine — it’s much closer than the Buckeye State. Mulberry will be opening a new location in the northtowns, at the former...

The Sicilian American Cultural Association will present attorney Umberto S. Davi with its Medal of Merit on Sept. 24 at Monastero’s Banquets in Chicago. Tickets for the event are $40 for adults (cash bar) and $18 for children 2 to 12 years of age. Entertainment will be provided by past winners of the Bel Canto Foundation Opera Contest. (773-588-251...

If by chance I have made your acquaintance, or maybe we have crossed paths on Facebook or somewhere else, you would know I am an Italian-American. With red sauce running through my veins and olive oil on my skin, I love my pasta as much as anyone. Through the years, as I grew my career in music, I took with me as much of the backstage "pasta and me...

Panorama, the most influential Italian weekly magazine, is committed to promoting our country abroad through a series of events under the title “This is Italy – Parts Unknown”, which will take place in New York from October 31st until November 2nd and showcase the best Italy has to offer in the fields of fashion, design, art, culture, cuisine and e...

A symbolic collision of my birthplace, my Italian heritage, and my advanced-stage breast cancer diagnosis in 2004 occurred more than 60 years after my birth. I was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the second of four children to Antoinette and Stephen Marcucci. My maternal grandmother and paternal great grandparents said ‘arrivederci’ to their famili...

Quality ingredients, time spent cooking, consistent tasting and a blend of Italian flavors make for a good marinara sauce, but one ingredient makes it great: love. That is the winning touch, according to Pedro Cipriano, executive chef at Mio Vicino Pasta and Pizzeria Cafe. The popular eatery in Saratoga just won Little Italy San Jose’s Boss of the...

Roughly 700 keen Vespa and scooter enthusiasts gathered in beautiful Seattle, Washington, USA this year at the start of July for Amerivespa 2017, the US counterpart to Vespa World Days.  Not only was Amerivespa celebrated but also the 25th anniversary of the VCOA (Vespa Club of America). Amerivespa is the largest Vespa scooter rally in the USA with...