NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

By Caron Streibich   Atlantic Beach's small pizzeria, DaVinci's, is a solid stop for New York-style pizzas, ricotta-stuffed calzones and a well-rounded draft and canned craft-beer list. Be forewarned: Seating is extremely limited with just two four-top tables and a dozen or so barstools.   Based on the volume of hurried deliverym...

By Kirsten Fiscus In 1991 a 31-year-old Carlo Ferarri left Italy to backpack in the United States. At 32, he decided to complete his travels by bicycle. Now 55 years old, he has brought his wanderlust to Calhoun County. "When I first came to America to backpack I noticed a lot of travelers were on bicycles," Ferarri said Wednesday through his...

Shelter House now has extra support for its programs benefiting domestic violence survivors. The Order of the Sons of Italy in America, Richard A. Capozzola Lodge in Crestview donated $1,000 to the organization.   The lodge has also pledged an additional $500 a month throughout 2016 to the organization.   Source: http://www....

by David Gaulman   Late last week, Dick Vitale was yelling, and it wasn't just about the Duke-North Carolina basketball game. Vitale, the voice of college basketball at ESPN and a Lakewood Ranch resident, was expected about the prospect of receiving the fifth annual Hall of Honor Award given by the National Association of Basketball Coa...

The North American Soccer League (NASL) will expand in 2016, after Miami FC " co-owned by former Italy defender Paolo Maldini " was launched. Maldini, 46, has teamed up with president and co-owner Riccardo Silva to bring football to Miami, with the club to begin playing in the second-tier NASL next year, it was announced on Wednesday. Miami F...

Any donation amount is appreciated and will help. We are making great progress. Only $6,300 to go. Now is the time to ensure that your name is on the monument. What an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for your family. The UNICO Memphis Chapter Foundation (UMCF) (an IRS recognized 501c3) is now accepting tax deductible donations to relocate the...

A Charleston group working for tighter rules regulating the cruise industry is forming a coalition with similar groups in Venice, Italy, and Key West, Fla. The idea is to make sure there are adequate regulations in place to protect the historic character of smaller port cities worldwide. Carrie Agnew with Charleston Communities for Cruise Con...

by Ina Paiva Cordle   The Miami Culinary Institute at Miami Dade College and Gambero Rosso, a leading food and wine publisher and educator in Italy, have agreed to launch a new partnership that will allow students access to Gambero Rosso's "Città del Gusto" (City of Taste) cooking schools in Rome, Catania, Palermo, Turin, Naples, and Milan....

The great folks at Portofino, a longtime Buckhead favorite located not far from the temporarily shuttered OK Cafe, are doing something awesome tonight. (Besides serving dinner, which is always terrific there). They're donating 15 percent of tonight's proceeds to the staff at OK Cafe, which was damaged by fire recently, putting staff members out of...

Just looking at a truffle, one would not suspect the firm, round, coarse, lumpy nugget would produce such devoted followers and prices in the thousands for mere ounces.   During a special dinner at the Country Club of Landfall Thursday, Jan. 15, the black truffle was the center of attention as guest Italian chef and hotelier Carlo Zarri trea...

Authentic Italian restaurants in Florida will be recognized during the 4th edition of "Marchio Ospitalita' Italiana" award ceremony that will be organized, as every year, by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, at Mia Cucina Showroom in Coral Gables on Wednesday, May 27th from 6.00 to 8.00 pm. Marchio Ospitalità Italiana is a prestigious acknowl...

"Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona," by Baroque composer Francesco Cavalli, is one of Spoleto Festival USA's two festival-produced opera productions.   Conductor Aaron Carpene and director Stefano Vizioli worked hard to unearth and reconstruct the obscure opera, which was last performed more than 350 years ago, in Naples and Venice.  ...