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All White House State Dinners pull out the stops to impress, but for his 13th and final gala, President Barack Obama set a high bar for his food-and-wine purveyors with his choice of guests: the Italians, specifically Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini.   Accordingly, the gourmands at the White House called up some of A...

Kaitlin Gammon, a graduating senior at Crestview High School, is the local Sons of Italy lodge's first $1,000 scholarship recipient.   Kaitlin, whose parents are Sean and Tina Gammon of Crestview, plans to pursue the medical field while attending the University of South Alabama.   Read more   Source: http://www.crestviewbu...

The Italian Society of Savannah has launched the Frank Finocchiaro Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest for juniors in Benedictine Military School and St. Vincent's Academy.   A $1,000 scholarship, applicable toward senior year tuition, will be awarded to the author of the best essay from each school.     Read more   Source...

L'attività promozionale 2013 in favore della cantieristica navale prevede l'organizzazione di una collettiva italiana alla Cruise Shipping 2013. La manifestazione, principale fiera dedicata al comparto della crocieristica, giunge quest'anno alla 29° edizione ed avrà luogo presso il Convention Center di Miami.All'edizione 2012 della Cruise Shipping...

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (www.villaenterprises.com), a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, announced the reopening of two Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen locations along the Florida Turnpike. As part of the Florida Turnpike's multi-million dollar system-wide service plaza reconstruction project, renovated concepts opened recently...

The story of Laura DiNello is as layered as the mosaic masterpieces that she's known for. The self-taught Italian-American artist grew up in Chicago in a culture that frowned upon visual art as a valid profession, especially for women.   Most family and friends saw DiNello's drawings and paintings as a cute hobby. When she announced that sh...

The Italian automobile design firm, Pininfarina, established in 1930 and famous for creating iconic designs for companies like Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ferrari, and Maserati (you might have heard of them) has recently expanded its repertoire of to skyscrapers, and is setting up shop with a new office in Miami to design them.   Their first ever high...

By Allen Wallace   As American soldiers arrived at Fort Jackson in 1940 to prepare for what soon would become World War II, many were served home-cooked meals by a woman who ran a fruit stand across from a bus station on Blanding Street.   Sadie Tronco's acts of kindness for the soldiers led her to found a restaurant that will celebra...

Gaetano and Caroline Simonelli were just children on a farm in Nazi-occupied Italy in 1943 when a fighter plane screamed across the sky and crashed within feet of their home.   The pilot was killed. The Simonelli family, devout Roman Catholics, buried him right there on the farm. In a Rock Hill cemetery 71 years later an old man named Bobby...

A Soyuz spacecraft has safely docked at the International Space Station, beginning the Expedition 42 Futura mission.   It transported an American and Russian astronaut, as well as Italian Samantha Cristoforetti.She's a flight engineer with the European Space Agency. But before all of that, she attended Space Camp at the US Space and Rocket C...

Marco Carola's love affair with music began when he was 12 years old, spending his time in clubs and record shops in Napoli, Italy. His penchant for DJing began at fifteen and two years later he was traveling to London to buy vinyl to hone his sound. Since then Carola has been one of European nightlife's most sought after names, leaving an indelibl...

April 5, 2015  - Sunday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PMO Cinema Miami Beach- 500 71st St - Miami Beach, Florida 33141   'The elixir of love' is a comedy of love and rural life as we watch Vittorio Grigolo attempt to woo the elegant lady of the village, Lucy Crowe, with a little help from Bryn Terfel's Doctor Dulcamara and his love pot...