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State officials are making the case to Fiat head Sergio Marchionne to select Tennessee for the Italian automaker's joint headquarters with Chrysler Group LLC. Marchionne met with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and others on Sunday at a ceremony to mark the expansion of Fiat subsidiary Magneti Marelli's components plant in Pulaski. WPLN-FM reports...

by Bob Jensen   Giuseppi Torcise and Domenica Zangri Torcise both came to the United States from Sicily. Giuseppi to New York City in 1911 and Domenica came to Boston in 1912. She was a seamstress in a garment factory and he was a boiler fireman. They married in 1916 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. They opened a grocery store in Lawrence which...

1100 Millecento Residences, the highly anticipated high-rise in Brickell from The Related Group, celebrated the property's completion with an exclusive event on the tower's roof top poolside terrace and clubrooms.   The 42-story luxury tower features a second full level of amenities on the 9th floor, including billiards, library, party room,...

ITALIAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL FOUNDATION OF STARK COUNTY will be awarding scholarships for the 2016 High School graduates; this is based on the students need, scholastic ability, extra-curricular involvement and character. The deadline for is April 1st, 2016, for more information come to Guidance office.   QUOTA INTERNATIONAL OF ALLIANCE&nb...

Donato's Italian Restaurant transports guests to New York City's Little Italy, delivering the sights, sounds and savory tastes of a cuisine that emigrated from the motherland and evolved in the New World.   Brothers and co-owners Dennis and David Valentino recreated their childhood in Port Charlotte's Murdock Carousel Plaza 18 years ago, imp...

An Italian company that makes automotive systems and components plans to expand its Lee County operations, creating 76 jobs in the next three years, officials said Monday. Magneti Marelli Powertrain USA LLC will invest $12 million in the Sanford plant by the end of 2017, officials said.   Part of Magneti Marelli S.p.A., Powertrain desig...

A new social club in Hendersonville has been created to promote Italian culture through celebrating, learning and experiencing its many forms.    Friends of Italy is a new group open to anyone who is enthusiastic about Italian culture, passionate about Italian food and curious about Italian traditions, according to founder Gene Sconduto...

A Cartersville manufacturing plant is planning a major expansion. Aquafil, a maker of yarns, polymers and plastics, will announce a $25 million expansion with 50-65 new jobs this afternoon at an event at the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce.   Italy-based Aquafil employs more than 2,000 people and has operations on three c...

ArtsNaples World Festival a ten-day festival that will take place May 1 through 10 in Naples and feature a magnificent array of performances, exhibits, films, and experiences celebrating the cultural arts of Italy - is pleased to announce that it will open with a Venetian Masquerade on Thursday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. at The Club at Olde Cypress. &nbs...

Medicine: From Salerno to Philadelphia, first John Price lecture by Dr. Joseph Gonnella. This is a RSVP only event. Please RSVP to segreteria.filadelfia@esteri.it by October 19th and put "DR. GONNELLA LECTURE" in the title of the email.   The event is the first of a series of tribute lectures to John Price, former President of the...

by J. Merritt Melancon Adriana Coppola, a native Italian now living in Johns Creek, won the grand prize in the University of Georgia's 2015 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest with her A&A Alta Cucina Italia Balsamico al Mirtillo, a blueberry balsamic vinegar reduction.   The annual contest, conducted by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Ec...

We've scanned Metro Jacksonville's forums for recommendations. Here's seven of the best Italian restaurants that Jacksonville has to offer. If you think we're missing few, let us know and we'll add them to the list!   Enza's Italian Restaurant Mike and Enza Huff opened Enza's Italian Restaurant in 2004. Enza had been born in Sicily and migr...