NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Still getting into the swing of things and dealing with “new baby syndrome,” my life is slowly starting to find some order. There has been an appreciated outpouring of love in the form of gifts of onesies (for baby Henry), a bottle or two of liquor (presumably for me), as well as diapers and baby wipes (for humanity). I expected some of our wonderf...

It no longer carries the U.S. Army stamp or the military pomp and circumstance that came with that, but making the All-American Bowl roster still is a really big deal. Naples High School's Chez Mellusi officially became one of 300 high school seniors in the nation to earn a spot in the annual high school all-star game in San Antonio's Alamodome on...

Trinity Episcopal Church on Ford Avenue was without a rector for 16 months, but the church's long wait for a pastor has ended with the arrival of the Rev. David Carletta, who took over the duties earlier this month. His first Sunday as rector was Oct. 6. Carletta, 51, a Rochester, New York, native, was most recently the associate rector at an Epis...

Just in time for the weekend, Miami’s most popular neighborhood has a new restaurant to check out. Dōma (35 NE 26th Street) arrives in Wynwood boasting a seafood-centric, Italian menu with plenty of Florida elements. The Dōma menu is divided into five different categories, ranging from bites like the Neopolitan fried pizza and grilled octopus, to m...

Marion and Andrea Petruzzi came all the way from Italy to create their restaurant, DiVino Ristorante Italiano, in North Augusta. The couple came to North Augusta in part because Marion's father lives there. "In Italy now, it's very difficult to have a business," Andrea said. "So we decided to try here." They decided to open DiVino mainly because of...

Gov. Roy Cooper (D) proclaimed the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day, the day that the federal government has designated as Columbus Day. While the move, whether it’s done by states or cities, such as Asheville, is intended to commemorate the contributions and sacrifices of Native Americans, it does draw some controversy among thos...

The Office of the Italian Consulate in Miami, under the leadership of the honorable Consul General, Cristiano Musillo, who started his tour of duty last August, has announced that a week-long celebration, the 18th International Week of the Italian Language, will take place in various Florida cities from October 15 until October 22, 2018 during the...

CCI-NC had a very busy September and we are thankful for all the support shown during the visit of the Honorable Pier Forlano, Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia. On September 18th, we were in Raleigh for the 3rd Round Table on Italian Technology & Italian FDI in North Carolina. The evening started off with a lovely reception, where business l...

In honor of the 10th anniversary of their first restaurant, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman are throwing a star-studded chef block party Oct. 22. Ticer and Hudman have invited some of their closest chef friends and industry peers who have inspired them throughout the last decade to join them for this special cele...

They say that the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach. Italians know this. That’s why no one can seem to get enough of their heart-warming, soul-fulfilling plates of pasta goodness — keto diet and all. In fact, it’s safe to say that Italians have the market covered when it comes to a universally-beloved comfort food. Luckily, Nashville h...

Southern Italian cuisine has made its way to Wynwood. When it opens Friday, October 12, Doma, located less than a block south of Beaker & Gray, will serve house-baked breads and pasta, local seafood, and fried pizza. In addition to serving coastal Italian fare, Doma, which means "home" in Latin, will stock more than 800 bottles of wine in a built-i...

The long-empty, castle-like restaurant at 13851 S. Tamiami Trail in south Fort Myers will soon have a new tenant. Leopardi’s Italian Restaurant has taken over the former Dwyer's and Tilted Kilt space, with plans to open in November. Owner Anthony Leopardi is no stranger to the area. He is the founder and owner of Cornerstone Builders of Southwest F...