NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society, held its 42nd anniversary gala at the Breakers on March 18, 2018. La Bella Figura as it was titled, is an expression meaning making a good impression. As pointed out in Bishop Barbarito’s letter to the organization, “Whether it was going to church, going to school, visiting relatives or friends, we had to d...

The water glistens in the warm afternoon sun as striking multi-deck yachts glide past the terrace. Sipping a cool glass of rosé and relaxing with this view can resemble the ambiance of charming Italian villages that dot the famed lakes in the north. Named after one of those towns and inspired by our Fort Lauderdale waterways, Oria Osteria Terrazza...

Differences make the world go round. Living in Italy for a semester, Bethany Carideo learned that firsthand. "Some aspects made me appreciate home more, but some things I really appreciate about Italy, too," said Carideo, a McMinn County High School student who recently participated in a foreign exchange student program. "They have such a good aura...

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia negli Stati Uniti, Armando Varricchio, ha terminato con una visita allo stabilimento della Beretta inaugurato a Gallatin nel 2016, il suo viaggio in Tennessee. L’appuntamento con i vertici dell’azienda italiana corona una visita tesa a rimarcare i forti legami economici che uniscono l’Italia allo Stato del sud-est, ma anche,...

Adriana Trigiani is no stranger to Naples audiences. She is the only speaker to make two appearances at the Nick Linn Lecture Series. On Monday, March 26, she'll make it three. The best-selling author, scriptwriter and director is the final speaker of the series' 15th year. She follows Dorothea Benton Frank, Christian Baker Kline and Gregg Hurwitz....

Tennessee and its people have left a mark in politics, in business and, especially, in the arts. While visiting Memphis and Nashville this week, I could not help but wonder what the music scene around the world would be like today had it not been for icons such as the Grand Ole Opry or Sun Studios. There's another way that Tennessee’s legacy has sp...

Every Friday for 30 years, the smell of homemade spaghetti sauce has wafted through the neighborhood behind Choctaw Plaza on Racetrack Road. That’s how long members of the Joseph B. Franzalia, Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge #2422 have been hosting an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner in the metal-sided building on the block-long South Drive. But this...

Judd Grisanti will open an East Memphis location of Ronnie Grisanti's Italian Restaurant within the next couple of months, taking over the spot at Regalia where Heritage Tavern and Kitchen closed Wednesday. "We're going to keep the one in Collierville too," Grisanti said. "I still have a lease there."  The spot at 6150 Poplar was for years Mikasa J...

Stop by Mackle Park and see firsthand how bocce’s popularity has continued to grow each year. There you may find a group of residents who play every single day year round, when the Marco Island weather permits. Luckily, living in paradise allows for many days of outdoor fun playing bocce at Mackle Park. In addition to the Italian-American Society o...

The chicken Caesar salad pizza is topped with romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and Caesar dressing. There are very few menu items New Jersey transplants Shari and Tony Agostino won’t put on a pizza. The pizza restaurant veterans are loading up pizzas at Agostino’s, their new restaurant, with tortellini, barbecue chicken, penne pasta and, yes, taco...

Sulla scia del successo riscosso ai saloni di Fort Lauderdale e di Miami, Ferretti Group torna negli Stati Uniti con una straordinaria flotta per il Palm Beach International Boat Show 2018. Il salone, in programma dal 22 al 25 marzo, si conferma come un appuntamento imperdibile per il settore. Ferretti Group esporrà 8 modelli, tra cui Custom Line N...

This week, Roberta's, the popular restaurant and pizza shop based in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood, will fire up its oven in Miami's Design District for the last time. Following a successful six-month run in Miami, the pop-up will close Wednesday, March 21. After a short break, Roberta's will relocate to Ultra Music Festival in Bayfront Park, wh...