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In October 2014 Antonio Verde took the reins of the Los Angeles Italian Consulate with jurisdiction over Southern California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. Next month he will travel to New Mexico for a series of meetings with government officials and with this state's consular representatives, Rosalba Maniaci and Cav. Lino Pertusini. The visit is...

The final hearing on the proposed incorporation of Little Italy as the state's 502nd town concluded Wednesday with no ruling from County Judge Barry Hyde. Pulaski County's attorney said after the hourlong hearing that Hyde couldn't say when he expects to announce a decision because he's barred from discussing the case under judicial ethics law...

By Karen Lo   Buddy Valastro, otherwise known as New Jersey's Cake Boss, will open an outpost of Carlo's Bakery in Dallas in March. With the new opening, there will be 13 locations of Carlo's Bakery nationwide, including bakeries in New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida.    The Dallas bakery is currently under construction, an...

A family business that began with a stack of lumber in a New Orleans front yard is celebrating its 70th anniversary this week. The Dash Lumber & Supply story begins in 1946, when Salvatore "Sam" Diecidue was adding on to his home for his growing family.   In honor of the company's seven decades, they sent the following press release...

The 28th Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will take place in the Hilton Hotel on January 19th, 2013.   The Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet honors and celebrates contributions of Italian Americans in the sports, entertainment, medical and civic fields. Proceeds benefit the American...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston is launching this January a new series of educational cooking demonstration and dinner aimed to promote and to guide the public through the history, the tradition and the flavors of the Italian-American Cuisine. The first event of this new and exciting series will be held on January 20th at 7:...

Sixty years ago two lives crossed paths as they made their way from Italy to America. Those lives once again have come together following a remarkable course of events.   Gerbina DiRienzo didn't speak any English, but was looking to build a new life in America with her husband, who had come over earlier.   Read more   Source:&n...

Housed in a small pad site at Old Tarlton Center, Villarina's Pasta & Fine Foods offers Westlake shoppers everything they need to quickly put an Italian meal on the table—take-and-bake pasta, bread, sauces and soups. Owner and New York native John Imperial said the Villarina's style of food is "immigrant Italian."   A resident of Au...

Having been crowned Queen of the Italian American Marching Club for the 2016 St. Joseph Day Parade is a great honor for Kaylie Badalamenti Catoire Hyde, daughter of Emmett and Cherie Hyde. Her great grandmother, Frances Badalamenti was an amazing role model to her family. "She instilled in us the respect and honor we have for our Italian heritage."...

Carlo's Bakery is a place for those who take dessert seriously. For North Texans who have been craving a taste of what they've seen on TV, sweet relief is just weeks away.   The reality TV star known as the Cake Boss will be in town on March 19 to officially open the Dallas location of the bakery.   Read more   Source: htt...

CineFesta Italia is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Italian Film and Cultural Festival to take place during the month of June in charming Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event of films, artisanship, food and culture benefits local charities.   The opening weekend Film Fest, running Wednesday, June 1st, through Sunday, June 4th, is a celebration...

When you walk into Fayetteville's Vetro 1925 Ristorante, you get the feeling that you're in for something special. The sleek illuminated bar, track lighting and abstract paintings tell you that you're somewhere sophisticated and modern. The rich hardwood floors and exposed brick walls make you feel that you are somewhere comfortable and familiar. F...