Trieste will be European Science Capital in 2020, the head of the Trieste International Foundation, Stefano Fantoni, announced Tuesday at a press conference with Friuli Governor Debora Serracchiani and Trieste Mayor Roberto Dipiazza. Trieste beat Dutch university cities Leiden - which will now be science capital in 2022 - and The Hague in the final...

A rare, orchestral score of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Aida has become a valuable source of instruction and inspiration for Stanford scholars. The handwritten manuscript, used in Aida’s Paris premiere in 1876, appears to be the earliest surviving copy of the famous opera’s full score – and the only surviving score from a performance co...

The Sons of Italy Purple Aster Chapter of Absecon and Galloway Township recently awarded scholarships of $1,500 each to three students who will attend college in the fall. The recipients are Andrew Hart of Absegami High School and Giulietta Messina and Anthony Coleman, both of Holy Spirit High School.  The students were selected by a committee base...

The scholarship program committee announced two 2017 scholarships: Victoria Tully is the recipient of the Jerome & Angela Elliott Scholarship ($4,000). Victoria is attending the University of Maryland at College Park, majoring in Public Health; Anna Cuffari is the recipient of the Matricciani/Vondersmith Scholarship ($4,000).  Anna is attending Mar...

The Italian-American Cultural & Heritage Society of Washington County will hold its annual golf outing at 11 a.m. Aug. 12 at Quicksilver Golf Course, Midway. Cost is $125 per golfer and includes golf and dinner. Dinner only is $50. There also will be Chinese and silent auctions. Sponsorships ranging from $25 to $1,000 also are available. Proceeds w...

1. There is not even one “Learn Italian Quick” program that will be your be-all-end-all. There is no lightning in a bottle for Italian. There are hundreds of great, high-quality resources, many of which I can recommend, but know, above all, that YOU are the person learning the language. As polyglot Luca Lampariello often says, “Languages cannot be...

When Michael Cascio published his debut children’s book, “When I Was A Child I Was Always Afraid,” in January, there was one person he wanted to thank, but couldn’t — Joan Pilla, his fourth-grade teacher. It was Pilla who took a 9-year-old Cascio under her wing and essentially taught him to read, he said. But they lost touch after that year at St....

The highlight of the Italian American Cultural Club’s June 5 meeting was a Hawaiian luau with the meal featuring a roasted pig with all the trimmings and entertainment provided by Tuika’s Polynesian Island Magic. The entertainers celebrated members’ birthdays and taught several members the hula dance. The club’s hula hoop winners were Theresa Copp...

For many organizations the ability to help out a recent high school graduate with some scholarship money is a mission. The Enrico Caruso Lodge #1463 Order of Sons of Italy in America will attempt to do just that with the proceeds from their annual dinner. The dinner will be held on Saturday, July 8, beginning at 6 p.m. The cost of the event is $40...

The Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima awarded 14, $1,000 scholarships at a banquet last month. This year’s recipients were Caleb Austin, Rachel Ballinger, Paul Blasiman, Eli Bourassa, Lauren Bull, Jaclyn Diglio, Gabrelle Dulebohn, Abigail Durst, Gage Goecke, Adrian Johnson, Karenna Langhals, Taylor Miller, Thomas Williams and Addison...