When someone says “synchronized swimming,” do you picture ladies with flowered caps moving languidly through the water? You better not, says Ruby Remati, the 2017 U.S. national champion in the solo and figures categories. “It’s an extremely demanding sport, and it requires a lot of hours of training,” the 15-year-old says. “There are some people wh...

You don’t have to be a whiz at bocce, the Italian lawn game, to enjoy Bocce USQ, the new pizza-driven, indoor/outdoor cafe that’s taken over the Union Square Pavilion. While a few customers toss balls in a tiny gravel court, many more happily wolf down crowd-pleasing pizza ($16 to $20) and share plates ($12 to $21). The Pavilion has had its ups and...

After 11 months in business and roughly 30,000 meatballs later at DeLuca's in Tottenville, Rob DeLuca announces the Italian restaurant's expansion. "I added about 60 seats with the outdoor dining with room to add more," said Rob. It debuts this weekend with the regular ala carte menu. And DeLuca built a bocce court, a springboard from which he will...

There isn’t much NFLPA certified agent and Salem native Sean Stellato didn’t accomplish during his athletic career. Stellato quarterbacked the Salem High football team to a Super Bowl appearance in 1994, helped lead the Witches boys basketball team to a state championship in 1995, earned a Division I scholarship to Marist and played professionally...

A 24-year-old Italian man has become the first European to win an annual race up the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Cesare Maestri, of Borgo Lares, pulled away from three-time winner Eric Blake on Saturday at the halfway point of the 7.6 mile (12 kilometer) race to the 6,288-foot (1917-meter) summit of Mount Washington. He finished...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #104 magazine of We the Italians! While We the Italians is working for great news, which we hope to be able to announce soon, this month we have been part of three important events here in Italy.

While the story of the relationship between the Italian Americans and baseball (which we have already told you in numbers 89 and 90 of We the Italians) has left significant traces, in the long and fascinating history of baseball, the national pastime, only seven players born in Italy have landed in the Major League. This is the number: even if, tha...

Usually, in Italy, you’d sense electricity in the air before the soccer World Cup begins: the country’s passion for calcio is well known, and when it comes to the national team, you can bet even the least likely among us turn into a fervid supporter. It’s a matter of pride, some say, because Italy has such a glorious past in the sport, pity this ye...

June 16  History on TapWho says drinking can’t be educational? Sip your next vino at the Cleveland History Center’s June 16 installment of History on Tap: Uncorked, which explores the Italian tradition of winemaking in Cleveland. “Italian wine is so closely tied to Italian-American history,” says Pamela Dorazio-Dean, the History Center’s Italian-Am...

Welcome to the wonderful world of Panini World Cup sticker albums, a cultural, soccer tradition that spans more than 50 years, attracting and creating millions of soccer fans around the globe. Since Panini formed a partnership with FIFA and published the first album as part of the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, the multi-generational phenomenon of colle...