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Over Independence Day weekend, Il Regno's very own Cav. John Napoli was kind enough to show us his brevet and medals from the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George (Sacro Militare Ordine Constantiniano di San Giorgio), an ancient Roman Catholic dynastic order of Knighthood, which according to tradition traces its origins back to Emper...

Growing up, Dino LaSasso would never bring peanut butter and jelly or flavorless cold cut sandwiches to school for lunch. His mother, Patricia Bender, a former restaurant owner and chef, would make her three children veal cutlet sandwiches for lunch instead.   "I just assumed everybody had food like that," LaSasso said. After he was shocked...

The evening of the John Michael Marino Foundation, Inc. Order Sons of Italy in America 36th Annual Awards Presentation was memorable and inspiring, for it was on this night that The John Michael Marino Foundation, Inc. presented scholarships and awards to dynamic high school students of the Class of 2016.   The ceremony followed the John Mic...

by Darlene J. Swiger   People lined West Main Street in downtown Clarksburg Friday afternoon to watch the 38th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival coronation. The ceremony officially kicks off the three-day festival held each Labor Day weekend.   Friday's ceremony began with the introduction of the festival's princesses, Mi...

Lady Gaga said Thursday that her new album will be named after her late aunt and explore her family heritage. The superstar, revealing details of her first contemporary pop album in three years, said it will be called "Joanne" and come out on October 21. Joanne was the name of a paternal aunt who died at age 19 after struggles with lupus....

Grab the green, white and red and head out to Hutchinson Square this Sunday for the fourth Summerville Italian Feast. This year's festival has twice as many booths as last year, said festival organizer Jay Lombardo.   About 5,000 people came out last year in the aftermath of the October floods, and organizers are hoping for 7,000 this y...

A longtime Mount Vernon restaurant that closed last year after 65 years and then reopened briefly is expected to reopen again Oct. 18. The Lincoln Lounge, also known as Solano's, operated for 65 years at 209 Stevens Ave. before closing May 2015.   "We're going to continue the legacy and bring back what it was," said Federico Gugliemo, w...

Maurizio Marinella has a wonderful claim to fame: He's made a tie for every American president since John F. Kennedy. The Neapolitan tailor is the third-generation owner of E. Marinella, a family-run, bespoke tailoring shop in Naples, Italy, a city renowned for its handmade suits.   Inside the showroom just off of the wide Riviera di Chiaia...

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn started 50 years ago with a modest 10 members. On Thursday, more than 350 members packed into the Brooklyn Museum to celebrate the semi-centennial anniversary of the organization.   "Given the extraordinary turnout of over 350 people, the magnificence of this room, the extraordinary food and the...

After its widely popular debut in 2013, our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche returns once again this holiday season. One of the very few and finest examples of such a work outside of Naples, the crèche is an intricate Nativity scene that reflects the vitality and artisanship that the city is still known for.   The Art Institute's c...

The power of the new Flour House restaurant in San Luis Obispo rises from its commitment to authentic Neapolitan cuisine. For proof of that, just bite into one of the thin-crust pizzas, savor from-scratch pasta dishes or sample a daily special of braised osso buco served over risotto Parmigiano.   Envisioned by the husband-and-wife team of A...

Venerdì, 16 dicembre, alle ore 13.00, presso la Sala stampa della Camera dei Deputati, sarà presentato il progetto "Italia-Usa: cibo, lingua e cultura", ideato dal Rotarian Gourmet - fellowship del Rotary International, con il decisivo contributo del MIUR attraverso il prezioso supporto dell'Istituto Alberghiero di Stato Pellegrino Artusi di Roma,...