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San Francisco Italian American groups launched a referendum campaign Thursday to reclaim the former Columbus Day as “Italian American Heritage Day” following a Board of Supervisors decision last month to rename it as Indigenous Peoples Day. The board voted 10-1 in January in favor of the name change. The national holiday was named in honor of Itali...

This we highlight Ms. Claudine Metallo as Teacher of the Week. Ms. Metallo is a very engaging and motivated Italian teacher. I asked her, “When did you realize you wanted to be a teacher?” She said when she was younger, her mother was a teacher. Her mother taught for 65 years, so she grew up around it. I asked her, “Why did you want to be a teacher...

The Onesti Entertainment Corporation was awarded the contract to produce the Taylor Street Festa Italiana in 2018. The event will take place this year from Aug. 16 to 19. The news comes from the awarding body, The Little Italy Chicago Neighborhood Association. “We couldn’t be more excited,” says LICNA president Joseph Esposito. “Ron Onesti knows th...

A piazza for the Hill, once only a vision and a dream of a group of civic minded St. Louisans, is now a step closer to becoming reality. Thanks to a major donation by Marge and Ed Imo, of Imo’s Pizza fame, the group formed a committee, applied for a 501c3 and purchased the large lot directly across from St. Ambrose Church. The piazza will be named...

Specialty Italian shop Sergio & Co. has opened a new Italian restaurant right around the corner from their Denville store. Called The Pasta Shop, the Italian restaurant will serve homemade pasta and other Italian favorites, like chicken parmiginia (you can check out a full menu here). They're open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Th...

Da quanti anni e perché vive all’estero? Perché ha deciso di candidarsi e perché con questa lista? “Sono nato a Roma 36 anni fa e sono arrivato negli USA nel 2008. All’epoca non avevo la residenza, bensì un visto per chi fa ricerca; ho ottenuto lo status di residente permanente in questa ripartizione cinque anni fa, quando ho stabilito qui le mie a...

When: Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - WhrTrattoria Romana | 1476 Hylan Boulevard | Staten Island, NY 10305 - Costs: Members: $60; Non-Members: $70 - More info: Advance registration required. Spaces are limited. RSVP by Monday, March 12. The evening will be celebrated with the traditional meatless specialties of Chef/Owner Vittorio...

Three winters ago, Alabama head women’s golf coach Mic Potter and his assistant, Susan Rosenstiel, attended the ANNIKA Invitational, a top-flight junior event in Reunion, Florida, to watch and meet potential prospects. While there, they met Stefano Sardi, the manager of the Italian girls' national team, who had accompanied one of his players, Carol...

Welcome to the 2018 edition of The Essentials, our catalog of indispensable and quintessential Phoenix food and drink. From now until May, we'll be sharing 50 dishes, drinks, and food experiences that make up the culinary backbone (and personality) of metro Phoenix. This list is highly eclectic, mixing classics with newer and lesser-known favorites...

Da quanti anni e perché vive all’estero? Perché ha deciso di candidarsi e perché con questa lista? “Sono emigrata all’età di 8 anni con la mia famiglia e quindi è 52 anni che sono all’estero. Sono nata ad Abbateggio, in provincia di Pescara, il 5 aprile 1957. Ho sempre nutrito un forte legame con l’Italia, tornando ogni anno alla mia terra natia, e...

With the closing of Monastero’s in November, the Sicilian American Cultural Association needed to find a new home for its monthly meetings. After weighing its options, the venerable organization has settled on Cucina Biagio in Harwood Heights. Open to the public, the meetings often feature presentations on Sicilian and Italian arts, science, music,...

When: 3/2/2018 - 3/10/2018 - Where: Theatre italytime, 25/B Carmine Street, New York City, NY 10014 - Buy Tickets here italytime the first Italian Cultural Center in NYC is coming out with their first play of the season Three Eyes on Pinocchio, directed by Vittorio Capotorto to be performed at Our Lady of Pompeii Theater, 25/B Carmine Street, New Y...