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by Jacob P. Perry   A longtime township resident was honored by the Township Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 26, for having been named 2015 "Woman of the Year" by the Center for Italian & Italian American Culture. The recipient, Janice Mariana Fields of Darren Drive, has lived in town for 24 years and served in numerous community an...

As the illustration at right so ably captures, what Christopher Columbus began 524 years ago, Italian Americans continue to this day.   Just as the seafaring explorer set out for the undiscovered country in a quest for knowledge, commerce and the promise of a better future for those he represented on his quest, so, too, do our political lead...

Sarà presto negli Usa la Redazione di Umdi UN MONDO D'ITALIANI, uno dei pochi giornali quotidiani al mondo dedicati agli italiani ovunque, dedicati agli italiani ovunque, diretto da Mina Cappussi, pronto a seguire gli eventi di Filitalia International, il Gran Galà, gli incontri con gli imprenditori italo-americani e con coloro che potrebbero ess...

500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum focuses on the renowned collection of more than 1,000 Italian drawings at the Princeton University Art Museum, which includes significant works by artists Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, and Giambattista Tiepolo, as well as masterpieces by Carpaccio, Michelangelo, and Modigliani...

The Lido Civic Club will honor Italian Chamber of Deputies Representative Angela Fucsia Nissoli with its Lido Friendship Award at its annual Italian-American Congressional Reception on Capitol Hill on September 18, 2014. The Lido Friendship Award is bestowed on individuals who have made significant contributions to the Italian-American community....

by Caitlin Heaney West   Scranton chapter of UNICO hosts First Friday exhibit centering on Italian experience in NEPA. They came from thousands of miles away, leaving behind their families to cross the sea with little in their pockets beside their hopes.   This Friday, the Scranton chapter of UNICO National will celebrate the sac...

By Kevin Shea A 7-foot statue of Christopher Columbus that stands in front of the Italian American Heritage Center in Hamilton was defaced with graffiti sometime this weekend, police and officials said. Columbus' face was painted black, the number 13 was written on his chest and the letters "FU" were scrawled on the ground in front of the ped...

Mostly Opera, a non-profit theater group featuring local and regional singers, along with dancers from the Scranton Civic Ballet, will present "Viva Italia!" an evening of Italian songs, in celebration of Columbus Day, on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Scranton Hilton.   The event will feature a full course dinner with an Italian theme to accompan...

Andrew Cecere grew up in the Pittsburgh of the 1930s, back when the idea that ancestry is destiny permeated American thought. In cities, it was the age of racial and ethnic neighborhoods. The Italians here, the Irish over there, beyond them the Poles, the blacks, and so forth. In the urban mosaic, you knew your place, and were expected to make the...

by Victoria L. Cann   Summer is winding down, and the beginning of school marks an important weekend coming up in Clarksburg — the 38th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival. But first a tasty prelude arrives in the form of the 28th annual Pasta Cook-Off, which will be held this Saturday. "The Pasta Cook-Off didn't start with t...

Rich Celender stood inside an ancient Roman bath just outside the Italian city of Volterra. His LiDAR rig shot millions of laser scans at the ancient walls and ruins, collecting billions of points of data.   "It was surreal, standing within a Roman bath from 3,000 years ago," said Celender, a vice president of civil engineering at Civil &...

Are you an Italian American who is sick and tired of the negative portrayal and denigration of our heritage? If so, we need you to attend the Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition general meeting on Sunday, April 21, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Chancellor's Suite in Seton Hall University, South Orange. The event is free and all are welcome to atte...