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Many people hold several jobs throughout their life. Some loyal employees hold jobs for decades. But one man in Brazil has stayed at one company longer than anyone in the world – literally. Walter Orthmann, 100, set the Guinness World Record for working at the same company for 84 years and nine days. Orthmann's career started when he was just 15 ye...

One of the largest resident lifestyle clubs in The Villages recently lent a helping hand to a popular community service group. The Benvenuto Americans of Italian Heritage Club donated $1,500 to Helping Hands, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that loans durable medical equipment at no cost to Villagers. Typically,  the club raises about $5,000 through its char...

The first-ever Italian American Heritage Festival in Fountain Inn is happening this weekend, on Saturday, April 30th, 2022. Are you thinking about attending the festival? We have the schedule, the vendors, and all the details you need to plan your day! Good Italian food is not always easy to find in the south, and that’s just one of the things that...

The Italian-American Club of Greater Greenville is hosting an Italian Heritage Festival in the Upstate later this month. The festival will take place on Saturday, April 30, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The best part is, it’s free! The idea for the event began when Maria Natale began selling Italian pastries. Natale decided that if she ever opene...

One of Knoxville's biggest street fairs is set to return in late April — the Rossini Festival. The Spring 2021 festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers plan to fill Gay Street with Italian food, funnel cake and fun on April 30. They said it should last around 11 hours that day. This year's festival is also expected to incl...

It’s not too easy to hop a plane and head to Italy in order to explore some of the best art and architecture in the world. However, what would you say if we told you that one exhibit in Florida is bringing Italy right to you? Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is open in West Palm Beach until April 24th and you do not want to miss out on...

On April 11 and 12 there will be a Passport Mission for residents (AIRE members) in the southern area of Mississippi and Alabama and for the area of Pensacola (Florida). Those interested in renewing their passport can send an e-mail to passaporti.miami@esteri.it with the subject MISSIONE PASSAPORTI PENSACOLA by April 6, indicating their personal da...

The Italian American Club of Jacksonville takes pride in being River City’s oldest ethnic organization. Its history began during the early 1920s when a small group of immigrants decided to form a social club to continue their rich Italian heritage. After a short time this original club disbanded and in January 1935, the American Italian Club of Jac...

A walk on 7th Avenue in Ybor City is full of history, especially in one of the most historic buildings. The Italian Club sits proudly on 7th Avenue, it was founded in 1894 as a mutual aid society and was one of many clubs that was created for immigrants to get help with healthcare, a job or even a mortgage. The library was a place where many immigr...

Dick Vitale stares at the TV wide-eyed, resting his lower back on the couch to relieve soreness from a Neupogen shot that's meant to offset knifing pain from his second-to-last round of chemotherapy. His living room has windows that overlook a golf course in the backyard and opens up to an office that could pass as a sports museum from a Hall of Fa...

Fairy tales are often told to young children to instill a sense of adventure, to promote imagination, and to develop the foundations of love and morality. Not many relate the fantastical stories to reality. Yet Ida, 96, and John Buchanan, 98, have been writing their own storybook for more than seven decades. They will celebrate their 75th wedding a...

On March 13, 2022, Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches celebrated its 45th Anniversary Gala at The Breakers Palm Beach Resort. The 45th Anniversary Gala was organized by the Gala Co-Chairs Antonella Brancaccio-Balzano and Chris Salamone. President Paul G. Finizio delivered the Welcome and Mission Statement speech and then h...