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Prisca Zaccaria grew up in Cortona, Italy, and every summer for as long as she can remember, she anticipated the day when the Americans would arrive in Cortona from Rome by bus. These Americans were students in the University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona. “I remember growing up seeing these different people in town. They would wear...

David Beede was among the first to visit his future home on 72nd Ave. N, so of course, he got to pick his bedroom. He chose one on the west side. For the first time in years, Phyllis Beede felt relief. Her son had a safe, structured place to live in St. Petersburg, where he could avoid the cycle of hospital, homelessness and jail that so many peopl...

Dino Di Liberti is a man of passion who is still in love with his wife, Vicenza, after more than 50 years of marriage. As the 79-year-old Sicilian tells his life story in his Clearwater living room, he occasionally interrupts his cheerful reminiscences to clear his throat and check his tears. The emotion comes not from any sadness in his life, but...

Nick Buoniconti made a surprising revelation just before he was to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001: He was so distressed at being traded from his hometown Boston Patriots to the Miami Dolphins that he turned in his retirement papers. It was time, he had decided, to put his law degree to use. It was the kind of admission that elicited on...

Dr. Antonio Laudito, MD, is appointed to the position of Medical Director of The Heart Institute at Palmetto General Hospital. Dr. Laudito is an award winning cardiothoracic surgeon. Throughout his career, Dr. Laudito has presented his research and findings relating to cardiothoracic medicine at national and international talks, and has published n...

Hear this new generation of world-class tenors explore and present classic works with panache, verve and vivacity, all in their own inimitable style. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 19. For the first time in the United States, the Four Italian Tenors perform the greatest Tenor Arias and songs of all time, in wonderful unique a...

Military service was a family affair for the Alfieri brothers. Anthony Alfieri, a member of the American Legion Post 63 in Winter Garden, served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. But he wasn’t the only Alfieri who took to the seas in defense of his nation. His three brothers — Joseph, Ralph and Daniel — all served in the Navy, as...

A conversation with Dale Recinella, Correctional Chaplain on Florida’s Death Row. How does a successful Wall Street lawyer, Notre Dame Law School graduate, and owner of a Miami Bay penthouse, leave everything in order to offer spiritual assistance to people sentenced to death in Florida prisons, the second largest Death Row in the United States, af...

The Market Common turned into Italy for the 28th Italian Festival in Myrtle Beach, hosted by Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2662. There were Italian art vendors, music, and food during the two day event. “Naturally the star of the show is the food,” Frank Baldari, Chair of the Italian Festival said. “Ask your neighbor what their favorite food is...

The City of Newport’s 28th Annual Italianfest kicks off at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Pompilio’s Italian restaurant with Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso’s annual City Bocce Ball Tournament. Teams from eight Northern Kentucky cities will try to knock-off defending champion Cold Spring. In addition to Cold Spring and Newport, cities competing will be Bellevue, C...

Easygoing perfectionist. Fun-loving mischief maker. Dedicated and determined, a “heart rooted in service.” Pete D’Elia was the guy who got things done. If he had a nickname among the members of the Inverness Kiwanis Club, it would be “Pete will do it.” “Pete did not know how to say no,” said fellow Kiwanian Bob Adams. “That was a longstanding joke...

The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) announces the flagship trip to Verona, Italy, June 2019, where Hilton Head Island Mayor, John McCann, will meet with Verona Mayor, Federico Sboarina, to sign a Friendship agreement, which is the first step in the process towards a Sister-City pact. Also attending this historical event will be John De...