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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...

Taking the oath as Treasurer I am humbled to be trusted with finances of our Club. My parents, who invested hard work and financial support in IAC, would be proud that their legacy continues. Angelo and Lucy Giardino with many others organized a social club to promote Italian culture in our community. In 1951 our founding fathers realized their dre...

The weekend of gravy and grazie, pasta and powder rooms, music and meatballs is upon us, as Memphis Italian Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary, and all things Italian, at Marquette Park in East Memphis. Powder rooms? Yes. The portable potty might not hail from Italy, but only at Italian Fest will you find a contest dedicated to how it’s decor...

A local philanthropist was awarded the state’s highest civilian honor. During a recent visit to the Grand Strand, Governor Henry McMaster recognized Fred Nesta with the Order of the Palmetto. According to the state’s website the Order of the Palmetto is awarded to citizens of South Carolina for extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of n...

With Memorial Day weekend just days away, Caffe Luna Rosa in Delray Beach will once again have a table set-up but empty – a Missing Man Table – in tribute to servicemen and servicewomen who were never able to return home. The table will include a folded flag, a Bible, a lit candle, a flower, and a plate with a slice of lemon and salt. This special...

Like a talented storyteller beginning his tale, a generous host invites visitors into the scene by setting the table with delicious food and decorated dinnerware. In Renaissance Italy, maiolica was the standard form of pottery used to serve these welcoming meals. The exhibition “Storytelling in Renaissance Maiolica,” on view at the Georgia Museum o...

Franklin’s Quattro Eroi Lodge, 1414, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, recently hosted its installation of officers. The services were held at the VFW on Pond Street and were facilitated by State First Vice President Denise Furnari and State Deputy Joanne Ciannavel. Gino Carlucci will serve a second term as president and Barbara Mucciar...

Coaching, formazione, incubazione, incontri con aziende e potenziali investitori, servizi a sostegno della nuova imprenditoria per accompagnare le startup e gli spin off Made in Italy in un processo di sviluppo negli USA: è questo l’obiettivo del protocollo “Venture Bridge Florida” tra Miami Scientific Italian Community e Venture Hive, firmato oggi...

Could a painting hanging on the wall of the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) hold the key to a culinary mystery? One of the most popular comfort foods in the world is spaghetti and meatballs. If you read food blogs, you may have heard that this dish did not originate on Italian soil. Many celebrity chefs, Italian-American chefs, and food writers...

May 9, 2019 – Time: 7:00 p.m. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033. This presentation and book signing by Dianne Hales honors Atlanta as a cultural center of significance. Dianne is the author of the now famous book “La Bella Lingua”. She is coming to Atlanta to present her third book: “How Italy seduced the World.” Addit...