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A statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed from beside Columbia’s historic canal as statues of controversial figures have become the focus of protests nationwide. The city of Columbia removed the statue early Friday morning from an area of Riverfront Park, where the explorer’s statue had stood near a popular walking trail between the Columbi...

The event, organized by Miami Scientific Italian Community to promote the spread of the Made in Italy researhers’ culture. Leonardo Da Vinci, symbol of the Italian excellence in creativity and innovation: this is the key in understanding the project Leonardo’s Way: The discovery of modern Italian geniuses in US. The USA appreciates and looks more a...

Seven people have been arrested for vandalizing statues of Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León in Miami. The arrests happened after a chaotic scene ensued in the city where protesters had a confrontation with police, and a day after a figure of Columbus was torn down in Richmond, Virginia, and another was found beheaded in Boston, Massachus...

Members of the Italian American Club have remained busy during the COVID-19 pandemic raising money to help others. The club recently made donations to organizations in Wildwood and Belleview that help feed those in need. Club President Frank Truglio made the presentations of the $1,000 checks. One of the donations went to the Wildwood Soup Kitchen,...

Anthony Sansone Sr., the founder of Sansone Group, one of the region's largest commercial real estate companies, died Monday morning. He was 93. Mr. Sansone died of natural causes at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He was principal, chairman and CEO of Clayton-based Sansone Group, whose other principals are four of his sons: Jim, Nick, Dou...

A delicious treat for the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office tweeted that Carrabba's in North Charleston donated lunch to the deputies of the B patrol. "Thank you, @Carrabbas North Charleston!" the sheriff's office tweeted.  

A donation of 1000 face masks was given to Hope Abounds Cancer Network by Mike Campbell, CEO and President of Leather Italia USA. Mr. Campbell purchased the masks and donated them to Hope Abounds for appropriate distribution. “Supporting Hope Abounds, and all of the “Extraordinary People” that truly bless so many through their sincerity of love, ca...

We are sad to confirm that, at the direction of state and local authorities and federal guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been directed to cancel the 2020 Memphis Italian Festival. Though we are disappointed that we cannot present MIF this year, we understand this must be done for the greater good. We WILL have the festival next year M...

A donation from an anonymous group allowed Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant to feed 40 people, including 20 children, at the Salvation Army homeless shelter Tuesday evening. Meals including baked ziti, lasagna, cheese ravioli or chicken Parmesan, plus bread and salad. "The Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem is extraordinarily grateful to whoever...

Frank Stephen Coniglio, the jovial husband of Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio and the restaurateur behind popular E.R. Bradley’s Saloon, died Sunday, March 22, 2020, at his home in Palm Beach after a long illness , his family said. He was 81. The Coniglios opened E.R. Bradley’s in 1983 as a restaurant and bar in Palm Beach but it is today a fixture...

Searching for your ancestors is one of the greatest adventures you can ever undertake. Perhaps the most powerful and connecting experience you can have is taking a trip to the place your ancestors came from. It was certainly the case for Joe Agosta. Like an increasing number of Americans, Joe became curious about his heritage. It’s an understandabl...

Lauren Mascitti is a singer-songwriter and one of the American Idol hopefuls for season 18 of the singing-competition reality show. She auditioned for the judges in Nashville. Mascitti grew up in Ohio but later moved to Nashville. She brought Shawn Camp, a Grammy Award-winning country music producer with her to accompany her on the audition. Accord...