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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...

After two years of being canceled due to the pandemic, the Irish Italian Festival returns for its 19th year. After a 4 p.m. mass, the festival will begin at 5 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on campus at the University of Southern Mississippi. At the festival, there will be food, live music, silent auctions and much more. “We started it...

Kind, gentle, and charismatic, Anita Morris is a mother and grandmother. But it may be hard to believe that the Jacksonville resident is also a World War II veteran. “I’m very proud that I served my country,” Morris told News4JAX. “I feel like maybe I’ve given a little bit back to my country when it has given me everything. I love America. I love t...

The twins settle in their seats at the church hall with cake doughnuts, coffee and three creamers apiece. Norma wanders off to chat, as usual, and Edy looks for her, as usual. “Where’s my sister?” Edy says. Norma returns and tweaks Edy’s downy hair, fluffing it back to the heavens. They are dressed the same — navy blue sweaters, Peter Pan collars,...

Tuesday, March 1, 2022. 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM on zoom, register here. ICI is proud to bring back Dr. Christopher Fulton for a lecture on Rome.  Ti invito a visitare Roma! In this presentation, Prof. Fulton will share his insight and personal reflections on the Eternal City, in both its glorious past and vibrant present. We will look at select monuments...

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Now, in 2022, a piece from his ship can belong to you. According to a press release from Affiliated Auctions and Realty, LLC, the Santa Maria’s bell is scheduled for auction in Tallahassee on March 2, 2022. Affiliated Auctions says the bell arrived in Tallahassee from Miami after the diver who di...

Lakewood Ranch resident Mary Ann Cricchio loves all things Italian. "I visited the Uffizi, and I just found myself staying in the Leonardo da Vinci room and was really captured by the emotion in the painting the ’Annunciation.' I wanted that recreated on the ceiling of my great room," explained Cricchio. As the owner of Da Mimmo Tours, she spends h...

The Taste of Little Italy will return in its fifteenth year in Tradition Square in Port St. Lucie February 18-20. The cultural festival known for its inviting Italian ambience, national Italian-American entertainers, and authentic food will offer free admission in honor of its anniversary to thank the community for its continued support. Festival h...

ON A LITTLE ROAD SURROUNDED by pine trees and quaint houses in Anniston, Alabama, you can find a number of headstones that mark the final resting places of German and Italian soldiers who were held as prisoners of war. From 1943 to 1946, German and Italian soldiers from the North African Campaign were brought to Fort McClellan as prisoners of war....