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The Italian American Club of Jacksonville presents its annual Festa Italiana on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, at its clubhouse at 2838 Westberry Road in Mandarin. The club, established in 1951, has hosted a fall Festa Italiana every October for 25 years. It is hosting this two-day spring celebration of all things Italian from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m...

December 4, 2014 - December 17, 2014The James Royal Palm - 1545 Collins Avenue - Miami Beach, Florida 33139   Ex-pat Italians have had a huge influence on American life in many fields from art, fashion, film, food and so much more! This is the subject of New York-based Italian photographer Alexo Wandael's project, ITALIANY, in coll...

"Antichità, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance and Baroque Images of Rome" will be on view at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University from August 24 through November 17, 2013. This spectacular temporary exhibition includes maps, views, and books on Rome from the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Over 130 works of art, many...

Organized by GDG Productions and sponsored by the San Gennaro Festival Society of Port St. Lucie, a Non-Profit 501-C3 organization, the 2016 Seventh Annual Port St. :Lucie Festival Italiano this year is once again presented by Garber Buick-GMC of Ft. Pierce, and will take place on Saturday February 27 (12-10 pm) and Sunday February 28 (10-7 pm) at...

Kaitlin Gammon, a graduating senior at Crestview High School, is the local Sons of Italy lodge's first $1,000 scholarship recipient.   Kaitlin, whose parents are Sean and Tina Gammon of Crestview, plans to pursue the medical field while attending the University of South Alabama.   Read more   Source: http://www.crestviewbu...

L'attività promozionale 2013 in favore della cantieristica navale prevede l'organizzazione di una collettiva italiana alla Cruise Shipping 2013. La manifestazione, principale fiera dedicata al comparto della crocieristica, giunge quest'anno alla 29° edizione ed avrà luogo presso il Convention Center di Miami.All'edizione 2012 della Cruise Shipping...

The story of Laura DiNello is as layered as the mosaic masterpieces that she's known for. The self-taught Italian-American artist grew up in Chicago in a culture that frowned upon visual art as a valid profession, especially for women.   Most family and friends saw DiNello's drawings and paintings as a cute hobby. When she announced that sh...

By Allen Wallace   As American soldiers arrived at Fort Jackson in 1940 to prepare for what soon would become World War II, many were served home-cooked meals by a woman who ran a fruit stand across from a bus station on Blanding Street.   Sadie Tronco's acts of kindness for the soldiers led her to found a restaurant that will celebra...

Gaetano and Caroline Simonelli were just children on a farm in Nazi-occupied Italy in 1943 when a fighter plane screamed across the sky and crashed within feet of their home.   The pilot was killed. The Simonelli family, devout Roman Catholics, buried him right there on the farm. In a Rock Hill cemetery 71 years later an old man named Bobby...

A Soyuz spacecraft has safely docked at the International Space Station, beginning the Expedition 42 Futura mission.   It transported an American and Russian astronaut, as well as Italian Samantha Cristoforetti.She's a flight engineer with the European Space Agency. But before all of that, she attended Space Camp at the US Space and Rocket C...

by Bruce Smith   It will be a poignant scene on Friday when the new season of the internationally renowned Spoleto Festival USA opens with a brass fanfare and speeches on the steps of Charleston City Hall.    It will be the last time that Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., who helped bring Spoleto to Charleston almost four decades ago, p...

The Sons of Italy in America St. Augustine Lodge 2780 is accepting applications for scholarships for the 2015-16 school year. Scholarships are open to any current St. Johns County High School student with a demonstrable Italian-American heritage (of any proportion) and will be judged by the following primary criteria.   ■ Applicants mus...