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The Italian American Heritage Society of Birmingham cordially invites you to share in the time-honored tradition of the Saint Joseph Altar. The Saint Joseph Altar is Sicilian in origin. During a terrible famine, the people of Sicily pleaded to Saint Joseph, their patron saint, for relief.   Saint Joseph answered their prayers and the famine...

A group of good friends has founded an organization that accomplishes two objectives near to their hearts — celebrating their Italian heritage and committing charitable acts in the community they love.   The newly formed Cultural Italian American Organization, or CIAO, brings together people of Italian descent to share traditions and customs...

The Harrison County Commission has rejected a funding request from the Italian Heritage Festival board.The board will now have to look elsewhere for an additional $3,000 to help fund the 'Glow In The Park Run' this Saturday. The commission has already granted funding for the festival over Labor Day Weekend.   Commissioner Bernie Fazzini note...

At Atlanta's La Pietra Cucina, chef Bruce Logue focused on what he calls the "handmade aspects" of Italian cuisine, building a reputation for some of the best Italian cooking in the city — a surprising achievement for an Atlanta native of Scots-Irish descent.Logue's background includes stints at several well-regarded contemporary Italian and modern...

The 19th Annual Italian Festival, featuring a variety of vendors, games and rides for children, as well as live entertainment, will be held May 15-17 at St. Philip Neri Church, 292 Munn Road E. in Fort Mill.   Festival participants can indulge in homemade Italian specialties, such as eggplant Parmesan and cannolis, available for dine in, enj...

By Travis Highfield   Roughly 70 years ago, the only place you'd likely find American, German and Italian soldiers together was on a battlefield, Maj. Gen. John W. Baker said. On Sunday, however, representatives from each country were on hand for a wreath-laying ceremony to honor 22 German and Italian prisoners of war who died in captiv...

The Cultural Italian-American Organization, of Auburn, will host its annual Christopher Columbus Testimonial Dinner Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by an Italian dinner at 6:30 p.m. and homemade limoncello and Italian dessert. This year's dinner will honor retiring sta...

Though rich foods and sweets tend to dominate the holiday season, at least one segment of the population celebrates with a marginally lighter meal.   The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian tradition, brought here by Italian-Americans. As the name suggests, it's a seafood-heavy affair, one that pays homage to a Catholic custom of abstain...

Paolo Veronese (1528–1588) was one of the giants of Venetian Renaissance painting. Though perhaps best known for his grand ceiling paintings and large Biblical feast scenes, Veronese and his workshop created altarpieces and smaller religious paintings for private devotion or collectors, as well as portraits, depictions of sensual narratives drawn f...

di Claudia Vanni   Perché i viaggi non sono solo tappe turistiche. Per alcuni finiscono per essere "banali trasferte immortalate con una bulimia di scatti fotografici", ma per altri sono "pellegrinaggi in un luogo dell'anima". E da queste spedizioni alla ricerca del sé, può nascere addirittura un libro: Ascoltavo le maree. "Sono arrivato pe...

"Sounds from 60s, 80s, Broadway, Pop and Much More!" Jerry Somma, President of the Feast of Little Italy announces the bold entertainment lineup for this year's Feast taking place November 1st – 3rd in Jupiter's Abacoa Town Center.   In its 11th year, the Feast of Little Italy continues to delight and surprise festivalgoers with a blend of o...

"The Other Italy" Lecture Series and Wine Tasting"Sicily"February 24,"Umbria,"March 34:00 PMHilary's in Horrigan Hall, Bellarmine University$15 members, $20 guests per dateReserve your spot by calling 502.938.8830 or by clicking on the event link under "Upcoming Events".With the publication of Frances Mayes' best-seller Under the Tuscan Sun, Americ...