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Olives are actually a fruit packed with nutrients that benefit the entire body. As far as the health benefits of black versus green olives, registered dietitians say they are about equal. Whether your preference is black or green olives, here is something to consider. A half cup of black olives has an estimated 725 milligrams of sodium and a half c...

Sonoma Valley resident Peggy Ann Albano was seemingly everywhere at once — willingly jumping in to help with bookkeeping, serve customers, cook or do whatever else was needed to help the family business get off the ground. Her many contributions helped to establish Mary’s Pizza Shack as a beloved family restaurant at its initial location in Boyes H...

Many of us love sipping a glass of bubbly to celebrate a special occasion, and with bottles of Champagne being pretty expensive, it's not uncommon to opt for a cheaper bottle of Prosecco instead - especially if you're just using it to mix with orange juice for a Bucks Fizz. But buying Prosecco doesn't have to mean buying lower quality booze, as one...

The Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn got their passports out and traveled all the way to Staten Island where they were welcomed by Justice Ralph Porzio during its monthly meeting at Nino's Restaurant on Hylan Boulevard on Jan. 10. The Columbian Lawyers are one of the most powerful and influential bar associations in Brooklyn, but the group...

It is just after dawn on Italy’s Po river and Rudi, the captain of our hotel barge, La Bella Vita, is running a broom over the sun deck. Autumn’s mellow fruitfulness is working its magic, and were it not for a white heron, tree-hopping from one side of the wooded shoreline to the other, I could be in a still life. As I capture the golden horizon, R...

It wasn’t easy, but Fort Myers gave the go-ahead Wednesday for the city’s first food truck park. The city Board of Adjustments approved Bruno’s Brooklyn Bites Food Truck Park with a 5-0 vote. The park will be on McGregor Boulevard near the Edison-Ford Estate. Cal and Genevieve Bruno, who own Bruno’s of Brooklyn on Second Street in downtown, filed t...

Villa stays have always been popular with luxury travelers but the COVID pandemic has made them even more appealing. Rather than brushing up against strangers at hotels or resorts, many families—especially multigenerational ones—want to travel with their own group to lower the risk of infection. (The appearance of new virus variants (such as XBB.1....

After more than 20 years, American ownership has returned to the highest level of professional basketball in Italy, the “Serie A”. Cotogna Sports Group (CSG), a company founded in 2022 by a group of students of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has purchased 90% of Pallacanestro Trieste, a professional basketball team based in T...

Boats are meant to float, but a new concept from Italy’s pioneering Lazzarini Design Studio would also have them soar — sort of. The company has released renderings for its latest creation: Plectrum, a futuristic, 242-foot superyacht capable of traveling at speeds of 86 miles per hour above the water line — similar to a hoverboard.   The seven-bedr...

02/07 Tuesday 6:00 pm • Casa Belvedere • 79 Howard Avenue • Staten Island, NY - Doors open at 6:00 pm. Tombola games begin at 6:30 pm. Entry: Members free; non-members $10 per person. Tombola cards must be purchased for each round at $3 each. Tombola is a game that originated in Southern Italy. Similar to Bingo, the game is fun to play, easy to lea...

Thousands of papers, manuscripts and historical documents stored in Ukraine's state archives and libraries will be saved from destruction due to the Russian invasion. This will be done by an Italian company, CSA Documents, a leader in the archival and digitization industry that has offered free help to the government of KyjivCSA Documents Chairman...

Good evening. Thank you, Dario and Pasquale for inviting me to join today’s event. Ambassador Zappia – thank you for your leadership in support of our long-standing alliance and partnership. I am always pleased to participate in initiatives to broaden the United States’ strong bilateral relationship with Italy. The business matching platform launch...