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The Council of Italian American Societies of Greater Bridgeport presented eight area Italian Americans with the John A. Arcudi, Esq Award for their professional success and service to others. The following eight Italian Americans were honored at Trumbull’s Tashua Knolls banquet facility before 180 guests: Mario Bartoli of Trumbull, Frank T. Gennari...

Italian fashion group Brunello Cucinelli, in the wake of “excellent sales in October and November” and the results of the first 9 months of the year, has estimated that its 2022 revenue will increase by approximately 28% over the previous year, as indicated in a press release. Orders received for the Spring/Summer 2023 men's and women’s collections...

After 15 years on the harbor, Aqua Vino Restaurant and Banquets will be moving to a new location in January. The restaurant will be taking over the former Outback Steakhouse building, 8655 Clinton St. in The Orchard plaza. Aqua Vino owner Robert Esche, president of Mohawk Valley Garden and the Utica Comets’ AHL team, believes the new location will...

The company set to light the sky over the Strip on New Year’s Eve has been creating pyrotechnic spectacles since the 1850s. Fireworks by Grucci, a Long Island-based leader in the industry, has a history of producing themed fireworks extravaganzas in Las Vegas, but it also has created bang and brilliance at 8 U.S. presidential inaugurations, the Oly...

The 2022 edition of 100 Presepi, Rome's international nativity crib exhibition, takes place under the colonnade in St Peter's Square until 8 January. The annual exhibition was founded in 1976 and each year it hosts more than 100 Nativity scenes from Italy and other countries around the world. In addition to contemporary reproductions of traditional...

Mauro Lorenzini is the new Italian Consul General in Houston. Mauro Lorenzini is an Italian diplomat with 24 years of experience in the field of international relations. Born in Livorno in 1967, he graduated in Political Science fom the University "Cesare Alfieri" of Florence in 1993 and joined the Italian Foreign Service in December 1998. Between...

Cincinnati pizza icon Donald "Buddy" LaRosa was honored by the Ohio Restaurant Association on Tuesday and inducted into the organization's hall of fame. LaRosa opened LaRosa's Pizzeria in the West Side in 1954. Since then, the pizza chain has grown to include more than 65 locations in Southwestern and Central Ohio and Northern Kentucky. As of 2014,...

Major NATO maneuvers on Taranto, Apulia. The Navy's most important base in the southern Mediterranean consolidates its strategic role within the Atlantic Alliance with the activation, which is still being worked on, of NATO's Multinational Maritime Command for the South. Confirming the news was Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Enrico Credendino speaking...

MSC Cruises has held a naming ceremony for MSC Seascape, the largest and most technologically-advanced ship built in Italy. The naming ceremony took place in New York on 7 December. The ship’s arrival in New York marks the end of a 17-day journey from the shipyard where it was built in Italy. Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri delivered the 339-meter-...

In the sport of cross-country running (XC), very few Italian Americans have made a mark. Indeed, looking down the list of this year's NCAA XC Men's Championship race, held in late November at Oklahoma University, very few Italian-American names appear. (This finding is based on identifiable surnames or other, personal sources.) The championship rac...

Thursday December 15 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Organized by Il Cenacolo Italian Cultural Club - SF Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton Street - San Francisco, CA. Hon. Sergio Strozzi, Consul General of the Republic of Italy in San Francisco, will discuss the special relationship between Italy and San Francisco—through art, music, food, wine, and famili...

The appeal of Italian cuisine is undeniable. For many, very few things satisfy like a plate of pasta, a pizza, or a caprese. After years of mass emigration, globalization, travel and political upheaval, much of “Italian” cuisine outside of Italy has become unrecognizable. Over the years we've found a number of places where the chefs are trying to r...