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Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, a beloved brand known for its delicious Italian Ice and Frozen Custard treats, is expanding into Kentucky. The brand recently announced its latest multi-unit deal to bring franchise locations to the state with the first slated to open in 2021. The agreement was finalized with a multi-generational family franchis...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2021 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...

Sicily has made impressive strides over the last few years. For example, consumers had often overlooked local products such as wine and olive oil up until around 20 years ago. Genuine products, no doubt, but the "do it yourself" origins could not compete with the magnitude of the national and international markets.When the Sicilians decided to high...

The Chicago restaurant group behind Girl & the Goat and Boka is set to open an Italian-American restaurant in the West Loop in late summer. The restaurant will be called Alla Vita, a cheer that translates as “to life.” Chef Lee Wolen, who has worked with Boka Restaurant Group for almost eight years, will lead the kitchen. The menu will include mush...

Chicago was tugging at Mark Giangreco’s sleeve long before he called it home. When he was 8, he’d lie in bed at night — when the signal reached his home outside of Buffalo, New York, the clearest — and listen to the city’s radio stations on his transistor. He was obsessed with the music stations. He’d rock to WCFL and WLS and dream of becoming a di...

Remote working has become a possibility for many during the pandemic, meaning the office can now be anywhere from a kitchen table to a sandy beach on the other side of the world. And while relocating to a picturesque Italian town might also factor on many people's lists, that prospect just got even better with two destinations offering to pay worke...

Oscar-winning Italian actress Sophia Loren scooped a David di Donatello award, Italy's top film prize, for best actress at a ceremony in Rome last night. Loren won the accolade for her lead role as Madame Rosa in La Vita Davanti a Sé (The Life Ahead), directed by her son Edoardo Ponti. In the film Loren plays a former prostitute and Holocaust survi...

“Il ruolo delle Organizzazioni Italo Americane nei rapporti socio-economici Italia-Usa”. Ecco il lavoro di tesi sulla cooperazione tra Calabria e Stati Uniti d’America realizzato da Gregorio Crudo, neolaureato magistrale all’Università della Calabria con il massimo dei voti in Scienze delle Pubbliche Amministrazioni. Uno studio così significativo d...

When Italian Americans are gathered, it’s usually a safe bet that the conversation will turn to the topic we seem to love most… the culinary delights that are Italian food! In fact, many of us like to recall enjoying delectable homemade meals with the famiglia… while discussing what we plan to eat at the next sitting! Who can blame us for this obvi...

The antibodies were present “regardless of the severity of the illness, the age of the patients or the presence of other pathologies,” according to a statement from the San Raffaele hospital in Milan. The researchers, working with Italy’s ISS national health institute, studied 162 patients with symptomatic coronavirus who turned up at the emergency...

Jannik Sinner is just as comfortable on the hard courts of Miami as he is on the red clay of Rome, where he’s scheduled to face Rafael Nadal on Wednesday. Lorenzo Musetti modeled his all-court game after Roger Federer. And Matteo “The Hammer” Berrettini has one of the biggest serve-forehand combinations in tennis. The Italian men that are starting...

A total of 416 beaches across Italy have been awarded the 2021 bandiera blu (Blue flag) status for high water quality standards. The prestigious recognition, up from 407 last year and 215 more than a decade ago, comes from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), which assigns the flags to beaches with "excellent" water quality. The region...