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May 26 at 1pm. $10 Webinar presented by Marisa Horowitz-Jaffe. Click here for more info & to register. Organized by the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. Entertainment during the Roman Empire looked quite different than what we seek in modern times. Let’s discuss what a gladiator actually is (professional vs slave), how the Colosseum provided a...

Do you know of an Italian American veteran whose experience should be told? The IAMLA is seeking stories surrounding veterans and individuals, both men and women, who served in the military or otherwise contributed to U.S. war efforts from the founding of the nation to the present. Please email info@italianhall.org. Include the following informatio...

Carlo Joseph Salvo was born on August 24, 1924, in Council Bluffs. He was the second of six children born to Jasper Salvo and Antonina (Caruso) Salvo. Carlo was a proud Italian-American throughout his life, speaking and enjoying the language for over 95 years. He was a member of the Marconi Society, an Italian fellowship in Council Bluffs. He conti...

“Italiani in Texas in prima linea contro il covid19” è il tema del webinar organizzato oggi, 22 maggio, dal Consolato generale d’Italia a Houston in collaborazione con l’Ambasciata italiana a Washington.Dedicato ai rappresentanti italiani della comunità medico-scientifica impegnati in prima linea in Texas, il seminario vuole essere un'occasione per...

The story of the Titanic was the tragic symbol of an era that was ending, culminating in the Great War. The “unsinkable” liner brought the eternal bourgeois certainties into the depths of the ocean, and with them the horrible distinction of the world into social classes. Only 712 out of 2207 people aboard survived the sinking, and some of them died...

As we navigate through this time of uncertainty, we have postponed the Drink of the Week column and are replacing it with a takeout option for the week. Support local businesses and stay safe, Tahoe. PRIMO’S ITALIAN BISTRO Whenever I think about the best Italian food I always picture the Italian grandmother rolling dough and making pasta from scrat...

The Italian American Club of Venice recently named scholarships to eight Venice High School students. “As part of their charity and community outreach, the Italian American Club of Venice has awarded more than $16,000 in scholarships to very deserving members of Venice High School Class of 2020,” it said in a news release. Scholarships went to: Mic...

In its 2,500-year history, Naples has witnessed numerous wars, revolutions, natural disasters and invasions. Over the past couple of months, however, Neapolitans experienced something almost entirely new: silence. Italy was the first European country to institute a strict nationwide lockdown to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. In the souther...

The Verona chapter of UNICO National celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And what a year it has been — for everyone! Through the pandemic, the chapter continues to live out the mission of “service above self.” UNICO National is the largest Italian-American service organization, which has chapters all across the United States, raising money f...

Beach season is around the corner and all along Italy's vast coastlines, preparations have begun to attract sun-worshippers and their wallets while safeguarding against the lingering coronavirus. Most beaches throughout the country remain off-limits. Along some stretches of seafront, however, the sight of colourful, carefully spaced parasols and lo...

Bob Mariano, the man behind Mariano’s grocery stores, plans to open a new chain of grocery stores in Chicago with the first one slated to open next March in Lincoln Park. Dom’s Market and Kitchen will be a small-footprint grocer that caters to “busy consumers who want the option to cook at home, take out quality prepared foods, or eat on-site. Cons...

The first line in the email said everything. "Buffalo lost a part of its soul yesterday with the passing of Joseph Giambra," a family representative wrote in a note about the death of a civic legend. Giambra – almost always known as "Joey" – died at 86 late Thursday in a Covid-19 wing at Buffalo General Medical Center. He had been hospitalized sinc...