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Every year, members of the California State Assembly name an extraordinary small business to recognize during the California Small Business Day Awards Ceremony in Sacramento. Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) named Carrara Pastries as her pick for 2019 Small Business of the Year. Carrara Pastries was honored at a ceremony in the state c...

In 1871 a massive fire near Peshtigo, Wisconsin, claimed nearly 2,500 lives and was on its way toward a chapel that was the sight of a Marian apparition. Writer Larry Peterson narrated the story for Aleteia and highlights the first miracle that occurred.  More than one million acres were destroyed in the Peshtigo Firestorm. As far as the eye could...

We of L’Italo-Americano are great supporters of traditional knowledge and heritage, and it really couldn’t be any different. For Italian-Americans, maybe more than for European Italians, discovering and appreciating their origins and family history is not only a moment of cherished sharing with their elders, but often an essential step towards prof...

Pretty, a bit naïve, dated Quentin Tarantino, Mira Sorvino may not exactly seem like Harvard material… This perception could not be more wrong and this woman is anything but the bimbo made famous by Hollywood. She is in fact a Harvard graduate and is fluent in Mandarin and French, much more than can be said for many of her fellow actors. On the top...

Upper Italy is shaped like a tilted T and the administrative region named ‘Friuli Venezia Giulia’ is situated on the right side of the upper horizontal bar. It is four-fifths the size of the isle of Cyprus, or twice the area of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Its geographical location has constantly invited disruption. During the decline and fall o...

The state-wide winners of the Garibaldi Awards have been announced. The award is given to graduating seniors who have excelled in Italian Studies and who also have contributed to the Italian American legacy in America, in community service or through extra-curriculars. The honor is conferred by the Silvio Laccetti Foundation. Prof. Laccetti is a re...

Naples hides treasures in every corner, places where nature has expressed all its inspiration that enchants you to look at them and lead you to live them in every aspect. Among all the beauties that the city can offer, one of the most famous, is the Phlegraean area. For centuries the Phlegraean area has always fascinated the hundreds of visitors wh...

When you reach a certain age, just getting down to the driveway can feel like a full day's work. But for 97-year-old Benny Ficeto of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, overcoming those stairs is just the beginning of his workday. Two days a week, he clocks for a four hour shift as a bag boy at the local Stop & Shop. Benny used to be warehouse supervisor for...

It had been a while since my boyfriend and I had been on a let's-get-dressed-up date, and I was looking forward to going back to one of the first restaurants we'd visited as a couple: The Cosi Cucina Italian Grill in Clive.  The last time Andy and I dined here, the tables were packed, and they included a few teenagers heading to a homecoming dance....

In the back room of an eclectic Central Avenue house, Theresa Viva opened her arms to take garbage bags full of kids' clothes. "Hi Theresa, more stuff!" the woman donating used items called out as she handed over a pink stool decorated with Disney princesses. "Maybe you can give to the lady who does fostering?" Everyone who visits A Second Chance T...

Un’Italia a più velocità, fra differenze sedimentate e spesso radicali, che quasi si stenta a credere si tratti di una Nazione sola. Unita dall’enorme ricchezza culturale, divisa nella capacità di amministrarla, di farne occasione di crescita, sviluppo, aggregazione, maturazione sociale. Strumento di consapevolezza civica e anche volano per l’econo...

He’s really 38? Yes, sort of. The plump Italian-American plumber - with his instantly recognisable blue dungarees, red hat and moustache - made his video games debut as “Jumpman” on July 9, 1981 in the arcade game Donkey Kong. He was later renamed Mario in the 1982 follow-up, Donkey Kong Junior. And so, he turns 38 today, but in an interview in 201...