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During a recent visit to Sicily I had the occasion to visit the Sanctuary of Gibilmanna. Situated about 2,400 feet above sea level, it is believed to be the first shrine in Italy dedicated to the Blessed Mother. Just outside of the coastal town of Cefalù, in the province of Palermo, our bus driver drove us safely to the summit of the Pizzo Sant’Ang...

Stephen A. Briganti, Presidente e CEO della Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, ha ricevuto il “da Vinci Award 2019”, prestigioso premio assegnato ogni anno da The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York (IHCC-NY, Inc.). Venerdì sera al Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York, alla cerimonia di consegna del premio per Briganti c’er...

Maria Ritacco set a plate full of sharp provolone cheese and homemade crackers in the center of the table in the back room of her Oak Street store Tuesday afternoon, then sat down with a smile and a small sigh. Across the long oval table, covered with a waterproof tablecloth, sat her only daughter, Melisa, and her middle son, Robert. Her oldest son...

Tony Marmo, the owner of Normann Staffing in Kingston, will receive the Len Cane Heart of Ulster County Award at the 15th annual Business Recognition Awards.  Since May 2014, Tony Marmo has owned Normann Staffing in Kingston. The business is a staffing firm serving Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Columbia, and Greene counties primarily, providing staff f...

The Italian low Renaissance marks a pivotal time in art history when Italy shifted from the Gothic style of the Middle Ages to the Renaissance style that the world is now familiar with. The change in technique was well received by the new ruling class. As Italy began to recover from the economic chaos of the Middle Ages wealthy, independent, city-s...

Denise Alessandrini has spent more than 20 years in the Prince of Piedmont Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. As president of the women’s auxiliary, she’s usually at the lodge a couple times a week, helping to plan fundraisers that support scholarships and other worthy causes. But until April 13, there was one important thin...

E’ la palermitana Daria Biancardi la vincitrice della 12esima edizione di New York Canta – Festival della musica italiana a New York che si è svolto al Master Theatre di Brooklyn. Con il singolo “Come una danza” - scritto da Cassandra Raffaele - Daria è salita sul palco e incantato pubblico e giuria di esperti. Alle 2 di notte, ora italiana, Daria...

Verrà presentato il prossimo 25 ottobre a Roma il Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo 2019 della Fondazione Migrantes. Appuntamento dalle 9.30 nell’Auditorium “V. Bachelet” del “The Church Palace - Domus Mariae” di via Aurelia 481. Dopo il saluto introduttivo di Monsignor Guerino Di Tora, Presidente della Fondazione Migrantes, e il Video sul Rapporto curat...

Nella giornata celebrativa del Columbus Day, si è tenuto presso la University of Dallas (Irving, TX) il progetto del Leonardo Way in US che coincide con il primo seminario del 2019-2020 dell’ormai consolidato NOTAI (NOrth Texas Area Italian) Lecture Series. Organizzato dall'Italian Program sotto gli auspici del Direttore dott. Anthony Nussmeier, il...

Thursday, October 24. 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Columbus Citizen's Foundation, 8 East 69th Street, Manhattan, NY. Contact: RSVP by calling 212-642-2094. Seating is limited and RSVP highly recommended. For further information, see: www.calandrainstitute.org This "Town Hall" will deal with some of the more pressing issues Italian Americans must confront if we...

Italian Short Stories for Beginners, narrated by actress Lucia Grillo for Touri Language Learning, contains 10 easy-to-listen-to, engaging, and fun stories that will help you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the Italian language. Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary, and spark your imagination wi...

Mom’s statue has been part of our family for over 40 years. The story about how this came to be is both interesting and fateful. In 1972, I was a member of the 103rd Engineer Battalion of the Pennsylvania National Guard. As part of our training, we were required to complete two weeks of summer “field” training, usually at an Army facility. That yea...