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Un "sentito ringraziamento" per la "dedizione all'insegnamento della lingua italiana" di cui anche quest'anno "hanno dato testimonianza i docenti di italiano negli Stati Uniti" è stato espresso dall'Ambasciatore italiano a Washington, Claudio Bisogniero, in una lettera indirizzata ai docenti, il 26 giugno scorso.   Nella lettera, il diplomat...

This month, the Senator John Heinz History Center's Italian American Collection will host Poet Laureate of North Carolina, Joseph Bathanti, as its firstScholar-in-Residence.   A Pittsburgh native and professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., Bathanti will produce an original body of work inspired by his re...

UNICO Delaware District I held its inaugural Brian Piccolo Award Program April 27 at Nicola Pizza on the Avenue.   This is an award given nationally in the month of April to an outstanding high school senior athlete of Italian heritage who exhibits the qualities and character traits modeled by the legendary Brian Piccolo: courage, friendship...

A) PRESENTAZIONE DELLE LISTE Le liste dei candidati alle elezioni Comites 2014 sono presentate nelle ore d'ufficio (dal lunedi' al venerdi', dalle 9.00 alle 12.30) all'Ufficio elettorale istituito presso Cancelleria Consolare della Ambasciata d'Italia in Washington DC, a partire dal ventesimo ed entro il trentesimo giorno successivo all'indizione...

The Italian American Association will hold its annual Mardi Gras Dinner on Friday, Feb. 27 at Genetti's Hotel and Convention Center, Wilkes Barre. Arrival time is 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary Italian desserts will be served.   Music for dancing will be by Danny Argo and friends until 10:15 p.m. President Herman Castel...

We are excited to announce the results of our most recent Board election! Maria Tamburri has been elected Chair, Diana Femia has been elected Vice Chair, and Maria T. Vullo, Esq. has been elected Treasurer of the National Board of Directors.   The new officers join Mary Ann Mattone, RN/MPH, Secretary of the National Board since 2014.&nb...

L'Inaugural Italian-American Symposium in Pediatrics si svolgerà il 28-30 ottobre presso il Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building di Philadelphia. www.chop.edu/cme The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is pleased to announce its inaugural Italian-American Symposium in Pediatrics in collaboration with the Meyer Childre...

By Eric Obernauer   Asked how travel has changed since Christopher Columbus' epic voyage to the New World, one wag once observed that Columbus headed for India and wound up in Santo Domingo. Today, if you head to India, you get there. It's your luggage that winds up in Santo Domingo.   Still, in an age of space exploration and superco...

By Bill Chenevert   Almost exactly two years ago, South Philly Review reported on the meeting at Columbus Square Park, between 12th and 13th and Wharton and Reed streets, and the nearly $3-million renovations that the Columbus Square Advisory Council was proposing for the park.   At the time, $3 million seemed like a massive amount of...

Alcune date importanti per i cittadini italiani che intendano votare al referendum del 17 aprile. I residenti stabilmente nella circoscrizione consolare dell'Ambasciata e iscritti nell'AIRE che intendano votare in Italia, dovranno far pervenire a questa Ambasciata ENTRO IL 26 FEBBRAIOun'apposita dichiarazione su carta libera.   Gli elet...

By Anne Cloonan Despite its name, La Festa Italia to be held Saturday and Sunday at Ascension Catholic Church in Jeannette will open with a Polka Mass. The Rev. Paul Lisik, pastor, said the hymns and responses to the Mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday will be done to a polka beat, music mostly associated with Eastern European culture. Entertainment a...

"The Media & the Mob: Exploring the Mafia Mystique" is a fascinating look at the complex issue of media stereotyping and Italian-American enthnicity, tracing its history and culminating with a historic meeting with a major television network news executives.Ron Quartararo, author of "La Famiglia: The Power & Passion of Family, Lessons on Li...