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by Sery Kim   Adding an Italian-fused menu to 14th Street's popular brunch offerings, the rustic interior at Lupo Verde (1401 T St. NW) weaves a comforting atmosphere with equally comforting food.   Covering a range of offerings from Antipasti to Le Uova, the standout brunch item for me was the Uova in Camicia. The boldness of the San...

Exhibit Opening - February 18Francesco Nonino is one of few Italian photographers whose work has been acquired by both the Library of Congress and the Phillips Collection. The exhibit at the Embassy of Italy will include some recent works from two series: Come La Vergogna and Atmospheres.   As a homage to his mother, the Italian traditions a...

Join award-winning food historian and TV personality Francine Segan in a lively presentation on the important contributions Italy has made, and continues to make, to chocolate. Hear about Italy's sweet chocolate history beginning with how Italian explorer Christopher Columbus discovered it on his final trip to the New World.   Part of a seri...

Attorney and filmmaker, Lawrence A.J. Spegar (shown) of Jessup has completed a two-hour documentary feature on "La Festa Italiana — 40th Annual Celebration." The film highlights the excitement of La Festa, including interviews from all 80-plus vendors, performers, events and helpful volunteers.   The feature is being televised on Comcast loc...

Fire crews spent Monday morning investigating the cause of a fire at a historic Italian club in Monessen. The club, which has been operating for more than 100 years, was the only Italian club left in Monessen.   "The fire chief said that if the door would have been open, it could have charged right through the bar and would have been more c...

On Tuesday, April 16, The Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County held a presentation at the Grand Colonial in Asbury by Micheal Manella, about his search for his birth mother, which ended with finding her in Abuzzi, Italy. The Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County is in its 34th year and has 160 members. Attending the prese...

Il Vice Ministro Marta Dassù si reca in questi giorni a Washington D.C. per incontrare il Deputy Secretary of State William Joseph Burns, con cui discuterà i principali temi di politica internazionale, tra cui l'evolversi della crisi siriana e la situazione in Egitto.La visita offrirà anche l'occasione per approfondire il tema dei negoziati per la...

It's that time of year. The 9th Annual Richmond's original Italian Street Festival is Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th and you are invited to come out and enjoy! Local caterer Brian Thompson is one of the vendors this year and shares a tasty preview, his Tomato Caprese Flatbread.   Source: http://wtvr.com

Carlo's Bakery, the Hoboken-based enterprise made famous in the reality TV show "Cake Boss," will be opening a bake shop in town. "Morristown really is a family town. It represents everything we are about at the bakery," said Buddy Valastro, owner of Carlo's Bakery. "I've been to Morristown many times and have always thought it would be a perfect...

The Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council No. 6342 of Absecon and Galloway is sponsoring its fourth annual Italian Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Historic Smithville's Village Greene, Route 9, GallowayTownship.   Enjoy live Italian music featuring Jim Craine and the Altantic City All-Star Band, a game of bocce, delic...

The Cinema Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and the International House of Philadelphia, present the 2014 edition of NEW AUTHORS OF ITALIAN CINEMA. The festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, Cinema Studies) and a...

The next Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society (AMHS) luncheon will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Carmine's Restaurant (425 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC) to celebrate the coming of spring after the long, cold winter, and to enjoy a chance to socialize over a glass of wine and a delicious lunch. Afterwards, we will have an "open fo...