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by Jim Callaghan   Sunday's Feast of the Assumption procession at St. Agnes Church was threatened with rain that did not lessen enthusiasm for the affair. Rachel Lamb was the 95th queen of the procession in honor of the blessed mother, a Roman Catholic holy day to commemorate the assumption of Mary, mother of Jesus, held on Aug. 15. The...

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By Joe Goldeen   "Winner! Winner! Salame dinner!" declared Deborah Casagrande of Galt after winning not one but two salames in three attempts at the Molinari and Sons Salame Toss booth, just one of the fun things to do at Sunday's Festa Italiana at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds.   Billed as "A Celebration of Everything Italian" and...

By Alicia Vitarelli   It's Italian-American heritage month and in historic Philadelphia, there's a lot to toast to. You've probably seen the signs in the Italian market that say - "Cent'Anni" - as what's affectionately called 9th street celebrates a century of culture and tradition.    Each step on 9th street comes with a st...

by John J. Moser   When comedian Joe Piscopo was appearing on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, he says he did an impression of legendary singer Frank Sinatra with great trepidation. "I didn't even want to do him," Piscopo says. "I hesitated, didn't want to do him. And then I'm a good team player; they said, 'Joe, we need you to do hi...

by John DeRosier Hundreds of Catholics, Italians and many others gathered Saturday downtown to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for the 141st consecutive year. The feast, which includes amusement rides, Italian food and Catholic church services, was capped off with a procession that featured many of the statues from St. Joseph'...

"Soldato Guglielmo Olivotto, classe 1911, distretto militare di Treviso, deceduto il 15 agosto 1944 a Ft Lawton, USA". Come evidenzia oggi il CTIM - Coordinamento Nord America, "questo è ciò che rimane negli archivi militari del Soldato Olivotto. Uno dei tanti eroi sconosciuti e senza medaglia, dimenticato dal tempo e dall'Italia". "Olivotto", ra...

Cari connazionali, sono queste le prime festività che trascorro a Washington come Ambasciatore d'Italia negli Stati Uniti. Desidero far pervenire a tutti voi che risiedete in questa circoscrizione, al Presidente ed ai Consiglieri del COMITES, a tutti coloro che vantano origini italiane, ed a tutti coloro che amano l'Italia, un sincero augurio di u...

About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with meals, a large and rigorous new study has found. The findings, published on The New England Journal of Medicine...

The recent public debate over whether to rename South Philadelphia's Italian Market has largely missed the point. There seems to be some confusion over what the name of the historic Ninth Street corridor of shops, restaurants, and curbside vendors means to Philadelphians who coined the moniker. Perhaps adding to the confusion is the fact that the...

It was, as now, a matter of taxes, wine and happiness. The Florentine Philip Mazzei embodied the definition of winemaker given by Hugh Johnson: "Farmer and artist, dreamer and worker, hedonistic and masochistic, alchemist and accounting." At the end of the '700 brought European vines in the New World, he became friend and fellow politician Thomas J...

The love affair between Italy and the world brings more than 45 million travelers to the boot each year. Among them are thousands of Italian-Americans, generations removed from immigrant forebears, who come to bask in Italy's warmth and seduction — and, often, to find lost pieces of themselves.The unequaled beauty of Italy's cities and countryside...