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In collaboration with the Education Office of the Italian Embassy, the Italian Program hosted a symposium on "Learner Centered Classrooms" to a full house of 43 Italian language teachers from area schools.   Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz (Director, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures), Dr. Giuseppe Falvo (Director, Undergraduate Studies in...

December 14 (Sunday) 4:00 pm"The Vernacular Architecture of Italian-American Neighborhoods"Guest speaker: Dr. Jerome Krase, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Part of the Immigrant Experience, A Free Lecture Series at the Hoboken Historical Museum. Sponsored by Hoboken Historical Museum.1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJContact: Dar...

Enrica Voltan, the manager of Valbona in Este, Italy, is looking for a new market to export the company's pickles and pesto. A trip this week to Fredericksburg, Este's sister city, may provide an opportunity for Valbona and her visiting compatriots to enter the market here.   Read more   Source: http://www.fredericksburg.com/ &...

Atty. Mark Bufalino, left, stands with Herman Castellani, president of the Italian American Association of Luzerne County, in front of the statue of Christopher Columbus, located on the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Main Street, Pittston. Bufalino's father, the late Atty.   Charles Bufalino, was president of the Columbus League of Luzerne...

Peter J. (PJ) Adonizio, area funeral director, has been chosen the Italian-American Association's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. He will be honored at the association's annual Columbus Day banquet set for at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Genetti Hotel and Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre.    Adonizio was born and rais...

by Meredith Bethune   Gaitherburg gets a new pizza place with the opening of Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana. Chef and owner Tony Conte, formerly of Jean Georges in New York and the Oval Room, will fire up the wood-burning oven tonight. Although Conte is well-known for his high-end cooking, he got his start making pizza in his hometown of...

by David J. Spatz   Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will turn some heads with one of its late-winter entertainment offerings. Which only seems fair, because this particular star has been turning heads with both her stunning beauty and her acting chops for the better part of 60 years. The biggest name on the casino's entertainment schedu...

Consider the Sarros family's participation in a Lakeview street festival this weekend to be a preview of what will soon be regular fare at Tina's Italian Ice, a new, not-yet-opened store at 1050 W. Bryn Mawr in Edgewater.   The 850-square-foot store should open within the first 10 days of June and replaces what had been a florist shop. It's...

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County hosted their 4th annual Festa Italiana event at Rose Hill Manor Park this afternoon. Community members had the chance to experience Italian culture while supporting Habitat for Humanity. The event had authentic Italian style music and more than 20 stands offering food from local Italian restaurants. &n...

By Sonja Reis Dressed in green, white and red — the colors of the Italian flag — the 10-foot-tall carnival puppet known as "Miss. V.B." watched over the hundreds who flocked to Stowe recently to celebrate the anniversary of a society formed by Italian immigrants there in 1916.   Known by a number of nicknames, including "Baby Doll," "Honey,...

By Jacques Kelly P. Michael Pezzella, a retired Baltimore public schools principal who was wounded in the Korean War and helped establish a war memorial in Canton, died Saturday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after suffering a fall at his home.   The Forest Hill resident was 86. Born in Baltimore and raised on North Avenue, he was the...

Grazie ad una iniziativa dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington, gli studenti dell'AP Italian Language che viaggeranno con la compagnia di bandiera italiana per recarsi dagli Stati Uniti in Italia avranno uno sconto del 5% sul costo del volo in classe economica. L'iniziativa è stata resa possibile grazie alla "sensibilità" dell'Alitalia, che, spieg...