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The world of plant-based beverages just got a lot more buonissimo and even cleaner tasting. Koita Foods is excited to announce the roll out of its premium, Italian, plant-based milk line to grocery retailers across the U.S. One sip of any one of Koita’s six plant-based beverages instantly makes clear what sets these milks apart from others: the 100...

Professor Elissa Ruffino recently wrote a book entitled, Dream Big, Dream Small (Politics and Prose, 2020), a story that inspires children to dream and encourages adults to listen carefully to them so that they can provide the support that is necessary to make their dreams come true. The book is dedicated to the Hon. Frank J. Guarini, former U.S. C...

As Italian American Heritage Month draws to a close, we’re presenting our first ever “Live” question-and-answer episode direct from our “New Neighborhood” online membership group! The New Neighborhood is a Place for all Italian Americans… a vibrant, close-knit community centered around our private Facebook group where our most passionate listeners...

The Oscar and Emmy nominated actress from ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘The Sopranos’, Lorraine Bracco, will take a break from Hollywood for her next gig on the island of Sicily, renovating a 200-year-old home she purchased for only one euro ($1.18) for HGTV’s latest show ‘My Big Italian Adventure’. While it was a bargain at its one-euro ($1.18) price point, t...

Diane di Prima, a prolific poet who pursued the life of a Beat and rose to the position of San Francisco poet laureate, died Sunday, Oct. 25. For eight years, di Prima had battled Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disorder of the central nervous system, and Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease characterized by dry eyes and mouth. She also had...

Fazoli’s - the renowned, Lexington-based brand known for serving up premium Italian dishes at a great value - is continuing to drive unprecedented nationwide development with the recent execution of multiple new franchise deals. Following its most successful summer in brand history with sales and traffic up nearly 16% year-over-year at company loca...

Savoy History Series - Debut November 8. GLORIFYING CHURCH AND STATE: THE CHAPEL OF THE HOLY SHROUD OF TURIN, GUARINI AND THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SAVOY. Presented by Professor John Beldon Scott. Register here: fill out the form and you will receive an email with a link to the lecture. This Sixteenth Savoy History Series, originally presented by Professo...

I will always cherish the memorable Thanksgiving of 1947. My father came to New York City to meet the family he had left behind in Italy many years ago. When we arrived in America we traveled to Sharon, Penn. by train. My father’s distant cousin and her husband picked us up, and we went directly to their home. A traditional Thanksgiving meal was re...

The Conference of Presidents of the fifty largest and most influential Italian American organizations in the United States has unanimously elected Basil M. Russo to serve as the organization’s new president. The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, as the organization is officially known, is headquartered in New York Ci...

During the XX Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC, in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy, has launched a series of 12 read-along podcasts from the book "Telephone Tales" by Gianni Rodari (1920-1980). To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of this great Italian author, his “Telephone...

Thursday, November 5th • 7:00-9:00pm edt. Organized by Casa Belvedere. Register Here. With religious roots as old as the dawn of modern civilization, Italy teems with churches central to the identities of cities that built them. Naturally, visitors flock to St. Peter’s in Rome, St. Mark’s in Venice and Florence’s Duomo which defined Italian Renaiss...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will celebrate its 45th Anniversary Gala virtually on Saturday, October 31, 2020, and honor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The evening comprises a robust and special program, including the Foundation presenting Dr. Fauci with NIAF’s 2020 Le...