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by Shawn R. Beals   The 93rd annual St. Sebastian Feast will be held Friday through Sunday at St. Sebastian Church on Washington Street. The yearly festival is a celebration of Sicilian heritage featuring the running of the I Nuri after Sunday morning's Mass. Entertainment and attractions include traditional Italian food, carnival activ...

by Valeria Fanelli   The Consulate General of Italy has organized a special event, on June 2, to introduce a cinema-culinary journey designed by the images of a great Italian photo reporter, Rino Barillari to Chicago's public.   The event will represent a connection between the art of photography, the culinary Italian quality, and the...

A few days ago CENSIS, the most important study center among those who analyze the Italian society, published a study which shows that foreign investment in Italy have decreased by 58% from the beginning of the crisis. We also learned that, while still in second place in Europe (and fifth in the whole world) for manufacturing, Italy attracts only 1...

In 2001, the creative artist and performer Darrell Fusaro had the opportunity to get closer to his Italian heritage for the first time in his life. His grandparents were part of the first generation of immigrants to the U.S. who needed to blend into the mainstream to survive, without exposing their native culture even at home with their own family....

In addition to performing in Rockford's Festa Italiana, the Amici Italiani Adult Dance Troupe is again performing at the 2014 Chicago Taylor St. Festa Italiana!   Their performance is scheduled for Saturday, August 16th, 2014, @ 3:00 p.m. You will be able to see them perform on the Pan American Bank Stage. See the Amici Italiani Adult Dance...

New York City's Church Missions House, an elaborate six-story Flemish-Renaissance landmarked building at 281 Park Avenue South, is in contract for north of $50 million, The Real Deal has learned.   Sources said that a prominent Italian family — two sources identified them as the Garzoni family — beat out New York-based players such as A...

Former longtime Dover Attorney Alfred (Fred) Catalfo, Jr. has written and published his autobiography, "Undefeated: Scored On Once." The book is available on Amazon (www.amazon.com). It is described as a story which outlines the many highs and lows in his life and how he has remained fearless, determined and undeterred by his critics.  ...

  WTI Magazine #42    2014 September, 3Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Labor day– the first Monday of September - is like the beginning of a new year, even in Italy where our Labor Day is celebrated on May 1st. We the Italians is changing, improving, and after the august break our magazine comes back with some news.    The first...

By Jim Yardley   The 18 coffins were placed in two neat rows beneath the late-afternoon sun as the mayor and other dignitaries took their seats inside the hilltop cemetery. A Catholic vicar-general offered a homily. A Muslim imam unfurled a small rug and knelt in prayer, his singsong voice rising above the stone mausoleums toward the blue of...

Little Italy Days may have come and gone, but the celebration of Italian heritage continues this weekend in the Burgh. On Sunday, October 5th, help kick off National Italian Heritage Month at the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip.   Hosting its inaugural Italian Heritage Day festivities, the Heinz History Center invites visitors...

On Sunday, October 19, 2 p.m., in the Trumbull Library Community Room, Anthony V. Riccio returns to talk about his new book, Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut, history stories told by elderly Italian American women all over the state through oral history interviews and photographs.   This book uncovers the...

Hudson County held a Columbus Day Commemoration, which included the raising of the Italian flag, on Oct. 8 in front of the William J. Brennan Court House in Jersey City.   Among those featured in the commemoration was Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, who was joined by a host of municipal honorees from Jersey City and Hoboken, all of whom...