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  WTI Magazine #57    2015 April, 3Author : Italian Botanical Heritage      Translation by:   Villa d'Este is a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, included in the UNESCO list of world heritage with its fountains, nymphs, grottoes, plays of water and hydraulic music. The history of the villa is closely related to the history of its first own...

Since its premiere in 2005, the musical "Jersey Boys" has taken the theater world by storm. It became a smash hit Broadway production, which won five Tony awards, including Best Musical, in 2006. It also was adapted into a major motion picture in 2014, which was directed by legendary actor Clint Eastwood.    Starting Tuesday and ru...

by Helen Williams   The 34th Annual West Bank Italian Open which benefits Café Hope will begin on May 1 at 7 p.m. with a popular Roast and Kickoff Dinner at La Maison Creole. Honorary chairman and "roastee" will be Kenner Mayor Michael S. Yenni.   "Come and laugh with Mike Yenni's 10 best friends as they roast him that night. An...

Anyone who spent much time in the West Village in the last decade probably walked by the storefront at 30 West 12th Street, and wondered at its display of sun-faded books with Italian titles gathering dust against a backdrop of drawn curtains.   In the fast-morphing landscape of downtown Manhattan, the window marked "S.F. VANNI" in delicate...

I was recently at the birth of my second grandchild and watching my middle daughter expanding her motherhood with the influence of her mother and her nonna, my mother, which is so enriching, powerful, and a testament to what the single most important part of creating, developing and nuturing new life is – mothering.   Mothers are the heart a...

Italian agriculture is one of the 'greenest', most sustainable and safest in Europe, according to data released on Monday by farmers' union Coldiretti at a meeting on multifunctionality in agriculture in light of Milan Expo 2015.   Italy produces 35% less greenhouse gas compared the EU average, and has the lowest number of agricultural produ...

by Jane Huson   You spend every waking hour at the office stressing about your clients, and when you're not at the office you are rushing to pick up Johnny and Jane from school or dashing to the grocery store to pick up Stouffer's frozen lasagna because you have no time to cook. Sound familiar?   Many of us have grown so accustom...

by Rita Cipalla   On a quiet street not far from downtown Seattle, tucked between overgrown fields and train tracks, are several drab-brown buildings with white roll-up doors. Their nondescript location belies the fact that some of the world's most revolutionary research in automotive materials is going on inside. The Automobili Lamborghini...

Jamestown High School has announced the Commencement Speaker for this year's graduation ceremony at Chautauqua Institution. School officials say George Panebianco, Esq. – a 1982 Jamestown High School graduate and long-time supporter of Jamestown Public Schools – will deliver the 2015 commencement on Friday night.   Panebianco is current...

by Christine Dolen   No doubt about it, taking in an opera can be expensive. But Miami Lyric Opera has patron-friendly ticket prices and is offering an even better deal for its July 11-12 performances of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto at Miami Beach's Colony Theatre.   If you enter the code mlo20 online or mention it when you order, you c...

As the Italian region with the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sicily is definitely one of the must visit places in Italy, at least once in a lifetime. As a mix of both natural and architectural heritage including Mount Etna, the Aeolian Islands, the Valley of Temples and the wonderful Cathedrals of Palermo, Cefalù and Monreale, thes...

By Randall Hauk   For months, people have been asking what's going on at the former La Romanza Bistro site at 4521 California SW in The Junction – especially once mosaic tile started to cover the facade.   Finally a sign went up. And then, Pellegrini Italian Market opened for business quietly during the recent West Seattle Summer Fest...