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Ciao Philadelphia 2015 was a rich series of events promoting Italy and the Italian-American contribution to this great City and Region. During the entire month of October, Ciao Philadelphia gained an exceptional level of popularity within the cultural settings of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.   Ciao Philadelphia i...

Jessica Malpede was crowned Queen of the Columbus Day parade at a glittering pageant on Sept. 20 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. "'Exciting' doesn't begin to describe the 2015 Columbus Day Queen Pageant," JCCIA Executive Director Jo Ann Serpico says. "Enthusiasm radiated from the family members, friends and community leaders who attended, a...

by Jinnie Lee   French women are all about classically tailored effortlessness; in New York City we do head-to-toe black like no other, and the English are experts at an insouciant vintage look.   Describing the spirit of Italian fashion girls in a succinct soundbite isn't quite as easy — with their fearlessness toward amped-up color,...

by Kelly-Jane Cotter   Frank Sinatra was born 100 years ago, on Dec. 12, 1915. But no dust has collected on his life's work. Sinatra's music remains as vibrant and fresh as in his heyday. Born and raised in Hoboken, Francis Albert Sinatra grew up to become royalty in New York, Palm Springs, Miami, Las Vegas and Hollywood.  ...

Mangiamo Brownsville! The most authentic Texas-based Italian eatery has just opened. One of Brownsville's most highly anticipated restaurant openings of the year, Russo's New York Pizzeria opens on December 15. Local residents, commuters and visitors can now savor the tastes, aromas and unmistakable ambiance of an authentic New York-style pizz...

Pampanini, who had been hospitalised since October according to Corriere della Sera, starred in over 50 films during her 1950s heyday. She came to prominence as a Miss Italy contestant in 1946 (her failure to win caused a tabloid outcry) and went on to work with a long list of famous film figures, including Buster Keaton, Marcello Mastroianni,...

by Paul Sciria   The Midshipmen of the Naval Academy had a great football season and are looking to get even better in the years ahead with the addition of Joey Fornaro of Chesterland, OH. The West Geauga graduate has applied for acceptance to the naval academy and his 3.8 GPA in the classroom should, most certainly, help.   Forn...

Porano Pasta, the new Italian fast casual from James Beard–winning chef Gerard Craft ("Best Chef: Midwest" in 2015), opened today in St. Louis, Missouri. The new concept, Craft's fifth restaurant under Niche Food Group and first with counter service, lets customers build their own bowls using a variety of authentic Italian ingredients. Porano...

Iavarone Bros. isn't your average deli, ranging in different meats, cheese and seafood, this family owned deli brings Italian flavor down the block from your home. Located in Maspeth, Iavarone Bros. prides themselves on their customer loyalty, people come in and are automatically greeted by the butchers by name. The shop gives you a feeling of...

by Little Italy San Jose   For the past 6 months, Little Italy representatives participated in a series of meetings with other stakeholders, City of San Jose Staff, consultants, and leaders of the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy to put together a thorough plan to bring improvements to the Guadalupe Park from Julian to Santa Clara Street. Th...

As a lead-off event to this year's national celebration of Catholic Schools Week, representatives of the Tri-State Italian-American Congress presented $25,000 in scholarships to 25 students of Italian heritage from 18 Catholic elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Newark.   The awards were presented in the Auditorium of the Archdiocesan C...

When: Friday, March 25, 2016Time: From 7 pm to 9 pmWhere: Dante Alighieri Society Michigan Chapter 630 Old Woodward – Suite 102 Birmingham, MI 48009 . Ph. 248.250.8928   We are pleased to announce the next meeting of our Italian Book Club We welcome the Dante Alighieri members and non members to join us in this exciting adventure in the Ital...