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The nationwide movement by protesters to tear down statues of Christopher Columbus is misguided and flat-out wrong, according to Italian-American leaders, who said demonstrators should not lump in the explorer with other targets of their wrath in the wake of George Floyd’s death. “We will fight this tooth and nail,” said Carlo Scissura, chairman of...

Festival Italia will be virtual on Saturday. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to adapt accordingly to keep businesses and events relevant throughout 2020. The Festivals Fredonia organization is no different and is hosting this year’s Festival Italia in a virtual, online manner.  Even though we won’t be in person, we will deliver the best possi...

Almost from its inception, downtown Syracuse’s Christopher Columbus monument has been surrounded by controversy. Its dedication at St. Mary’s Circle, now Columbus Circle, on Oct. 12, 1934 was the culmination of a 25-year campaign that spanned a world war, a depression, a lawsuit and disagreements over its location. The idea began as early as 1909 w...

Simona Rodano, a world-renowned songstress and multiple award-winner, is at it again! From her tiny apartment in Queens, the artist aka The Italian Fairy® spreads her love for Italy and her appreciation for the Italian way of life through edutainment. She presents unique online educational performances for young students all around the world. The I...

With the Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation's annual dinner canceled, the organizations annual scholarship winners were honored with check presentations at the Paulo Busti monument next to the Holland Land Office Museum yesterday. Honored were: Rhorri Fix, Kiaya Condidorio, Chris Gualtieri, Jake Torcello, Isabella Riner, and Megan Smith. Each student...

La passione e l’entusiasmo con cui Federica Pittarello parla della sua azienda Three to Five è un’emozione d’altri tempi. La sua attenzione alla bellezza, la costante ricerca della perfezione e di un’estetica sempre raffinata, hanno portato Federica a fondare Three to Five, società di design solutions nel cuore di Manhattan. Tradizione manifatturie...

Mangiamo's fresh ravioli and pasta, popular at the Saratoga Farmer’s Market, is now available at its own shop. Rose Contadino, who learned the art of pasta making at the side of her Italian grandmother and mother, is offering her specialty cheese ravioli, as well as capellini, fettucine and pappardelle in a new store at 75 Woodlawn Ave. And while i...

Christopher Columbus is again under siege. New York police currently surround the 75-foot-high bronze Jeronimo Sunol monument to the explorer, which has stood in Central Park since 1894, describing it as “a known target” to those who put Columbus in the same class as Confederate generals and slave traders. Indeed, vandals in Boston decapitated the...

The Blauvelt Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 awards scholarships at the end of each school year to students across the region who have excelled in a specific subject area and demonstrate a strong ability to continue on to a successful college career. On Saturday, June 13th the organization awarded 18 scholarships.  “We are immensely proud of our Scholarsh...

This fund-raiser is organized as a birthday tribute for Ernesto & Margaret Rossi, owners of E.Rossi & Company. The volunteers will assist with responding to inquiries. Email can be sent to [email redacted]. Thank You, Grazie Mille, from Team Rossi www.erossico.com #erossiconyc. The Rossi company includes a small retail storefront, wholesale warehou...

During his years as an undercover narcotics detective with the Erie County Sheriff's Office, Charles A. Mecca also worked in security at sporting events, concerts and at the old Record Theater. During the busy pre-Christmas period in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mr. Mecca wore a Santa costume while guarding the record store on Main Street at Laf...

After the successful launch of the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Facebook Livestream with 2019 IABF Achievement Award winner Frank Catalanotto, IABF Spaghetti and Baseballs co-hosts Chris Colabello and IABF Executive Board Director Natalie Spedaliere did not disappoint last week with Chicago Cubs coaches Mike Napoli and Anthony Iapoce...