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“Yes, They’re Open” is a web series highlighting local bars and restaurants that are still open for takeout, delivery or pickup during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Live streams from the featured restaurants are broadcast on the Advance Facebook page every weekday around 3 p.m. On Tuesday, the Advance/SILive.com visited La Fontana at 2879 Am...

Sunday, September 20th. 3:00 PM EDT. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum | 420 Tompkins Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10305. "La Musica Dolce". Italian Influence in the Great American Songbook. Pianist/Vocalist Alex Leonard. Donation $10 per person. Italy has been a great source of inspiration in American culture, art and politics. This influence can be heard in...

A native of central Italy (about 50 miles east of Rome), Fiaschetti arrived in the U.S. about 1895. The son of a bandleader, Fiaschetti was raised in a musical home in North Adams, Massachusetts. As a child, he saw music as his destiny. But, as a 14-year-old in 1900, he was intrigued by a poster promising a $500 reward for information on an Italian...

Like many food and drink businesses, Panaro's is in a desperate fight to survive. The Allentown restaurant, owned by Mike and Tony Concialdi, has served housemade Italian lunch fare for 15 years, relying on nearby office workers, family, friends and returning customers. The approach was humble but effective: what began as a single storefront on Del...

The city Department of Parks and Recreation says that “staff error” led to the repeated padlocking of a green space in the Little Italy section of The Bronx where petition-signers are demanding the city remove a statue of Christopher Columbus. That statue has been assigned a police guard, the Norwood News reported earlier this month, with a two-per...

Mineo & Sapio is celebrating a century in business. Cranking out classics, from five cheese stuffed banana peppers to Italian sausage in every variety, the Mineo & Sapio plant churns out 16,000 pounds of product each week. It's mission? Keep the customers happy. "I think that making a quality product that we're proud of – we have a lot of support f...

During the COVID Crisis, The American Foundation of Savoy Orders (Savoy Foundation), in keeping with its “Chivalry for Children’s Causes™” mission, granted $130,000, raised through its 2019 “Ballo di Savoia” Gala in New York for The New York Foundling’s Summer Camp Program for foster care children. The Savoy Foundation contribution will fund $50,00...

Former Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello, who sits on the the board of North Buffalo’s (coming soon) Centro Culturale Italiano (CCI), has compiled an update on a number of recent advancements pertaining to the project. Not only have there been a number of significant donations to the cause, but work has been steadily progressing at the culturally sign...

In 1992, a girlfriend at work wanted to set up Patricia Bonanza on a blind date. “She said, ‘I know somebody else that is going through a divorce, but I don’t know if you’d like what Phil does,’” she recalled. “I said, ‘Well, what does he do? Is it legal?’” He sold hot dogs for a living. “I said, ‘Is he happy selling hot dogs?’ She said yeah. I sai...

While New York may feel like a completely different city compared to how it started the summer - with restaurants blooming back into business, sidewalks and parking spots transformed into inviting gardens and formal dining rooms - a stroll around town will still leave you with many instances of asking yourself, "Will they or won't they?" Keith McNa...

Aria spensierata e gioviale da bambina, l’abile e tenace bruna siculo-americana, Cav. Josephine Buscaglia Maietta, Presidente di AIAE- Association of Italian American Educators, ha centrato appieno l’obiettivo di unire l’Italia all’America. Josephine, insieme ad altri volontari creatori della cultura, è elemento fondante della medesima Associazione...

He had to wait more than 80 years for it, but proud World War II veteran Isidore (Teddy) Bertone -- just weeks shy of his 95th birthday -- got the gift of his lifetime Tuesday: He was officially sworn in as a citizen of the United States. The brief formal ceremony, which took place in the backyard of his daughter’s home in Richmond, moved Bertone -...