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With 108 acres of apple orchards and organic gardens, outdoor cooking sheds for open-flame cooking, a 1,600-square-foot tasting room with ciders on tap , Ironbound Farm — which produces Ironbound Hard Cider — is a destination for those who appreciate farm-to-table food and drink. And, after her visit earlier this fall, it's also a destination for b...

When the de Blasio administration said they didn’t plan to build it, Gov. Cuomo promised he would. Now, a statue honoring Mother Cabrini has a spot picked out for it right in Manhattan. Gov. Cuomo says the upcoming statue will be placed in Battery Park’s South Cove – direct view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. “The Commission chose a sit...

Oscar-nominated actor Danny Aiello, known for films including “Bang the Drum Slowly” and “The Godfather: Part II,” died Thursday night at age 86. Aiello, who received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for in Spike Lee’s 1989 drama “Do the Right Thing,” died at a New Jersey medical facility after an illness, according to TMZ. Manhattan-born Aiello...

Bottega Veneta wants to make its mark in Miami by mixing fashion with french fries. The Italian luxury label recently opened a new boutique in Miami’s Design District, and to celebrate, it is taking over the 24-hour 11th Street Diner—an Art Deco-style Paramount dining car located in South Beach—through December 14. Bottega Veneta put the Midas touc...

Retired CFO Mark M. Corrado will ascend to the presidency of the Columbian Club of Chicago at a black-tie optional installation dinner on Jan. 18 at the Medinah Country Club. For reservations, call Michael Russotto at 630-222-2686. Corrado has been a member of the Columbian Club since 2006, but he was introduced to the organization more than 40 yea...

The three monumental doors of Florence’s Baptistery, bronze and gilded masterpieces of late Medieval/early Renaissance art, have been reunited after almost 30 years apart. The South, North and East doors can now be admired next to one another inside the Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, the museum containing many of the original works of a...

Production of counterfeited Italian cheeses in the USA increased by 4% this year. According to Italy’s farmers association Coldiretti, this is also due to the difficulties of the authentic Made in Italy cheeses given the additional duties applied in September by the Trump administration. “The lobby of the U.S. dairy industry (CCFN) benefits from th...

San Diego Loyal Soccer Club (SD Loyal) announced Wednesday the signing of Defender Salvatore “Sal” Zizzo Jr., pending league and federation approval. Zizzo is the first player to be signed by the club in franchise history. He will join the club for its inaugural USL Championship season in 2020. "From the moment we started the process of building a...

It’s almost always tourist season in Rome, thanks to its prolific assortment of museums, landmarks, food tours and parks everybody will recognize. However, as Rome is just as famous for its equally impressive tourist numbers, Turin — the first capital of Italy, which underwent an extreme makeover for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games — provides a pleas...

It was a cold and rainy October afternoon, so I was hankering for a lunch that was soft, warm and comforting. I didn’t have to search the menu at Yeto’s in Biddeford very long before I found dishes with exactly those characteristics. I started with a cup of Yeto’s Superb Soup – that’s what it is actually called – for $3. It featured a pumpkin base,...

Upon coming to America in 1889 from Italy, Saint Frances Xavier “Mother” Cabrini and her seven Sisters helped newly arrived Italian immigrants in Lower Manhattan who were struggling with poverty. Her order organized catechism and educational classes, opened an orphanage and founded Columbus Hospital (now part of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Cent...

Between 1928 and 1932, two enormous wooden ships, which once belonged to the Emperor Caligula, and had lain on the bottom of the Lake Nemi for over nineteen hundred years, were salvaged in what was perhaps the greatest underwater archaeological recovery ever accomplished. The larger ship was essentially an elaborate floating palace, which contained...