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by Lily Rothman It takes a long time to become a saint — unless you're Frances Cabrini, the woman who 70 years ago became the first American saint. By the time Catholicism was well established in the United States, it was a lot harder to become a saint than it once had been, as the Catholic Church had stabilized the canonization process, as T...

by Stephanie Merry   The Republican National Convention has quite the line-up of speakers Monday night in Cleveland. Not only is Scott Baio speaking, but so is Antonio Sabato Jr. Wait, who? It's okay to ask. It's been a while since either of these guys were relevant, and we're using the term "relevant" pretty loosely. So here's a r...

Italian confectionery company Maina has signed new distribution deals in the USA and Mexico, which will double the exports to these countries compared to 2015. The company, specialised in the production of panettone and pandoro cakes, last year achieved a total turnover of €90 million, with exports accounting for 13.5 per cent of the total. Th...

by Victoria L. Cann   On Saturday, bocce ball teams and spectators gathered at Ferguson Memorial Park to participate in the annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Bocce Tournament. "This is the biggest it has been. We have 15 teams this year," said Carl Felosa, festival board member. "It's the best year we've had. We had plenty...

When:Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PMWhere: Metacomet Country Club | 500 Veterans Memorial Park, East Providence, RI 02914Costs: Members $20, Non-members $30 - Advance ticket purchase required. Join us for a book discussion and presentation of Daughters, Dads and the Path Through Grief: Tales from Italian America with Drs. Lorrai...

"On Being Italian: A Story of Food, Family and Faith," the latest offering in The Republican Heritage book series, lives up to its title at a special event on Saturday afternoon. The book will be available for sale at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church's A Taste of Italy on Saturday, 4:30 to 8 p.m., at the school auditorium at 36 Margaret St. in...

The 2016 Syracuse International Film Festival showcases films with a focus on music, veterans and war, sports, as well as films with a direct connection to Central New York.   The 13th annual fall festival runs from Oct. 19 to 23, with more than 60 foreign and domestic screenings of all genres, including fiction, documentary, animation, shor...

The meeting of two different cultures can radiate an extraordinary proactive force and this is exactly what you could feel in the air yesterday evening at the Embassy of Italy during the presentation of "The Bridge"Book Awards. The event was the Awards' second edition and guests were enthusiastic for the ongoing creative efforts that Italy and the...

Address: Downtown Summerlin, 10940 Rosemary Park Drive Phone: 702-259-6025 Status: Open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m., Friday from 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.   Maggiano's Little Italy doubles down on Las Vegas with a second location. The oversized 9,732-square-foot Downtown...

The newly formed Chicagoland Italian American Professionals will present their first annual La Festa dei Cuccidati from 2 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 17 in the Chandelier Room at Casa Italia in Stone Park. The event will feature a baking demonstration of the traditional Sicilian Christmas fig cookie with information provided about its history and origin. &n...

by Jane Musgrave   After waiting six years to take Subway founder Fred DeLuca to court in a multi-million-dollar dispute over a massive real estate deal gone bad, Delray Beach developer Anthony Pugliese claims he can't get a fair shake because of his Italian heritage. Never mind that DeLuca, who died last year of leukemia at age 67, als...

Premier-designate Paolo Gentiloni has ancestors of Italian nobility that were from the Marche town of Tolentino, The town was among the worst hit by two big earthquakes that shook central Italy at the end of October, two months after a devastating quake claimed almost 300 lives.   Mayor Giuseppe Pezzanesi said Gentiloni returns to the area r...