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The Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO will host its annual Pig Roast on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM), at the Scotch Plains Italian American Hall, 1976 Valley Avenue in Scotch Plains. Advance purchase of tickets is $45; $55 at the door.   This fundraising event has been a Plainfields' UNICO tradition for over 40 yea...

by Angela Fritz   Early Thursday morning, southern Italy woke up to see this remarkable display — Mount Etna, Sicily's tallest peak and active volcano, was erupting after two years of silence. The sky glowed red above Sicily, seen above from Calabria, Italy's most southern region. The skies were cloudless on Thursday morning and Mount E...

By Sarah Bryan Miller   "Bel canto," Italian for "beautiful singing," is a phrase that gave its name to both a style of singing and a variety of 19th century Italian opera. It's the title of the award-winning 2001 novel by Ann Patchett, and, now, an opera by Peruvian-American composer Jimmy López and librettist Nilo Cruz.   Commission...

by Dan Radel   At 90 years old, Alfred Caponigro has received many gifts. But this year, his family gave him one of the greatest presents they could— his long-lost service medals. The World War II veteran is battling cancer but no one could tell that from the joy on his face when he was surrounded in his home by his family members Tuesd...

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools – The Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace will cover the cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board)—from the beginner to graduate level—in Italian. The deadline has been extended to January 24, 2016. See the website for applicati...

The Italian Republic tapped Miller & Martin attorney Ryan Kurtz as the new honorary consul general of Italy in Atlanta. Kurtz has worked closely with the Italian Consular Office in Atlanta for a number of years, the law firm noted.   In 2013, he organized an event for the Italian Ambassador to the United States with the help of th...

by Stefania Bosso   If you're planning to visit the northern Italian town of Ivrea this Sunday, make sure to wear a red hat. It's something of a white flag, a sign that you are a non-combatant. This is key, because unlike the Spaniards of Buñol, these revelers don't throw tomatoes or other soft fruit at each other.   In Ivrea, oranges...

February 22nd, 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 W 43rd St #17, New York, NY 10036. Il Ballo dei Giganti di Nola (2015), 90 min. Antonio Iorio, dir.   For centuries the Feast of the Gigli has been celebrated in Nola, near Naples, every June in honor of Saint Paulinus. The feast features...

Marco's Waterfront Grill is the newest occupant of the restaurant in the Brewer Capri Marina East in Port Washington.   This oft-churned site was most recently RiverFish, which opened in 2014 and replaced Aquarelle 45 — which lasted fewer than six months. Earlier occupants include Marino's on the Bay, DiMaggio's on the Bay, P.W.'s Chowderhou...

By Michelle Gallardo   The Chicago area hosted a special guest Wednesday as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi toured parts of the city and the suburbs. His first official visit to Chicago, it was the first stop in a four-day tour of the United States focused on trade issues between the U.S. and Italy. First, he took part in a ribbon c...

"Gravity and a lot of prayer." That's all that's holding the facade of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church from crumbling into Mulberry Street, says Nino Giamei, a member of the parish transition committee mulling the future of the historic church. At a parish roundtable Sunday, members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Ann Parish continued to discuss t...

Join us for this special event: Filmmaker Luca Vullo will show his documentary film on nonverbal"La voce del corpo" (The Voice of the Body) and give a workshop on using gestures to communicate effectively in Italy. The film has English subtitles and the workshop will be in English. $10/person at the door. RSVP at: http://it...