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In October 1984, when Ronald Reagan spoke in Baltimore at the dedication of Little Italy’s new Columbus statue, he extolled “the son of a Genoa weaver” as “a man of vision” who turned a “vast wilderness. . . into an economic dynamo.” Reagan complimented the city for developing its Inner Harbor in “that same spirit” and further likened the navigator...

Siete a Palermo, il caldo arabo è soffocante e si riflette nei toni dorati di tufo della Cattedrale emanando rifrazioni distorte d’aria. Vi smuovete come anguille nella calca e nei rumori del centro storico fino a sgusciare nel magma ribollente di colori e profumi del Mercato del Capo… Odori inebrianti vi scorrono addosso come acqua di sorgente, co...

“In occasione del 244° anniversario della Dichiarazione d’Indipendenza mi è gradito formulare, a nome di tutti gli italiani e mio personale, i migliori auguri per l’amico popolo americano. Lo storico e profondo legame tra i nostri due Paesi, cementato dalla presenza di una ampia e attiva comunità di origine italiana negli Stati Uniti e da vitali sc...

On October 12, 1984, hundreds gathered in unity on the "piazza" of Waterbury City Hall for the unveiling and dedication of the Christopher Columbus Statue. A gift to the City of Waterbury from the Italian-American Community, the statue represents a successful fundraising effort led to recognize the man who inspired millions of immigrants to lead li...

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has withdrawn a proposal to replace Columbus Day with a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Johnson, R-Oshkosh, announced Friday that he and fellow Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma instead plan to introduce a proposal to reduce paid leave time for federal employees in order to offse...

Dick Nardini loved to play golf. Whether attending the annual Chicago Sun-Times golf outing to gain new advertisers for the newspaper to which he devoted his career or getting together to play 18 holes with a group of friends, it wasn’t uncommon to find Mr. Nardini out on the course. Mr. Nardini and some of his newspaper co-workers would frequent a...

Ah, the Isle of Capri, as in Sinatra’s tune from his “Come Fly with Me” album. A playboy’s and playgirl’s paradise known for its marina, piazzetta of fashionable sidewalk cafes, and “Capri pants” of the ‘50s and early ‘60s—made a fashion sensation by Grace Kelly. But take a public bus just three kilometers to the other side of the figure-eight-shap...

Hungry? A new neighborhood Italian spot has you covered. The new addition to Coral Way, called Coral House Miami, is located at 1762 Coral Way. The new restaurant is located inside "a beautiful, cozy and unique house turned into a traditional Italian Pizzeria," according to the business's Facebook page. "From wood-fired cooked pizzas to handmade pa...

Trinity High School graduate Emilio B. Borello, son of Vincent and Judi Borello of Washington, has received the Primo Italiano Lodge 2800 Italian American Heritage $2,500 scholarship. An Honor Student, Borello won the Trinity High School PTA Academic Excellence Award, American Legion Academic Achievement Award and Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board...

With unsold luxury handbags and clothing gathering dust in their workshops, Italy's artisans fear for their future as brands cut orders and in some cases demand discounts and payment delays. Italy accounts for around 40% of global luxury goods manufacturing and has been hit hard by a dramatic drop in demand triggered by the coronavirus crisis, with...

On April 6th, 1520, Raffaello Sanzio, one of the geniuses of the Renaissance, died in Rome. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death, while we wait for the houses of culture to reopen and to be able to see works of art live again, the network of Italian Cultural Institutes (IIC) in the US and Canada will celebrate the Master through on...

Abruzzo’s spectacular Sulmona captivates and wedges itself as a special place in your heart! Where is Sulmona? Have you heard of Italy’s Sulmona? Lucky enough to be invited to spend a few days over Easter in Sulmona for a catch-up with a friend from volunteering days in Thailand, gladly dust off my daypack and set out on my way from Calabria, south...