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The Cultural Italian American Organization, of Auburn, will host a Columbus Day recognition dinner at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Road, Fleming. The dinner will honor Jack and Jerry Bisgrove and Matteo Bartolotta for their efforts to revitalize the Auburn area, and will also feature a five-course Italian dinner,...

by Susan Danseyar   Art Furia treasures the traditions of his Italian-American heritage. Living up to his designation of "Cavaliere Ufficiale" bestowed by the prime minister of Italy in 2008, Mr. Furia finds time in his busy schedule as a partner with Shutts & Bowen to serve as general counsel and a member of the Executive Committee...

Four years ago, Robert Sbirssa saw the Italian community around Birmingham losing touch with its roots. It was then that he decided to create a festival that was about more than just the food.    "We wanted to build an event for the parish which really would find a common thread with a lot of our parishioners," said Sbrissa, the Feast o...

Ristorante Mabianni Main Street Station has opened at 106 Public Square in the heart of downtown Adairsville. Gabriel Murguia is the owner of the family-operated business.   Murguia, who has lived in the Adairsville area for about five years, said, while attending the Great Locomotive Chase Festival in Adairsville last October, he fell...

by Linda S. Morris   Fazoli's, which announced in March it was coming back to Middle Georgia, has picked two sites for the fast-casual restaurant. C&P Restaurant Co., a franchise group owned by Allen Peake and Mike Chumbley, had signed a six-unit development agreement for Fazoli's in Georgia. Fazoli's is an Italian-American restaura...

By Aleese Kopf Francesco Pasta has been hand-making luxury leather sandals since he was a teenager working in his grandfather's shop on the island of Capri, Italy. He never dreamed 15 years later he'd bring the family business to the United States. When Francesco, 35, moved to Chicago with his wife Jessica, 40, in 2013 the two ran a mobile busine...

Orlando City SC today announced that the Club has acquired former AC Milan and Italian National Team midfielder Antonio Nocerino from D.C. United in exchange for Targeted Allocation Money and General Allocation Money. Nocerino will be added to the Orlando City SC roster upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and ITC.   "Antonio is a player that we rea...

With the 2013 Academy Awards still fresh, it could not be more appropriate talking a about Italian cinematography. The Italian Film Festival celebrates its seventh anniversary in Atlanta from April 11th to the 14th with a brand new alliance with the Atlanta International Film Festival and a move for the seven films in competition for the Best Film...

by Shelly Bradbury A new Italian restaurant and a new raw juice bar are slated to open this spring in North Chattanooga, filling up a section of retail on Hixson Pike that's been empty for years.   Veteran Chattanooga restaurateur Nathan Lindley, who owns downtown restaurant Public House, will open the Italian eatery, Primo, in the old Gree...

Jupiter recently welcomed the addition of a new Italian eatery, one of several restaurants to open in the city's new upscale Harbourside Place shopping center. Bravo! Cucina Italiana opened October 11, the same day as the plaza development's official debut; it is the third Bravo! location in Florida. The restaurant will provide an Italian touch to...

Roz Hulburt and her husband Terry paused in the shade along Ninth Avenue in Ybor City Sunday, as hundreds of people milled around them. The smoke from Terry Hulburt's cigar mingled on the breeze with a bouncing rhythm from the main stage at the 18th annual Festa Italiana weekend in Ybor City.   On the hunt for a peach bellini, a light c...

Fino al 2 maggio 2013, è di scena Coverings, l'importante evento dedicato ai rivestimenti che si svolge ad Atlanta. Nella città statunitense è presente anche Ceramics of Italy, che offre il suo marchio di calda ospitalità. Lo stand numero 2231 – progettato da e+i studio di New York e organizzato da Confindustria Ceramica con il sostegno dell'Istitu...