NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

GCIACS President Joseph Ventura organized a wonderful tour on a beautiful day for twenty members of the GCIAS. The ships are in Biloxi for a few weeks as they tour the Western Hemisphere. Prior to the tour, Dee Zee – a former history teacher and the ships’ historian, spent fifteen minutes giving a detailed talk on the history of Christopher Columbu...

Just completed, Eighty Seven Park in Miami is Renzo Piano’s first residential commission in the United States. The Pritzker Prize winner, known for his cultural interventions around the globe, imagined an architecture that creates the illusion of a floating building above the ocean and park. With interiors designed by RDAI in Paris, known for their...

When Martino Canelo moved to the United States from Peru in 1986, he started working in an Italian restaurant to support himself while he took English classes. He started as a bus boy and worked his way up the ranks to be a waiter, a bartender, then a cook.Canelo fell in love with the cuisine and, after working in Italian restaurants in several cit...

Chef Joel Ehrlich moved from San Francisco back to his hometown of Fort Lauderdale last summer to take over the kitchen at One Door East, the global small plates restaurant next to Valentino Cucina Italiana. Giovanni Rocchio, the founding chef and partner of both restaurants, had spent years trying to lure Ehrlich east. The two became friends aft...

Antonella Diluca and Simone Raccanello emigrated from Italy to South Florida in early December. Two months later, on Feb. 4, the couple opened Via Vai Italian Deli and Wine Bar in Wilton Manors. “We had a big dream, the American dream,” says Diluca. “We love America. We love Florida. But I can [say] it was not easy. We were scared, of course. We ju...

Fazoli’s - the renowned, Lexington-based brand known for serving up premium Italian dishes at a great value - is set to bring more of its acclaimed Italian dishes to North Carolina. Fazoli’s President and CEO Carl Howard announced today that the company has executed an area development agreement with Franchisee Jeff Milliken to bring one restaurant...

An estimated 15,000 people will attend this weekend’s Italian Feast and Carnival at the airport festival grounds in Venice. Festivities, with lots of food, live music, a bull machine, carnival rides and games by Great Southern Amusement Co., and a beer tent, began Thursday and continues through Sunday evening. Past President Bruce Bastian, who head...

What a special occasion to exchange views on positive trends of scientific and economic relations between Italy and Florida! The Miami Scientific Italian Community was represented by several members of Board of Directors (from the left: Prof. Massimiliano Galeazzi, Secretary; Prof. Alessia Fornoni, Vice President; Hon. Ambassador of Italy in U.S. A...

Replicas of Christopher Columbus' Niña and Pinta have arrived along Mississippi's Gulf Coast, sailing into a Biloxi harbor as spectators aimed their phones out to the horizon. About a dozen spectators lined a pier Wednesday as the ships arrived. Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on the Niña on his three voyages of discovery to the New...

Let’s be real for a second: Eros Ramazzotti's voice is rather nasally, to say the least. And, yeah, he does sound a bit like an alien whenever he sings in Spanish. Tonal handwringing aside, Ramazzotti, with his hefty load of bilingual crossover hits, has been a force of nature on Latin pop radio throughout his 30-year career. An international star...

The 4 P’s of great Italian food: pizza, pasta, prosciutto, and prosecco. Find it all—and more—on 2nd Ave right here in downtown Birmingham. We went behind-the-scenes, and we’re bringing you with us! Check it out. Chef Marco Butturini has created magic in many popular Birmingham kitchens, including Highlands Bar & Grill, Chez Fonfon and Bottega. Mar...

Father Paul Victor Canonici, age 92, of Madison, MS died on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Highland Home in Ridgeland, MS. In his last will and testament, Father Paul expresses appreciation and heartfelt thanks to his family and friends for their love and support throughout his life among them and begs their continued prayer in death.At his request...