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The Italian navy’s first female strike fighter pilot received her Wings of Gold after completing undergraduate flight training with the “Tigers” of Training Squadron (VT) 9 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Mississippi, March 11. Italian navy Ensign Erika Raballo was designated a naval aviator during a small winging ceremony at the base chapel w...

Santoro’s Pizzeria, on W Cass Street, is one of the hottest new restaurants in the Bay, but—if you’re a foodie—you already know that. In fact, you were probably part of the 243 pie orders that sold the no-frills joint out of dough on their very first weekend. What you don’t know, however, is the relentless, sweat-filled grind that brought this pizz...

Artist and sculptor Gregory Perillo, the last of the great American Western and Native American artists of the 20th century who made lasting contributions to the art world, died March 10 in his Clearwater, Fla., home. Perillo was surrounded by family when he died, just two days shy of his 94th birthday.  Although his health had been declining over...

Florida Atlantic University launches the fifth edition of the International Symposium "Italy in Transit," this year more daring than ever. The annual meeting of students and scholars, organized by Ilaria Serra and the FAU Italian Program with the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, starts with the Michele D. Serra Series in New Italian Cin...

Carrboro’s East Weaver Street will soon have a new restaurant joining its other businesses. Tesoro, a restaurant featuring house-made pasta, is set to move into the space at 100 East Weaver Street in the coming weeks. The space, which previously housed Market Street Coffee and Ice Cream, will now be home to an 18-seat eatery owned by chef and Carrb...

It’s been a full year for Jennifer and Anthony Pepe. The owners of The Pasta Addict opened their first restaurant, filling the incubator space at Gather GVL, they weathered COVID-19 and they also grew their business. Now, the Pepes are taking their homemade pasta business into new realms, two in fact. They have moved form the temporary incubator sp...

New Yorkers! They’re everywhere and now they’re bringing their restaurants with them. The New York restaurant team behind Michelin-starred Marea and Ai Fiori just opened Osteria Morini inside the new Kimpton Palomar South Beach. The Italian eatery promises a Soho vibe on SoBe without the snow, only lots of outdoor dining along the Collins Canal. We...

"Chi mangia bene vive bene;" he who eats well, lives well. That's the motto of Vita Bella Italian Kitchen and Market, which will serve its first customers on March 3 at 320 Main St. in downtown Frankfort at the former location of Coho Cafe. Vita Bella was opened by Ed Carella and Tim Potter, who saw there was something Frankfort's restaurant scene...

The latest addition to Birmingham's restaurant scene opened its doors at Wednesday, as Italian restaurant chain North Italia opened its first Alabama location at The Summit. Executive chef Billy Sciacca, a 16-year veteran of the hospitality industry, will lead the kitchen at the new Birmingham location. Sciacca graduated from The Art Institute of H...

Patrizia’s is coming to Galt Ocean Mile. The family-owned Italian restaurant will open sometime this spring, possibly in April, in the space that formerly housed Jackson’s Prime steakhouse, according to the chain’s website. This will be the first location outside of New York, where there are 11 restaurants spread across all five boroughs as w...

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) in collaboration with the North Carolina Governor's Office and the N.C. Department of Commerce has just awarded Italian-owned DGL Logistics with the North Carolina Governor's Top Export Service Provider Award. Once COVID restrictions are lifted, the award will be presented to owner Davi...

Everett High School football star Jonathan DiBiaso, one of the most prolific quarterbacks in Massachusetts state history, has a new college football address. DiBiaso has been named an assistant football coach at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He will be an offensive analyst on new head coach Clark Lea’s staff in addition to serving as Vanderbi...