NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

Paolo Banchero said his dazzling NBA debut was a moment he had "been working for my whole life" after showing why the Orlando Magic made him the first overall pick. The 19-year-old American-Italian set a Magic points record for a rookie by scoring 27 points with 11-of-18 shooting against the Detroit Pistons, also claiming nine rebounds and providin...

We caught up with Paul Ciamano, Festival Chairman, with the Italian Heritage Festival this week. He was enjoying a long drive. At least we assumed he was. “I’m driving to Morgantown, West Virginia to pick up 420 pepperoni rolls” That’s dedication. Saturday, Paul and his team will host the 12th Italian Heritage Festival at the Coastal Discovery Muse...

Two shuttered restaurants have merged to offer a new twist on Italian-American cuisine.  Magnolia's (formerly Magnolia's on King) has joined forces with Michael's Little Italy and is now operating as Michael's on King at 703 King St. Dinner service starts at 5 p.m. nightly, and brunch is offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Res...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is looking for a Junior Office Manager.  The candidate will organize and coordinate administration duties and office procedures, from reception, copy editing and support, to handling a specific type of paperwork.  The Junior Office Manager is responsible for developing intra-office communication proto...

Sometimes nothing soothes the soul like a slice of pizza, especially if that pizza comes from a place you’ve been going to for years. Mamma Mia’s in Florida is an old-school Italian spot with some traditional favorites you know and love. The next time you’re thinking about feasting on a family-style meal in the heart of South Miami, this is the Flo...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast and PromoTurismoFVG bring to Miami the FVG Week, an inspiring journey among the flavors and traditions of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region. Join us for a whole week full of initiatives: 5 days in-store tasting; 2 trade only events for professionals of tourism and F&B industry; 2 happy hours + dj set....

The Grand Opening for Winer Park will take place on October 20th. The ribbon cutting with the local Chamber of Commerce will take place at 11AM. The new location will celebrate the occasion by offering $10 pizzas all day long for take-out and delivery. Included in the deal will be Large Cheese and Pepperoni Deep Dish Pizzas and XL Cheese and Pepper...

In the early 1900s, a small travel agency in Greenville, Miss., began sending representatives to Italy. The dozen or so agents canvassed the arid farms and barber shops of the Abruzzo region, smiling as they passed out brochures reading, “Italians! Do not lose this great opportunity to buy tickets from me . . . for the steamer Manilla . . . for $45...

Mississippi State University and Italy’s University of Salento leaders are celebrating new collaborations aimed at utilizing smart technologies to advance sustainable agriculture. MSU Provost and Executive Vice President David Shaw and University of Salento Rector Fabio Pollice signed a memorandum of understanding this week in Italy promoting oppor...

In 2021, it was great to see the food scene recover a bit from the pandemic. Restaurants took a peek out of the darkness and realized things were going to get better, relatively speaking. One restaurant group that has been super busy is Giorgio’s Hospitality group. Based out of Durham but with restaurants in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, Giorgio’s opene...

Hidden away in the Old Fourth Ward, A Mano is a casual, cozy restaurant serving delicious Italian food. Immediately upon entering the restaurant, you are embraced by the welcoming ambiance. No matter whether you are going out to dinner with friends and family or going on a date, this environment radiates gratitude and joy. v A Mano has something fo...

A series of lectures that began in early September and continued through this month aimed to challenge — and debunk — the argument that Christopher Columbus was a racist, colonizing murderer. The lectures were sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation and featured speaker Dr. Mary Grabar, author of the books “Debunking Howard Zinn: Expo...