NEWS FROM : Sport & Entertainment  

Florida Spring Training for the Olympic-bound Team Italy women's softball team is here. The Azzurre will remain in the Sunshine State for two weeks at the invitation of USA Softball with the coordination of Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) as well as the U.S. and Italian Olympic Committees. Despite a two-day long delay at Milan Malpens...

The Italian American Society of Marco Island finished their Bocce season with a tournament among their members to see who could be called the three best players this year. As always, it was a fun season with a lot of kidding and joking even though COVID-19 kept quite a few members from coming to Florida this year. Members played at Mackle Park and...

The Strafaci family name is one of the more accomplished and respected legacies when it comes to amateur golf dating back to the 1930’s. This week at Augusta National Golf Club the next member of the Strafaci family will write his name into the history books. “The Strafaci family in the American dream,” said Tyler during his press conference conclu...

A little over a year ago Penello’s Italian Cuisine opened on Lafayette Street in Marianna. The opening had been delayed about eight months due to the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Shortly after opening their doors, the owners felt the effects of the pandemic. However, Arty and Paula Penello have continued to provide their delicious cuisine at aff...

Nunzio Campanile loves to share this favorite story about his brother, Anthony, a Miami Dolphins assistant coach, and their family. “When Anthony was in college, he was dating some girl or whatever. So, we sat down for dinner on Sunday early, around 2 o’clock. Sit down, and this girl calls around 2:30,” Nunzio Campanile said. Well, I’ll call you ba...

When the coronavirus abruptly shut down NCAA spring sports in March, Alabama golfer Angelica Moresco suddenly found herself having to make a hard choice: deciding between her family home in Italy and her golfing home in Tuscaloosa. She went with the wisest option. She chose both. “When we found out that the season was canceled, my teammate who is a...

The free-agent forward is finalizing a three-year, $61.5 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, his agent, Michael Tellem of CAA Sports, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Over the past week, the retooling Thunder have made multiple moves, including sending Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns, Dennis Schroder to the Los Angeles Lakers, Kelly Oubre Jr. to...

The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, in partnership with the Dante Alighieri Society and the Italian Consulate of Miami, has announced the 14th annual Italian Cinema celebration. On Nov. 18 and 19, moviegoers can enjoy Italian films at the Charleston Music Hall. Directed by Giovanna de Luca, associate professor of Italian and film at the Colleg...

Dear CINEMA ITALY friends, we hope you are doing well during these unexpected times. We cannot wait to get together with you again and to distract our minds and souls with diverting Italian movies & fine Italian moments during our film festival. However & unfortunately, we will have to wait a little bit longer as we had to postpone our 18th edition...

Pensacola’s Joe Occhipinti is this year’s Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival Hall of Fame inductee. But don’t congratulate the saxophonist on the honor. Instead, support the events surrounding jazz in the area, Occhipinti requests. There is a big chance that Occhipinti will be there, too, as he always has been. The Gulf Coast Ethnic & Herit...

The Marlins just swept a doubleheader from the Mets and moved to a pretty surprising 14-11 on the year. They are nearing the halfway point of the season in playoff position despite an early outbreak of COVID-19 and needing to piece together a roster after that happened. It's been pretty fun. In the nightcap Tuesday, another fun thing happened. Jon...

The Marlins have added switch-pitcher Pat Venditte on a minor-league deal, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports on Twitter. He had been with the organization during Spring Training. Venditte, 35, has long been one of the game’s quirkiest players due to his ability to work off the mound with either arm, depending upon the handedness of the hitter. It’s m...