Melanie Mitchell grew up like most Italian Americans, eating dishes that challenged your stomach. When her mother re-married Ray, a Texan, they all learned very quickly about each other’s cultures through food. Christmases were spent eating everything from pasta to barbeque, which is now what you get at their Franklin County restaurant, Napoli Cowb...

Want something fabulous to play during Christmas dinner? Here’s a wonderful “Yule Log” video from Tony Bennett featuring many amazing holiday classics accompanied by delightful animation. Bennett’s original artwork is the imagery for the yule log animation from a painting titled,“Home Is Where The Heart Is,” which he initially created for the Ameri...

Great result last night at Villa Firenze, official residence of the Italian Ambassador to the USA, during a Gala evening organized for the #AmericaLovesVenice campaign, launched by the Italian Embassy in Washington in partnership with Save Venice, the main American non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the artistic heritage of Ve...

November in South Florida is the perfect time to launch the Social Season in the Palm Beaches and with it, the second annual Concorso Ferrari Palm Beach. This Concurs d’Elegance is an event created by the Palm Beach Chapter featuring a field of sixty-five classic and modern, member-owned Ferrari. Experienced FCA judges examined the cars and awards...

It’s not every day you’re asked to perform at Carnegie Hall along with a world-renowned vocalist. Just ask Melissa Ottaviano and her students at the Dream Studio for the Performing Arts in Tottenville — and they’ll tell you exactly how it happened. Award-winning singer, Cristina Fontanelli — who’s the PBS/WNET and NY affiliates host for Andrea Boce...

The Summerville Italian Feast donated $9,000 to the Dorchester District 2 Education Foundation.  The Summerville Italian Feast gave the check to Education Foundation founder Jennie Crosby and board chair James Weaver at the Dorchester District 2 school board meeting on December 9th. Crosby said that the Italian feast is an important part of the Sum...

Legendary Jon Bon Jovi, known for his singing and his rock group, is also a philanthropist. Half a million dollars was donated through his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation to help build 77 new homes for homeless veterans in Washington, D.C. The project has taken ten years to complete with the help of nonprofit “Help USA,” whose goal is to tackle the is...

The Government of the Lombardy Region has approved €500,000 in support to UNFPA Supplies as part of the Italian region's overall commitment to expanding access to family planning in the least developed countries. Lombardy’s first standalone contribution to fund UNFPA operations follows a Regional Council resolution and represents Italy’s first time...

Jon Bon Jovi may be best known for hits like It's My Life and Livin' on a Prayer, but he does more than kill it on a stage. Through his foundation JBJ Soul Kitchen, he is currently all set to open his third community restaurant, where those in need of a hot meal can access healthy and nutritious food without being worried about judgment. The restau...

Hollywood star Gary Sinise is well known for the many ways in which he honors the U.S. military. The Forrest Gump star established his own organization – dubbed ‘The Gary Sinise Foundation’ – and through that has been able to donate millions of dollars to soldiers, veterans, first responders, and their families. Gary Sinise has been fighting to hel...