The 2013 Columbus Italian Festival will celebrate and showcase all things Italian during its 34th annual rendition Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13 in Columbus' Italian Village outside St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 720 Hamlet St.   "Anything Italian will be here (and) it is fun for the entire family," said festival public relations...

by Tara Houska   "In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." Every year, school children across the United States will learn this poem; each October, federal employees will get a day off to honor a man who never stepped foot in North America but is widely associated with its alleged discovery.   Over the past few years, however, C...

One of the most thrilling and glamorous events in the Chicago-area Italian-American community is the contest to determine who will reign as La Bella Regina of the Columbus Day Parade. "Few events in the community can match the pageantry of the annual Columbus Day Queen Contest," says JCCIA Executive Director Jo Ann Serpico. "The queen will be...

By Patrick Rocchio   A high school senior with a fancy for softball and all things Italian has been selected as Miss Columbus for the 2015 Bronx Columbus Day Parade.   Bianca Mastropietro, a senior at Preston High School, was selected from a field of three semi-finalists after penning a winning essay about Italian cooking show host Gi...

Members of Corona D'Italia Lodge No. 807 held their Columbus Day dinner Oct. 13 at the Wolverine Restaurant. Treasurer Louise Vitullo and her member daughter, Patti Kuhn, registered attendees upon arrival. Trustee Pudue La Cava directed seating and ushered the guests. Orator Valerie Valentino provided and presented favors, including a pen wi...

Il Comites di Houston annuncia che si terranno per la prima volta anche a Dallas le celebrazioni del Columbus Day: l'appuntamento è per il 12 ottobre alle 13.30 presso Continental Bridge Avenue e West Dallas Gateway. Obiettivo: "conservare e tramandare la storia e le tradizioni italiane in Texas e negli Usa".   Il 12 ottobre 1866, gli italia...

The city's postponed Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26. The festival and parade was originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12. It was postponed due to weather. According to Mayor Leonard Desiderio and his family, who are hosting the events, the Italian Festival and the Columbus Day Parade will celebrat...

Seattle's Italian-American community is running a full page ad in The Seattle Times Monday as part of its new effort to counter the city's newly created Indigenous People's Day. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to sign the measure replacing Columbus Day with the new commemoration Monday.   Read more   Source: http://mynorthwest.com...

The annual Morris County Columbus Day Parade, which is hosted by the Italian American Club, is dedicated this year to the late "Sopranos" actor and New Jersey native, James Gandolfini. "James Gandolfini is a great actor of stage and screen, but he was also a great philanthropist for New Jersey charities and Rutgers University," said parade spo...

On Columbus Day, a day of major significance to many in the Italian American community, The Italian American Political Action Committee strongly endorsed NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, citing his work in furthering the achievements of Italian Americans. Tom DiNapoli, the first Italian American to serve as NYS Comptroller, was named a Knight of t...