In 1961 Cape Coral was a tiny but growing community in need of a Fire Department. A group of men encouraged by Gulf American Corporation decided to form a one and on April 9, 1961, the Cape Coral Volunteer Fireman's Association was incorporated by an act of the Florida legislature. Their first elected Chief was Edward Kocik.Ed Kocik and his wife Al...

By Valeria Nekhim   Pizza Pazza, a Neapolitan-style pizzeria on 18th Street at Biscayne Boulevard, is just shy of celebrating its two-month anniversary, yet it already has repeat customers -- including ones straight from Naples, Italy. We assumed they were locals after we witnessed a lively exchange of air kisses and hugs with chef/owner Sa...

The story of a king who falls in love with his best friend's wife, Un ballo in maschera recounts the assassination in 1792 of King Gustav III of Sweden, who unwisely attends a masked ball where he finds his life to be in danger. Initially blocked by censors who refused to allow a monarch to be killed on stage, Verdi wrote his way out of their requi...

Il calcio americano, da tre mesi a questa parte, parla un po' più siciliano.Merito di Roberto Saccà, messinese e nuovo presidente del Miami United Soccer.Originario di Santa Teresa di Riva, centro ionico in provincia di Messina, Saccà ha lasciato la Sicilia nel 2001. Prima della Florida e del successo in campo immobiliare, l'attuale presidente del...

August 15, 2015 - Saturday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (daily for 1 times)South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center - 10950 SW 211th Street - Miami, Florida 33189 Miami Lyric Opera masterfully performs the classic work that defined Italian opera, Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Famous for mocking the husb...

di Cinzia Ferilli   Dal Giappone all'America. Prosegue il successo della band salentina dei Kalàscima anche all'estero. Dopo l'esperienza nella terra d'Oriente, il gruppo sbarca a New York e Miami con due concerti esclusivi.   Si inizia nella Grande Mela il 14 ottobre quando i Kalàscima terranno uno show case nel noto live pub di Manh...

During a recent party put on by the Italian-American Club at St. Raphael's Catholic Church, several veterans were honored. Among those was Edward MacLean who just turned 94 on March 30.   While others had stories about their time overseas, MacLean noted that he had been in the invasion of Normandy, only not by water, but by armed helicopter,...

There is no better way to learn about Italian wine than from Italian Sommeliers. And, to further enhance the wine tasting and education experience, this year's Miami presentation of two North American Sommelier Association (NASA) courses will take place at Toscana Divino (Mary Brickell Village) and Ironside Pizza (Upper East) – two restaurants know...

Not happy with just designing great watches, clothing and homeware, Roberto Cavalli has revealed plans to open a new restaurant. The fashion guru has revealed details of the Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge on his blog. Based at Miami Beach on the infamous Ocean Drive, the two-floor Art Deco Villa boasts the largest terrace in the area and i...

For Matt Decapua and Marina Re, rehearsing for Florida Studio Theatre's production of "Over the River and Through the Woods" has been more than a return to a theatrical venue where they both have performed previously. It's been a literal homecoming.   "I knew every one of these characters. I grew up with them. This is my life," says Re, one...