Bocce, the Italian outdoor game generally played on crushed stone or natural soil, has a new surface to play on in Natchez. Pat and Lisa Miller of Natchez Brewing Co. have kicked the game up a notch. They built a bocce court outside at Natchez Brewing and now have to mow it every five days. “Tommy Smith built the court and suggested grass because i...

A Grizzlies icon once described as a "living, breathing scouting computer" who was "disguised in the package of a short, jolly Italian man" died Tuesday. Tony Barone Sr. was 72. Barone's 11-year run with the Grizzlies ended in 2012. He began and ended his time with the franchise as director of player personnel. In between, the Chicago native and fo...

Italy is known worldwide for its vineyards and wines… And you can get a taste of some of Italy’s finest right here on the coast. The Beau Rivage invites all wine lovers to the Banfi Wine Dinner on Thursday, May 23rd. Banfi is a family-owned company that was founded in 1919 and has grown to 32 wineries throughout Italy. For $125 per person, the wine...

A popular Pine Belt-area event returns March 16 when St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hattiesburg hosts the 18th annual Irish-Italian Festival Saturday, March 16, featuring great food, fantastic music, fellowship, a parade, a raffle for a cash prize of $3,500, and much more.   The festival’s ‘Roll N’ Stroll’ parade is at 10:30 a.m. and the fes...

Rick Gambino first created his Italian dressing some 40 years ago for his Fairhope restaurant. “It was always a dream of mine to get it in supermarkets,” he says. His dream has officially come true. Gambino’s Original Gourmet Italian salad dressing is now available at Piggly Wiggly stores in Baldwin County, with more to come throughout Alabama, as...

Missione ad Atlanta per il funzionario itinerante del Consolato generale a Miami. Dal 16 al 18 gennaio prossimi, il funzionario sarà da Atlanta per venire incontro alle esigenze dei connazionali residenti in Georgia, Mississippi e Alabama che hanno bisogno di un nuovo passaporto. Per prenotare il servizio consolare occorre scrivere a amministrativo...

You may not be familiar with the history of how and why Italians immigrated to the Mississippi Delta years after the Civil War. It is a fascinating story that led to decades of crops being sown on seemingly endless rows of rich Delta soil by multi-generational Italian farming families. For over 40 years Lawrence Reginelli has been embracing and con...

Gustavo Piga, an economist from the University of Rome Tor Vergata will give a public lecture Friday [Oct. 5] at Mississippi State University. Piga’s lecture, titled “Can the European Union Aspire to Become the United States of Europe?,” will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Fowlkes Auditorium of the Colvard Student Union. The event is free and open to...

John and Lauren Stokes, owners of Oxford’s Tarasque Cucina, are in the business of crafting homemade pasta dishes that transport tastebuds to Italy for a taste of the old country. The Epicureans are in the process of establishing a new location for their restaurant, they said, and anticipate opening in late fall. They served the last dish in their...

Corinth will soon be home to a Marco’s Pizza, one of the franchise owners said. Marco’s Pizza, which started in Ohio 40 years ago, will open in the former Papa John’s location in a strip mall on U.S. Highway 72 East just west of the South Harper Road intersection. Peter Morgan of Collierville, Tennessee said he and business partner Jeff Friedrich o...