by Julian Brunt   Salvetti's Italian Grill is back. Back, that is, to its old and much-loved location on Washington Avenue in Ocean Springs. The building was extensively renovated, so there is fresh paint, in lively colors, and lots of smiling people, glad to have an Italian-American restaurant back in the heart of town.   Ocean Sprin...

by Karen Hinton   At the recent unveiling of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo's portrait in the Governors Hall at the State Capitol, I recalled the first time I heard him speak. The elder Cuomo, after two decades of resisting, finally gave into his family's urging to follow tradition and allow the hanging of his portrait, painted last ye...

By Chaning Green   Marco D'Emidio is a native son of Italy, a dad, a geologist and a chef. He and his wife Stacey live with their 1-year-old son Nico in a home in north Oxford where they have a garden that grows everything from tomatoes to lemons.    D'Emidio grew up in Abruzzo, a region of Italy that lies east of Rome on th...

by Guido Rossi   I am an historian and researcher at the University of Southern Mississippi, and I am conducting a research project aimed at collecting and preserving the historical memory of Italian-American soldiers, sailors, and airmen that were sent to fight in Italy during World War II. The result of these research will result in my Mas...

Luca Vullo, an internationally recognized Italian linguist, is bringing his popular nonverbal communication workshop to Mississippi State. Free and open to all, his Jan. 21 presentation is part of the 2015-16 Distinguished Lecture Series of the classical and modern languages and literatures department. The university's communication department...

Emily Blount — (not to be confused with actress Emily Blunt) — was also once a working actress in New York City. Today, she's Oxford's newest restaurant owner with plans to introduce Saint Leo this month at 1101 Jackson Ave. East.   Blount grew up in northern California outside of San Francisco. She attended Emerson College in Boston and pur...

Frank P. Corso, a hard working Italian immigrant who arrived in Biloxi at age 8, likely would have approved of how his family and their employees marked the wholesale distribution and vending company's 90th anniversary.   Everybody worked as normal, filling customer orders, stocking vending machines and generally taking care of the business...

Panini America, (www.paniniamerica.net), the world's largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today that it has reached exclusive trading card agreements with Mississippi State, Baylor, NC State, K-State and more than 200 additional universities that will allow the company to use the schools' team logos and university marks...

There was the guy with the shamrock-green hair and mustache, passing by a younger gent proudly styling a grass skirt in Emerald Isle hues.   Seniors mingled with young families, while high school teens shared a table with a pair taking their sartorial cues from the denizens of "Duck Dynasty."   Read more   Source: http://w...

By Dennis Seid   Sometime next month, a wood-fired brick oven made in Italy will make its way to downtown Tupelo. And by late spring, a new restaurant will be serving traditional Neapolitan pizza from that oven. The pizzeria will be owned by Vince Rapisarda, who is opening in the building at 206 Troy Street that was most recently T...