Solid wood furniture company, Conarte America, recently announced that it has expanded its variety of styles, adding classic and traditional looks to it’s case goods but staying true to the concept of high end products fully designed and manufactured in Italy. Conarte has a permanent display, at 827 W Green Dr., High Point, NC, that allows customer...

Luxury case goods resource Theodore Alexander will be the exclusive North American distributor for an Italian-made collection of case goods and upholstery for Medea Lifestyle 1905, a joint venture launched by its parent company Creative Home Furniture and Medea, s.r.l.  Medea Lifestyle 1905 will include 80 pieces inspired by the furnishings of Mila...

Oklahoma State and NC State will be making NCAA history this upcoming collegiate wrestling season. In January, both programs will be traveling overseas to faceoff in Italy, the first NCAA dual to be held outside of North America. The two teams will wrestle January 5 in Naples."We're excited for the opportunity to wrestle in Italy this season," said...

AL DENTE, the way Italians cook pasta, translates as “to the tooth.” It describes the feel of chewing on a correctly boiled noodle: somewhat stiff, cooked long enough that it kneads rather than crumbles or sticks between your teeth.  At Luca Modern Italian Kitchen, servers tell guests that the pasta is all made in-house, adding a gentle reminder th...

A Hertford couple have been working all month to transform the former Water's Edge Grill on the Elizabeth City waterfront into an Italian restaurant that they hope to open sometime early next week. Andrew LeClair and his wife, Tiffany, plan to have a “soft” opening for their Paradiso restaurant just for family and friends on Tuesday. The LeClairs t...

Sagrantino is an Italian grape from the Umbria region that has been planted in a few East Coast vineyards, including Va La in Pennsylvania's Chester County. There, Anthony Vietri grows a number of Italian vinifera for his red blends. What's available for purchase is almost totally from Italy, including one called Collepiano produced by Arnaldo-Capr...

Even the most peripheral of football fans have heard of Vince Lombardi. In his eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, he coached them to five NFL championships, including Super Bowls I & II. Indeed, the Super Bowl Trophy is now named after him. Among his most famous quotes are his thoughts on winning through teamwork, and these include: “People...

Tens of thousands of people lined Lake Avenue in Charlotte for the St. Anthony’s Day parade every year for decades. The parade was a big part of the festivities, which in later years also included fireworks over Lake Ontario and a “blessing of the fleet” boat parade on the Genesee River. Floats, festival queens, firefighters and marching bands were...

Most states have communities named Florence. Not all are cities. There are towns and villages and unincorporated communities in several states that still are important enough to get attention from Wikipedia. It seemed likely that some would have been named for Florence Nightingale but I found none. Several were named after Florence, Italy, the I...

You can almost smell the sauces from those family recipes. Almost. “It’s been one thing after another,” Antonella Scibilia, 47, says about the Italian restaurant she was hoping to have open this month downtown. “I don’t even know if it will be July, but it’s coming.” And be assured, when “Antonella’s Italian Ristorante – A Touch of Italy” does open...