If Italian family traditions begin at home, then so, too, should Italian family business ventures. While Lewis Affetto was only 16, he helped his father, Bernard, with tax work he did out of their residence in Chicago’s Galewood neighborhood.   “I’d do bookkeeping for family businesses and some simple tax returns,” recalls Lewis Affetto, who...

by Jackie DeGiorgio   The glitterati have landed in Sicily for the annual Taormina Film Fest. Kicking off Friday, 12 June, the Festival's nine-day line-up includes the highly anticipated premiere of the Pixar film "Inside Out."   Now in its 61st year, the festival has attracted international superstars from Elizabeth Taylor to Marlon...

The Etna, in Sicily, is the higher volcano in Europe. A black mountain, covered in ash from which emerge lava rocks. This landscape, arid an inhospitable, is the ideal soil for Pistachio growing, the "gold green" of Bronte, appreciate all over the world.   Its main characteristic is the intense green color and the sweet, delicate, aromatic t...

Talk by Alfred M. Zappalà, Esq. and Eszter Vajdahttp://www.AlfredZappala.com http://www.TheSicilianProject.com http://www.evazmediagroup.com   Please join us at the Italian American Museum this Tuesday evening, March 24th for a talk by Alfred M. Zappalà Esq. and Eszter Vajda. Mr. Zappalà will give us an update on "The Sicilian Project", sp...

...Otherwise known as Pot Heads! I like the ambiguity in the phrase Moorish Heads. When the Moors invaded Sicily from North Africa in the 11th century, they built ceramics workshops all over the island and taught the Sicilians to make brightly coloured majolica, an art form which gradually spread throughout Sicily.   One of the excavate...

Sarà presentato sabato 2 febbraio all'Italian American Museum di New York il libro "My Sicily: Life in the Cusp of the Mediterranean Sea", durante un incontro con l'autrice siciliana Francesca V. Mignosa.   "My Sicily" è una raccolta di memorie e riflessioni dell'infanzia dell'autrice e dei suoi viaggi in Sicilia.   Nata e cresciuta a...

  WTI Magazine #32    2014 May, 29Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The foundation of the village is linked to the legend of the discovery of a wooden cross.   It is said that a cow used to be alone from the group every day, and always squatted in the same place.

by Gaetano Cipolla 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Meli, Sicily's most celebrated poet, who died of pneumonia on December 20, 1815. Prof. Giovanni Ruffino, director of the Centro di Studi Filologici e Linguistici Siciliani, in collaboration with Sicily's three major universities organized a four-day conference in Palermo...

By Tom Robb   The mayor of Elk Grove Village's Italian sister city of Termini Imerese in Palermo, Sicily, stepped off a plane at O'Hare Airport yesterday (Wednesday) with a small delegation to visit his sister city and fellow mayor. Termini Imerese Mayor Salvatore Burrafato and a delegation of four others from Termini Imerese and the Pa...

di Tano Gullo   Prima orfano di mafia, poi spicciafaccende di un boss, infine docente universitario. Ora Fred Gardaphé, 60 anni, è a Palermo dove tiene un ciclo di lezioni sugli scrittori italoamericani e sui registi che raccontano Cosa nostra, organizzato dal dipartimento di Scienze umanistiche dell'Università.    Eccola questa...