By Virginia N. Sherry For the third consecutive summer, native Staten Islander Frances Curcio traveled to Contursi Terme, a small town in the Campania region of southern Italy, to continue exploration of her family's roots.   The search started with her maternal grandfather, Salvatore Cipollaro, who immigrated to the U.S. from the town in 1...

On Tuesday night, July 16th, we had the privilege of attending the Mass and Procession in celebration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Saint Adelbert's Church in Staten Island. After a wonderful service by Father Eugene J. Carrella, with fantastic choral music, a Candlelight Procession with a brass band accompanied the statue of the Blessed Mother th...

Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 77th issue of our online magazine. What a wonderful trip I did, visiting 9 cities but most of all 10 different sparkling beautiful Italian communities presenting my book "We the Italians. Two flags, One heart. One hundred interviews" (available here http://goo.gl/f2wBha). What a terrific wave of passion for Italy, of...

Jesus has his halo back and Mary is gloriously crowned in a century-old rendering of the Pieta that was restored in time for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Pity R.C. Church in Bulls Head. The Pieta, a wood sculpture depicting Our Lady of Pity and the crucified Jesus, was originally located in the parish's former church building on Lamberts L...

Friday, May 31, 20137 p.m.Casa Belvedere Mansion79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 Watch, taste, and learn how to prepare some delectable Italian dishes with up-and-coming celebrity Chef Vincent Tropepe.

Corrado "Joe" Manfredi, the owner of Manfredi Auto Group, died Saturday in Florida, a friend and longtime business associate confirmed. He was 77. Born in Mola di Bari, Italy, Manfredi moved to New York City and trained at Brooklyn Automotive. After working as a mechanic and service manager for six years, he launched the Manfredi Auto Mall in...

by Elisabetta Grasso   Ann C. Pizzorusso, author of the prize winning book "Tweeting Da Vinci" is coming directly from Naples, Italy to give a presentation on her book at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum (420, Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY) on October 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. Pizzorusso is a geologist and an Italian Renaissance scholar. Her i...

by Pamela Silvestri   Vincent D'Antuono Sr. threw a party Saturday to celebrate a series of milestones: Pastosa Ravioli just hit 50 years in business. It's also Vincent's 75th birthday. And, oh yes, the shopkeeper is quite thrilled over his store's 2015 Staten Island Readers' Choice Award wins in three categories: "Best Specialty Store,...

Join Us For "Mario Lanza: The Man & His Music" at Casa BelvedereTuesday, September 15th @ 7:00 PM. A one-hour audiovisual presentation and talk on the life and career of the legendary tenor from Philadelphia by noted Lanza authority Bill Ronayne. The presentation includes rare early private recordings and radio appearances,...

New York is not just Manhattan, and one who understood very well this is Laura Caparrotti, Roman by birth and New Yorker by adoption, who last year created "In scena! Italian Theater festival NY" that brings the Italian theater in all 5 boroughs of New York City: Manhattan as well as also the Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens. The 2014 edi...