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By Joey Cresta A traditional homemade Italian dinner will help locals celebrate National Italian Heritage Month this weekend. The Italian-American Heritage Association, a greater Seacoast group founded earlier this year, is hosting the dinner, which will feature baked ziti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, a variety of desserts and a beverage for...

by Judy Bergeron   With "An Evening in Rome" added on Saturday night, the Columbus Day Festa grows to two days this year.   "We decided to expand to the night before so we could make a complete weekend in celebration of the Italian heritage," Frank Arrigo, festival co-chairman, said. "We wanted to have something that would tie in to t...

By Chris Kaltenbach   Eighteen characters, but only one actor. That's a lot of work for one guy, no matter how you slice it. But Chazz Palminteri isn't complaining, not in the least. After all, he's got no one to blame but himself. "A Bronx Tale" is all Palminteri's doing, a one-act, one-man autobiographical play about a young boy growing up...

A long-anticipated $200 million ethanol plant that will turn grasses grown on North Carolina hog farms into motor fuel will go ahead, Gov. Pat McCrory's office said Monday. The plant operated by Biochemtex, a partnership headed by Italy-based Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi, plans to employ 65 people in three years near Clinton in Sampson County. &nb...

The Italian American Academy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 2010. It provides specialized Italian language classes to all children in San Diego.   The academy is the creation of three individuals possessing similar traits: all are native Italian, women, mothers of young children, experienced foreign language educator...

by Paul Vitello   The Rev. Vincent J. Termine, a Roman Catholic priest who helped revive a dying parish in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, in the 1960s and '70s, then angered members of his predominantly white flock when he let black youths from another neighborhood participate in organized basketball at the church, died on Dec. 26 in Johns Island, S...

In July 2014, a new association was founded with the aim of protecting the interests, rights, and intellectual work of many fellow Italians who are in the movie industry: the Writers Guild Italia.   An easy name for a complex task that has remained unsolved for years. Screenwriter and WGI spokesperson David Bellini has introduced himself, t...

Archaeologists excavating a site in central Rome say they've uncovered what may be oldest known temple from Roman antiquity.And the dig was particularly challenging because the temple lies below the water table.   The temple – the foundations of which are below the water line — was probably dedicated to the goddess Fortuna. The archaeologica...

Growing up in her native Tione, a small Alpine town in the Italian province of Trento, Francesca Gino dreamed of becoming an engineer.   The idea of building houses fascinated her, and she wanted to do it for a living. "But my then-boyfriend was already enrolled in a college engineering course and according to his mother, having two engineer...

The Business Standard celebrated this week a new World Record in the famous Guinness Book. Arturo Licata, from Enna, Sicily, is now the world's oldest living man and he is approaching 112 years of age. Born in May 1902, Mr. Licata has three brothers and two sisters and he starts working in a sulphur mine when he was only 9 years old. In 1921, when...

Every beloved restaurant has its own formula for pleasing customers. At Osteria del Principe, the equation is one part good old-fashioned Italian warmth, one part Italian wines, and one part prosciutto. And not just any prosciutto; this osteria is the flagship store for Principe, Italy's leading producer of prosciutto.   The cured ham comes...

There will be a special lecture-concert by Duo Scarlatti at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, April 10, 2014. This concert will feature the music of two legendary Italian composers who received great honors in America: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Angelo Gilardino. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco is among the most important Italian composers of...