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Amy Grudier of Falls Church has received the Lido Civic Club Matching Scholarship from the National Italian American Foundation. Grudier attends Cedarville University and is majoring in nursing.   NIAF offers dozens of annual scholarships ranging in value from $2,000 to $10,000 each in the humanities, medicine, engineering, business, music,...

Following its English-language debut in 2011, Slow Wine, the guide to Italian wineries approved as good, clean and fair by Slow Food, is premiering a new and updated 2014 edition.   The guide and a selection of its wineries will be the focus of events for trade and consumers during a tour of three US cities: San Francisco on January 27, Chic...

Italy will soon have its own silicon valley. This will be a special silicon valley, a "green" one, located in the Umbria region, near Terni. The Italian group Italeaf is currently negotiating a "strategic master plan" with the municipality of Narni to redevelop the whole industrial area of Nera Montoro with the technical support of the Architecture...

Holy, cannoli! The Upper West Side is getting its very own Parm, Side Dish has learned.For the uninitiated, that's the old school Italian-American "soul food" eatery from the Major Food Group trio of Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. Parm launched on Mulberry Street in 2011 and now has an outpost at Yankee Stadium and another opening...

American Airlines lancia nuove tariffe promozionali di Economy Class per volare negli Stati Uniti e in Canada da Milano Malpensa e Roma Fiumicino. Accanto alle tariffe a/r in Economy a partire da 455,00 Euro per New York, da 510 Euro per Miami con voli diretti da Milano Malpensa, fino all'11 marzo sarà possibile approfittare della promo U.S.A. e Ca...

The opera "Tosca" by Puccini, is known for its gorgeous music, piercing violence, dramatic plot and dynamic characterizations. What is less familiar to Americans is that "Tosca" is the backdrop for a brilliant satire written by Franca Valeri, an influential, contemporary Italian woman playwright.   Valeri employs the plot line, main characte...

Nuccio Scuderi emigrated from Italy to the United States with a solid background in baking and a desire to be his own boss.     He achieved that when he opened Etna Pastry Shoppe on Lyell Avenue in Gates 36 years ago. The bakery has been going strong since, with a loyal clientele flocking to Etna for the cannoli, pastries, cakes, coo...

Twenty-five cities throughout the world can call themselves part of a special club of cities with architectonic gems so unique and so numerous that they host, for two days only, Open House Worldwide: such international capitals as New York, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Athens, Chicago, and Buenos Aires open the doors to their most beautiful buil...

by Mauro Battocchi   Attention lovers of Italian language and culture: get ready this August for best-selling author Dianne Hale's new book Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered. Fresh off her success with her previous book, La Bella Lingua, this new tale blends biography, history and memoir to introduce Mona (Madame) Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo—dau...

In 85 emotional, jam-packed minutes tonight, stage and film actor Chazz Palminteri will play 18 characters nonstop in his one-man show "A Bronx Tale." It's a powerful tour de force that's mesmerized audiences previously in Las Vegas at the Mirage and the Venetian.   Now it's at the prestigious Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center for the Perfor...

by Amy Lilly   Vermont's hills are alive with slowly building Rossini crescendos. As it happens, the state's two established summer opera destinations — the Opera Company of Middlebury and the Waitsfield-based Green Mountain Opera Festival — will both produce comic operas this season by that master of musical hilarity, Gioachino Rossini. &n...

Little Italy San Jose has obtained the official work permit to start construction of the Little Italy Arch!!!!   We already have completed construction of the Arch beams and metal scrolls offsite at S&S Welding when we were approved for the structural design. We also just received a donation of the "Golden Gate Bridge" paint for the Arch...