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by Celeste Katz and Susannah Griffee   The Nassau County executive hopeful on Wednesday said he'd yank the anti-Tom Suozzi spot, which drew a sharp rebuke from the country's biggest Italian heritage group for unabashedly using spaghetti-slurping stereotypes.   "I apologize to anyone who has been offended," Haber, who's up against Suoz...

After months of preparation, the Italian-American community of Iowa is thrilled to welcome all of you to the fourth annual Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa!   Every year our festival gets bigger and better. This year, we return to the Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. With more space than ever before, we have added addit...

Mickey Mouse Disney passes from the Panini. The transfer of the popular comic to society 'and Modena' was confirmed by a note from the Disney Italian who speaks of "a preliminary agreement for the transfer of the activities' editorials relating to Disney magazines in Italy."   Along with Mickey Mouse, Panini will go to other children's magaz...

di Linda Serra   Questa storia inizia con una lettera, non una lettera d'amore, ma ugualmente intensa ed emozionante. Lo scorso febbraio, infatti, ho ricevuto una lettera da parte dell'Ambasciatore Usa in Italia, David Thorne, che mi invitava in qualità di donna leader in Women in Technology (pensate un po'!) a prendere parte all' Internatio...

The Italian American community of the Washington Metropolitan area mourns the recent passing of Beloved Scalabrinian priest Fr. Anthony Dal Balcon.   Fr. Anthony was ordained a priest of the Missionaries of St. Charles (Scalabrinians) in Italy and came to the United States in 1949. He served as an assistant pastor in New York City for eight...

L'Italia celebra la sua moda e lo fa in grande stile. Una ventata di glamour attraversava le stanze dell'ICE lunedì sera, con ospiti d'eccezione e soprattutto tanta creatività. Un evento insolito quello ospitato da Riccardo Monti, presidente dell'Italian Trade Commission e organizzato da Franca Sozzani, direttrice di Vogue Italia: 8 Short Video X...

In the culinary world there's Italian. Then there's Tuscan and Florentine and even Sicilian. In the U.S., there's even a difference between New York Italian and San Francisco. But have you ever heard of "Brooklyn Italian?"   "It's seafood," Chef Jonathan Levine explains, "because we grew up on the Atlantic Ocean. It's also, when you have a...

By Rachel Hagenbaugh After 20 years of experience as a private chef, Scott Wnek decided it was time to take his talents to a new level and open his own restaurant, Pronto!, a modern Italian American cuisine, located at 223 East Highland Road. "It's Italian food with a little bit of a spin on it," Wnek said. "We wanted to bring a mom and pop gourm...

A 10-week basic conversational Italian course will begin Monday, Oct. 21 at La Famiglia Deli, 1327 6th Ave., Huntington. Instructor for the sessions, which run from 7 to 9 p.m., will be John Patrick Grace, who served as an Associated Press correspondent in Rome in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He has a master's degree in Italian/French and a...

The Islands of Divine Music, by John Addiego, is a saga of an Italian-American family spanning six generations as they move from Southern Italy to San Francisco to Mexico. I was absolutely enthralled with the lyrical journey on which I found myself. The author took me back to some familiar places and events of my childhood while introducing me to a...

In the nearly two years since a steering committee established the Little Italy Property Owners Association (LIPOA), much change and much good has been accomplished for The Neighborhood. "So many took the risk of getting involved," said its president Mel Stachura, a resident. "And it is working!"   Stachura said LIPOA has, in many ways, chan...

Raphael Benavides and The Poet's Den Theater and Gallery proudly present soprano and guest curator Darynn Zimmer in two English-language operatic miniatures in East Harlem, the first Little Italy of New York City. Zimmer will be singing Lee Hoiby's "Italian Lesson Opera" and Hugo Weisgall's "The Stronger."   Neither work has been performed i...