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Alexandra "Alex" R. Donnadio of Hillsborough was selected as Miss UNICO Hillsborough for 2016-17. Donnadio, 22, is a graduate of Hillsborough High School, Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) and is currently attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice.   She has volunteered at the Vacation Bible School, JFK Hospital, NJ Association o...

by Mark Antonation   Change and growth continue to define the neighborhood that new arrivals know as LoHi but that longtime Denver residents simply call the Northside. Most notable — for food and history buffs, at least — has been the steady loss of classic red-sauce joints that were the legacy of the Italian immigrants who settled in this p...

At this time of year, most Pacific Northwest winemakers are spending vacation time with their families in advance of the crush of harvest.   Greg Koenig didn't have the luxury of much relaxation this summer, yet it's been perhaps the most satisfying time of his winemaking career. The graduate of the University of Notre Dame's famed architect...

WTI Magazine #83    2016 September 16Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin for www.vinotravelsitaly.com      Translation by:   With so much talk of rosé this summer, and every summer for that fact, it totally makes sense that our Italian Food Wine & Travel group (#ItalianFWT) is highlighting rosé wines of Italy from any region while some of our food a...

Returning to Brooklyn after celebrating the Traditional Votive Mass of San Gennaro at Most Precious Blood Church in Little Italy Saturday morning, I made my way to Villabate Alba Pasticceria in Bensonhurst to pick up a few Sicilian dessert specialties for a dinner engagement.   Disappointed I would not be able to attend the Annual Procession...

This month in New Jersey, especially in Essex County, we celebrate our Italian heritage. Coming from an Italian family raised in Nutley and Belleville, with roots in southern Italy - including Calabria, Sicily, Avellino and Naples - just about everything we do is based on our culture in some way.   Traditions run deep and have been passed th...

The "Italian Tribune," which each year recognizes the contributions of valuable members of the community, recently honored West Caldwell Police Chief Gerard Paris with the Christopher Columbus Award for Law Enforcement.   Over the years, Paris, a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, moved up through the ranks from patrolman to s...

Chefs use all sorts of inspiration for dishes. It might be something as simple as an ingredient they want to feature, or a painting that prompts a new style of presentation. For a new dessert at Leuca, the brand-new Italian restaurant in Brooklyn's William Vale hotel, chefs Andrew Carmellini and Jason Casey went with something a little more concept...

By Stephanie Obodda Recently, someone suggested we check out Cucina Rustica. Though I was a little skeptical of venturing into the far reaches of Cranston for Friday night dinner, this one seemed like it might have potential.   Francesca Saratapoulas and Gina Musto, who also own Narragansett's Oceanside at the Pier, opened Cucina Rustica ea...

December 17 (Saturday) 2:00 pm. Merry Christmas with Strega Nona. Natale is by far the most important holiday of the year in Italy, and family gatherings are the most important part of the festivities. During this time, families reunite, spending time together celebrating old traditions that have been passed down from one generation to the nex...

By Elizabeth Roman A bit of Springfield history is now a part of the official collection of books at the State Library of Massachusetts in the Statehouse. "On Being Italian: A Story of Food, Family and Faith," the latest book released as part of The Republican's Heritage Series, was donated to the library by state Rep. Angelo J. Puppolo Jr.,...

Con un seminario dedicato al confronto tra le rappresentanze del made in Italy e alcuni portavoce del fashion e del design locale sono state tirate le fila della prima edizione dell'Italian fashion week di Dallas. L'evento che ha visto protagonisti gli show di Raffaella Curiel e Stella Jean, i gioielli di Lucia Odescalchi e le bags Carmina Campus d...