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The Italian American Heritage Society of Birmingham cordially invites you to share in the time-honored tradition of the Saint Joseph Altar. The Saint Joseph Altar is Sicilian in origin. During a terrible famine, the people of Sicily pleaded to Saint Joseph, their patron saint, for relief.   Saint Joseph answered their prayers and the famine...

"Cuore Tricolore" risulta l'unica lista presentata entro la scadenza del 16 febbraio al Comitato elettorale circoscrizionale di Chicago, presieduto da Dea Dantone e composto da Elisa Cozza.   Ne dà notizia lo stesso comitato precisando che "esaminata la documentazione presentata e non avendo rilievi in proposito si ritiene di poter ammettere...

  WTI Magazine #55    2015 March, 6Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Focaccia di Recco is a delicious snack that can be enjoyed any time during the day. When we think about focaccia, we usually think about bread dough with yeast; instead the peculiarity of the focaccia di Recco is the lack of yeast! For this reason it is...

di Alessandra Del Zotto   A dispetto di stereotipi e luoghi comuni, l'Italia nel corso dei secoli ha dato i natali a molti spiriti visionari che con le loro geniali intuizioni sono stati in grado di anticipare i tempi. Dal gravicembalo di Bartolomeo Cristofori, precursore del pianoforte moderno, alla Fiat 600, prima monovolume al mondo: ecco...

On the verge of a whole new season for acclaimed HBO series True Detective, set to start in the mid of summer 2015, creator, writer and director Nic Pizzolatto celebrated a well deserved victory for best drama series at this year's Writers Guild Awards.   "We're about halfway through filming season two," he said in his acceptance speech. "I...

  WTI Magazine #57    2015 April, 3Author : Manuela Bianchi for learnitalygroup.com      Translation by:   What is a pronoun? It is a variable part of the speech that can replace a name, an adjective or an adverb. So for example, I can say ""questo argomento è facile, quello è difficile" (this topic is easy, that one is difficult) or "questo arg...

The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans will present its Dante and Mazzei award on May 29 at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St., Chicago. Chicago Sun-Times editorial page editor R. Bruce Dold with its Dante award. The honor is bestowed each year on a member of the media who lives up to Dante Alighieri's call to be no timid friend to truth....

di Andrea Mantineo   Fatti, cifre. Direttore di "America Oggi" e presidente del Gruppo Editoriale "Oggi" Andrea Mantineo risponde così alle accuse della redazione del quotidiano circa le ragioni della crisi del gruppo editoriale. "America Oggi" è stato fondato nel 1988 da giornalisti, poligrafici e amministrativi licenziati dal quotidia...

The United States is the biggest consumer, drinking some 31,000 hectolitres - 13 percent of the global intake - followed by France. But when it comes to wine production, Italy saw a decline of 17 percent last year after significant harvests in 2013.   France remained the biggest producer of wine in the world, pumping out 47 million hect...

The KU French & Italian Department is seeking an Advanced Italian Lecturer to join their team. An M.A. plus additional graduate study in Italian (or foreign equivalent), with Ph.D. preferred; demonstrated excellence in teaching as evidenced by evaluations and/or letters of recommendation; and near-native or native command of Italian are require...

The Kalo Foundation/Iannelli Studios Heritage Center of Park Ridge welcomed the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in March to view the studio's 11-foot statue of the Madonna. The visit was facilitated by alumnae of Chicago's former Immaculata High School, which the statue once graced. The Madonna was designed in 1922 by sculptor Alphon...

In terms of payments, the Italian textile and clothing industry is performing better than the national average, while retail sales, on the other hand, are worsening. These are the figures from the Studio Pagamenti, the quarterly intelligence tool on the payment behavior of Italian businesses, published by Cribis D&B.   In the first quart...