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At 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, March 20, the Union Township Historical Society will host a presentation given by Joe and Tina Renna, co-authors of "The Peterstown Book: Cent'Anni (The 100-Year History of an Italian-American Neighborhood)."   The event will take place at the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Ave., Union. People...

È stato pubblicato questa mattina, sul sito del Ministero dell'Istruzione, l'Avviso da 28 milioni di euro per dotare le scuole del I ciclo di istruzione di nuovi spazi didattici per l'apprendimento delle competenze tecnologiche di base, da coniugare con la manualità, l'artigianato e la creatività.   Il finanziamento fa parte dei fondi delle...

Filaga, an authentic Sicilian Pizzeria and Rosticceria opened its doors on March 28th at 75 9th avenue in the famous New York Chelsea Market. Founded by Sicilian natives, this pizzeria and rosticceria is inspired by Sicilian style.   The 800 square foot space will at first offer "Pizza al Taglio" (by the square slice), "Pizza ripiena" (...

Some say that as you enter Palazzo Branciforte , in the bustling and mostly dilapidated heart of the city, it doesn't feel like you are in Palermo.   In fact, the historic aristocratic mansion restored in 2012 by architect Gae Aulenti for the Fondazione Banco di Sicilia is a microcosm of wonders, all beautifully organized and accessible, wit...

Stagnation in retail spells death, according to Domenico Vacca. "I think that every ten to 15 years —€" actually, now, it has to be faster than that," the Italian designer told us over a lengthy chat earlier this year. "It's good to reinvent yourself every five years, minimum."   To that end, Vacca has taken reinvention to the extreme at his...

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Mike Marino is affectionately known to thousands of his fans as "New Jersey's Bad Boy of Comedy". He has performed in every major comedy club from New York to Los Angeles including: The MGM Grand, Catch a Rising Star, The Comic Strip, Stand Up NY, The Improv, Rascals and The Icehouse.   He has worked with som...

by Mauro Battocchi   There is a special treat for lovers of opera coming exclusively to San Francisco this month. With a limited showing on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 PM and Sunday May 22 at 2:00 PM, the Marines' Memorial Theatre of San Francisco (609 Sutter St) will bringing to life Carlo Pallavicino's The Amazons in the Fortunate Isles, a lo...

As SF Design Week kicks off today – a week in which the Italian Republic is also celebrating its 70th anniversary – I am glad to report that work from a fantastic collaboration between Milan- and California-based design teams will be on display throughout the city this week.   The initiative is called High Up. Graphic Design Around Town and...

Venice's iconic Rialto Bridge is on everyone's Top 10 must-see list. But apart from taking a selfie at the top or a beautiful panoramic photo down the Grand Canal, few stop to consider the history behind the bridge. Fewer still realize that this is the sixth crossing on the site or that Michelangelo, one of Italy's greatest artists, was linked to i...

Amore means "love" in Italian and that's the name and the goal of Spring Street's newest bakery and cafe. Owned by Sal and Joanne Martino, the couple is bringing Sussex County a taste of the homeland with fresh, homemade baked goods and light cuisine.   Sal Martino's parents own Vincenzo Martino's Market and Restaurant in Hackensack, a...

MAESTRO ANTHONY BARRESE. Principal Conductor of Opera Southwest. Saturday, August 6, 11:30 – 2:00. Season's Restaurant - Old Town, Albuquerque. $38.00 per person. Joined by nationally-acclaimed set designer, Dahl Delu, Maestro Barrese presents.   WAR AND REVENGE to introduce and set the stage for the t...

His father wanted him to become a lawyer, and he nearly did. But Massimo Bottura's obsession with cooking instead has paid off: his restaurant, the Osteria Francescana, may have put the noses of conservative Italian chefs out of joint, but it now boasts the title "best in the world".   Set in the heart of Modena in northern Italy, the Oster...