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by H.E. Armando Varricchio   I am very pleased to extend my warm greetings to Italians, and Italian-Americans, in the United States on the occasion of Italy's National Day. I would like to thank all of our fellow citizens, our American friends of Italian origin and all those who recognize themselves - in their different ways - in Italy,...

Opening a restaurant is like running a sprint that lasts 26.2 miles, not 200 meters. So we weren't sure if Paul Reilly, the chef/co-owner of Beast + Bottle, who's opening Coperta this summer, would have a moment to breathe, let alone talk to us — but he did.   Graciously stepping away from both spots, he opened up about what to expect from h...

By Lesly Rascoe Portofino Italian Restaurant is the kind of place where everybody knows your name. Old World class, made-to-order cuisine and service that makes customers feel like family have earned the restaurant a loyal following. With dishes on the menu like Chicken Albanese and Joe's Garden Special, New York Style Pizza and lunch specials th...

Coro d'Italia ~ Italian-American Singing and Dancing Ensemble is currently interviewing new participants to sing and/or dance in their fall production. The troupe is comprised of both professional and volunteer performers and will begin once-per-week rehearsals in September for their November 20 concert at the Montclair Art Museum. For people of I...

Vincenzo "Dontino" Maltempi immigrated from Italy in 1953 at age 32 and set about fulfilling the American Dream, working for a cement company and then for Fairlawn polymer company A. Schulman Inc. It wasn't until 1975 that he turned his love of cooking into his livelihood, buying with his son, Carlo, an old bar and eatery in Akron's North Hill tha...

When it comes to history, there are some things that should never be forgotten. That's the case in the local Italian-American community, which has planned a fundraiser to commemorate a fatal train crash that occurred in Adrian, Michigan, in 1901.   It was the night before Thanksgiving and more than 100 Italian immigrants were traveling...

At a time when the Census headcount shows that the largest metropolitan areas are growing at far higherrates, the prognosis does not look good for small towns, which continue in steady decline as young people chase bigger dreams in cities. It's a trend consistent across America and around the world that shows no signs of sl...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and PNICube, the Italian Association of University Incubators and Local Business Plan Competition, has established the "Innovation that speaks Italian" award to recognize the highly innovative value of Technology Startups, founded by Italian citizens, operating abroad.   The award...

Lou Agnese was just 33 years old when he was inaugurated as president of Incarnate Word College, a small Catholic women's institution that was more than 100 years old but little known outside of San Antonio. Incarnate Word was in trouble. It had been losing enrollment for eight years, and the founding Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word knew m...

A psycho-education scientist and a Montessori educator address the question of the fundamental importance of free movement and organized extracurricular sport activity for the cognitive development and well being of the child in a symposium presented by Coni, the Italian National Olympic Committee during the National Italian American Foundation's 4...

by Giovanna Mancini   We are not talking about sensational numbers, but the 42,000 additional businesses that, according to Unioncamere-Infocamere figures, populated the Italian industry in the first nine months of 2016 are definitely good news for the Italian economy.   This is a sign that the entrepreneurial fabric is mending, even...

Maserati's highly anticipated new Levante SUV has helped Maserati North America increase sales by 10.8 percent in October 2016, compared to September 2016, the company today announced.   "Maserati North America's positive sales performance reflects the passion and leadership of our dealer network," said Tom Shanley, Head of Maserati North Am...