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Parsippany's Order Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 21 at Angelo's Restaurant, 94 North Beverwyck Road. Approximately fifty members were present for their monthly meeting of members.

 

Besides this being the lodge's regular monthly meeting of members, ...

As the European Union begins to disintegrate, who can provide the leadership to save it? German chancellor Angela Merkel is widely credited with finally answering Henry Kissinger's famous question about the Western alliance: "What is the phone number for Europe?" But if Europe's phone number has a ...

Lido Cantarutti, the director of the Italian Film Festival in Marin County, was recently awarded the 2016 Marin Cultural Treasure award, for his excellent work in directing the film festival since its inception 39 years ago.

 

I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Lido for ...

I prossimi dodici mesi saranno l'anno del Piemonte, negli Stati Uniti. Un'occasione per promuoverlo e farlo conoscere sotto tutti gli aspetti, dal turismo alla cucina, dalla tecnologia all'arte. Questo perché la National Italian American Foundation ha scelto il Piemonte come «Region of Honor» del ...

As Italian custom coach builder Touring Superleggera turns ninety years old, the company handmade a bold interpretation of a open top car – the 'Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder'. The eye-catching hand built two-seater is based on the Alfa Romeo '8C Competizione Spider', and will only see seven ...

It's that time of the year—Mario's Italian Lemonade is opening for the summer. The tiny establishment is a Taylor Street institution, but it's only open between May and September.

 

Mario's serves some of the best Italian ice in the entire city, and people from across town flock to the stand ...

Il Consorzio ICoN - Italian Culture on the Net è entrato a far parte del College Board, uno degli enti dediti alla promozione dell'istruzione più importanti degli Stati Uniti.


L'adesione consentirà ad ICoN - Consorzio composto da 19 università italiane che opera in convenzione con il ministero ...

Do not call it a race! Who has been part of the California Mille in the last years cannot help but call it either a "tour" or a "drive. Every year, for a full weekend, San Francisco and the Bay Area become the place where-to-be for car lovers from all over the United States.

 

While the ...

With his career in mid-upswing after his financially successful Expendables franchise and a Golden Globe win for Creed, Sylvester Stallone is apparently finally prepared to accept the responsibility of a lead role on a television drama.

 

The 69-year-old actor is attached to star as aging ...

Drive south on Stan Schlueter Loop until it dead-ends into State Highway 201, turn left and then make an immediate right into a three-storefront center that houses Killeen's newest Italian eatery, the Italian Cuisine Restaurant.


Owned and operated by native Italians Gordon and Natascia Basso, this ...

A trio of U.S. Army veterans has teamed up to establish a memorial in Italy to the 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II.

 

The marble monument is being dedicated in the northern Italian village of Torbole on Saturday, the ...

Saturday evening, the Bella Italia Lodge hosted a "Vegas night" to raise money for their annual Italian Festival. The organization was forced to cancel last year's festival because of the October floods, causing them to lose money.

 

Now, they are asking for the community's help so that ...

LOCATION: Dante Alighieri Society, Italian Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
DATE: Friday, May 6, 2016

SCHEDULE: 6:00 PM – Dante Birthday Celebration, 6:30 PM – Light Refreshments, 7:00 PM – Showing of the Movie "Palio," known as "Rocky on Horseback"
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Oscar-winning writer/director/producer Francis Ford Coppola, best known for "The Godfather" film series, sank his hands and feet into cement today outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

 

The ceremony was held as part of the 2016 Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival, which ...

"Light in the Piazza," one of the most complex musicals to produce, is being performed in Atlanta for the first time. Theatrical Outfit in downtown Atlanta is housing the city's first production of this Italian-American play under Richard Garner's direction as part of its 2015-16 Season of ...

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Sons of Italy donates to Valerie Fund; New officers appointed

Sons of Italy donates to Valerie Fund; New officers appointed

Parsippany's Order Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 21 at Angelo's Restaurant, 94 North Beverwyck Road. Approximately fifty members were present for their monthly meeting of members.   Besides this being the lodge's regular monthly meeting of members, Lodge 2561 was proud to welcome New Jersey State Order Sons of Italy President Ralph Capaccio and First...

Could Italy be the unlikely saviour of Project Europe?

Could Italy be the unlikely saviour of Project Europe?

As the European Union begins to disintegrate, who can provide the leadership to save it? German chancellor Angela Merkel is widely credited with finally answering Henry Kissinger's famous question about the Western alliance: "What is the phone number for Europe?" But if Europe's phone number has a German dialling code, it goes through to an automated answer: "Nein zu Allem."   This...

Lido Cantarutti Receives 2016 Marin Cultural Treasure Award

Lido Cantarutti Receives 2016 Marin Cultural Treasure Award

Lido Cantarutti, the director of the Italian Film Festival in Marin County, was recently awarded the 2016 Marin Cultural Treasure award, for his excellent work in directing the film festival since its inception 39 years ago.   I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Lido for this meaningful distinction, and also reinforce how lucky Bay Area residents are to have...

In Usa inizia l’anno del Piemonte

In Usa inizia l’anno del Piemonte

I prossimi dodici mesi saranno l'anno del Piemonte, negli Stati Uniti. Un'occasione per promuoverlo e farlo conoscere sotto tutti gli aspetti, dal turismo alla cucina, dalla tecnologia all'arte. Questo perché la National Italian American Foundation ha scelto il Piemonte come «Region of Honor» del 2016, impegnandosi ad organizzare insieme eventi durante tutti i prossimi dodici mesi, per far conoscere meglio...

Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder to Make its Debut in North America

Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder to Make its Debut in North America

As Italian custom coach builder Touring Superleggera turns ninety years old, the company handmade a bold interpretation of a open top car – the 'Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spyder'. The eye-catching hand built two-seater is based on the Alfa Romeo '8C Competizione Spider', and will only see seven examples built.   With a seamless aesthetic, a streamlined sportiness and a dynamic update,...

Mario's Italian Lemonade opens for the summer on May 1

Mario's Italian Lemonade opens for the summer on May 1

It's that time of the year—Mario's Italian Lemonade is opening for the summer. The tiny establishment is a Taylor Street institution, but it's only open between May and September.   Mario's serves some of the best Italian ice in the entire city, and people from across town flock to the stand for a taste of the frozen goodies. The stand boasts a...

Icon si rafforza in Usa: Adesione al College Board

 Icon si rafforza in Usa: Adesione al College Board

Il Consorzio ICoN - Italian Culture on the Net è entrato a far parte del College Board, uno degli enti dediti alla promozione dell'istruzione più importanti degli Stati Uniti. L'adesione consentirà ad ICoN - Consorzio composto da 19 università italiane che opera in convenzione con il ministero degli Affari esteri, nato nel 1999 con il patrocinio della Presidenza della Camera dei...

California Mille 2016: 67 Historic Cars Recalls The Italian Mille Miglia

California Mille 2016: 67 Historic Cars Recalls The Italian Mille Miglia

Do not call it a race! Who has been part of the California Mille in the last years cannot help but call it either a "tour" or a "drive. Every year, for a full weekend, San Francisco and the Bay Area become the place where-to-be for car lovers from all over the United States.   While the California Mille 2016 started on...

Sylvester Stallone to play a Mafia boss in his first major TV role

Sylvester Stallone to play a Mafia boss in his first major TV role

With his career in mid-upswing after his financially successful Expendables franchise and a Golden Globe win for Creed, Sylvester Stallone is apparently finally prepared to accept the responsibility of a lead role on a television drama.   The 69-year-old actor is attached to star as aging crime boss Raymonde Aprile in the Weinstein Company's planned TV adaptation of Mario Puzo's 2000 novel...

Couple brings a taste of northern Italy to Central Texas

Couple brings a taste of northern Italy to Central Texas

Drive south on Stan Schlueter Loop until it dead-ends into State Highway 201, turn left and then make an immediate right into a three-storefront center that houses Killeen's newest Italian eatery, the Italian Cuisine Restaurant. Owned and operated by native Italians Gordon and Natascia Basso, this 22-seat restaurant (with additional seating for four outside) serves an assortment of pastas, sandwiches and...

A memorial is being dedicated in Italy to the 25 American soldiers who drowned i…

A memorial is being dedicated in Italy to the 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II

A trio of U.S. Army veterans has teamed up to establish a memorial in Italy to the 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II.   The marble monument is being dedicated in the northern Italian village of Torbole on Saturday, the 71st anniversary of the sinking of the vehicle known as...

Bella Italia Lodge asking for donations to host this year's Italian Festival

Bella Italia Lodge asking for donations to host this year's Italian Festival

Saturday evening, the Bella Italia Lodge hosted a "Vegas night" to raise money for their annual Italian Festival. The organization was forced to cancel last year's festival because of the October floods, causing them to lose money.   Now, they are asking for the community's help so that this fall, they are able to host the popular event again. President of the club, Domenico...

Celebrate Dante’s Birthday at the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge

Celebrate Dante’s Birthday at the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge

LOCATION: Dante Alighieri Society, Italian Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139DATE: Friday, May 6, 2016 SCHEDULE: 6:00 PM – Dante Birthday Celebration, 6:30 PM – Light Refreshments, 7:00 PM – Showing of the Movie "Palio," known as "Rocky on Horseback"PARKING: In the Dante Alighieri Society Building lot, with overflow in the Kendall Cinema GarageCOST: No cost for this event; cash bar only   "Twice a year...

Francis Ford Coppola Immortalized in Cement Outside Chinese Theatre

Francis Ford Coppola Immortalized in Cement Outside Chinese Theatre

Oscar-winning writer/director/producer Francis Ford Coppola, best known for "The Godfather" film series, sank his hands and feet into cement today outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.   The ceremony was held as part of the 2016 Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival, which began Thursday. "Thanks to TCM, thanks for this opportunity to be at the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre," he said....

"Light in the Piazza" comes to Theatrical Outfit stage

"Light in the Piazza" comes to Theatrical Outfit stage

"Light in the Piazza," one of the most complex musicals to produce, is being performed in Atlanta for the first time. Theatrical Outfit in downtown Atlanta is housing the city's first production of this Italian-American play under Richard Garner's direction as part of its 2015-16 Season of Courage series.   "It is a tender love story," he said of the play that opened...

Meet the Conductor: Carlo Ponti, Movie Magic

Meet the Conductor: Carlo Ponti, Movie Magic

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 At 6:30 pm Organized by : IIC & Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz In collaboration with : Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra Entrance : Free - RSVP herePre-concert lecture illustrated by film excerpts and Maestro Carlo Ponti for the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra's (LAV) season finale performance that will be held the following day May 12th. The pre-concert lecture and concert are an...

Campisi’s Celebrates 70th Anninversary

Campisi’s Celebrates 70th Anninversary

In a world of instant Yelp reviews and here today gone tomorrow restaurants, what has kept Campisi's Italian restaurants growing for 70 years? Yes they have the freshest ingredients and mouth watering pizzas, but it's the family fabric that has been so important to them over the years.   "If you come in, you're part of our family and we're gonna treat you...

Languages compete during Modern Languages Reception

Languages compete during Modern Languages Reception

On April 13, the Modern Languages and Literatures Graduation Reception celebrated graduating language majors and minors and recognized outstanding students, while also holding a friendly competition between the different language departments. The creation of the competition was for students to showcase their love for language in an artistic form.   This year's two winners were the Italian program and the German department....

At Chatterbox 54, Bustling Italian Space and Relaxed Italian Pace

At Chatterbox 54, Bustling Italian Space and Relaxed Italian Pace

The tables at Chatterbox 54 are a bit larger than is usual, making the typical balancing act at most restaurants, where space for both an entree and a bread plate can be hard to find, unnecessary. This creates more comfortable dining, but intimate chats aren't easy. No matter. Calling out across the table, or even across the room, is part...

Coro-Dante Concerto di Primavera - Sunday, May 15, 2016, 5:00 PM

Coro-Dante Concerto di Primavera - Sunday, May 15, 2016, 5:00 PM

When: Sunday, May 15, 2016, 5:00 PMWhere: Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire St., Kendall Sq., Cambridge   Coro-Dante Concerto di Primavera: All-Italian Repertoire Chorus of the Dante Alighieri SocietyKevin Galiè, M.M., J.D., Director - Ilana Cady, Pianist - Choruses and Arias from Amilcare Ponchielli's - La Gioconda; Popular Songs, Madrigals and Songs from NapoliCosts: $5 Validated parking at Kendall Sq. Cinema. Free on-street parking in Cambridge on SundaysFree admission....

Denver Nuggets final report card: Danilo Gallinari

Denver Nuggets final report card: Danilo Gallinari

Up until Feb. 29 2016, when Danilo Gallinari tore two lateral ligaments and sprained a medial ligament, both in his left ankle which ended his season, the 27-year-old was enjoying possibly his healthiest and most productive year in Denver.   Gallinari had played in 53 of a possible 59 games, was averaging a career-high 19.5 points and posting solid rebounding and assist...

Il DEF alla Camera/ Il parere della Commissione Esteri: Percezioni Consolari per…

Il DEF alla Camera/ Il parere della Commissione Esteri: Percezioni Consolari per rafforzare i servizi per i connazionali

Nella seduta alla Camera, la Commissione Affari esteri ha approvato il parere al Documento di economia e finanza 2016.   Alla presenza del vice ministro Giro, i deputati hanno dato l'ok al Def con una osservazione per la Commissione Bilancio: trasferire ai consolati almeno una parte delle percezioni consolari così da poter rafforzare i servizi per i connazionali.   Read more   Fonte: AISE  

Alfano’s serves up philanthropy, too

Alfano’s serves up philanthropy, too

Alberto and Grace Alfano, owners of Alfano's Pizzeria, 206 S. Main St., recently received the Small Business of the Year Award at the Chamber of Commerce's annual awards dinner. The couple has used the business as a means to branch out into more philanthropic efforts. "We have put a lot back into this community," Alberto said. "We initially helped the Relay For...

Sports greats, industry leaders honored in New York City

Sports greats, industry leaders honored in New York City

Sport legends Mike Piazza, 12-time MLB All-Star elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame; and Luigi P. "Lou" Carnesecca, legendary coach of St. John's University's basketball team and inductee of the Naismith Basket Ball Hall of Fame, headlined the list of gala honorees with industry executives in business, finance, and real estate at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)...

NJIHC Chair Recognized as “Man of the Year”

NJIHC Chair Recognized as “Man of the Year”

On Thursday April 28th, New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission Chairman Robert DiBiase was recognized as Man of the Year by the Ocean County Federation of Republican Women during their Annual Gala. This title is given to "individuals who have given a lifetime of service to improving their community and insuring the quality of life in Ocean County."   The elegant event was...

“Made in Italy” takes over Rio Olympics

“Made in Italy” takes over Rio Olympics

A swimming record just one hundred days before the Olympics Games is a record in itself, given the tough weeks Rio de Janeiro is presently going through, struggling with a request for impeachment against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, a health emergency and street protests.   As it awaits the arrival of the Olympic torch that hit the road on April 21 from...

San Gennaro Feast coming to Craig Ranch next week

San Gennaro Feast coming to Craig Ranch next week

The 37th annual San Gennaro Feast is coming to Craig Ranch Regional Park next week. The festival runs from May 4 through 8. It features more than 70 restaurant food booths, 60 Helm & Sons Amusements rides, first time in Las Vegas flume ride, 80-foot petting zoo, pony rides and piglets, midway games, arts and crafts booths, and continuous live music.   Food...

Mediterranean Diet Roundtable: More Than Food, It’s a Way of Life

Mediterranean Diet Roundtable: More Than Food, It’s a Way of Life

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable (MDR) landed in Los Angeles, for its second edition (Beverly Hills Library, April 20-21). In 1975, the eminent American biologist, Ancel Keys and chemist Margaret Keys (his wife and collaborator), drew general attention to the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, particularly for the cardiovascular apparatus.   Today, a wide choir of voices, from the most disparate cultural and...

Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

I once met an Italian who didn't drink coffee. He made light of the fact, but you could see that he was tired of having to explain his disability every time some new acquaintance uttered the standard Italian greeting: "Prendiamo un caffè?" ("Fancy a coffee?").   His breezy but faintly passive-aggressive manner concealed, I suspect, deep pools of self-doubt and underground lakes...

Professional Talk From a Memoirist - May 7, 2016 (Sat) at 2:00

Professional Talk From a Memoirist - May 7, 2016 (Sat) at 2:00

When: May 7, 2016 (Sat) at 2:00Where: Garibaldi-Meucci Museum | 420 Tompkins Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10305Please call the museum for reservations 718-442-1608 Maria Giura will read an excerpt from her memoir-in-progress which explores the tension between accepting her personal calling and the ambivalence she felt towards God and her immigrant Italian father. She'll discuss the rewards and challenges of...

ExoMars, Italian techology leads the space missions

ExoMars, Italian techology leads the space missions

"The ExoMars 2016 with its scientific and technological cargo is travelling to Mars, where it will prepare grounds for the research of answers that are so important to us, those on the origin of life".   That's how Roberto Battiston, President of Asi, the Italian Space Association, has hailed a space mission that not only brings so much fascination with it –...

Italian Language courses

Italian Language courses

Cari connazionali, Rispondendo alla richiesta di vari membri della Comunita' italiana, la Commissione Lingua e Cultura del Comites (www.comitesdc.org/) ha lanciato questo breve sondaggio sull'insegnamento dell'italiano nella Greater Washington. Il sondaggio chiudera' domenica 8 maggio/2016 ed i risultati aggregati verranno presentati all'Ufficio Scuola dell'Ambasciata Italiana.   Il sondaggio e' aperto a tutti quelli che (adulti o bambini) studino l'italiano come madrelingua, come seconda...

Internship positions available at Bostoniano!

Internship positions available at Bostoniano!

We might be looking just for you! We have open positions for internships during spring and summer! For inquiries, please email info@bostoniano.info.   Web and social media producer: – Write, edit and generate content for Bostoniano.info website– Update, edit and generate content on Bostoniano social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, G+)– Manage and create email newsletters– Generate original content, interviews and features for Bostoniano.info– Keep...

Concerti, Laura Pausini: annunciato il tour americano 'Similares US & Latin …

Concerti, Laura Pausini: annunciato il tour americano 'Similares US & Latin America 2016'. Tutte le date

La cantante romagnola ha confermato oggi gli appuntamenti dal vivo che la vedranno protagonista oltreoceano tra la prossima estate e la fine del prossimo autunno: dopo gli appuntamenti in Italia con il tour di "Simili", Laura Pausini si sposterà in Canada, dove farà partire da Toronto il prossimo 26 luglio la stringa di date.   Dopo altri tre appuntamenti tra New York,...

Corrado Palmieri Brings a Southern Italian-Style Coffee Bar to Dallas Farmers Ma…

Corrado Palmieri Brings a Southern Italian-Style Coffee Bar to Dallas Farmers Market

When Corrado Palmieri was growing up in the "heel of the boot," as he says, he was often elbow-deep in flour as he helped his grandmother bake pastries specific to Southern Italy and his home province of Lecce.   Decades later, after years of business school and working in investment banking, he opened his own Italian coffee shop and bakery — not...

Emilia Romagna awarded as best destination for a short holiday

Emilia Romagna awarded as best destination for a short holiday

The German magazine Geo Saison has recently recognized the Italian region Emilia Romagna as the best destination for a short holiday. 245 locations applied to get the prestigious price, and Emilia Romagna won thanks to the candidature of a very small town called Polesine Parmense, that is very close to the Po river, offering an amazing culinary package.   Advertised as a...

Coda Di Volpe Opening In July, Bringing Billy Lawless To Southport Corridor

Coda Di Volpe Opening In July, Bringing Billy Lawless To Southport Corridor

Chicago restaurateurs Billy Lawless and Ryan O'Donnell are opening shop in the Southport Corridor in July with Coda di Volpe. The Southern Italian restaurant will open at 3335 N. Southport Ave. under the direction of executive chef Chris Thompson, known for his San Francisco eateries A16 and Spruce.   "We want to bring a little sophistication to the Southport Corridor, which we feel...

Varese vola in Michigan con la sua Sport Commission

Varese vola in Michigan con la sua Sport Commission

La neonata Varese Sport Commission fa il suo esordio negli Stati Uniti. Il gruppo di lavoro voluto da Camera di Commercio per incentivare le presenze turistiche sul nostro territorio in concomitanza con le manifestazioni sportive, sarà infatti presente a Grand Rapids, nel Michigan, al Symposium 2016, manifestazione-vetrina proprio per enti come la VaSC. La decisione di partecipare al Symposium – dove...

Fred Napolitano Sr. named Virginia Beach First Citizen

Fred Napolitano Sr. named Virginia Beach First Citizen

Fred Napolitano Sr. is the recipient of the 2015 Virginia Beach First Citizen Award, the Virginia Beach Jaycees announced this week.   In a news release, the Jaycees said Napolitano, a New York native, is a first generation Italian who moved to Virginia Beach in 1955 when he recognized the vast potential the city had for success as a builder and developer....

Nearly one quarter of Italy’s fashion industry clusters hit a new record for exp…

Nearly one quarter of Italy’s fashion industry clusters hit a new record for exports last year

During a period when the watchword of the fashion industry — and others as well — seems to be "uncertainty" there's is one bastion of strength: export growth in Italian fashion's so-called industrial clusters, which in 2015 grew for the sixth consecutive year posting a 2.5% increase to €33.4 billion and a trade surplus of €19.7 billion. Of the 42 fashion...

Italian Hotspot Osteria Langhe Opening Fast-Casual Animale in May

Italian Hotspot Osteria Langhe Opening Fast-Casual Animale in May

When Osteria Langhe opened on W. Armitage Ave. in 2014, it was a pioneer of the now-booming new restaurant row in southern Logan Square.   The team, made up of owner Aldo Zaninotto and chef Cameron Grant, hopes to now change the fast-casual game with their second Italian concept, Animale, slated to open in late May at 1904 N. Western Ave. across...

Internazionalizzare un’Italia che non parla inglese

Internazionalizzare un’Italia che non parla inglese

È nella ricerca di un nuovo gioco di forze tra pubblico e privato che l'Italia potrebbe mettersi in corsa sui mercati internazionali. Serve però essere onesti e guardare ad alcuni conflitti culturali interni, invisibili agli occhi della politica e dell'informazione. L'Italia è un paese che non parla inglese, basterebbe già solo questo per comprendere a fondo le posizioni di Fernando Napolitano,...

Etruscan stone could help unravel enigma of one of Italy's first civilizations

Etruscan stone could help unravel enigma of one of Italy's first civilizations

A rare inscription found on a stone unearthed near Florence is exciting archaeologists who say it may help reveal the secrets of the Etruscans, one of Italy's earliest and most enigmatic civilizations.   The Etruscans flourished in central Italy 2,500 years ago but their culture and language were assimilated into the Roman empire. They left behind lavish tombs, pottery and statues but...

Russo's delivers a slice of New York to South Padre Island

Russo's delivers a slice of New York to South Padre Island

Russo's New York Pizzeria has opened a location in South Padre Island, Texas. "Residents, the workforce and visitors to town are getting a true 'slice' of New York in South Padre Island," Gabriel Kauachi of VKL Franchise, LLC, an experienced group of entrepreneurs with more than 100 businesses in south Texas. We are truly excited to share Chef Russo's creations with...

Partnership leads to boom in Italian products at Price Chopper

Partnership leads to boom in Italian products at Price Chopper

A partnership with the Italian Trade Commission has brought nearly 1,000 products from Italy onto the shelves of Price Chopper and Market 32 stores. Announced in October, the partnership aims to connect the supermarket chain's shoppers with Italian goods. "People are looking for those authentic items for themselves and their families," said Jerry Golub, vice chairman of the board for the Golub...

Soccer Before Soccer: Calcio Storico Fiorentino

Soccer Before Soccer: Calcio Storico Fiorentino

The Calcio Storico – historic soccer – was a popular sport in Renaissance Florence. Originating from the ancient harpastum, a ball game played in the Roman Empire, Calcio Storico was played in teams of 27, more than double compared to modern-day soccer.   At the time, teams featured members of aristocratic families. The official rules of calcio were published for the first...

The Gage & Gemini Bistro Owners Bringing Southern Italian to Southport

The Gage & Gemini Bistro Owners Bringing Southern Italian to Southport

At a rare Tuesday morning press conference, Billy Lawless (The Gage, Acanto) and Ryan O'Donnell (Gemini Bistro) unveiled their Lakeview plans that first surfaced in 2015. They're opening a southern Italian restaurant this summer called Coda Di Volpe over at 3335 N. Southport Ave.   There's also a third partner, chef Chris Thompson, who they hired without a tasting. Thompson is the...

Al Bruno: West Side of the ’60s etched in my memory

Al Bruno: West Side of the ’60s etched in my memory

When times change, distinct cultural practices and traditions often mysteriously disappear from city neighborhoods and our social consciousness, but they should never be forgotten. That is exactly what happened in Buffalo to the omnipresent, Italian cultural fixtures on the Old West Side during the mid-1960s: A golden yet turbulent time defined by memorable expressions and activities.   Born in Buffalo in 1957,...

Meet Joe Gianchino: the Green Lady Lounge bartender who’s always smiling

Meet Joe Gianchino: the Green Lady Lounge bartender who’s always smiling

As difficult as it might be to pronounce his last name, it sure is easy to speak with Joe Gianchino (gee-en-kee-no).   The Sicilian/Irish KC native loves talking to everyone and anyone who crosses his path. Which is why Gianchino, 26, gleefully embraces his role as bartender at the Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand Blvd., in the Crossroads Arts District.   Read more   Source: http://www.kansascity.com/    

Pellegrini Selected as Italy's Flag-Bearer for Rio Games

Pellegrini Selected as Italy's Flag-Bearer for Rio Games

Swimming world-record holder Federica Pellegrini was selected Wednesday as Italy's flag-bearer for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics — four years after she asked not to perform the same honor at the London Games.   The Italian Olympic Committee made the announcement with 100 days until the opening ceremony in Rio on Aug. 5 — a date that coincides with Pellegrini's 28th birthday.   Read...

Fiat Chrysler accelerates NAFTA shift from passenger cars

Fiat Chrysler accelerates NAFTA shift from passenger cars

With lower gas prices shifting North American driving preferences toward bigger vehicles, Fiat Chrysler has accelerated its transition away from passenger cars with an impact on its manufacturing footprint across the globe. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne gave out pieces of the plan to exit the small- and midsize car business in the U.S. and shift factories to hotter-selling SUVs...

Italian-Americans live longer thanks to this diet

Italian-Americans live longer thanks to this diet

It's 3 p.m. on Arthur Avenue in The Bronx, and Filomena Magavero settles in for a late lunch inside the venerable Mario's, a favorite Italian restaurant on this strip of Old World butcher shops, fish stores and bakeries. She sips a gin martini ("Is there any other kind?" Magavero gamely asks), and orders filet of flounder oreganata.   "Fish is my mainstay,"...

New Italian Restaurant in Beckley

New Italian Restaurant in Beckley

New businesses and restaurants are popping up all over the Beckley area. Little Sicily is now open in Beckley. Before Little Sicily moved in, a Mediterranean restaurant was in the same location. Little Sicily specializes in traditional Italian cuisine and New York style pizza. Owner Mohamed Farghaly invites everyone to stop by and enjoy a fresh Italian meal. "The food is great....

Italy’s ceramic tiles industry sees stable and double digit growth in the US mar…

Italy’s ceramic tiles industry sees stable and double digit growth in the US market

Confindustria Ceramica president Vittorio Borelli doesn't hide his satisfaction. "We can't complain this year," he said. "The US market is driving a visible and significant growth." We are at the "Coverings," the American ceramics fair organized every year (for the past 27 years) by the Italian Association of Ceramic Producers in collaboration with the Spanish entrepreneurs and American distributors, which just...

“When In Rome” Debuts In San Francisco!

“When In Rome” Debuts In San Francisco!

Want to plan a fun night out? Get tickets to see international vocalist Lua Hadar and her jazz ensemble Twist, who will perform midcentury Italian and American jukebox hits in their new show, When in Rome, on Friday, June 17 at 7:30pm at the The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco (601 Van Ness Ave). Doors will open at 7:00...

2016 Pasta Night another Huge Success

2016 Pasta Night another Huge Success

More than 1,000 homemade meatballs were made from scratch along with specialty ravioli, stuffed shells, penne, spaghetti, sausage, antipasto, salad and desert were served to more than 400 attendees.   Thank you to the committee chairmen Jerry Onnembo and Joseph Rutigliano for making this event possible and to the many people that generously donated food and money. Special thanks to the US...

Bringing Rossini to America, one Loft at a time!

Bringing Rossini to America, one Loft at a time!

One of our fundamental challenges is keeping the Rossini revival alive; this is a particular problem in the US where we are not blessed with the density of opera houses found in Europe.   We can hardly expect the Metropolitan Opera to carry the "burden" since there doesn't seem to be a lot of enthusiasm for Rossini among the "powers that be". In...

A Ferrari World theme park is coming to North America, and Orlando is probably i…

A Ferrari World theme park is coming to North America, and Orlando is probably in the running for it

Ferrari, known for their fast cars and impressive design, has quickly become a major player in the world of theme parks, and the latest rumors point to a possible expansion right here in Central Florida.   Ferrari got into the theme park game when it opened its first park in Abu Dhabi back in 2010. That park, a partnership between the famed...

Ferraro’s owner strives to make patrons feel at home

Ferraro’s owner strives to make patrons feel at home

Gino Ferraro and his wife, Rosalba, both came to the United States from Italy at age 12, when their families moved to Syracuse, New York. They met during junior high school in an English class for Italian immigrants and married in 1974.   Two years later, Ferraro sold his Syracuse coffee shop to his brother and the couple moved to Las Vegas,...

Queens Week 2016: Meet Frank Carrado, The Mayor of Long Island City

Queens Week 2016: Meet Frank Carrado, The Mayor of Long Island City

Everyone seems to know Frank Carrado, who at 86 is arguably the most popular resident in Long Island City. "I got to know all of the politicians," says Frank Carrado. "I got to know all of the police department. The whole police department knows me."   Denizens of the neighborhood call him the 'Mayor'. It's a title he says not even Mayor Bill...

Confessions of a carboholic

Confessions of a carboholic

I walked into the dining room and my jaw hit the floor. Before me was a three-tiered altar, draped in white cloth, holding gorgeously decorated, ornately shaped pieces of bread. From afar, it looked mouthwatering: gorgeous, porous, crunchy-on-the-outside, heaven-on-the-inside Italian bread.   Each masterpiece had been skillfully molded by hand into the shapes of horses, ducks, hearts and crosses, and brushed with...

Arconvert opens facility in US

Arconvert opens facility in US

Fedrigoni, an international group for manufacturing and converting of premium specialty papers and substrates, announces the expansion of Arconvert with a new facility in the US. Arconvert, part of Fedrigoni Group, is a manufacturing company that produces an extensive range of self-adhesive papers and films for flexographic and HP Indigo printing technologies.   "We are extremely pleased to introduce Arconvert and the Manter brand in the United States,"...

Leoni's Focaccia in Scottsdale Proves Fresh Bread and Solid Ingredients Make For…

Leoni's Focaccia in Scottsdale Proves Fresh Bread and Solid Ingredients Make For Excellent Sandwiches

Sandwiches are sacred. Whether we're talking about the perfect Cubano, Philly cheesesteak, or bahn mi, it would seem just about everyone can agree a well-made sandwich is a beautiful thing. And if you happen to a fan of a classic Italian sandwich served on freshly made bread, then there's certainly beauty to be found at Leoni's Focaccia in Scottsdale. This new...

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We the Italians Magazine # 78

WTI 78

Umberto Mucci's Interviews

past-present-and-future-of-italy-in-coloradoOn the (virtual) road again, our trip around the US searching for Italian traces brings us today in Colorado. Again, not among the first States usually mentioned regarding the Italian emigration to the United States, but we will discover that there's a lot of Italy here too, starting from its motto that...

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