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The group donated $5,000 to the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation during a dinner meeting Tuesday night. The money was raised during the group’s recent bocce tournament. Desiree Coleman-Cohrn, Cornerstone’s director of legacy planning and major gifts, accepted the donation. She also explained the club’s members that the funds would go toward the proje...

Lovers of healthful, yet gourmet, Italian cuisine now rejoice because The Fine Market has opened its online store and is ready to ship across the United States. Founded and run by an Italian family of five and based in Clearwater, Florida, the company is dedicated to bringing the best of Italy's world-famous food to American shores while catering t...

Some 526 years ago, a foolhardy dreamer dared to reach the east by sailing west. Most perceptive folks back in 1492 realized the earth was not actually flat after all. But still ... “They didn’t know where they were going, or what they would find,” Angel Rosa said Wednesday of Christopher Columbus’ earth-shaking voyage.  Rosa has a pretty good i...

FIAT Club America will host it's 36th Annual National Convention from July 10-14, 2019, in Greensboro, NC at the Grandover Resort. This year, the "FIAT FreakOut," as the event is called, continues celebrating the ownership of FIAT brand in North America. FIAT USA is a major sponsor and will showcase its iconic Italian design and ownership lifestyle...

Situated on an acre of pristine beachfront in the exclusive enclave of Surfside, Arte announced today its highly anticipated launch of sales. Featuring 16 ultra-luxury residences, the 12-story boutique development is the most prestigious offering to debut in the world-class destination and is the first project in the United States by Italian master...

On March 24, 2019 IL Circolo presented the 43rd  Anniversary Gala at the Breakers Hotel, an icon of Palm Beach. The evening was featured by local newspapers and television stations. The Chairs of the event President Paul Finizio and Board Member Chris Salamone named the Gala “the Italian Paparazzi”, in honor of Buddy Fortunato, founder of one of th...

Nineteen years after debuting his first South Florida restaurant, Angelo Elia, one of the area's most celebrated chefs, is finally opening a location in Miami-Dade. Italian-born Elia will bring his fine-dining Casa D'Angelo restaurant to Aventura Park Square this summer. The elegant, 5,600-square-foot space will feature an open kitchen, a bar, an o...

The Village of Palmetto Bay, which is not known for having a lot of fine local restaurants, gained a new addition with the soft opening of Trattoria Blu on Mar. 28. The restaurant specializes in artisan wood fired pizza and Italian Fusion cuisine. The upscale and artfully designed restaurant is located in a new office building on the east side of t...

More than a century ago, Europeans began a quest to make a consistently good cup of coffee in a short amount of time. That led to the development of espresso, a drink that has gained quite a following here in the United States. That is how Nolan Hall, the roastmaster at the Docent Coffee Roastery + Cafe on Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta, described the...

Famous for his abstract furniture and decorative objects, Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass is getting a brand new exhibition that places his bold, blocky and brightly-colored work in a somewhat unexpected context: the upheaval of his time. Opening on April 18 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (I.C.A. Miami), “Ettore Sottsass...

Chef Antonio Mermolia won over Miamians with his authentic Southern Italian fare with the debut of the stunning Le Sirenuserestaurant at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club. At Le Sirenuse, he brought his beloved cuisine from its Positano counterpart to the beautiful beaches of Surfside in North Miami. Now, he’s debuting his second culinary project...

"Opera Italiana is in the Air" takes to Miami's Regatta Park Saturday night for a free concert under the stars with some of the biggest names from the Italian stage. President and Music Director Maestro Alvise Casellati is bringing his outdoor production to the Magic City as part of a tour of select U.S. cities. Soprano Davinia Rodriguez and tenor...