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by Erin L. Nissley   When the Dante Social Club's 82-year history comes to a close next month, it won't take with it Scranton's only link to the medieval Italian poet best known for an epic poem that took readers on a tour of Heaven, Purgatory and Hell.   Tucked away in a quiet corner of the University of Scranton's campus near the Sc...

Joseph Del Raso, the Pepper Hamilton partner who chairs the National Italian American Foundation -- NIAF -- had to send out for an extra tuxedo shirt Wednesday night so he could go to the Union League dinner honoring Philadelphia Energy chief Phil Rinaldi.   It's been that busy and formal a week for Italian American leaders, what with Italia...

UNICO Rehoboth Beach Chapter presented Opera at the Beach Oct. 22 at St. Edmond Church, featuring Andrea Arena, mezzo soprano; and Dante Fiore, tenor. Arena has been recognized for her extraordinary talents through her ability to bring polished classical style and rich soulful emotion to the operatic stage.   A native Delawarean, and a gradu...

La comunità italiana del New Jersey ha subito una grave perdita. S'è spento giovedì scorso, 3 gennaio, all'età di 83 anni, il cav. Joseph Coccia, fondatore della "Coccia Foundation", della quale il 17 settembre scorso aveva nominato presidente la figlia Elisa nel corso della "Grand Cocktail Reception", nell'11.o Annual Italian Studies Golf Classic...

by Michael Carosone   On May 1, 2013, my new book was available to the public. It was published by Bordighera Press and is a collection of 15 personal essays from 15 Gay Italian American men. It is a continuation of my work on giving voices to marginalized peoples, groups, and communities. The theme that stitches all of the essays together t...

by Ashlie Walter  CLARKSBURG —A basketball coach, a lawyer, a McDonald's franchisee and a councilwoman are among this year's West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival honorees.Joe Retton is the Italian-American Man of the Year, Sharon Flanery is the Italian-American Woman of the Year, John Ebert is the Honorary Italian Man of the Year and Marga...

By Debra Duncan Before assuming duties as the new U.S. ambassador to Italy, John R. Phillips will make a stop in his hometown of Leechburg. Friends and family will gather Sept. 1 to give him a proper send-off at the Marconi Club, where Mr. Phillips' grandparents -- Italian immigrants -- and his family often gathered.   Read more   S...

Continua la grande tradizione dei moduli pressurizzati "made in Italy", realizzati nello stabilimento torinese di Thales Alenia Space. Dopo l'Mplm, le componenti dei moduli della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale, i cargo europei Atv, adesso tocca ai moduli del cargo spaziale "privato" statunitense Cygnus.   Il 17 settembre, infatti, dalla ba...

The Columbus Day Committee of Atlantic City along with the Bonnie Blue Foundation annually honors Christopher Columbus and celebrates Italian heritage. The Christopher Columbus Commemorative Celebration 2013 runs Thursday Oct. 10 through Monday, Oct 14. A big component of the weekend is the Miss Columbus Day-Miss Atlantic County pageants, being hel...

By Jeff Gammage Michael DiPilla has a dream that's as big as the Colosseum and as alluring as the Mona Lisa: to build a national museum of Italian culture in Philadelphia.   Not because the city has the largest number of Italians - that would be New York. But because Philadelphia and Italians go together like, well, pasta and gravy, and hav...

When it comes to cultural celebrations, the borough – host of the state's biggest St. Patrick's Day parade every year – is no stranger to honoring Irish heritage.   For the past three years, however, the borough's Main Street has been blocked off for one weekend in September as Belmar and St. Rose Parish celebrate the Italian culture and mor...

Join the Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society (AMHS) for a fascinating presentation by Col. Rodolfo Scanga, Military Attache, Embassy of Italy. He will tell us the story behind the amazing high-mobility light infantry unit of the Italian Army. The Bersaglieri are known for their distinctive wide-brimmed plumed hats ("vaira") and black gloves, and for t...