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The L’Unione Italiana Cemetery is filled with a rich, cultural history unlike any other, with hundreds of visitors to the property each year. For decades, our Veterans Memorial Rotunda, located along the southern edge of the property, has stood to honor the countless men and women who have served our country since its construction in 1949. Dedicate...

Marco Nistico, who has become a familiar performer with Sarasota Opera since his local debut in 2008, is joining the company as the new artistic administrator. Nistico,an Italian-born baritone who appeared in more than a dozen principal roles in Sarasota, had already begun a transition from singing to staging and administrative work. He directed Do...

The Consulate General of Italy reserves one day a week to Italian citizens resident in this Consular District and are enrolled in AIRE, who are under 18 (Kids Day) or at least 70 years old (Silver Day) and need to request a new passport. Italian citizens under the age of 18 or who are at least 70 years old will have the opportunity to request a pas...

Thirty-seven online music, dance and film performances will replace an annual street fair this year in a benefit organized by a Mebane man. Festa Italiana Raleigh will present Raleigh Virtuale Venti Venti at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at https://www.youtube.com/user/LoreinsPacif, as well as on Facebook. The free 2½-hour benefit will feature Mebane-...

Join us for Festa Italiana Raleigh's inaugural on-line benefit concert. More than 90 artists & performers across 20 provinces, regions & states in the US, Italy & Morocco! All proceeds to support the Festa 2020 charities: "Spare Some for Autism" & "Military Missions in Action. " Featured artists include Genoa's Beppe Gambetta, Raleigh's Bill Stoneh...

The Triangle Sons & Daughters of Italy, a member of the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, has named author, filmmaker, and We The Italians contributor Mark Spano of Orange County, NC (USA) as its 2020 Outstanding Italian-American in North Carolina. The organization will present the award during its Annual Picnic and General Membership Mee...

To meet the needs of Italian citizens residing in the state of South Carolina, this Consulate General planned a special mission to Charleston where a consular officer will be collecting fingerprints for the issuance of passports. The mission will take place in Charleston on October 9, 2020. Therefore, for those with an expiring Italian passport or...

Strolling a grocery snack aisle in 1961 in Miami, candymaker Vincent Grimaldi started brainstorming for new ideas to take back to his job at a nearby French confectionery.  Then he spotted a bag of potato chips. “So he goes back and he says, ‘Well, I’m going to try something. I’m going to try doing some potato chips in the chocolate.’ And everybody...

A local elected official wants to do away with Columbus Day, which is observed the second Monday in October. Omari Hardy, a city commissioner in Lake Worth Beach, says Christopher Columbus is not someone who deserves a holiday. It's often said that Christopher Columbus was a great explorer, but Hardy says there’s another side to him that most kids...

A piece of replicated history made its way into Pensacola Bay today. A replica of the ship “Niña,” known for its part in the 1492 Christopher Columbus journey to the New World, docked today at Palafox Pier near downtown Pensacola. The owners of the ship, Sanger Ships, LLC, say it’s the closest to the real thing in the world. “The Niña behind me is...

The Pensacola Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835 has an important announcement we want to share with you and your friends regarding Festa Italiana. Due to the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Festa Italiana in Pensacola, Florida. The health and safety of our Sons and Daughters of I...

Vincent Charles Maltese of Bayside, the loving husband of the late Jean Maltese and devoted father of the lamented Dennis, has passed at 86. He is survived by his children Allen, Patricia, Paula Anne, Vincent and Guy, and he was the adoring grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Under what may seem as non-conformity on the surf...