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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...

On a humid morning along Columbia’s Riverwalk Park last week, a jogger leaned against a 7-foot-tall brick pedestal to catch a break in the shade. Small round holes on the sides of pedestal marked where plaques had been fastened and a concrete base on top was all that remained where a statue of explorer Christopher Columbus stood for 28 years. All o...

Imagine going to that place “where everybody knows your name” … and they know how to pronounce it. And then going out into community from that meeting spot and lending the best of helping hands. That’s a fair description of the Osceola County Sons and Daughters of Italy. It’s a local chapter and part of the Grand Lodge of Florida. That feeds into T...

With a desire to “reclaim” parts of the college community’s downtown area for the town’s adult population, entrepreneur Doug Clark and his wife, Kim, have opened the doors to their 106-seat restaurant Ciao Italia Ristorante + Mercato. The restaurant’s name and likeness were licensed to Clark by acclaimed chef and cookbook author Mary Ann Esposito,...

While calls for the removal of Christopher Columbus statues are happening across the nation, here in Memphis, the statue memorializing the Italian voyager has been vandalized twice. Two separate incidents of vandalism were reported to the statue in Marquette Park. "If you don't have a plan and all you're doing is vandalizing statues and things of t...

Festa Italiana Raleigh, Inc.--a nonprofit corporation and the sponsor of the Triangle’s largest, most diverse, annual celebration of Italian and American Italian culture—announces the cancellation of its annual, shoulder-to-shoulder, open-air street fair, “Festa Italiana Raleigh,” originally scheduled for September 26, 2020 in the Glenwood South Ne...

As she lays plans with Christmas House Bed & Breakfast owner-innkeeper Pamela Deskins to launch take-out and dine-in lunch eatery Nonna Totero’s at Christmas House, 116 10th St., many happy memories are being rekindled for Madison resident Marisa Totero. Born into the restaurateuring Totero family, life for Totero revolved around the family’s iconi...

This is an opportunity to join a well-established non-profit business organization. The ideal candidate for this role is bilingual Italian-English, has a marketing or similar background, excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Overall Summary The Membership Coordinator reports to...

A statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed from beside Columbia’s historic canal as statues of controversial figures have become the focus of protests nationwide. The city of Columbia removed the statue early Friday morning from an area of Riverfront Park, where the explorer’s statue had stood near a popular walking trail between the Columbi...