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Like a talented storyteller beginning his tale, a generous host invites visitors into the scene by setting the table with delicious food and decorated dinnerware. In Renaissance Italy, maiolica was the standard form of pottery used to serve these welcoming meals. The exhibition “Storytelling in Renaissance Maiolica,” on view at the Georgia Museum o...

Franklin’s Quattro Eroi Lodge, 1414, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, recently hosted its installation of officers. The services were held at the VFW on Pond Street and were facilitated by State First Vice President Denise Furnari and State Deputy Joanne Ciannavel. Gino Carlucci will serve a second term as president and Barbara Mucciar...

Carlo B. Geromini, a member of Franklin’s Quattro Eroi Lodge, 1414, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, was presented with the Public Service Award by the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts on May 5. The recognition was part of the Massachusetts Education and Law Awards, presented under the leadership of the Commission for Social Justice Grand...

Could a painting hanging on the wall of the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) hold the key to a culinary mystery? One of the most popular comfort foods in the world is spaghetti and meatballs. If you read food blogs, you may have heard that this dish did not originate on Italian soil. Many celebrity chefs, Italian-American chefs, and food writers...

May 9, 2019 – Time: 7:00 p.m. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033. This presentation and book signing by Dianne Hales honors Atlanta as a cultural center of significance. Dianne is the author of the now famous book “La Bella Lingua”. She is coming to Atlanta to present her third book: “How Italy seduced the World.” Addit...

The University of Alabama will host the southeastern premiere of a multimedia presentation based on the works of a leading figure of the Italian Renaissance. Minneapolis composer Jocelyn Hagen’s “The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in concert hall of the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave. The performance will comb...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy Myrtle Beach Lodge #2662 proudly presents "FESTA ITALIANA" being held at The Market Common on Farrow Parkway in 4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday, June 22nd 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Sunday, June 23rd 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. There will be at least 3,200 meatballs. 1,050 sausages, 2,500 raviolis and 50 gallons of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Alan Irwin Menken and Calogero Lorenzo Palminteri grew up music-loving New York City boys, separated by exactly four years, 11 miles and one murder. Palminteri witnessed that killing on Belmont Avenue in the Bronx. He kept his mouth shut when the cops asked if the neighborhood boss shot a guy to break up a fight, and that decision has paid off for...