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Armando LaChina, a former semi-pro soccer player and competitive tennis player who emigrated from Italy to the United States at the age of nineteen, managed tennis clubs and ultimately founded a tennis school, and currently operates his own telecommunications business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he enjoys dancing the Argentine tango and spen...

“Monumental” is an apt description of Monsignor Joseph L. Luca’s accomplishments at St. Louis Parish in Clarksville. When he arrived at the fast-growing Howard County parish in 1996, the new pastor inherited a landlocked campus with a severe space crunch. The then-2,700 family faith community had already outgrown a new church that had been built on...

A piece of world history will dock in Wilmington starting next week. The Nao Santa Maria, a replica of the ship sailed by Christopher Columbus in 1492, is coming to Wilmington from June 10-13 and will be open for self-guided tours. The 200 ton, four-deck replica will be available for tours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Riverwalk between Grace and C...

Please note that in order to process passport applications, in the wake of the reactivation of the fingerprinting system at the honorary Consulate in Charleston, starting from June 21, 2021 and until further notice, Italian citizens may refer to the Honorary Consulate in Atlanta upon reservation that can be made at the telephone number +1-404-855-4...

The City of Newport has announced announce Italianfest is returning this summer with new dates. The festival will run from Thursday, July 15 through Sunday, July 18 at Festival Park between the Purple People and Taylor Southgate Bridges on the banks of the Ohio River. Presented by the City of Newport and ColdIron events, Italianfest has become one...

Mangia. Mangia. Mangia. St. Anthony's Italian Festival in Wilmington's Little Italy neighborhood is back this year. Well, kind of.  The carnival atmosphere is still a no-go even as pandemic social distancing guidelines ease, but the festival, one of the most popular in the state, will be offering takeout foods from June 8 to 11. Foods will be avail...

Few in the U.S. probably recognize the name Alejandro de Tomaso. And even those who saw the new de Tomaso P72, a 700-hp mid-engine 2-seat hypercar at last year's 25th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance probably don’t know the heritage behind it. But the exotic blue shape side by side with a lithe red race car shares a unique blue and white T...

Augusto Cavallini, a South Florida resident and manager of the HarperLove Adhesives has been appointed by unanimous vote of the Steering Committee as the new president of the COMITES (Comitato degli Italiani all’Estero) of Miami. Dr. Cavallini is an Industrial Engineer with a PhD in International Business and currently is a manager of HarperLove Ad...

I sit in a small music studio in Clearwater — overjoyed — talking with one of my rock ‘n’ roll heroes. He is Joey Dee, leader of a dynamic dance band called the Starliters. In 1961 he stood near the top of the music world. He had a number one hit, Peppermint Twist, and starred in a movie about the dance sensation that was sweeping the nation. He to...

Retirement always looked good on paper to Pensacola's Pietro DiBella. Weighed against the hours of daily work the Sicilian-born entrepreneur put into making pizzas, cooking pasta, managing people and servicing guests at Italy's Finest Pizzeria, the fleeting thoughts of spending his days gardening and playing with his grandchildren sounded like blis...

B. Amore vividly remembers the moment she began making art again nearly five decades ago. She had two children, little money and precious little free time. But she hungered to try carving and had just been given a block of redwood by a sculpture teacher. Sitting on the floor of her Boston apartment, a blanket spread out before her, the wood lay nes...

The National Italian American Bar Association announces the passing on March 21, 2021 of an accomplished member, Vincent Angelo “Vin” Marchetti of Stearns Weaver Miller, Tampa, Florida based law firm. Vin practiced in land use, zoning, permitting, land use litigation, government affairs and economic development projects. His hand extended to public...