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In 1892, Anthony and Anita D’Antonio’s maternal great-grandfather, Antonio Gange, left the city of Caltanissetta in Sicily with his wife, Mary Rosina Zito, and several children, to settle in Pennsylvania. He probably worked in the coal or sulphur mines there, but soon moved to the North End of Boston. His son, Adolfo, was 5 years old when the famil...

Ronald Joseph Of Buffalo, passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Las Vegas, NV on June 22, 2019 at the age of 76. He is survived by Roseann (nee Lodico), his loving wife of over 52 years. He is lovingly remembered by children Mike, Mark (Meghan), Michelle (Joseph) Rekrut; grandchildren Joe, Justin, Mia, and Charles; niece Ashley, nephew Vince...

Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Kaka ako - Cooke Street (between Auahi and Halekauwila Streets). Festa Italiana, Hawaiʻi’s only Italian festival, returns to Kaka ʻ ako for the third year in a row. The street festival and VIP experience Passaporto Italiano will offer the opportunity to taste the many amazing flavors of Italy in...

The life of the REX ocean liner began on 27 April 1930 at the Ansaldo shipyard in Sestri Ponente, in Genoa, Italy, with the ceremony of the first hull sheet. It was built in only fifteen months and was launched on 1 August 1931; an event that was presided by King Vittorio Emanuele III, and Queen Elena of Montenegro as godmother, in the presence of...

Recent viral tweets warned that an Italian company was about to build behemoth developments at the Grand Canyon. Local and federal officials scrambled to assure the public otherwise. The information that had spread so rapidly on social media was outdated and inaccurate, they said. True, some tweets had outdated links and gotten details wrong. For e...

L’avvocato Roberta Gentili Purcell è il nuovo console onorario dello Stato americano dell’Arizona. Ad annunciarlo un tweet del console generale d’Italia a Los Angeles Silvia Chiave, che ha rivolto "un caldo benvenuto" alla collega. Nata e cresciuta in Italia, dove ha studiato perfezionandosi poi in Francia e negli Stati Uniti, Roberta Gentili Purce...

Vinny Raniolo Guitarist, Musician and Entrepreneur of Raniolo Music LLC was just recently selected as Top Musician of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership, dynamic playing and performances. While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in...

Contessa Aurora de Petris Fraggianni appears as herself in many episodes of the popular series Proper Manors, which is filmed in Utah. Proper Manors is a soap opera about a group of recently graduated teenagers in the small town of Proper, USA. They begin to discover that they are all merely pawns in the games that the adults of Proper play. Season...

Portland Opera is thrilled to bring its production of Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville to the stage this June. Considered one of the greatest comic operas of all time, Rossini's opera tells the story of the Count Almaviva, who has fallen for the charming Rosina, and enlists the help of the town barber Figaro to assist in winning her affect...

Tony (Antonio) Orsillo passed away April 6, 2019 at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, WA. Tony was born on February 10, 1933 in the tiny Italian hill town of Pago Veiano, an hour outside of Naples. He was born in to a large farming family, where he learned to grow fruits and vegetables which became his life long passion. In 1960, at the urging of his ol...

Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi came to Las Vegas on May 9 to pay a visit to the most recent addition to The Palm at The Forums Shop at Caesars Palace, his own caricature added to the restaurant's iconic walls. Bon Jovi was joined by his son, Jesse, for lunch at The Palm on Thursday afternoon. Prior to being seated, the two signed their names below their...

Al Bernardi, a longtime veteran of the tomato industry, died April 25 at his home in Green Valley, AZ. He was 92. Mr. Bernardi was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Firebaugh, CA, to Joe and Yolanda Bernardi, and spent his early years in Merced, Le Grand, and Madera, CA. At age 17, Mr. Bernardi lost his father and he was responsible for raising the family toma...