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Ferragosto, the mid-August Italian holiday, is celebrated in Italy with picnics and informal outdoor gatherings. The Italian Cultural Center invites you, and your family, to a picnic-style celebration to be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Tartan Park in Lake Elmo, on Saturday, August 10, 2013. The ICC event will take place near the bocce courts and...

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Psychology Volume 02, Issue 09: Italian-American Women: Identity, Art, & Culture.The goal of this program is to help clinicians understand the experiences and challenges faced by patients belonging to immigrant populations.   After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will...

If you're of Italian heritage or if you are marrying someone whose ancestors came from Italy, you may want to incorporate some Italian dishes in your wedding dinner menu.   If so, choosing the right mixture of Italian and American foods can help to make a statement about who you are as a couple in addition to being delicious.   Read m...

By Enrico Costa   In Massachusetts, 40,000 people communicate in Italian in their everyday life, according to the 2011 American Community Survey. Overall, density of Italian speakers is high in the Northeast region, as our interactive map shows.   The Bay State ranks fifth in the country at 0.64 percent. Leading the charge is Connecti...

Rita's, famous for its Italian ice and frozen custard, will hold a fundraiser for the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice at its Sparta store at 25 Centre St., Sparta Theatre Centre, from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.   "We appreciate this generous offer on the part of the Rita's owner in Sparta, Joe Toscano, to donate a portion of the evenin...

A group of Monmouth County residents are forming a new Italian American club. The inaugural meeting of the Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Yorktowne Club, 113 Millhurst Road, also known as Route 527, in Manalapan. The first meeting will be a meet and greet of new members, club president Michael Ara...

by Jessica Remo   Clark's seventh annual UNICO Italian American Feast kicks off today on the Clark Municipal Building grounds at 430 Westfield Ave. The feast will be open tonight from 6-11 p.m., Saturday from 1-11 p.m., and Sunday from 1 – 10 p.m.   "This year we have lots of new food and craft vendors," Feast organizer and Clark UNIC...

As part of their Celebrate Your Italian Heritage Month events, the Fairfield library, 261 Hollywood Ave., will host Tracing Your Italian Ancestors presented by Stephen Conte at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Conte is the producer and host of cable television's "Family Historian." Since 1988, "Family Historian" has been bringing the science of genea...

Eric's Italian Bistro is like two restaurants under one roof. It's a destination for Italian-American favorites and for creative specialties from chef-owner George Echeverria.Echeverria has starred with local restaurants, including the now-closed Amicale in Huntington Station, Soigne in Woodmere and Andiamo in Mineola. Here, the appeal is from old...

by Erin Newberg   After last night's Grand Opening party, it is official that Lorenzo is here. Not Lorenzo's Market in North Miami, but the new hottest restaurant to hit Collins Avenue, located at the SBE Hotel the Redbury (across from the Raleigh).   I went to try the incredible resto of Chef Tony Mantuano on Monday night with Jacque...

By Tracey Porpora   In his pursuit of the American dream, Salvatore Giuliano came to the United States from Siracusa, Italy in 1980. "He wanted to give his three daughters the best life possible. He felt America had endless opportunities for his girls," said Sandra Giuliano, his daughter.   Though he sought a new life in America,...

by Kimberly Winter Stern   It started innocently enough on Dec. 9 when hometown boy and actor Paul Rudd confessed to people.com his soft spot for Jasper's Restaurant. Rudd was riding the frenzied promotional bandwagon for the "Anchorman" movie sequel about to be released, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."   In the much-anticip...