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Time passes, life changes and we can’t stop growing old, as a song says. This seems to be particularly true once you turn 40. Far from saying 40 is “old” in any way: I don’t think it is and I certainly don’t feel old, unless I’ve been out to dinner with friends the night before and had a glass of red too many, in which case  I feel ancient the foll...

Piazza di Roma is a beautiful event venue in Aberdeen, New Jersey, owned and hosted by Michael and Rosalia Pantina. More recently, they have created a picturesque garden afresco dining space called – Limoncello at Piazza di Roma. In fact, their Limoncello outdoor patio area was also designed by Mike Pantina Landscaping. He is a man of many talents....

The Italian American Police Society of NJ will be co-hosting an Italian American Flag Raising Ceremony n Sunday, October 4th at 11:o am with the Roma Club, UNIICO and other Italian organizations. At this event we will be recognizing the Italian American police officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty. The Roma Sports Club will provid...

Jennifer Stucko didn’t want Prota Fiori to be the typical made-in-Italy footwear launch. After gaining insight into the world of high-end fashion and footwear by holding positions at brands such as Giorgio Armani, Valentino and A. Testoni, Stucko began to think about fashion’s faulty relationship with sustainability. With pride in her heritage as a...

Though the pandemic has prevented live participation in Casa Belvedere’s classes and program offerings over the last several months, it didn’t stop the cultural foundation from sharing Italian arts and culture with the community on a virtual basis. In late summer when the foundation was able to resume outdoor programs, protocol related to proper so...

When you walk in Florence you are always fascinated by this city, because it was the cradle of famous people, Italian literature and art. Florence is full of museums, galleries and places that will leave you breathless for their history and their beauty. Towards the middle of the 16th century, there was a need to display the works of art in a priva...

After 26 years as a local hotspot, Carmine’s on Penn is considering opening another location. The development team behind McGregor Square has submitted documents to the city requesting permits be approved for a Carmine’s restaurant within the mixed-use project going up next to Coors Field. The family-style Italian restaurant has operated at 92 S. P...

Columbus Day is just over three weeks away, and Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh says this may be the year the city decides on concrete action to take with the controversial Christopher Columbus statue downtown. "I've indicated the status quo at Columbus Circle is not acceptable so change is going to come," said Walsh. In June, the city announced the forma...

The U.S. Army Garrison Italy leadership with the Commander’s Ready and Resilient Council Strength in Diversity Working Group hosted the first “A Conversation on Race” as part of the U.S. Army’s new initiative Project Inclusion Friday, Sept. 18. In the opening remarks, Maj. Gen. Andrew Rohling, commanding general of the U.S. Army Africa, stated “Pro...

Even as other eateries are closing their doors after financially succumbing to the coronavirus pandemic, Juliet Italian Kitchen on Monday announced plans to open a second location with an accompanying hiring spree. The second restaurant will be opened at The Arboretum along 10000 Research Blvd. by February 2021, officials said in an emailed advisor...

Long before they became federal appeals court judges, Supreme Court justices, travel companions and New Year's Eve celebrants together, Ruth Bader Ginsburg watched Antonin Scalia speak to the American Bar Association. As she would for decades to come, Ginsburg disagreed with Scalia's thesis. But, she recalled in 2014, "he said it in an absolutely c...

As soon as I boarded my flight home, I was scheming and plotting on how to return, how to get myself back to this enchanting land that had captured my heart. That first experience in Italy left an indelible mark on my soul: I was hopelessly hooked.  But I’m by no means unique. The deep allure of Italy and all her beguiling offerings enrapture most...