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Fri, Oct 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY, 10528. More info here. Celebrate Italian Heritage Month by joining us for this virtual Happy Hour & Trivia Night with author Carla Gambescia. Test your knowledge of all things Italian and raise a glass in honor of Italy. Carla is sharing with us some delicious recip...

A Utica resident is offering a reward for information leading to a suspect that vandalized the Christopher Columbus state in Utica overnight, according to a report from WKTV. The word "killer" was written across the statue in red spray-paint. Vincent Scalise, executive director of the Central New York Veteran's Outreach Center, is offering a $1,500...

After a long six months empty in the hills of Marino, Italy, the Due Santi Campus finally welcomed students Sunday, Sept. 12.   In the midst of travel restrictions and COVID-19 safety protocols, classics professor and vice president, dean and director of the Rome programs Dr. Peter Hatlie said that it was a real possibility that the campus would no...

On September 23, 1894, one of the East Village’s longest-running businesses, Veniero’s Pasticceria, opened its doors. This venerable local institution has been serving confections, cakes, and pastries to New Yorkers and visitors ever since from its home at 342 East 11th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues, in the heart of what was once the East Vil...

For nearly 30 years, Dean Rebuffoni was the preeminent environmental journalist in Minnesota. From the dumping of taconite tailings into Lake Superior by Reserve Mining to the emergence of large, confined animal feeding operations, Rebuffoni covered the major battles and controversies over environmental issues for the Minneapolis Tribune and later...

While museums in America may be forced to ditch TikTok as the US government plans to block downloads of the app starting on Sunday, data from Italy’s Uffizi Galleries suggests the Chinese video sharing platform is a powerful tool for attracting younger visitors. Since moving onto multiple social media channels, including TikTok, during the lockdown...

Raised in Spokane as part of an Italian-Greek family, Jackie Cross had grown up embracing both her cultural heritage as well as the lush agricultural traditions of eastern Washington. Her mother was an avid gardener and her grandparents instilled in her a love and appreciation for the outdoors and the inimitable value of home-grown herbs and vegeta...

A painting by Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli could fetch over $80 million when it goes under the hammer in New York in January, Sotheby's said Thursday -- a record auction price for the artist. "Young Man Holding a Roundel" has been billed by the auction house as one of the greatest paintings from the era still in private hands. It is...

Andrea Camilleri — who replaced Sciascia, Bufalino and Consolo as the writer who best expresses the island’s ‘sicelitude’ — enjoys tremendous popularity in Italy and around the world. His books are ubiquitous. His novels, especially those dealing with Salvo Montalbano, a police inspector who lives in the imaginary town of Vigàta, made him the best-...

We got to chat with Igiea Adami, the mind behind Beni di Busonengo, where Adami farms her very own rice in Busonengo (near Biella, Piemonte region) – a location steeped in the history of growing and harvesting rice since the mid-1500s. Following her instincts, Igiea returned to the land of Busonengo after graduating college, so she could pursue her...

To meet the needs of Italian citizens residing in the state of South Carolina, this Consulate General planned a special mission to Charleston where a consular officer will be collecting fingerprints for the issuance of passports. The mission will take place in Charleston on October 9, 2020. Therefore, for those with an expiring Italian passport or...

The Cathedral of Trani is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta. It is probably the most striking and astonishing romanesque building in Apulia. Developed vertically, with a slender profile, it stands right on the sea. For sailors and for enemies in fact it had to be one of the most visible and recognizable buildings of the Apulian coast. Consecrated in...