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Congratulations to NIAF Member, novelist and Ambassador magazine’s wine columnist Dick Rosano for his latest novel Crossroads of the Mediterranean. The second of a two-part historical fiction series about Sicily, it takes the reader on a journey through time, from the volcanic origins of the island to the era of the Roman Empire. It chronicles the...

Long-distance relationships are challenging at the best of times. But as countries suddenly shut their borders during the coronavirus pandemic, unmarried couples living in different parts of the world found themselves unable to visit each other as governments classed such trips as "non-essential". While many travel restrictions have now been eased,...

Much has been written about the violence perpetrated on the natives of the islands where Columbus landed in 1492 and during his subsequent landings from 1493 to 1504. According to these authors, Columbus is responsible for the torture and genocide of, what some claim, may be millions of natives and is also blamed for initiating slave trade and othe...

Trinacria Theatre Company is proud to announce their latest project: Colapesce: An Audio Adventure. Based off Trinacria’s 2016 stage production La Storia di Colapesce, this new family-friendly listening experience reimagines the Sicilian legend of Colapesce with the same imaginative spirit of the play. A rich soundscape and original music help brin...

The inspiration for this website came to me in the winter of 2019, when my daughter was writing an essay for her US History 2 class. The subject matter was the internment of enemy aliens in the United States during World War 2. She was a high school junior at the time, and her US history teacher instructed the class to write an essay about the inte...

Vitality, the first-ever online networking event designed exclusively for the Italian business community in North America, is a one-of-a-kind initiative designed to tackle the growing demand for meaningful online connectivity. We are excited to announce that our inaugural Vitality networking event, organized in collaboration with our sister chamber...

“Surprise. I exist outside your mind.” On Sunday, HBO put out the first full length trailer for its limited series We Are Who We Are, the new project from Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino, and that line from Jordan Kristine Seamón’s determined Caitlin seems to set up the premise of the coming-of-age tale, which follows two American tee...

As August begins to creep into September, families everywhere are preparing for winter by gathering together to partake in a much-loved Italian American tradition… gather the whole famiglia as we take your through the history and how-tos of the art of tomato jarring! This New World fruit has become the staple of Italian and Italian American cuisine...

You can't be a true gearhead until you've owned an Alfa. So said Top Gear, but, after years of decreasing sales on the continent, many Americans may never the chance to find out why Alfa Romeo is held in such high esteem across the pond. So where did it all go wrong for Alfa in the States, a place in which the company has never truly found sustaine...

Robert J. DeMark served his country as a United States Navy Seabee who fought in the Pacific Theater during World War II and also served in the Korean War.  He achieved the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class (BUL3).  PO DeMark’s parents came to America from L’Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy, at the turn of the 20th century. They came to the New Castle, Pa.,...

As a child, Mary Menniti spent a lot of time with her Italian grandfather, who visited their rural home to tend his figs. “He came from a lifestyle of surviving on what he could grow and brought that knowledge to New Castle,” she says. Even then, she could tell there was a special connection between her grandfather and those figs. They grew easily...

The news of the death of Chadwick Boseman shocked the world of Hollywood, and within hours of the sudden and unexpected announcement of the star’s family. Black Panther the directors’ message of condolence also arrives Anthony e Joe Russo.  The two Italian-American brothers conducted the interpreter of T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War, the fi...