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Well, here’s something you don’t see everyday in TV news land: Fox News/FBN’s Maria Bartiromo was knighted by the Italian government on Thursday – receiving the Order of Merit, Italy’s highest-ranking honor, which is granted for merit acquired by the nation “for long and conspicuous service in civilian and military careers.” Bartiromo discussed it...

Savor the taste of sugar-powdered zeppole on a crisp fall afternoon. Along with live music and the scent of sausage-’n’-peppers, Columbus Day weekend will be a festive one at Mount Loretto. “We’re looking forward to inviting families back to our campus to enjoy themselves at our event,” said Vincent Ignizio, CEO of Catholic Charities of Staten Isla...

In 1892, as Willard Fiske, Cornell’s first librarian, was restoring a spacious villa in the hills overlooking Florence, Italy, he bought a small book. It was more than 350 years old with a “sad” binding. He’d later confess that he bought it only because he thought it was unusual – and inexpensive. The book was a 1536 copy of the “Divine Comedy” by...

Italian food lovers on the Upper East Side rejoice! There is a new Italian restaurant in town. Il Postino's founder and long-time owner, Luigi Russo, has relocated his 49th Street eatery to the historic space once home to two well-known restaurants: Nanni Il Valleto and David Burke & Donatella. According to a news release, Russo is honored to follo...

Everyone has heard many philosophical proverbs during their lifetime. Yet, some of the greatest philosophical dictates have come from the Italian masters – our grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers and fathers.  Italians can offer a wealth of information and life lessons in just a few words. Join Amelia Rose on October 19th for an informative and ent...

Rome and Utica will celebrate Italian Heritage Month in October with special flag raising ceremonies and other commemorative activities beginning Monday, Oct. 4. The raising of the Italian flag at Rome City Hall on North Washington Street will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Mayoral Proclamation presentation will be by Mayor Jacqueline M....

The IHCC-NY, Inc., joined by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and the Società Dante Alighieri NYC, Inc., is happy to present the following program to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. For additional information about the lectures, please go to the Calandra website. Wednesday, October 20, 6:00 PM “'The Joy You Have b...

The Italian Cultural Institute of New York will participate in the 21st week of the Italian language in the world from October 18-24, 2021. The title of this special week is “Dante, the Italian language” and ad-hoc events will be viewable on stanzeitaliane.it. On September 25, 2021, “The sound of Dante” – a project carried out by Mariateresa Sartor...

Mike Cutillo remembers exactly when he caught the journalism bug: Mr. McKee’s seventh-grade English class at Durgee Junior High School. “We could write anything we wanted to, but it had to be in the style of a Greek myth,” Cutillo recalled. Cutillo penned a fantasy football tale of the Minnesota Vikings facing off against the Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Mc...

When: Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 pm - Where: Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation Homer, Dante and Shakespeare are considered giants of world literature. Of all three, however, Dante’s Divine Comedy is considered one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time. In this lecture, Professor Louis Leonini will defend this critique as he ta...

When: 10/05 Tuesday 7 pm - Where: Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation What: A Reading/Performance by Joanna Clapps Herman and Michela Musolino, facilitated by Maria Giura In her book When I Am Italian, Joanna Clapps Herman raises the question: To what extent can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian? The granddaughter of...

Philip Caruso, an NYPD beat cop who rose to lead the city’s largest police union during a time of intense contract negotiations and fiscal problems in the 1980s, has died. The Aug. 8 death of Caruso, 86, of Sayville, received scant publicity and surprised some of his former colleagues and associates who were told in recent days of his passing. Acco...