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On Monday October 12, 1998, the Scotch Plains Community gathered around the Village Green and specifically for the dedication of a three-ton marble sculpture honoring Christoforo Colombo during its annual Columbus Day Festivities. Former State Senate President and Scotch Plains native Donald DiFrancesco called it, "a fabulous tribute to the work et...

Friday, July 10, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm. 105 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Meet. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Music is a common element uniting culture. It represents and produces spaces at th...

Dal 2004 è stata introdotta la Giornata nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo (Dir. PCM 20/2/2004) «da svolgersi annualmente il giorno 12 ottobre, ricorrenza dello storico sbarco dell'esploratore genovese nel continente americano», purtroppo ignorata da molti italiani. Una dimenticanza che può diventare una rimozione o una censura di fronte all'ondata ic...

As Italy gradually lifts travel restrictions, some US-Italy flight connections were reinstated in June. But as The Local's readers report, being able to buy tickets is no guarantee that passengers will be allowed to board the flight, as the restrictions for travelling into Italy have not been lifted completely. "Non-essential" travel into Italy fro...

For the past two weeks or so your National President and Executive director have spent several hours a day (at minimum) on this Columbus issue, either via email (or Zoom) or on the phone. We are trying to provide information and suggestions to our local chapters as this issue arises in their locales, and we have been working closely with the IAOVC...

La Ue allenta le restrizioni e riapre le frontiere turistiche ai voli extra Schengen ma non a quelli provenienti da Usa e Russia mentre nel caso della Cina gli arrivi sono soggetti alla conferma della reciprocità. Una spallata all’industria turistica italiana che in un solo colpo rischia di perdere i suoi migliori ospiti. I soli clienti americani n...

In October 1984, when Ronald Reagan spoke in Baltimore at the dedication of Little Italy’s new Columbus statue, he extolled “the son of a Genoa weaver” as “a man of vision” who turned a “vast wilderness. . . into an economic dynamo.” Reagan complimented the city for developing its Inner Harbor in “that same spirit” and further likened the navigator...

Siete a Palermo, il caldo arabo è soffocante e si riflette nei toni dorati di tufo della Cattedrale emanando rifrazioni distorte d’aria. Vi smuovete come anguille nella calca e nei rumori del centro storico fino a sgusciare nel magma ribollente di colori e profumi del Mercato del Capo… Odori inebrianti vi scorrono addosso come acqua di sorgente, co...

“In occasione del 244° anniversario della Dichiarazione d’Indipendenza mi è gradito formulare, a nome di tutti gli italiani e mio personale, i migliori auguri per l’amico popolo americano. Lo storico e profondo legame tra i nostri due Paesi, cementato dalla presenza di una ampia e attiva comunità di origine italiana negli Stati Uniti e da vitali sc...

On October 12, 1984, hundreds gathered in unity on the "piazza" of Waterbury City Hall for the unveiling and dedication of the Christopher Columbus Statue. A gift to the City of Waterbury from the Italian-American Community, the statue represents a successful fundraising effort led to recognize the man who inspired millions of immigrants to lead li...

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has withdrawn a proposal to replace Columbus Day with a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Johnson, R-Oshkosh, announced Friday that he and fellow Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma instead plan to introduce a proposal to reduce paid leave time for federal employees in order to offse...

Dick Nardini loved to play golf. Whether attending the annual Chicago Sun-Times golf outing to gain new advertisers for the newspaper to which he devoted his career or getting together to play 18 holes with a group of friends, it wasn’t uncommon to find Mr. Nardini out on the course. Mr. Nardini and some of his newspaper co-workers would frequent a...