NEWS FROM : SOUTH EAST  

By Janelle A. Weber   A little rain couldn't dampen the spirit of the Tifosi who descended on the Music City for the 2016 Belle Macchina Italiane weekend. Guests from Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia joined members of the Tennessee Chapter of the Ferrari Club of America for three days of countryside driving and exotic auto ogling. &nb...

In these latest books, Dr. L'Abate further advances his theory of using distance, remote writing on the Internet for preventive, promotional, para-therapeutic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative purposes.   Dr. L'Abate believes that this approach can match most psychiatric disorders derived from common psychological tests and link interventions...

The mission of Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches, is to preserve and promote Italian Culture.   Although its members and the supporting community have contributed to accomplishing its mission for thirty-eight years, it is only through attracting young people that it will continue to achieve its goal. In the pa...

Executive chef Angelo Morinelli — known from yesteryear Cucina D'Angelo — is still here on the edge of Royal Palm Place, and it's still Italian. But the former Segreto has been transformed by new owners who have instilled a contemporary, South Philadelphia twist to traditional recipes.   As general manager John Wyner explains, it's about the...

By Linda Bladholm   Many folks have discovered Veni Vidi Vici when they spy the Italian ice cart and giant chef figure out front. Often transplants from the Northeast, they come in for a cup of ice and an espresso mixed with Nutella, or depending on the time of day, a glass of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo with dark cherry and plum notes.  ...

At Tiramisu Ristorante & Pizzeria, the love for food is as strong as the love between its owners. Luca and Monica Cecconi wanted to run their own restaurant and emigrated to America to live out that dream.   The newlyweds married in May and then moved to Bradenton in October after acquiring their visas. "We would like people to feel li...

Since 2008, Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad Law Center in Davie, Florida, has partnered with Roma Tre University, in Rome, to provide both U.S. and Italian students an opportunity to earn law degrees in the U.S. as well as in Italy. U.S. students have the ability to spend a semester in Italy while they are completing their J.D. degrees...

Damon Mezzacappa, the former vice chairman of Lazard Freres & Co. who built the investment bank's capital-markets division in the 1980s and '90s, has died. He was 79. He died on April 14 at his home in Palm Beach, Florida, his wife, Katherine Bryan, said in a telephone interview. The cause was lung cancer. Mezzacappa joined the firm in Ne...

After solidifying his position as one of South Florida's most prolific chefs and restaurateurs – with seven Italian "ristorantes" to show for it – Angelo Elia wanted a new challenge. On Thursday, about two years since he last opened a restaurant, the Italian-born Elia decided to take a slice out of the bakery business, opening Angelo Elia The...

With authentic Italian food and live Italian music, Italianfest brings an air of Italy to the Tristate. The celebration kicks off with a bocce ball tournament at Pompilio's Restaurant (600 Washington Ave., Newport, pompiliosrestaurant.com) at 4 p.m.   On Wednesday. The four-day fest includes games, kids' rides, a cooking and pizza-eating con...

Tunu and Yona Puri, backed by Zuma co-founder Arjun Waney, have converted their 1-year-old Lippi into this Mediterranean coast-inspired Italian concept. "With Lippi having over 200 seats, it was too big to work," says Tunu. "We believed a smaller concept at 100 to 120 seats would be received better. It's really about the flow and the whole experie...

The Italian-American Cultural & Heritage Society of Washington County will award 11 scholarships to area students at a dinner May 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe. The scholarships, worth $3,000 each, are awarded through application of criteria that includes a one-page essay expressing their insights as a member of an Italian-America...