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The Cinema Italy Festival is going to take place at the Regal Cinema in South Beach on October 8th-13th. The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast (IACC) will celebrate the beginning of the festival during its welcome dinner for the new Italian Consul General of Italy in Miami, Hon. Gloria Bellelli on October 7th at Cibo Wine Bar in Sout...

Tristan International and the US division of Italy's Panapesca have agreed a strategic alignment designed with the common goal of marketing Tristan's ULT (ultra low temperature) tuna products.   ULT, or 'super-frozen', is a process in which the tuna is harvested and immediately frozen at -76 F. to lock in the freshness and sashimi quality....

by Brandon Gates   A new restaurant is now open in Augusta and it's looking to serve up Italian food with a twist. Cucina 503 is off Fury's Ferry Road and serves authentic Italian cuisine.   The owner formed the menu from Italian cookbooks, visiting Italian restaurants, and his own culinary arts studies. The chef and cooks make a...

By Danielle Wong Moores When my husband, Sean, and I celebrated our anniversary, we'd narrowed the choice down to two restaurants, The Bradley or Alloro in Aiken. The Bradley won (see my review from September), but a month later, we were back in Aiken to celebrate Sean's birthday at Alloro, at 227 The Alley. Alloro translates into "laurel," and t...

More than 200 leaders in South Florida's business, civic, governmental and cultural communities greeted Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero in his first official visit to Florida, as he announced the upcoming opening of a new trade office and other recent initiatives. Swire Properties sponsored the May 9 reception at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel...

State officials are making the case to Fiat head Sergio Marchionne to select Tennessee for the Italian automaker's joint headquarters with Chrysler Group LLC. Marchionne met with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and others on Sunday at a ceremony to mark the expansion of Fiat subsidiary Magneti Marelli's components plant in Pulaski. WPLN-FM reports...

by Bob Jensen   Giuseppi Torcise and Domenica Zangri Torcise both came to the United States from Sicily. Giuseppi to New York City in 1911 and Domenica came to Boston in 1912. She was a seamstress in a garment factory and he was a boiler fireman. They married in 1916 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. They opened a grocery store in Lawrence which...

1100 Millecento Residences, the highly anticipated high-rise in Brickell from The Related Group, celebrated the property's completion with an exclusive event on the tower's roof top poolside terrace and clubrooms.   The 42-story luxury tower features a second full level of amenities on the 9th floor, including billiards, library, party room,...

ITALIAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL FOUNDATION OF STARK COUNTY will be awarding scholarships for the 2016 High School graduates; this is based on the students need, scholastic ability, extra-curricular involvement and character. The deadline for is April 1st, 2016, for more information come to Guidance office.   QUOTA INTERNATIONAL OF ALLIANCE&nb...

Donato's Italian Restaurant transports guests to New York City's Little Italy, delivering the sights, sounds and savory tastes of a cuisine that emigrated from the motherland and evolved in the New World.   Brothers and co-owners Dennis and David Valentino recreated their childhood in Port Charlotte's Murdock Carousel Plaza 18 years ago, imp...

An Italian company that makes automotive systems and components plans to expand its Lee County operations, creating 76 jobs in the next three years, officials said Monday. Magneti Marelli Powertrain USA LLC will invest $12 million in the Sanford plant by the end of 2017, officials said.   Part of Magneti Marelli S.p.A., Powertrain desig...

A new social club in Hendersonville has been created to promote Italian culture through celebrating, learning and experiencing its many forms.    Friends of Italy is a new group open to anyone who is enthusiastic about Italian culture, passionate about Italian food and curious about Italian traditions, according to founder Gene Sconduto...