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The next CELI (Certificate of Italian as a foreign language: https://www.unistrapg.it/en/certification-italian-foreign-language) exam session administered by Florida International University in Miami will take place on November 16, 2019. Applicants must register by October 16, 2019. Please send the application form (https://www.unistrapg.it/sites/d...

Paychex founder and billionaire philanthropist Tom Golisano donated his yacht last week to rescue dogs and deliver supplies in the storm-ravaged Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian slammed Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands earlier this month as a major Category 5 storm. The death toll stands at 50 people, a number that is likely to rise. The disaster has prompt...

For a time it seemed like Green Hills neighborhood in Nashville, TN had been all but forgotten as restaurants opened their doors in every other corner of the city. But if last year is any indication, this busy neighborhood is emerging as a dining destination in its own right with no sign of losing momentum any time soon. North Italia, the latest ad...

At nearly 70 years-old, Dean Gioia says he’s feeling pleasantly surprised. “I guess I never believed it would work out like this,” he says. He looks around at his elegant home, smiles at his three large poodles and fondles a brindle cat. His paintings, lush landscapes, sun-spackled sea vistas, lonely houses and pensive people hang on the walls. Oth...

Monday, September 16th at 12 noon (Games start). The Castle on Versailles Road, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383. The Italian American Association of Louisville is looking for up to 5 members who want to be on a bocce team (one day only). There will be plenty of fun and food. This team will be playing in the Bob Valvano "V" Foundation celebrit...

Attorney Antonietta Brancaccio Balzano was newly confirmed by General Counsel Cristiano Musillo Correspondent for the Consulate in Miami. The letter of confirmation arrived from the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Rome on August 23. Attorney Brancaccio- Balzano will be responsible for the areas of Stuart and Orlando where the Italian community is in ne...

Your pre-movie dining options at the Mall at Green Hills are about to increase by 7,000 square feet as North Italia, a mammoth eatery offering pasta, pizza, cocktails, and of course, gelato, opens this Wednesday. The chain is owned by Fox Restaurants, the Phoenix-based national collection of restaurants, including Zinburger and Olive & Ivy. This is...

Maybe you can imagine an Italian-American who doesn’t eat meat or cheese. But how about an Italian-American chef in an Italian-American restaurant? But that’s just the case with Brian Ricciardi, the owner of Mozzarella Fellas, 336 Summit Square Blvd. Ricciardi is a vegan — a vegetarian who also eats no eggs, cheese, butter or milk or other animal b...

Seeking to enhance the transit experience and improve the quality of existing architecture and functionality, the City of Miami Beach proposed to adopt a new bus shelter design for city commuters, with the City Commission unanimously selecting Pininfarina’s boundary-pushing concept design as the winning bid.A year later, Pininfarina receives the pr...

Welcome to a Marketplace Booth review for the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place in the park from August 29 to November 23, 2019. This review will cover the Italy kiosk located in the Italy pavilion in the World Showcase. This is a one-stop shop for Italian inspired food during the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festi...

Vince Naimoli, a pugnacious businessman who helped bring major league baseball to the Tampa-St. Petersburg area but whose team, the Tampa Ray Devil Rays, never had a winning season when he was the owner, died on Aug. 25 in an assisted living facility in Lutz, Fla., near Tampa. He was 81. His wife, Lenda (Hill) Naimoli, said the cause was complicati...

It’s no secret that Birminghamian’s love Italian and Mediterranean food. For Birmingham magazine’s August edition of “This or That” we had our social media followers vote on their favorite between the two cuisines. The results came out slightly in favor of Italian food (58%) over Mediterranean food (42%). Here, we give recommendations for both. 1....