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Vincent Charles Maltese of Bayside, the loving husband of the late Jean Maltese and devoted father of the lamented Dennis, has passed at 86. He is survived by his children Allen, Patricia, Paula Anne, Vincent and Guy, and he was the adoring grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Under what may seem as non-conformity on the surf...

A new Italian restaurant is coming to the former Salty Goat space at 2078 Wall Street, Spring Hill. The restaurant is called Mozzarella Bar, Italian Eatery and will offer both sit-down and grab and go options. The projected open date is November. “The Mozzarella Bar is an Italian Eatery featuring a Roman-style mozzarella bar, ‘Neo’ Neapolitan pizze...

On a humid morning along Columbia’s Riverwalk Park last week, a jogger leaned against a 7-foot-tall brick pedestal to catch a break in the shade. Small round holes on the sides of pedestal marked where plaques had been fastened and a concrete base on top was all that remained where a statue of explorer Christopher Columbus stood for 28 years. All o...

Marco’s Pizza, one of the nation’s fastest-growing pizza brands, announces expansion plans for Palm Beach County as it continues to innovate and adapt in the post-pandemic era. Amid the pandemic, Marco’s Pizza outperformed other QSRs, recording historic sales milestones, while supporting communities nationwide. The brand plans to add 13 Palm Beach...

In the near future, the doors will open on a new, fine dining Italian ristorante called Dieci’s, where you would probably not feel surprised to see Tony Bennett eating pasta and drinking some fine wine while on vacation. Dieci, Italian for the No. 10, indicating the best, is designed as an authentic fine dining experience featuring formally attired...

Anyone who loves Italian olive salad will appreciate the care that Jerry Szkoruda and his staff take while making theirs. Jerry invited us to Jay’s Market Place in St. Petersburg to watch them create it. For 17 years, Szkoruda has been making and selling Italian olive salad as well as dirty martini olive juice and salad dressings. His inspiration c...

She rewrote the record books and redefined the program as a student-athlete. Now all-American and Tiger softball standout Emily Carosone returns to Auburn to take on a new challenge as an assistant coach for the program. Head coach Mickey Dean announced the hiring on Wednesday. Carosone will primarily work with the infielders and catchers. She will...

Four months after offering financial assistance to hospitals in his native Bologna, Italy, Spurs guard Marco Belinelli continues to do his part to stop the spread of COVID-19. “It’s really important — wear a mask, clean your hands,” Belinelli stressed in a Zoom conference from the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla. “That’s the most important thing we can...

The owners of Buckhead Italian restaurant and market Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante launch a virtual wine shop today called Storico Vino. The online store features Italian white, red, rosé, and sparkling wines available for pickup at the Buckhead Exchange restaurant on Peachtree Road. People can order bottles of wine online, pay in advance,...

The word family has taken on a whole new meaning this year as we navigate the unfamiliar terrain that is 2020. We are staying home more, gathering around the dinner table seeking safety and comfort in both family and food because these are two things we trust. If you are ready to get back out into the world and venture back to restaurants seeking a...

With Miami-Dade County shutting down indoor dining for the foreseeable future, Downtown Miami’s Mignonette (210 NE 18th Street) has transformed temporarily into Red Sauce, an Italian-American style comfort food pop-up available for takeout and delivery. Mignonette’s co-owner Danny Serfer says Red Sauce was an idea him and co-owner Ryan Roman had be...

Imagine going to that place “where everybody knows your name” … and they know how to pronounce it. And then going out into community from that meeting spot and lending the best of helping hands. That’s a fair description of the Osceola County Sons and Daughters of Italy. It’s a local chapter and part of the Grand Lodge of Florida. That feeds into T...