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Yogi Berra once said, "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore." Well, neither are postage stamps. They cost 55 cents for a forever stamp, and that's the price for the Yogi Berra stamp issued Thursday by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp honoring the New York Yankees Hall of Famer and the man of endless philosophical musings was dedicated during a cer...

Gary Perone has two very big anniversaries this year. The first came in March when he and his wife Ellena celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. And this week, will mark 20 years since the Brooklyn Cyclones came into existence with the Tottenville resident as one of its trusted employees. The wedding anniversary was special. The pandemic wiped...

On Monday June 28th at 7:00 PM, Opera Italiana is in the Air returns to Central Park to present a special, one-night only, open-air performance of beloved Italian opera classics under the baton of Maestro Alvise Casellati at the newly reopened Naumburg Bandshell. A summer evening of music that is free and open to the public, the concert will be tit...

Bocce is the game that moves as you play. If you’re Italian and you live near or in Lockport, you know about bocce, a slow-moving sport similar to lawn bowling and curling. And you know Bill Rosenberg, president of the Short Street Bocce Club, who said today’s heavy hitters are Bob’s Barber Shop (men) and the Lake Ladies (women), not to be confused...

Carattere gioviale da bambina quello della tenace bruna siculo-americana, Cav. Josephine Buscaglia Maietta, Presidente AIAE- Association of Italian American Educators. È con il suo “Sabato Italiano” di cui è Producer Speaker che ha centrato appieno l’obiettivo di unire l’Italia all’America. Josephine, insieme ad altri volontari, è colonna portante...

Long before Joe DiMaggio earned the Joltin’ Joe nickname, he was just a kid from San Francisco who wanted to play shortstop. Dan Daniel — himself a Hall of Famer who built his reputation, in part, with his unforgettable reporting on Yankees legend Babe Ruth — was there for DiMaggio’s first spring training with the Yankees. It's safe to say Daniel w...

OK, pay attention. Here are the rules. If California, he’s The Bull – but if you’re from Brooklyn, he’s Ki Ki. These are the rules set by Al Ferrara, the grad of Lafayette High who fulfilled his lifetime dream – to play for the Dodgers. The Ki Ki, he claims, comes from the streets of Brooklyn. The Bull came from Los Angeles sportswriter Bob Hunter....

The second annual East Side Bocce Tournament is slated for Saturday, July 10 at 2 p.m. at Dexter Park in Cortland. It is a team-based, championship tournament, with four players on each team. Registration for the tournament is at the East Side Bakery on Elm Street. The cost is $20 for each player (or $80 per team). The Cortland Youth Bureau assists...

Never in 100 years did Paul Catalano ever think he'd get to see his favorite baseball team play in Buffalo. But the 99-year-old World War II veteran got the surprise of a lifetime on Tuesday night. Catalano will celebrate his 100th birthday in September. He's a lifelong Yankees fan, and his grandsons took it upon themselves to make sure he got to s...

Ray Romano, best known for his "Everybody Loves Raymond" series, has appeared in an array of films and series, from "The Irishman," with Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci to "Bad Education," to voicing the character of Manny in the animated "Ice Age" films. On Tuesday, fans saw an entirely different side of Romano: director. He and film crews were at the...

Throughout the history of film, Italian cinema has been at the forefront of some of the most fascinating movements in all motion pictures. Be it socio-political neo-realism or the equally boundary-pushing giallo, or even the genre-defining Spaghetti Western, Italian films have become some of the most influential and culturally important in the whol...

Team Italy manager Mike Piazza has given back to countless of his favorite charities over the years, but it is nice to see the National Baseball Hall of Famer being recognized as the Viscardi Center’s Sportsman of the Year on May 20, 2021. In its 54th year, the Viscardi Center’s Celebrity Sports Night continues to be one of the premier fundraising...