It’s no secret to Indiana natives that our area has a rich history of immigrants making their way to America and starting a new life for themselves. It’s a story familiar to many families and one such tale was discovered by Hilary Hauck, who crafted it into her debut novel “From Ashes to Song.” Hauck, a native of the United Kingdom, moved to Italy...

John L. Stanizzi is author of Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall, and several other poetry collections. John’s poems have been published in Prairie Schooner, The Cortland Review, The New York Quarterly, Poetlore, Rattle, and many other places. His latest book, POND (2020), explores his visits to, and observations of, a pond...

Adrew Biggio’s basement has been converted into a museum-of-sorts with display cases of war memorabilia, artifacts and other keepsakes that he has collected since serving his tours of duty as a US Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan. Biggio, who founded the Boston Wounded Vet Ride that would roar through East Boston and Revere every year to raise money...

When we think about the Italian American experience, our mind floods with images of parents and grandparents, traditions passed on through time with the family, and a multi-generational story that plays out over a lifetime of shared memories. But, how do we best pass on the story of a loved one who we have lost? In this week’s episode, we meet Mich...

Armando LaChina, a former semi-pro soccer player and competitive tennis player who emigrated from Italy to the United States at the age of nineteen, managed tennis clubs and ultimately founded a tennis school, and currently operates his own telecommunications business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he enjoys dancing the Argentine tango and spen...

Introduction to a series of remembrances about poet and Vito Marcantonio Forum co-founder Gil Fagiani, for the current edition of “Italian American Review,” which is created by the City University of New York’s Calandra Italian American Institute and published by University of Illinois Press:   Gil Fagiani: Objectively Speaking The French existenti...

A few days ago, the Taste Awards 2021, often called “the Oscars of Food, Fashion and Lifestyle Media”, were assigned. For the the fourth time an Italian chef, Ale Gambini, has been recognized by The Taste Awards commission as creator, host, and chef of online food programs (A Queen in the Kitchen, Estate Italiana, Eatalians-Fresh Up Your Life).  If...

PFP Publishing announces the release of Joseph Torra’s Who Do You Think You Are: Reflections of a Writer’s Life. Kirkus Reviews said the memoir “Hums with a sense of honesty” and is “an earnest and genuine look at an author’s long commitment to his craft.”  And Publishers Weekly’s BookLife called it, “An incisive account of becoming a writer and te...

Former Carmel police chief and local historian Greg Amato was honored last week at the Mahopac Public Library when a litany of friends and colleagues paid tribute to the community icon as the library officially renamed its collection of local historical books, documents and periodicals in his memory. Amato died on April 18, 2020, at the age of 77,...

There is a new stratospheric treasure hunt dedicated to the beauties of Italy, led by Geronimo Stilton - the fabumouse reporter beloved by children all over the world. Elisabetta Dami is the mind behind the initiative which explores our country in a new 224-page book: Mille Meraviglie. Viaggio alla scoperta dell'Italia (A Thousand Wonders: A Voyage...