by Lisa Reisman   Branford high school track coach Richard Biondi never set out to write "Pugilistic Paisani," a history of Italian and Italian American boxing champions.   Then, on a visit to Cleveland's Little Italy Heritage Museum in 2000, he met a volunteer in her mid-80s. They got to talking. At some point Biondi asked her about...

di Paolo Battaglia   Nel 1985 a Stockton, Missouri, un mio calcio era stato determinante in una partita di football americano della squadra della scuola dove ero foreign exchange student. Nel 2014 decido per una deviazione del nostro Italian American Country tour per tornare a vedere la scuola e assitere a una match contro la stessa squadra...

Join the Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization on February 27th as they host the 3rd Friday Night Fights at the Medinah Shriners Hall found at 550 N. Shriners Dr. (off Swift and Army trail Rd.).   Doors will open at 6 pm. The card begins around 7 pm. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Tickets are available starting...

PIB and the Italian Consulate in Boston would like to invite you to our 2015 Sailing Event. This is the third year in a row that we have been realizing the dream of three young sailors of the "Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino" (Sailing Center in Naples Italy) who will race during the week of July 12-19 in three of the well known sailing centers in B...

Ferragosto, the mid-August Italian holiday, is celebrated in Italy with picnics and informal outdoor gatherings. The Italian Cultural Center invites you, and your family, to a picnic-style celebration to be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Tartan Park in Lake Elmo, on Saturday, August 10, 2013. The ICC event will take place near the bocce courts and...

It is common belief that the first bicycle with pedals appeared in Italy around 1867, in the form of a French-made model. One short year later, a variety of Italian two-wheel vehicles could be seen on the streets, mostly made in the Northern regions of the country – in Turin, Monza, Verona, Padua, Florence, and Novara.   The first bicyc...

Sebastian Giovinco has been an overwhelming success since moving to Major League Soccer and joining Toronto FC. Unlike many of the players to have moved to the United States in recent seasons, Giovinco is no faded veteran keen for a final chance of glory. At 28-year-old, the diminutive forward is arguably in his prime, and could certainly have...

di Giulio Mola   Fra lussuose ville e spiagge sempre affollate anche da sportivi italiani alla ricerca di relax, rotola il pallone nella lontanissima Miami. Questo grazie all'intraprendenza di Riccardo Silva imprenditore lombardo di successo (nel settore della distribuzione di diritti televisivi a livello mondiale), il quale da pochi mesi è...

Sign up now for NIAF's 9th Annual New York Golf Tournament benefitting the Foundation's scholarship and educational programs for the New York area. Foursome packages include registration, 18 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour, silent auction and awards dinner.   Sponsorship packages are available. August 13, 2013. Registration an...

di Stefano Semeraro   Marco Belinelli miglior realizzatore da tre punti della Nba: che effetto le fa?«Non è da tutti, ma non ci penso troppo. Il mio obiettivo è vincere questo benedetto titolo Nba, lo voglio con tutto me stesso. Il resto è bello, anche per il basket italiano, ma non ci do peso».   Compagni e avversari la guardano in m...