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Leo Nomellini Achieved Great Sports Notoriety in America

April 2020 |
Leo “The Lion” Nomellini, a star tackle for the San Francisco 49ers from 1950 to 1963 and a member of both the Pro Football and NWA Wrestling Hall of Fames, is forever remembered as that tough and gritty Italian kid. The all-around athlete was born...

Don Aldo Brunacci, Righteous Gentile of Assisi

April 2020 |
I could not remember the exact location in Assisi’s cemetery of the burial vault of Clara Weiss, an Austrian Jewish refugee who had died of natural causes in 1944 while hidden in Assisi. I was looking for it on February 2 before the ceremony...

Evolving Gardening into Outdoor Living: A Petitti Perspective

March 2020 |
With spring right around the corner, I wanted to share this article from 2011 with you. Submitted by A.J. Petitti, this piece brings you ideas on how to turn your regular gardening into an outdoor living experience. My father, Angelo Petitti, has...

The Wild Sicilian Legend From New Orleans

March 2020 |
Il musicista e cantante italo americano Louis Prima è stato autore ed interprete di brani come Sing, Sing, Sing, Just a Gigolo, e Buona sera, il cui successo di pubblico e critica lo ha portato ad essere inserito nella Hall of Fame del jazz nel...

Beverly Pepper

March 2020 |
Beverly Pepper was an American sculptor known for her monumental works, site specific art (art created to exist in a certain place) and land art. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1922 to Jewish immigrants, Beverly knew art was her calling from an early age....

"Not for Self: A Sicilian Life and Death in Marion"

February 2020 |
From the Italian American Press:  The early 1900s brought a mass migration of Italians to America. In the Sicilian mountainside village of Burgio, founded by Arabs during the Middle Ages, a family struggles to survive: “Peasant farmers...

The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum

February 2020 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in conjunction with Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), is excited to announce that applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian American...

No-Vacation Nation

February 2020 |
Italy is a country known for having long holidays and for making family a priority over work. Many Italians holiday for a month at a time – have you ever visited Italy in the month of August? The country is not alone. The European Union requires...

Paying homage to the bones of St. Valentine

February 2020 |
As we look forward to a new decade ahead, I'd  like to take some time to look back at some of my favorite articles over the years. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, here is an article by Myra Robinson published in February 2015. Myra always...
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