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Paul's Memories

October 2017 |
(from 2014...) My nonno, Calogero (Charles) Lardomita, emmigrated from Palermo, Sicily and my nonna, Mary Riccobuono, was from Sant’ Agata, Sicily. They were typical, hard working people who had no “safety nets,” using only what monies were earned...

Paul's Memories

September 2017 |
(from 2013...) In my younger days I took a bit of French in elementary school, and in junior high school Spanish from Miss Do, but at The Ohio State University it was Italian. My professor was a non-Italian named Ollie Moore and each morning he...

August 2017

August 2017 |
The year was 2000 when the relationship between Paul Angelo Sciria and PAS Publishing began. Paul was charged with continuing his dedication as editor of the paper as well as maintaining his long-time advertising relationships. Paul was...

July 2017

July 2017 |
In the 1972 movie classic ‘The Godfather,’ Francis Ford Coppola  directed  what has come to be one of the most memorable wedding scenes in cinema history.  The scene took a week to film and used 750 extras. The wedding...

June 2017

June 2017 |
Where have all the fruit peddlers gone? For that matter, where has a large segment of the Northern Ohio wholesale produce brokers at the 88- year-old central receiving and distribution center on Croton Avenue (off E. 40th Woodland Ave.)...

May 2017

May 2017 |
This month, 26 years ago, I’m sitting in my little office on Rt. 6 in Willoughby Hills when a lady walked in and asked me to join her in publishing an Italian American newspaper. I told her I would, provided I control all the copy/editorial...

April 2017

April 2017 |
There was a time when Japan had a lock on the Easter lily business in the U.S. Native to Japan, the flower was largely imported into the U.S. from the Japanese. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the supply was suddenly cut off, making Easter lilies...

March 2017

March 2017 |
Baseball is in the air and the Major League teams are spring training in the warm spots of the U.S. It’s amazing how things have changed in the game during the years I’ve been a baseball fan and I reach back a long time ago. In...

February 2017

February 2017 |
During my Italian studies, many years ago at The Ohio State University, the required reading in my advanced courses included three literature masterpieces. I’m sure it must be mandatory reading in most Italian schools. My favorite two were...

January 2017

January 2017 |
I attended The Ohio State University pre-Woody Hayes time. Classes covered a quarter of 10 weeks as opposed to semesters and tuition for the period cost less than a book for todays’ studies. One of my favorite courses was Italian and my...
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