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On the Cover: St. Joseph's Day

March 2021 |
On March 19, many in the Christian world celebrate St. Joseph’s Day, the principal feast day of St. Joseph. Saint Joseph, as we know, was the husband of the Virgin Mary and Jesus’ legal father. While this day is not a holy day of obligation for...

Baseball Legend Tommy Lasorda Passed Away

February 2021 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sends its condolences to the family of Tommy Lasorda who passed away on January 7, 2021 at the age of 93.  As a World Series champion, MLB Hall of Famer and former manager of the Los Angeles...

The Thunderous Calabrian

February 2021 |
A una volta, c'erano molti campioni italiani di boxe ma adesso, non si sentono più molti nomi italiani come in passato per questo sport. Benché non siano le ragioni certe, è evidente che le persone italiane nelle comunità americane non sono più...

The Life of Richard Crenna

February 2021 |
Richard Crenna fu un attore molto popolare. Benché avesse molti ruoli di personaggi irlandesi, aveva origini italo-americane. Crenna si laureò all'Università di Southern California ebbe il primo ruolo nel programma “Our Miss Brooks”e poi  il...

A Look Back: The Sweet Carnival in Venice

February 2021 |
Winter is here and it has been cold. We hope you are all well and we can all gather together for our favorite events and holidays soon. We hope you enjoy this article by Paul Sciria from February 2015. We would love your thoughts on the paper and...

On the Cover: A Snowplow for Capracotta

February 2021 |
In the days of my grandparents, winter often meant that a second story window became their front door. They were born and raised in Capracotta, in the High Molise, where heavy snow can begin piling up in October and last until May. In 2015, the...

The First Italian American First Lady in U.S. History

January 2021 |
Con grande piacere La Fondazione Nazionale di Italia ed America ha annunciato che Dr. Jill Biden sarà la prima donna di origine italiana a diventare First Lady accanto a suo marito Joe Biden che ha vinto l’elezione presidenziale. Biden prende le...

On the Cover

January 2021 |
In the mountains of northeastern Italy, between the borders of Trentino and Veneto, lies the Marmolada, the highest mountain of the Dolomites (a section of the Alps). The Marmolada’s size bestows its nickname as “La regina delle Dolomiti,” the...

A Look Back: A Magical Outdoor Theatre in Northern Italy

January 2021 |
Happy New Year! In a time when many are not traveling and able to enjoy the wonders of Italy and outdoor concerts, please enjoy this article by Myra Robinson from January 2015.  It was a well-kept secret. Without Italian friends, I would...
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