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Tornie De Paolo

May 2020
Tomie DePaola, the prolific children’s author and illustrator of “Strega Nona,” died on March 30 at the age of 85 in his home state of New Hampshire. DePaola had suffered a fall the week prior which he was badly injured in and died of complications...


LGI's calendar - Things to do

April 2020
Regular meetings of Solon Italian Club: Last Wednesday of each month      7:30 p.m., Solon Community Center New members welcome. Contact Mike Rhea at (216) 337-8407 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need...


The Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan: a PLIDA Certification Center

April 2020
The Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan is a PLIDA Certification Center (Italian Language Project Dante Alighieri), a very important accomplishment for the Metropolitan Area of Detroit. There are 350 Certification Centers in 74 countries in the...


Nacy A. Panzica

April 2020
Nacy A. Panzica, age 92, beloved husband of the late Rosemary (nee Bontempo), loving father of Anthony M. (Cindy), Timothy I. (Donna), Mary Beth R. Link (Don) and Laura A. King (John), dear grandfather of Mark Panzica (Rena), Lisa Minotas (Brian),...


The Dante 700 Project by Timothy Schmalz

April 2020
For over 25 years, Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz has been sculpting large scale sculptures. He is a figurative artist with his pieces installed worldwide. Some of his most reputed pieces are installed in historical churches in Rome and at the...


The Italian American Dream

April 2020
Quest’articolo tratta dell’origine degli arachidi arrostiti. Amedeo Obici è nato in Veneto. Quando aveva 12 anni, lui è andato in America senza sapere né la lingua né la città giusta. Quando è arrivato, invece di andare a Scranton, Pennsylvania, è...


All of Italy quarantined by Corona virus

April 2020
As of press time, Italy was on lockdown as thousands of new cases of coronavirus emerged overseas. Schools were closed on Thursday, March 5 across the country and remained closed for the following 10 days. Fans were banned from attending sporting...


The Milan-Sanremo cycling race canceled for Covid-19

April 2020
The Milan-Sanremo race, one of cycling’s most prestigious one-day events was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy. The race is one of the sport’s five “monument” classics and was scheduled for March 21. Italy’s Tirreno-Adriatico...


Turn on the tap, and surprise, wine comes out

April 2020
Last month, people living in the small village of Castelvetro near Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region got a surprise when they turned on their kitchen taps. Instead of water, the taps were pouring wine. A fault at a nearby winery resulted in wine...


Brexit day, change the rules for italian citizenship

April 2020
The rules have changed for British nationals looking for Italian citizenship as of January 31, 2020 otherwise known as Brexit Day. Prior to Brexit, British nationals could apply for Italian citizenship after living in Italy for four years. Now,...


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