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For warm-weather sipping, the ‘Killer V’s’ are the three kings

By On August 30, 2018

By Frank Cipparone Mid-August in Italy is the time for ferragosto, a national holiday and Catholic observance of the Assumption of Mary into heaven that correlates to the ancient Roman Festival of… Read More

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Do you crave burgers? It’s OK — you’re among friends

By On August 30, 2018

By Murray Schulman I hope that all my friends out there are enjoying their summer. Yes, I said friends. After all the years that you have been following my column, I consider… Read More

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Corsica – Part 3

By On August 30, 2018

During the Pisan period, prosperity aplenty. By Joe Cannavo The fall of the Roman Empire in the West marked the beginning of centuries of outside occupations of Corsica starting in 568 when… Read More

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Guest Author – ‘The World Series Ring’ Pt. 2

By On August 30, 2018

The precious heirloom of gold is swallowed up by the deep. By Richard A. DiLiberto Jr., Esq. The boy waited for just the right moment, and asked the question, “Daddy, can I… Read More

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In dinnertime battle of wills, an experienced tactician prevails

By On August 30, 2018

By Charlie Sacchetti Uncle Joe Sacchetti and Aunt Pauline struggled like most families back in the 1950s in an effort to raise their two sons, Chris and Joe Jr. Uncle Joe was… Read More

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From dishwasher in family restaurant to top judge in Family Court

By On August 30, 2018

By Pete Kennedy Paul Panepinto was standing in line for a ride at Disney World when he had an idea about how to improve Philadelphia’s court system. “I’ve been in line for… Read More

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From the Editor: Modern-day Italian renaissance must not be allowed to falter

By On August 30, 2018

By Joe Cannavo Recently, while cleaning the clutter in my office, I came upon a British imported pocket-sized Collins English Gem Dictionary. After skimming through the pages, I noticed that it had… Read More

Arts & Entertainment

Buon Ferragosto: The Feast of the Assumption also marks the day when Italy ‘closes’ for rest of summer

By On August 30, 2018

By Joe Cannavo If you are Italian American and a devout Catholic who has never been to Italy you probably recognize the date of Aug. 15 as the Feast of the Assumption.… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins

By On July 13, 2018

FEBO — This surname derives from the first name Febo, which derived from the Greek adjective “phoibòs,” meaning shining used for Apollo. It appears in the vital statistics records in 14 of… Read More

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How to Talk at Local Italian Festival This Summer

By On July 13, 2018

Summertime is fun time. Many of us try to get out of the fast lane and kick back at the beach or in the mountains. School children especially love to forget about… Read More