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The power and beauty of Mount Etna

By On May 1, 2021

Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe, and has erupted frequently over the last half-million years. Despite blasts and dense ash plumes, officials say nearby villages are safe By Jeanne… Read More

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In business and in public service, a life devoted to building bridges

By On May 1, 2021

Amato Berardi, founder of insurance firm Berardi & Associates. By Pete KennedyDuring the five years that he served as a member of Italian Parliament, Amato Berardi had a 96 percent attendance record.… Read More

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Welcome to Rome, but where to begin?

By On May 1, 2021

By Robert Damien SantagataThe great Eternal City welcomes me into its big, cushiony bosom. It is a very hospitable city. I love and adore and admire Rome and its fortunate inhabitants. Its… Read More

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Educator’s fascination with birds took flight in childhood

By On April 1, 2021

Leigh Altadonna By Pete KennedyLeigh Altadonna has been fascinated by birds since he was a kid. “Think about how fantastic these small creatures are, traveling many thousands of miles each fall and… Read More

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Buona primavera!

By On April 1, 2021

Sandro Botticelli’s iconic masterpiece “La Primavera” depicts the myriad glories of springtime. The world springs back to life in the season of beauty and renewal By Jeanne Outlaw-CannavoAprile dolce incoraggia l’ucello a… Read More

Rod Stewart
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Birthday greetings, Charlie, this is God – I mean, Rod – calling

By On March 15, 2021

By Charlie Sacchetti  I’ll never forget what happened to me on my 50th birthday. I say this not because of a big surprise party or other event marking what many feel to be a… Read More

The CBS program "Make Room for Daddy" 1950s - '60s
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Respect for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fits me to a T

By On December 1, 2020

By Charlie Sacchetti I was watching TV, just a little while ago, when the commercial came on.  It was a new one for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. … Read More

Arlene “Taffy” Rubin and her mother, Gladyce Rubin.
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High-school typing class was the right choice, down to the letter

By On November 1, 2020

Arlene “Taffy” Rubin and her mother, Gladyce Rubin.… Read More

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Birthday No. 73: A warm goodbye and many warm hellos

By On October 1, 2020

By Charlie Sacchetti                On June 26, I celebrated my 73rd birthday.  They seem to roll around a lot quicker after 40, but I guess there’s really not much you can do… Read More

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The distinct food and traditions of St. Martin’s Day

By On November 22, 2019

Legends retell the encounter between beggar and Roman soldier By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo Each November, in many countries, Roman Catholics celebrate St. Martin’s Day. According to legend, St. Martin of Tours was the… Read More