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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

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Where did America get its name?

By On November 13, 2019

Amerigo Vespucci found it first, though not without controversy By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo The focal point of Italian Heritage Month has often been on Christopher Columbus and his “discovery” of America when he… Read More

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Capture of Rome came in September, 149 years ago

By On November 12, 2019

Casting off Papal reign was a milestone event in Italian unification By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo Though in Italy there are no national legal holidays in September, there is a very significant date in… Read More

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Protestant roots in the Delaware Valley’s Italian-American Community

By On October 29, 2019

Early proselytizing seen as attempt to wean Italians from Catholicism by Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo Italy today is still considered a country in which the majority of its citizens are of the Catholic faith.… Read More

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Into the gorges of Alcantara

By On October 29, 2019

By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo I’ve often focused on telling our readers about the many beautiful sites and history of Sicily. I have a true and lasting connection to il bel paese but the… Read More

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New Orleans apologizes for 1891 lynching of Italian Americans

By On October 16, 2019

Eleven people accused of killing the city’s police chief were murdered by a vigilante mob By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo Little has been mentioned in American history books about an event that occurred in… Read More

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Sicilian history and culture live on in ancient sanctuary

By On October 1, 2019

Gibilmanna offered solitude as well as view from the mountaintop By Jeanne Mae Outlaw Cannavo During a recent visit to Sicily I had the occasion to visit the Sanctuary of Gibilmanna. Situated… Read More

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Difficult cold-calling and boldly audacious name-dropping

By On March 5, 2019

By Charlie Sacchetti As I look back, it must have been in the early ‘70’s. I was still living home in Philadelphia and it was a long hot summer. Not only was… Read More

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Christmas in Italy

By On December 10, 2018

By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo This time of year can get hectic. Every-one’s getting ready for Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year! Unfortunately, it has also taken on the theme of celebrating… Read More

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Welcome to Switzerland – Italian spoken here

By On September 17, 2018

By Joe Cannavo If  This month’s front page is not an Italian topic, per se; it is Swiss. Why would the Italian-American Herald include a Swiss feature in a publication for Italian… Read More