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La Festa di Santo Stefano: The day after Christmas honors the first Christian saint

By On December 1, 2021

Stained glass at the Bourges Cathedral in France depicts Lucianus finding the tomb of St. Stephen. By Jeanne Outlaw-CannavoThe Christmas season in Catholic Italy focuses on the meaning of the season with… Read More

Per I Bambini

Il Primo Natale con Mamma

By On December 1, 2021

By Melissa Cannavo-Marino and SaraNatale! Christmas! When I was a puppy and didn’t have a home, I was molto triste (mol-toe-tree-stay). Then Mamma found me and took me to her home, and… Read More

Italian Made Fun & Simple

Surnames and Their Origins – December 2021

By On December 1, 2021

This month’s surname feature focuses on names related to Christmas and/or their biblical origins. This month’s feature also confirms that which our regular monthly feature doesn’t stress. That is that a majority… Read More

Italian Made Fun & Simple

Italian Lesson – December 2021

By On December 1, 2021

Natale all’italiana Unlike the United States, which generally recognizes Thanksgiving as the day that ushers in the nation’s Christmas holiday season, in Italy “the season opener” can vary. Depending on where in… Read More

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A history of disorder at the border

By On October 31, 2021

Trieste and Istria: A tale of Italian territory divided by war By Jeanne Outlaw-CannavoItaly is a country whose borders changed frequently through the centuries as various European rulers claimed or lost regions… Read More

Per I Bambini

Una stagione di gratitudine – a season of gratitude

By On October 31, 2021

By Melissa Cannavo-Marino and SaraCiao cari lettori (Chow ka-ree let-tory) (Hello dear readers) This month is a time to think about all we can be grateful for and a time to prepare… Read More

Italian Made Fun & Simple

Italian Lesson – November 2021

By On October 31, 2021

Though this year may considered a safer time to gather than last year, many families may choose to keep the family gatherings small, maybe even only with the immediate family members. No… Read More

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Surnames and Their Origins – November 2021

By On October 31, 2021

PARENTE – This surname derives from the apheresis of the medieval Italian name Bonparente meaning “good father, good parent.”.The surname Parente is typical in central and southern Italy. There are approximately 2,115… Read More

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At the top of their game

By On October 1, 2021

In the golden age of baseball, Italian Americans led the way By Frank CipparoneGrowing up in postwar America, October delivered three certainties – homework, Halloween candy, the Yankees in the World Series.… Read More

Per I Bambini

Ecco l’autunno! It’s autumn!

By On October 1, 2021

By Melissa Cannavo-Marino and SaraMi piace tanto (me pea-a-chay tan-toe) I love this time of year. L’autunno (law-two-no) is colorful and cool and there are many new things to see and do!… Read More