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Italian American Heritage Day at Nationals

Italian American Heritage Day at Nationals

| August 15, 2012

With Italian Americans in the Front Office, TV Booth, Minor Leagues and on the field, the Lido Civic Club of Washington DC proudly announces Italian American Heritage Day at Nationals Park.   Please join us and fans of Italian descent for an enjoyable afternoon at Nationals Park to watch Steve Lombardozzi and the Washington Nationals […]

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From Washington to Vancouver, Luigi Laraia’s Trip of a Lifetime

From Washington to Vancouver, Luigi Laraia’s Trip of a Lifetime

| August 1, 2012

Luigi Laraia, a 37 year-old Italian living in Washington, DC, was recently diagnosed with leukemia. To help raise awareness for cancer research, he decided to bike from Luigi Laraia Washington to Vancouver.  Last Thursday, surrounded by friends and supporters, Luigi rode out of the Italian Embassy in Washington and headed on the trip of a […]

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Top Italian Wine Producers Showcase Wines on Capitol Hill

Top Italian Wine Producers Showcase Wines on Capitol Hill

| July 21, 2012

Top Italian wine producers recently hosted on Capitol Hill a wine-tasting for the Congressional Wine Caucus and other members of Congress. Congressman Mike Thompson, who with Congressman Dan Lungren, is the co-chair of the Wine Caucus, said that it was “an historic event” because it was only the second time that a country had come […]

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At Summer Fancy Food Show Italian Luxury Foods Importer Mamma Wanda Gets Attention

At Summer Fancy Food Show Italian Luxury Foods Importer Mamma Wanda Gets Attention

| June 27, 2012

Thousands of new specialty foods and products vie for attention at the Fancy Foods Shows.  This year’s Summer Fancy Food  Show, held in Washington, D.C., was no exception.  We found lots of genuine Italian products at the Italian Pavilion.  And then we found Francesco Ferretti’s Mamma Wanda, a local, dynamic and growing company that is […]

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Italian American Open Sponsored by the Lido Civic Club Huge Success

Italian American Open Sponsored by the Lido Civic Club Huge Success

| June 14, 2012

More than 120 golfers listened attentively to the invocation given by Fr. Lydio Tomasi before the start of the recent 39th annual Italian American Open at the Norbeck Country Club. “Grant the golfers the serenity to accept the shots they miss and the courage to try, try again,” he prayed. Whether or not the prayer […]

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Italian National Day Celebration Dampened by Recent Tragic Events In Italy

Italian National Day Celebration Dampened by Recent Tragic Events In Italy

| June 6, 2012

The annual Italian National Day celebration, or Festa della Repubblica, held at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC, was, as Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero noted in his brief remarks, “tinged with a more somber note.” As the more than 1,500 guests entered the Embassy grounds they could clearly see that the Italian flag was flying […]

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Message by the Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero to the Italian Community on the Occasion of Italy’s National Day

Message by the Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero to the Italian Community on the Occasion of Italy’s National Day

| June 4, 2012

Cari connazionali, sono felice di celebrare con voi questo 2 giugno 2012, il mio primo come Ambasciatore d’Italia negli Stati Uniti. Permettemi pero’ di dire subito che sebbene questo giorno sia sempre una festa per il nostro Paese, quest’anno ci troviamo a celebrarlo in modo piu sobrio e con il dolore nel cuore a causa […]

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