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Messaggio di saluto del Presidente Giorgio Napolitano per il Centenario della Chiesa del Santo Rosario a Washington DC

Messaggio di saluto del Presidente Giorgio Napolitano per il Centenario della Chiesa del Santo Rosario a Washington DC

| October 26, 2012

Si e’ insediato oggi il comitato ad hoc, presieduto dal Giudice della Corte Suprema Samuel Alito, che seguira’ le celebrazioni del Centenario della Chiesa del Santo Rosario nella Capitale americana, un’istituzione che per cent’anni ha contribuito ad alimentare la lingua e la cultura italiane per tutta la comunita’. “La chiesa e’ sempre stata punto di […]

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Today is World Pasta Day!

Today is World Pasta Day!

| October 25, 2012

We celebrate World Pasta Day today!  We love pasta made in various regions of Italy.  But we also enjoy pasta made locally. For example, have you heard of Pasta Valente? We ran into this local pasta  maker at the last Fancy Food Show held at the Washington DC Convention Center.  Pasta Valente was founded by Fran Valente […]

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Poverty Rises in the Nation’s Capital

Poverty Rises in the Nation’s Capital

| October 25, 2012

According to the last newsletter that we received from SOME (So Other Might Eat), the 2011 U.S. Census Bureau data indicated that there are 617,00 people living in Washington, D.C.  Unfortunately, 20% of our nation’s capital lives in poverty (123,000), 30% of which are children. Unbelievable!! So far this year, SOME has served 168,748 nutritional meals, and has […]

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The Davy Carozza International Conference: Elsa Morante and the Italian Arts

The Davy Carozza International Conference: Elsa Morante and the Italian Arts

| October 20, 2012

This three-day academic conference to be held at Catholic University, aims to shed new light on Elsa Morante’s influence during her time (eg. her collaborations with Pier Paolo Pasolini) and on her artistic/literary legacy in a celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of her birth. “Morante’s contribution connects the Italian novelistic tradition to international currents far […]

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Bust of Amerigo Vespucci Unveiled at Organization of American States

Bust of Amerigo Vespucci Unveiled at Organization of American States

| October 15, 2012

A bust of the Florentine navigator and cartographer, Amerigo Vespucci, was donated by the Italian government to the Organization of American States (OAS).  At a ceremony held on October 11, in the Hall of the Americas at the OAS headquarter, Sebastiano Fulci, Italy’s Permanent Observer to the OAS, said that “Amerigo Vespucci was an exceptional man, because […]

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Italians and Italian Americans danced the night away at NIAF Gala

Italians and Italian Americans danced the night away at NIAF Gala

| October 14, 2012

The real Italian party on Saturday night (October 13) at the Washington Hilton started at about 11:00 pm just after the 37th Anniversary Gala dinner.  NIAF Chairman Jerry Colangelo’s After Hours Event featured performances by concert artist, Tony Spavone.  As it turned out, Spavone had lots of competition from the crowd.           […]

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Washington DC Celebrates National Columbus Memorial Centennial (1912-2012)

Washington DC Celebrates National Columbus Memorial Centennial (1912-2012)

| October 8, 2012

On Columbus Day, October 8, 2012, Italian Americans and friends joined in the centennial celebration at the National Christopher Columbus Memorial located at the Union Station plaza. The celebration marked the 100th year since the unveiling of the Columbus Memorial.  According to the June 9, 1912 edition of The Washington Herald, it was then Italian Ambassador Marquis Cusani Confalonieri […]

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