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How a 19th-century lemon craze gave rise to the infamous Sicilian mob – The Washington Post

How a 19th-century lemon craze gave rise to the infamous Sicilian mob – The Washington Post

| January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before there was organized crime in Sicily, however, there were lemons — lots of them. According to the researchers, the island’s lemon industry exploded in the 19th century as doctors around the world realized the fruit cured scurvy, a condition caused by lack of vitamin C. That created a huge global demand for lemons, which […]

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Italian who survived Auschwitz as a child given top honor – The Washington Post

Italian who survived Auschwitz as a child given top honor – The Washington Post

| January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Jewish woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Italy. President Sergio Mattarella’s office said Friday that he chose Liliana Segre, 87, for the honor because she had made the nation proud with her commitment to telling schoolchildren about […]

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Italian-American baseball ambassadors – San Diego Downtown News

Italian-American baseball ambassadors – San Diego Downtown News

| January 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

“Italians were once second-class citizens in the United States and invisible in baseball before players like Tony Lazzeri and Joe DiMaggio rose to prominence. Not having an appreciation of your heritage is like an olive tree without roots. Baseball is a part of mine.” Source: Italian-American baseball ambassadors – San Diego Downtown News

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Goggia leads Italian sweep at World Cup downhill; Vonn 27th – ABC News

Goggia leads Italian sweep at World Cup downhill; Vonn 27th – ABC News

| January 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sofia Goggia used what she called her best ever downhill run to lead an Italian sweep of the podium at a women’s World Cup race on Sunday. Racing from a lowered start due to fog in the upper part of the hill, Goggia sped down the bumpy Karnten-Franz Klammer course in gutsy style, beating the […]

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National Organization of Italian American Women Honors Three Wise Women at January 11 Event

National Organization of Italian American Women Honors Three Wise Women at January 11 Event

| December 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Washington, DC — The Greater Washington, DC Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will celebrate its ninth annual Epiphany event honoring Three Wise Women on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy (5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW) in Washington, DC. “This year we again honor and celebrate three […]

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Messaggio dell’Ambasciatore per le Festività Natalizie

Messaggio dell’Ambasciatore per le Festività Natalizie

| December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Messaggio dell’Ambasciatore per le Festività Natalizie Nell’avvicinarci alle feste desidero far pervenire a tutti voi e alle vostre famiglie i miei auguri più sinceri. Questo momento dell’anno è un’occasione per soffermarci su eventi e risultati dei mesi passati, per tracciare bilanci e avviare nuovi progetti per il futuro. Il 2017 è stato un anno intenso […]

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Remembering Michele “Mike” Savino

Remembering Michele “Mike” Savino

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mike Savino, a friend and a supporter of the Italian American community in Washington DC and beyond, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017, after a valiant battle with cancer. Mike was born on July 28, 1947, in Flumeri (Naples) Italy, to parents Rafael and Maria (née Cipriani). The family later emigrated to Buenos Aires, […]

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