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Rome

Rome Is the capital of Italy and the country’s largest and most populated city and commune. The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy. Rome’s history spans some 2500 years. It was the capital city of the Roman Kingdom and regarded as one of the birthplaces of western civilization. The Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, were the dominant powers in Western Europe and the lands bordering the Mediterranean for over 700 years. In the 8th… Continue Reading…

Recipes

Tom’s Beef Soup

By Cheryl Lillo Vestal Ingredents:2 pieces of Beef soup shank, some extra bones if you can find them.4 potatoes diced, 4 carrots sliced, 2 stalks of celery diced, 1 lg. onion chopped, 4 cloves of garlic chopped.Season with salt, pepper and parsley and bay leave. Put the soup meat and bones in a large pot, add enough water to cover meat and bones. Bring to a boil. Skin off the forth and grease. lower heat and simmer for about an hour.Remove meat and bones and cut meat away from bones.… Continue Reading…

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Mothers Day

By Frank Mentone I was orphaned more than fifteen years ago when my mother passed away.  Thirty-nine years old was too soon to be left without the guidance and understanding only a mother can give. My mother was a terrible person who today would be sent to jail.When I did something wrong, she wasn’t afraid to hit first and ask questions second. If for some reason I was later found innocent of the crime her sense of fairness was to let me know she would be more lenient the next… Continue Reading…

Entertainers

Perry Como

Pierino Ronald “Perry” Como was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, about 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. He was the seventh of ten children and the first American-born child of Pietro Como and Lucia Travaglini, who both immigrated to the US in 1910 from the Abruzzese town of Palena, Italy. He did not begin speaking English until he entered school, since the Comos spoke Italian at home. The family had a second-hand organ his father had bought for $3; as soon as little Pierino was able to toddle, he would head to… Continue Reading…

Public Figure

William Paca

The official seal of the state of Maryland reads Fatti, Maschii, Parola Femine, which is Italian for “Manly Deeds, Womanly Words.” It is the only state motto written in Italian, and Maryland also was the only state that was home to a signer of the Declaration of Independence who was of Italian heritage. His name is William Paca William Paca’s ancestors came to America during the mid-1600s. Robert Paca was the first to arrive, coming to the colonies from England. He married an English woman, received a grant of land… Continue Reading…

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Very Lemon Bundt Cake

Prepare bundt pan by greasing and flouring the pan thoroughly.Mix all ingredients together, reserve about half of the lemon zest, beat until smooth and light.Pour into prepared bundt pan, and bake in preheated 350 oven for 45 minutes.When done baking let the cake cool completely before removing it from the pan.sprinkle remaining Lemon Zest over top, Dust with confectioners sugar. Great served with Ice cream or whipped cream and with your favorite topping.

Entertainers

Connie Francis

The 20th Century produced many popular singers. Of all the great “girl singers,” no one personified her generation, or was more idolized by millions across the world than Connie Francis, who was born Concetta Maria Franconero on December 12, 1937 in the Italian section of Newark, New Jersey, the daughter and first child of George and Ida Franconero, Italian-American parents.​​ From the age of three, George Franconero recognized his daughter’s outstanding talent and, at his persistence, she began taking accordion lessons. However, her musical ingenuity would not be served well… Continue Reading…

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Tony Bennett

Anthony Dominick Benedetto was born on August 3, 1926 at St. John’s Hospital in Long Island City, Queens, NY. He is the son of grocer John Benedetto and seamstress Anna Suraci, and was the first member of his family to be born in a hospital. His father John had emigrated from Podàrgoni, a rural eastern district of the southern Italian city of Reggio Calabria. Anna had been born in the U.S. shortly after her parents also emigrated from the Calabria region in 1899. Raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family,… Continue Reading…

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Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi, by Matt Gill Vince Lombardi was born on June 11, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York. While watching Super Bowl 55 on February 7, 2021, I began a look back at the Super Bowl, I quickly discovered the names of 200 Italians, and Americans of Italian descent, who all had a big impact on American Football. Yes, there were a few Italians from Italy who played American football. In fact, there is even an Italian Football League the IF that started in 2008.      Our own Italian American football… Continue Reading…

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Italian Food

This is from our Italian Festival of Angels board collection. Glenn and I were on a roll and just picked a couple items to complete the board content.  We had some motivation for thinking of the Muffuletta because in 2007 a vendor was supposed to sell the Muffuletta sandwich, but unfortunately they did not attend for personal reasons. I offered a refund but they graciously offered the Fee as a donation. The Muffuletta: Crusty Italian Bread, Olive oil on both sides of the bread, chopped green and black olives, Good… Continue Reading…

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