maria gloria

The story of Francis Albert Sinatra

Dear Readers, Francis Albert Sinatra , born December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey, may be gone but especially during December, his birthday month...

A few songs for your Christmas Sing-along

Dear Readers, Here are a few songs for your Christmas Sing-along: TU SCENDI DALLE STELLE 
 Tu scendi dalle stelle, O re del Cielo, E vieni in una...

A Mother's Day Story

Dear Readers, Mother’s Day is Sun-day, May 13th. Most of us little Italian American “bambini” were blessed from the start with some of the best...

Author, educator, Dr. Nicholas La Bianca

Dear Readers, More November Notes with an Italian Connection: Thanksgiving Greetings to all my Italo-American Friends and Readers. There is nothing...
“The Gennariello”

Aviation Pioneer Francesco de Pinedo

Dear Readers, More April Italian connections for you: Aviation Pioneer Francesco de Pinedo (1890-1933), who piloted the first foreign aircraft to...

November notes by Maria Gloria

Dear Readers, November Notes with an Italian Connection: Auto Aficionados were saddened by the recent loss of Martin Swig (1934-2012), “”the guy who...

All Saints and all Souls day

Dear Readers, November is the month that begins with All Saints Day (Nov. 1), a feast which had its beginnings in the Christian churches of the fifth...
The Watts Towers today

The Legacy of Simone Rodia

Dear Readers, The Simon Rodia State Historic Park is located at 1765 E. 107 Street in Los Angeles, California. The park’s centerpiece, aka Watt’s...

My roots in Australia

Dear Readers, Beautification of Australia’s Populace, in my biased opinion, took place when Australia experienced an unprecedented inflow of Italians...
One of the three ships of Christopher Columbus

Columbus was not the only Italian...

Dear Readers, October, official or not, will always be Italian Heritage Month in the heart of Italo-Americans throughout the United States of America...