The Italian Connection

Dear Readers, October, official or not, will always be Italian Heritage Month in the heart of Italo-Americans throughout the United States of America.   In the 500 years since “Columbus discovered America”, thousands of Italo-Americans had made remarkable contributions to …

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Dear Readers,   June jottings with an Italian connection: Barilla, the world’s biggest pasta maker, recently invested 400 million euros to develop new types of pasta and boost sales in North America.   ***   Bologna University, in 1776, hired …

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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 Towers, are the steel-reinforced tall columns tied with wire, covered in concrete and embedded with …

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Dear Readers,   Roland Bianchi, author of “Tales from a Tuscan Guitar”, the “Migration of Moro”, “ReCal lections of a Bear” and “Delivery Boy Recollections of Life and Love in San Francisco”,  recently shared his short history about “bonding” with …

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Dear Readers,  Abruzzo’s regional capital L’Aquila, suffered a major earthquake, a few hours past midnight on April 6, 2009 and with a devastating force caused major destruction in L’Aquila and surrounding communities. The loss of lives exceeded 300 people and …

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Dear Readers,   July is a month with many Italian connections:   July 4, 1776, the signing in Philadelphia of the Declaration of Independence just formalized a quarrel with England that had been going on over ten years.  As you …

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Dear Readers,   August, the eighth month of the modern year was named for the Roman Emperor Augustus.  It was connected with some happenings in his career, which were fortunate.  The month was earlier called Sextilius, the 6th month when …

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Dear Readers, Beautification of Australia’s Populace, in my biased opinion, took place when Australia experienced an unprecedented inflow of Italians and Mediterranean Europeans in the aftermath of World War II.     If you were not an Italian war bride …

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Dear Readers,   Another August assortment of Italian Connections for you:   Avanti con Allegria: an elderly “Signore” had serious hearing problems for many years. Finalmente he visited a “dottore” who fitted him with a set of hearing aids that …

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