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Carnival in Venice – Martedi Grosso – Fat Tuesday

Carnival in Venice  Martedi Grosso – Fat Tuesday *   The word carnival comes from the Latin “carnem levare” (eliminate meat) as it originally indicated the banquet that was held on the last day of Carnival (Mardi Gras), immediately before the period of fasting and abstinence of Lent.  Carnival is a festival that is celebrated in countries […]

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Braiding Palms for Palm Sunday

Braiding Palms for Palm Sunday Video Below *   It is customary in many churches for worshippers to receive fresh palm leaves on Palm Sunday. In parts of the world where this has historically been impractical, substitute traditions have arisen.   In Italy, palm leaves are used along with small olive branches, readily available in the […]

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Sicilian Seafood Market – Ancient and Very Interesting

Sicilian Seafood Market Ancient and Very Interesting * The best way to understand the importance of seafood on the Sicilian table is to visit the fish market in Catania, which is as old as the ancient city itself. I watched The Sicilian Fish Market come to life one morning as workers unloaded their catches onto […]

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Jerry Lewis on Frank Sinatra’s Private Generosity

Jerry Lewis on Frank Sinatra’s Private Generosity   *     This is another excellent story about the Frank Sinatra that we as fans always loved about him. Listen to Jerry tell this story. One of many that we never heard of about Old Blue Eyes. For every story about Sinatra’s temper, impatience and revengeful […]

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Rocky Marciano Interview (Part 3) – with Nat King Cole & Jimmy Durante 1961

Rocky Marciano Interview (Part 3) – with Nat King Cole & Jimmy Durante 1961 * This is rare footage of an interview with Rocky Marciano. His guests that day included Nat King Cole and Jimmy Durante. This is a very interesting piece of film from back in the day. Three gentlemen just talking to each […]

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Mercer County Italian-American Festival 9/25-9/27 2015

Mercer County Italian-American Festival September 25, 26, 27 2015 Mercer County Park Old Trenton Road West Windsor, NJ For more information visit: http://www.italianamericanfestival.com/index.cfm Rain or Shine NO PETS ALLOWED Join us as we celebrate our Italian and Italian American Heritage and Culture at the 16th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival, September 25, 26, 27, 2015. […]

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The History of Saint Joseph’s Day (Video)

The History of Saint Joseph’s Day The History of Saint Joseph Saint Joseph’s Day, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph is in Western Christianity the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He is the step-father of Jesus of Nazareth/Jesus Christ.  It has the rank of a solemnity in […]

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