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“Let’s Have Coffee” – Remembering our Great-Grandparents at Christmas

“Let’s Have Coffee” December 23rd Remembering our Great Grandparents at Christmas * While enjoying an Almond Baguette and a Ricotta Pie Frank, two days before Christmas encourages us to remember our  Great Grandparents  Frank talks about those forgotten people from our past that even though we may not have actually known them… we still love […]

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9/11 Loving Memorial carved by 98 year old Aunt Victoria – daughter of Italian Immigrants

98 Year Old Aunt Victoria “Her Hand Carved 9/11 Memorial”  Daughter of Italian Immigrants * The photo below is our Aunt Victoria. She is 98 years young. We celebrated her birthday with her last week on August 31, 2016.  She is holding in her hand a Memorial piece that she created herself from raw blocks […]

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Our Italian Neighborhood

Our Italian Neighborhood Memories of “Our Italian Neighborhood” are vivid.  The lessons learned are priceless.  Strong honest people with an excellent work ethic. Video on the NEXT PAGE  

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Veal Rollatini of Altamura – Rossella Rago – Cooking with Nonna

Rossella invites Nonna Maria Fiore, from Altamura (Puglia), Italy, to show her how to make Veal Rollatini of Altamura. Join us on the NEXT PAGE for this Veal Rollatini recipe.

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Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, 1508-12 (Vatican)

The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a cornerstone work of Renaissance Art. It was painted at the commission of Pope Julius II. The chapel is the location for papal conclaves and many important services. The ceiling’s various painted elements form part of a larger scheme of decoration within the Chapel, which includes […]

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Pope Francis Washes The Feet Of Refugees

~ Pope Francis ~ Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, he was the eldest of five children. His father, Mario, was born in Portacomaro, Italy. While his mother, Regina Maria, was born in Argentina to a family of Italian origin. The Pope chose the name Francis as his papal name, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, one of the two patron […]

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The Baseball Hall of Fame Remembers Joe Garagiola

Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. (February 12, 1926 – March 23, 2016) was an American professional baseball catcher, later an announcer and television host, popular for his colorful personality. Garagiola played nine seasons in the Major Leagues. He was also well known outside of baseball for having been one of the regular panelists on The Today Show for […]

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HOW TO BE ITALIAN • 20 Rules Italians never break

Italian stereotypes? Well…some of them are true! Especially when it comes to Italy’s social etiquette. Here’s a list of unwritten “rules” Italians must respect at all times 🙂 From Italian food to fashion, going through cheek-kissing, pasta cooking, and coffee making. Take a tour around the unique world of Italian conventions: – How Italians kiss […]

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Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio (song) – Les Brown Orchestra

Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio The legendary Les Brown Orchestra brought to life the words and music that Alan Courtney and Ben Homer put to pen and paper in 1941. Those lyrics paid tribute to Joe DiMaggio, and were inspired by his 56 game hitting streak. Join us on the NEXT PAGE to hear Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio.

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Little Italy, San Diego

~ Little Italy, San Diego ~ Both hip and historic, Little Italy has evolved from a village of Italian tuna fishermen into one of the coolest neighborhoods in San Diego. Join us on the NEXT PAGE to uncover what can be found in Little Italy, San Diego.

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