A Mary Sansone, a gutsy Brooklyn social worker who created a robust community service organization that bridged racial and ethnic barriers, defied the Mafia and befriended supportive politicians, died on Monday in Brooklyn. She was 101.
Source: Mary Sansone, a Grass-Roots Political Godmother, Dies at 101
The Saint Ambrogio Society Club celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday. The Saint Ambrogio Society began as a club exclusive to those Italian-Americans who migrated to America from the Ferentino region of Italy, but today opens its doors to all peoples and cultures.
Source: Italian-American club celebrates 100th anniversary in Rockford – MYSTATELINE
The latest data on Italian wine exports show that they have not been able to break the threshold of six billion euros in value. But even at 5.989 billion euros they were a good result compared to 5.623 billion euros in 2016, representing an increase of around 6%. On the downside, if there is one, is that the lion’s share continues to go to the three leading importers of Italian wine: the United States, Germany and Britain that continue to account for 53% of exports. Downside because the prospects are not good, in a least two of them, due to Brexit and the protectionist policies of the Trump Administration.
Source: Italian wine exports: numbers and considerations | DoctorWine
Francesco Pergolesi uses environmental portraiture and still lifes to celebrate the disappearing culture of Italy’s independent shopkeepers, in a new exhibition at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago.
Source: A New Exhibition Celebrates Italy’s Small Businesses | PDN Online