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Cookie Curci remembers products, people and fads popular in her generation, like fish on Fridays, hats in church, and little girls in pink pinafores and frilly dresses.
Time to ease up on self medication, media pill pushing, magic elixirs and pills that promise to fix everything from depression, erectile dysfunction to wrinkles.
A National Merit Scholarship Corporation survey, profiled scholars back 20 years found the best students regularly ate with their families.
In this revolutionary new book, read of a different Al Capone, remembered through the eyes of a little girl who recalls what it was like to be a part of his real life Italian American family.
My Italian Grandmother gave me a bear called Potsy, an Italian slang word that means silly. Old Potsy-the-bear comforted three generations of kids in my family.
The remedies to treat cold symptoms range from antibiotics, antihistamines and analgesics. There are many alternative medicines used to treat the common cold as well as healing philosophies.
Through the years, I've discovered bits and pieces of the past that when put all together, make up my extraordinary grandmother Maria Carmela Curci-Dinapoli.
Everyone's favorite sleuth was patterned after Conan Doyle's college professor, Dr. Joseph Bell, whose wizardry in the laws of deduction amazed and influenced Edinburgh Uni students.
Actor Alan Alda, Hawkeye of TV's M.A.S.H. fame was born Alfonso D'Abruzzo. His father Robert entered show business and changed his Italian surname to Alda.
Nonna's secret for the best pumpkin pie was to always use fresh pumpkin, rather than canned. She would roast a medium-sized pie pumpkin. They were yummy!
The old house and its rooms are quiet, with only the sounds of creaking wood and decaying plaster. Finger marks on doorframes and scuffmarks on floors the only reminders of families that once lived there.
My generation shares love and respect for immigrant grandparents. Grandfathers worked two jobs, sharecropped local ranches and grandmothers spent long hours on cannery lines.
Cookie Curci explores the world of senior citizens, discovering that her role with parents is changing - as parent becomes child and child becomes parent.
Around 1905, my great-grandfather Vincenzo was hired to prune and graft trees on the Winchester estate. Even then, the Winchester house was shrouded in mystery.
Vital Records will release renowned Italian Artist/Producer/Songwriter Micheal Castaldo's digi single, 'Everything Happens for a Reason' Remixed and Remastered. This offering, produced by Micheal Castaldo's production company Majestic Castle Music,
Once upon a time in the land of celebrity there was a star that shone brightly like an exploding nova, and then he was gone. I was privileged to meet this super star
James Romick has a pitch-perfect voice, as Jesus in Godspell; Curley, Will Parker and Judge Fry in Oklahoma, Edward Rutledge and Thomas Jefferson in 1776.
This is my light hearted version of the atmosphere that prevailed in the 1980s, the scramble for women 40+, to find a Mr. right, before a terrorist, or lightning bolt found us!
After the new millennium, the emphasis is not on creativity but on speed and efficiency. The old-fashioned art of letter writing and phone calls is gone.
Joe Spinella has a well-trained golden Italian tenor voice, compared to Luciano Pavarotti and the unique talent for revolutionary on-stage illusions.