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Simona Flumian – A bright future

A week before the 2011 CIBC Run for the Cure, Simona Flumian noticed a post on Facebook from a friend who was participating. “I had nothing to do that weekend, so I decided I would sign up,” says the fourth year student at the Schulich School of Business. In those few days before the race, Flumian raised more than $2,000 for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation research. “It was great to be around everyone, and to see the survivors was a very emotional and rewarding experience.”

Melanie Buttarazzi – Sharing all the right moves

One of the benefits of touring with your musician dad is receiving his blessing when you decide to pursue your own dreams. Melanie Buttarazzi,...

So you want to be Italian? Dr. Allan Fox

Considering Italy’s enormous influence on history and culture, it’s no wonder so many people of various backgrounds are ardent admirers of all things Italian. In...

A Saucy Proposition

Are Italians warming up to store-bought sauces? Italian food is practically synonymous with homemade. From cheese to wine to sausage, we love things we make...

Holocaust Survivor Enzo Camerino’s Story

When Enzo Camerino was a little boy growing up in Italy, the country had racial laws against the Jews similar to Germany, but they were very unpopular with most Italians. The Jews, as they are still today, had been an active Roman community for thousands of years. Mussolini refused to send Italy’s Jews to work camps outside Italy; life was difficult but not as deadly as in German-occupied lands. Things took a turn for the worst when Mussolini’s government fell and the Nazis took charge. On October 16, 1943, Camerino was not yet 15 years of age when his entire family was awakened by a knock at the door around 5 am.    

Primo Levi e l’esperienza dell’olocausto

L’11 aprile 1987 all’età di 68 anni moriva Primo Levi, chimico torinese e importante autore della letteratura italiana contemporanea. Una caduta misteriosa dalle scale di casa sua che secondo alcuni lascia pensare a un suicidio. A tormentarlo ancora, forse, il ricordo di Auschwitz.

All Hail Neapolitan Pizza

Montreal takes a big bite Long regarded as a staple of Italian culture, Neapolitan pizza has never been more popular, recently earning an endowment of...

The Bagel Man, Joe Morena

His name is Joe Morena, and around the St. Viateur area, he is known as the Bagel Man. Ironic, really, because Mr. Morena is an Italian, originally from Salerno, and the bagel is anything but an Italian invention.

Rolling With The Punches

Meet heavy hitter Carmin Cappabianca When you work with numbers all day, punching out after a day of work takes on a whole new meaning...

Sandra Longo’s Fight for Accessibility

Meet Sandra Longo – the definition of perseverance. Although she and her family have faced a multitude of tragedies throughout the years, Longo has...

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Lester B. Pearson High School

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Home away from home It would be difficult for most Italian-Montrealers to walk through the halls of Lester B. Pearson High School and not spot...

La Mamma Italiana

She’ll smother you with hugs and kisses, feed you no matter how full you are and at times be a little demanding, but it’s all to make sure you turn out the best that you can be. Mamma, ma, mother or mom — no matter how you call her she’ll be there to mend a loose button or sit and talk for hours over a cappuccino. Panoram discovers how Italian-Canadian mothers have fed the souls and stomachs of our community.

L’éditeur De Panoram Italia Nommé Cavaliere Della Stella d’italia

Tony Zara a toujours été un ardent défenseur de l’italianité au Canada. Il affirme fièrement que sa plus grande passion a toujours été de...

Natasha Gargiulo and Freeway Frank Virgin Radio’s Morning Duo

Freeway & Natasha In The Morning has awakened and entertained Montreal radio listeners for almost a year now. Freeway Frank (Franco Depalo) and Natasha Gargiulo took over the reins on the radio show in early 2012 and have since then built an army of loyal listeners.  

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Toronto welcomes Rotarians from around the world The philanthropic spirit will be alive and well in Toronto this summer when the city hosts the Rotary...

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Jackie Lina Alexander

Name: Jackie Lina Alexander Nickname: Jaxs Occupation: Bartender/studying to be a paralegal Age: 22 Generation: Second Mom’s side from: Fano, Pesaro and Urbino, Le Marche Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English

Lester B. Pearson High School

Lester B. Pearson High School

Home away from home It would be difficult for most Italian-Montrealers to walk through the halls of Lester B. Pearson High School and not spot...

Kristine Centis Jorge

Name: Kristine Centis Jorge Nickname: Krissy, Kris Occupation: Masters student in notarial law Age: 27 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Figueira da Foz, Portugal Mom’s side from: Guglionesi, Campobasso, Molise and Villaorba, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Raised in: Montreal and Laval Speaks: English, French, Italian and Portuguese

Fish Baked in Salt

Ingredients: 1 kg (2.2 lbs) coarse sea salt 1.3 kg (3 lbs) whole white flesh fish, such as sea bass, red snapper or porgy ½ cup (125...

National Cat Day – a Daily Celebration in Rome

Italy dedicates February 17 to domestic felines, but in Rome it’s an everyday celebration.