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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2011
For this Celebrity Traveler story, Susan Reimer caught up with Donna Crivello, founder of Donna's restaurants and coffee bars, who returned to her family's native Sicily in August for some hands-on culinary inspiration. Crivello watched her Mount Vernon flagship restaurant burn down last December. Nothing official has been said yet about the return of Donna's to the Park Plaza building, which is still being restored. But Crivello acknowledges that she took the trip with a new Donna's in mind.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
A new restaurant, Joe Benny's Focacceria, opened last week in the Little Italy storefront that was formerly home to Max's Empanadas. The specialty at Joe Benny's will be the “true” Sicilian-style pizzas, which are made with focaccia, topped with ingredients like eggplant, mushrooms, prosciutto and sausage. "I wanted to bring something from my region of Sicily to Little Italy," said the owner of Joe Benny's, Joseph Gardella. “This spot has everything I need. " Gardella said the intimate space was well suited for his vision of a focacceria, a style of eatery very popular in and around Messina, where his family is from.
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By Stephen G. Henderson and Stephen G. Henderson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 12, 2005
When driving through Sicily, it's impossible not to notice the country's dazzling wealth of wildflowers. These sudden jolts of color astonish because most of this Italian island - which is a scant 90 miles from North Africa - appears as dry and dusty as the Sahara Desert. It's a mystery, then, not only how this land can sprout bright red poppies or purple thistles the size of artichokes, but for centuries also has been a fertile garden for world cuisine. This is a land kissed by God, Sicilians like to say, and in rich times or poor, they've maintained a fierce pride in their polyglot produce.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2011
For this Celebrity Traveler story, Susan Reimer caught up with Donna Crivello, founder of Donna's restaurants and coffee bars, who returned to her family's native Sicily in August for some hands-on culinary inspiration. Crivello watched her Mount Vernon flagship restaurant burn down last December. Nothing official has been said yet about the return of Donna's to the Park Plaza building, which is still being restored. But Crivello acknowledges that she took the trip with a new Donna's in mind.
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By ALAN SOLOMON and ALAN SOLOMON,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | March 26, 2006
"Palermo's the most-conquered city in history. First the Phoenicians, the Romans, Carthaginians, Byzantines, then came the Arabs, the Spaniards and the Neopolitans. Now comes ... the American Army!" -- George C. Scott, in the film Patton PALERMO, SICILY / / The Normans. Don't forget the Normans. Or the Greeks, Vandals, Goths, Swabians, Aragonese, Savoyans, Austrians (in a trade for Sardinia and future considerations) and, finally, the Italians, through annexation via a referendum that was probably rigged.
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Tracy Wilkinson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 16, 2004
CORLEONE, Italy - Here in the harsh, tawny hills of central Sicily, proud residents of Corleone are trying to take back the name that has become synonymous with the Cosa Nostra. That nasty reputation of their town as a home for murderous thugs is simply mistaken, they say. Oh, sure, directions are often given in relation to the sites of famous slayings ("turn right where they offed the Bandito Giuliano ... "). And the wives and children of some of Sicily's most notorious Mafia dons (jailed or on the lam)
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July 11, 2005
Jason Aron Collins, an aviation technician first class in the Navy, died in a motorcycle accident July 3 in Sigonella, Sicily. He was 25. A native of Baltimore, Mr. Collins graduated from Mergenthaler High School in 1997. He immediately enlisted in the Navy and in five years had become a petty officer first class. He was the recipient of two Navy and Marine Corps achievement medals and earned his enlisted aviation warfare specialist pin while serving aboard the USS Carl Vinson. "He was just at the beginning of a long and important career," his commanding officer, Capt.
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By Alan Goldstein | June 20, 1991
Super-middleweight Ron Essett of Clearwater, Fla., who is managed by Baltimore print-shop owner Tommy Rothe, will challenge champion Mauro Galvano of Italy for the World Boxing Council title July 27 in Sicily.This will be the second title shot for Essett, 28, who was knocked out by then-World Boxing Association champion In-Chul-Baek in October 1989.Essett (25-3) is ranked No. 1 by the WBC and WBA and sixth by the International Boxing Federation.Essett, a native of Indianapolis, won several of his early pro fights in Baltimore arenas.
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By Jim Haner and Jim Haner,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2002
Carmela M. Bonadio, who immigrated to Baltimore as a young girl from her native Sicily and earned a reputation as an extraordinary cook, died from cancer complications Wednesday at the Oak Crest Village retirement community in Parkville. The mother of three sons was 90. Born Carmela Doccolo in Calascibetta, Sicily, she moved with her mother to East Baltimore in 1920 to be reunited with her father, who had toiled five years as a carpenter to afford their passage. The family settled on Chapel Street, joined St. Paul's Roman Catholic parish and became part of the social swirl of Little Italy.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2010
It was nice to get back last week to the polite, quiet, gentle flow of traffic in Baltimore. Yes, that statement would seem to indicate I've taken leave of my senses, but please consider where I had just returned from: Palermo, the capital of Sicily – the island off the toe of the Italian "boot. " Now Palermo is a lovely city – vibrant, ancient and brimming with life – but to walk its streets is to gain an understanding of how it must feel to be a deer in central Pennsylvania on the first day of hunting season.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2011
For Donna Crivello, it was a joyous busman's holiday born of sadness. The co-owner and inspiration behind Donna's restaurants in Mount Vernon, Cross Keys, Charles Village and Columbia watched her Mount Vernon restaurant burn in a spectacular five-alarm fire last December. But she and husband Peter Adams went ahead with a planned trip to Sicily in August. Crivello's family is from Sicily, and she has returned there often. It is where she found the inspiration for, among other dishes, her signature Donna's Salad, a colorful array of roasted vegetables.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2010
It was nice to get back last week to the polite, quiet, gentle flow of traffic in Baltimore. Yes, that statement would seem to indicate I've taken leave of my senses, but please consider where I had just returned from: Palermo, the capital of Sicily – the island off the toe of the Italian "boot. " Now Palermo is a lovely city – vibrant, ancient and brimming with life – but to walk its streets is to gain an understanding of how it must feel to be a deer in central Pennsylvania on the first day of hunting season.
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By Joanna Brenner | July 13, 2008
Donna Crivello, is founder and owner of Donna's cafes and coffee bars. In addition to running a chain of restaurants, she also teaches Mediterranean cooking classes at her restaurant in Columbia. Before she opened her first coffee bar in Mount Vernon in 1992, Crivello was a teacher and a graphic designer. Since then, Donna's has grown to include five locations in the Baltimore region. 1 Santuko knives "I have a few that I keep with me when I do cooking classes, and my husband is always asking me to bring them back home.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | September 11, 2007
Frank A. "Ace" Armiger Sr., a retired instrument installer and World War II veteran, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 90. Mr. Armiger, who was born in Baltimore and raised in Brooklyn Park, attended Southern High School. "He had to drop out of high school because of the Great Depression and took a job as a factory worker at the Carr-Lowery Glass Co. He worked there until World War II," said his son, Frank A. Armiger Jr. of Timonium.
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By ALAN SOLOMON and ALAN SOLOMON,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | March 26, 2006
"Palermo's the most-conquered city in history. First the Phoenicians, the Romans, Carthaginians, Byzantines, then came the Arabs, the Spaniards and the Neopolitans. Now comes ... the American Army!" -- George C. Scott, in the film Patton PALERMO, SICILY / / The Normans. Don't forget the Normans. Or the Greeks, Vandals, Goths, Swabians, Aragonese, Savoyans, Austrians (in a trade for Sardinia and future considerations) and, finally, the Italians, through annexation via a referendum that was probably rigged.
NEWS
July 11, 2005
Jason Aron Collins, an aviation technician first class in the Navy, died in a motorcycle accident July 3 in Sigonella, Sicily. He was 25. A native of Baltimore, Mr. Collins graduated from Mergenthaler High School in 1997. He immediately enlisted in the Navy and in five years had become a petty officer first class. He was the recipient of two Navy and Marine Corps achievement medals and earned his enlisted aviation warfare specialist pin while serving aboard the USS Carl Vinson. "He was just at the beginning of a long and important career," his commanding officer, Capt.
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By Joanna Brenner | July 13, 2008
Donna Crivello, is founder and owner of Donna's cafes and coffee bars. In addition to running a chain of restaurants, she also teaches Mediterranean cooking classes at her restaurant in Columbia. Before she opened her first coffee bar in Mount Vernon in 1992, Crivello was a teacher and a graphic designer. Since then, Donna's has grown to include five locations in the Baltimore region. 1 Santuko knives "I have a few that I keep with me when I do cooking classes, and my husband is always asking me to bring them back home.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
A new restaurant, Joe Benny's Focacceria, opened last week in the Little Italy storefront that was formerly home to Max's Empanadas. The specialty at Joe Benny's will be the “true” Sicilian-style pizzas, which are made with focaccia, topped with ingredients like eggplant, mushrooms, prosciutto and sausage. "I wanted to bring something from my region of Sicily to Little Italy," said the owner of Joe Benny's, Joseph Gardella. “This spot has everything I need. " Gardella said the intimate space was well suited for his vision of a focacceria, a style of eatery very popular in and around Messina, where his family is from.
NEWS
By Stephen G. Henderson and Stephen G. Henderson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 12, 2005
When driving through Sicily, it's impossible not to notice the country's dazzling wealth of wildflowers. These sudden jolts of color astonish because most of this Italian island - which is a scant 90 miles from North Africa - appears as dry and dusty as the Sahara Desert. It's a mystery, then, not only how this land can sprout bright red poppies or purple thistles the size of artichokes, but for centuries also has been a fertile garden for world cuisine. This is a land kissed by God, Sicilians like to say, and in rich times or poor, they've maintained a fierce pride in their polyglot produce.
NEWS
By Tracy Wilkinson and Tracy Wilkinson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 16, 2004
CORLEONE, Italy - Here in the harsh, tawny hills of central Sicily, proud residents of Corleone are trying to take back the name that has become synonymous with the Cosa Nostra. That nasty reputation of their town as a home for murderous thugs is simply mistaken, they say. Oh, sure, directions are often given in relation to the sites of famous slayings ("turn right where they offed the Bandito Giuliano ... "). And the wives and children of some of Sicily's most notorious Mafia dons (jailed or on the lam)
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