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3 August 1999

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on Il Centro - Quotidiano d'Abruzzo and Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition.

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3 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Japanese researchers with Tv crew study the art of storing tomatoes in bottles: From Tokyo to Vasto, the tomato route / Ricercatori giapponesi con tv al seguito studiano l'arte delle conserve in bottiglia: Da Tokyo a Vasto, la via del pomodoro
After trying to introduce vines and wines from italy, now the japanese want to learn tomato storage, both done with "medicina", or "bagnomaria". Three full immersion days at Fattoria dell'uliveto agritour centre, Scerni.

3 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Abruzzese living standard better than the South but faraway from the North and centre / Il benessere abruzzese meglio del sud ma distante dal centro-nord
Latest Svimez report analyzes standards in the economy and social services. Given factor 100 to the whole country, Abruzzo is 13th with 90,2. While however the economy index is very low, living standards approach the average 100.

3 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Since 1884 Abruzzese franciscans have been guarding the precious cloth / Dal 1884 i francescani abruzzesi custodiscono il prezioso telo
Manoppello's Volto Santo has been venerated for centuries since 1506 when, according to the tradition, an angel gave to physician Leonelli the precious cloth with the impression of Christ's face.

3 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Abruzzese parks, an art and craftswork exhibition / Parchi abruzzesi, una mostra d' arte e artigianato
On August 7 in Rivisondoli inauguration of Arte Fatto with works by Franco Summa. Aim of the event is to recover local craftswork traditions and emphasize the importance of the territory.

3 August 1999 - Il Centro

On August 15 a great event after the emigrants' festival - preparations made for the Madonna dell'Assunta / A Ferragosto la grande festa che sarà preceduta dalla giornata degli emigranti - Preparativi per la Madonna dell'Assunta
CASACANDITELLA. Everybody here's working for the great festival, which celebrates shepherd Domenico's vision of our lady on an oak tree eight centuries ago. Near the chapel the ancient tree still stands out majestically.

3 August 1999 - Il Centro

Sinello excursion - 130 people together in "Camminamare" - PUNTA ADERCI: Garbage heaps along the path / Un'escursione verso il Sinello In 130 a "Camminamare" PUNTA ADERCI Cumuli di rifiuti lungo il percorso
VASTO. Meeting at Punta Penna at 8 and arrival three hours later at the Sinello's mouth near Casalbordino; the excursion was organized by CAI, WWF and the municipality. Participants in bathing costume, trekking shoes, cap, water bottle and plastic sandals discovered some of the best hidden secrets of the Adriatic coast. Alas, some of the most beautiful spots, such as Punta Aderci, were filled with garbage.

3 August 1999 - Il Centro

Lucio Dalla and Gigi Proietti among the perdonanza's stars - A performance also of Aquilan actress Caterina Vertova / Lucio Dalla e Gigi Proietti tra i big della Perdonanza - Si esibirà anche l'attrice aquilana Caterina Vertova
Tomorrow morning the official program of this year's Perdonanza will be released. The Committee tried to join the religiousness of the event with some important cultural events. Among the expected guests singer Lucio Dalla and theatr actor/director Gigi Proietti with "La Pietà", already shown in Jerusalem. The Committee will also choose the Dama della Bolla and the Giovin Signore among 20 to 25 year old Aquilans.

3 August 1999 - Il Centro

Sulmonese goldsmith D'Orazio wins "Nicola da Guardiagrele" contest for the best jewel (a shell) / Il sulmonese D'Orazio ha vinto il concorso intitolato a "Nicola da Guardiagrele" - Conchiglia-gioiello: premiato un orafo
SULMONA. Giuseppe D'Orazio conquered the jury with a ring made from a shell he found 2 years ago on Ortona beach with aquamarines, sapphires, emeralds and pearls and a thin gold thread following the shell lines. D'Orazio won the same prize also in 1997, and he also made the jewel worn by the Lady of the Borgo Pacentrano, winner of the Giostra last Sunday.

3 August 1999 - Il Centro

Brother Mariano from Roccacasale among the Blessed / Fra' Mariano sarà Beato
ROCCACASALE. On 3 October Fra' Mariano di Roccacasale along with Fra' Diego Oddi di Villinfreda will be declared Blessed in St Peter's, Rome. The next day the Pope will meet groups from Roccacasale, Bellegra and Vallinfreda. Fra' Mariano was born in Roccacasale in 1778 and made a miracle at the "Fonticella" in Roccacasale. He lived most of his life at Bellegra (Roma) where he died on 31 May 1886.

3 August 1999 - Il Centro

Torna il festival nazionale dei canti della montagna - by ENNE V.ZAVO
MONTESILVANO. On August 29 national inauguration of the 23rd edition of "I canti della montagna" festival. Two groups will perform mountain songs on the following evenings up to 5 September.

3 August 1999 - Il Centro

Art and Gastronomy in the Caracciolo Wood / Arte e gastronomia nel bosco Caracciolo
PENNE. Fifth edition of "Anni Argentoverde" inaugurated last Sunday, along with the gastronomic pub. Inside Bosco Caracciolo, the seat of the Comunità Montana Vestina, visitors will be offered the traditional dishes of the poor cuisine.

3 August 1999 - Il Centro

Eight lessons to discover truffle / Corso in otto lezioni sul tartufo
Free lessons on truffle and a trophy for truffle dogs organized by the Comunità montana del Vomano, Fino e Piomba in cooperation with A.m.e.n.a, the Abruzzese association of micology and nature, will be held in Cermignano starting from 5 August. On 14 August the first trophy for truffle dogs in Cellino Attanasio at 17.

3 August 1999 - Il Centro

Italia Nostra says no to buildings near the calanchi / Appello di Italia nostra - No alle case vicino al parco dei calanchi
ATRI. Italia Nostra opposes new buildings near the Calanchi park on the Historical Colle della giustizia. Also Mayor Mario Marchese acknowledges the damage that high buildings will cause to the landscape.