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12 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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12 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

The Abruzzese facing the sun / Abruzzesi con la faccia al sole - by Michele Galvani
The eclipse was really a historical event. All Abruzzo stopped waiting for the moon to cover (80%) the sun. The observatories (Fossacesia, Colle Leone at Mosciano, Collurania in Teramo) were full, and people populated parks and mountain tops, with a strange feeling everywhere.

12 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Tonight the oldest gastronomic superfestival / Da stasera la più antica supersagra gastronomica
TORANO - Thirty years old, but looks younger: from tonight to August 17 wine, sausages, maccheroni and fried cheese at Torano Nuovo, accompanied by music, art exhibitions and craftswork stands.

12 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Rapino, language and history rediscovered by Lino Ferrante / La lingua e la storia rivisitate da Lino Ferrante
Presentation of «Guida alla conoscenza del patrimonio linguistico-culturale di un paese d'Abruzzo» by Lino ferrante, published by Tinari, at Rapino Townhall at 18 hours this evening: a thorough reconstruction of the dialect spoken in Rapino with a vocabulary, proverbs, and historical connections.

12 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

And Passolanciano is getting ready for New Year's Day / E Passolanciano programma già Capodanno
A New year's Eve on the snow at Maielletta, with fireworks and a «fiaccolata» (downhill skiers keeping a torch at midnight).

12 August 1999 - Il Centro

Two soirees with drama at Scurcola and Cappelle / Due serate con il teatro a Scurcola e a Cappelle
The Italian-german Association in Scurcola Marsicana and Cappelle dei Marsi has organized for tonight and next Saturday an event under the name of «Festival tra de-nu», with performances of dialect and Neapolitan plays: "Jo fitanzato" by Francesco Di Francesco, "Il Rabdomante" by Ersilia Di Girolamo, "La Livella", a sonnet by Totò, "La favola dell'aragosta" by Ersilia Di Girolamo.

12 August 1999 - Il Centro

Rocca San Giovanni - French twinship in the year 2000 / Gemellaggio francese nel Duemila
ROCCA SAN GIOVANNI. Rocca San Giovanni and Chaingy, a Loira village with 2,700 inhabitants, are working towards a twinship on the basis of the many similarities. Silvino D'Ercole, Rocca's mayor, says it is a great occasion to connect with Europe.

12 August 1999 - Il Centro

Mountain festival with typical products and games - Inauguration tomorrow at the Volto Santo sanctuary / Festa della montagna con gastronomia e giochi - La manifestazione al via domani davanti al Volto Santo - by Emanuela Montanari
MANOPPELLO. III Mountain festival tomorrow, organized by Pro-Loco Volto Santo, Pro-Loco Arabona, the local Gruppo Alpini and the administration of Manoppello. The program includes stands to taste typical dishes, games, a kyte competition, a calcetto tournament for youngsters, karaoke, concerts, craftswork exhibitions.