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17 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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17 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Loreto Aprutino. Domenico Di Nicola and Gabriella Di Camillo back from Argentina after 50 years embrace relatives again / Domenico Di Nicola e Gabriella Di Camillo sono tornati dall'Argentina Dopo 50 anni riabbracciano i parenti - by Gabriele D'Angelo
A newly-married couple left Italy from Genoa in 1949. Now, 69 and 67 years old respectively, come back from Buenos Aires. Mimì's dream is to return forever, to see again the Ox of San Zopito, the patron saint of Loreto Aprutino.

17 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

Spoltore - Misticoni exhibition inaugurated tonight - Si inaugura stasera l'antologica di Misticoni
Within the 17th edition of «Spoltore Ensemble» an anthology of the works and life of painter Giuseppe Misticoni, born in Spoltore in 1907: 34 works from museums and private collections, divided into three sections reflicting Misticoni's artistic itinerary, a first group with the earlier works, many connected to the birthplace, a second group -1950's through 1960's with the abstract period, and a final one with the glass 3-D kinetic production.

17 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

At the "Settembrata abruzzese" a dialect rendering of «La figlia di Iorio» / Alla Settembrata abruzzese »La figlia di Iorio» in scena in dialetto
D'Annunzio's «La figlia di Iorio», translated into dialect by Cesare De Titta in 1923, will be staged with Camillo De Leonardis (actor), probably Danilo Volponi (director), for the summer 2000.

17 August 1999 - Il Messaggero

«Lu quarte da cape» wins the Palio delle pupe - 10,000 people at the 24th edition / «Lu quarte da cape» vince il Palio delle pupe - Diecimila persone hanno assistito alla 24esima edizione
CAPPELLE SUL TAVO. This 15 August eight "pupe" each representing one district, competed for the palio. Each district marched in costume presenting a cart with a «pupa», a cardboard figure under which a dancer performs to the sound of music. Over the «pupa» there are fireworks that must accompany the dance. This event is connected to the ancient harvest festivals of the area.

17 August 1999 - Il Centro

THE MUNICIPALITY ORGANIZES - One evening with emigrants / INIZIATIVA DEL COMUNE - Una serata con gli emigrati
L'AQUILA. The 705th Perdonanza on monday 23 organizes a meeting under the title «Gli aquilani e gli abruzzesi nel mondo», with Giuseppe Costantini Mancini (Uruguay), Paola Alberta Vidi Cortelli (Germania), Pina Cavo D'Accione (Australia), Fulvio and Milena Trosini (United States), the Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Toronto (Canada), Concetta Valeri. On the occasion Mauro Ponzi (Germania), will present his book «La storia siamo noi».

17 August 1999 - Il Centro

One hundred candles for "aunt" Assunta / Cento candeline per la festa di "zia" Assunta
SAN SALVO. For the birthday of Assunta Bellocchio (Zia Assunta in the village), born on 16 August 1899, hundreds of relatives. Her aim is to reach the year 2000: she will then be able to say she saw three centuries.