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23 September 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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23 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Italian Americans from Philadelphia hunting for their lepore ancestors / Gli italo-americani di Filadelfia da ieri a caccia degli antenati Lepore
An unforgettable day in Civitella del Tronto yesterday in the municipality archives. The group discovered a brother to their ancestors who had five children whose traces are lost. No disillusionment however since even if relatives were not found they all enjoyed the search. They were also invited to a winery owned by an Italian Lepore. The mayor in Civitella was waiting for them in full uniform. Today they'll be searching in Campli.

15 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

"Custodian angels and Padre Pio" exhibition in the Teatro Marrucino / Mostra di santini al Marrucino - «Angeli custodi e Padre Pio»
An itinerant exhibition prepared by Dr. Eva Charvatova for the 31st anniversary of Padre Pio's death (23 september 1968) with 400 "santini" following the life of the saint friar from San Giovanni Rotondo and 700 images of custodian angels since 1400. the itinerantRimarrà aperta fino al 28 novembre. Also a catalogue and video available

15 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

SANTA MARIA IMBARO - Diabetes gene discovered at the Mario Negri Sud Institute / Scoperto il gene del diabete
The discovery may help to diagnose type-II diabetes in risk patients long before the development of the first symptoms.

15 September 1999 - Il Centro

Success and failure in Marsian tourism - Fine Celano and Tagliacozzo, down the Parco della Sponga / La Marsica tra alti e bassi - Bene Celano e Tagliacozzo, in calo il parco della Sponga
Usual tourism destinations such as Tagliacozzo, Zompo lo Schioppo, the castle of Celano, which was visited this summer by 10,000 people, also thanks to the 21-24 hours special opening times. Zompo lo Schioppo just on 15 august received 3,000 visitors. Less visited the Grottos of Beatrice Cenci (Cappadocia), maybe due to the lack of accomodation facilities.

15 September 1999 - Il Centro

LETTOMANOPPELLO - Craftswork and culture - the stone days, third edition / Artigianato e Cultura - Via alle giornate della pietra - Inaugurata la terza edizione, previste quattro sculture , by Emanuela Montanari
Four sculptures will be made this year to restore fountaind in contrada Pietrara, largo Assunta, piazza Umberto I e Santa Liberata. The project, called «Sorella Acqua, Sorella Pietra», will be fulfilled with the cooperation of 10 artists and stone-carvers. Stone-carving is a very ancient art in Lettomanoppello.