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22 November 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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22 November 1999 - Il Messaggero

Thirty documentary films on nature in four days / Saranno proiettati trenta documentari in quattro giorni - Festival del cinema naturalistico
President Antonio Falconio will inaugurate today the first edition of the Nature and environment cinema festival for original works on the following themes: Italians in Antarctica and Archeology and Environment. Three prizes will be awarded, one by the public, a second in memory of padre Natale Cavatassi and the third to a young director.

22 November 1999 - Il Centro

ARIELLI - Young poet wins a national prize / Giovane poeta di Arielli vince un premio nazionale
Maurizio Sciocchetti wins the young poets section at the "Aldo Spallucci" poetry prize in Castrocaro terme. Maurizio is 20 years old has been writing poems since he was a child. His style is simple, dealing with solitude, life's vanity and social aridity.

22 November 1999 - Il Centro

FURCI - A Green municipality for a green policy / «La natura è il nostro tesoro» - Furci si scopre Comune verde
Mayor Filippo Cianciosi has chosen «Furci, il cuore verde del Vastese» for the plaque with the municipality name. The green municipality (mayor and four out of nine counsellors are from the Green party) have closed the garbage dump in the territory, and started a program to plant trees all around. The Vastese territory has a landscape of wonderful natural beauty and garbage dumps were ruining everything. With this program Furci wants to become an environmentalist's oasis.

22 November 1999 - Il Centro

FRANCAVILLA - All together to celebrate wedding anniversaries with Verde Blu association / Iniziativa organizzata dall'associazione Verde Blu - Vecchie e nuove coppie in festa a Francavilla - by Giuseppina Gherardi
A big Family Party at restaurant "La Quercia" to celebrate old and new couples, and latest arrivals. The Verde Blu association wants to rediscover traditions and integrate families in the community, as well as preserve the artistic heritage of the town. Two gold anniversaries, for Donato Rapino/Anna Rapino and Michele Matricardi/Letterina Basti, many 40 and 25 year-marriages, and new weds, as well as two babies born in 1999.