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28 December 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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28 December 1999 - Il Messaggero

Trasacco - What happened to the 18th-century silver cross? / «Che fine ha fatto la croce d'argento del '700?» - by Loreto Taricone
A silver cross with gold engravings, the work of masters from Guardiagrele, taken away by the Italian Art Superintendency for restoration, has never been returned. Religion art objects belong to the community, says don Evaristo Angelini, the parish priest of Villavallelonga, since they were aimed at leading the faithful to the church as symbols of spiritual beauty.

28 December 1999 - Il Messaggero

A concert for the Jubilee / Concerto per l'avvio del Giubileo - by Alessandro Mastropietro
The young musicians of the Orchestra Giovanile Abruzzese and the singers of the Barattelli Coro di Voci Bianche will perform together at 18.30 in the Cattedrale di San Massimo, with a program of «folk» and religious hymns. The orchestra is made of the young students of the Musical Conservatories in Abruzzo, directed by maestro Marcello Bufalini, while the choir, prepared by Stefano Baiocco and Rosalinda Di Marco, will be accompanied by soprano Carla Laudi.

28 December 1999 - Il Centro

Lettomanoppello - A crib in Majella stone made by Lettomanoppello stonecarvers / In pietra della Maiella - Un presepe nato dalle mani degli scalpellini
Two thousand years after Joseph, a carpenter from Nazareth, another group of craftsmen celebrate Jesus birth carving in Maiella stone Joseph, Mary, Jesus and shepherds: 15 statues in all with a height of 30 cm, on show inside a local in piazza Umberto I, Lettomanoppello. Here are the authors: Gennaro D'Alfonso for the Child, Sandro Aceto for St. Joseph, Petronio for Mary, Gianluca for the shepherd, Ada Del Ponte for the zampognaro.

28 December 1999 - Il Centro

Pescasseroli - The Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo is chosen as best park in Europe / Il Pna eletto miglior parco d'Europa - by Cristina Notarantonio
WWF International has chosen the Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo as a model of perfect integration for conservation, ecotourism and culture. This encouraged the park Administration to stage a series of important events for the coming week: on Sunday, 2 january inauguration in Pizzone (Region Molise) of the Centro Orso (Bear Centre) and of a new office in Mainarde, while in Villetta Barrea an exhibition has been staged on the "Pan-Parks", a network of European Parks.