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17 April 2001

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 April 2001 - Il Messaggero

Loreto Aprutino - Meets his sister after 46 years / Riabbraccia la sorella dopo 46 anni, by Orlando D'Angelo
An emigrants' story. In 1947 the Di Nicola family left for Argentina with their children. One daughter, Maria, in 1955 returned to Italy to get married when her sister Mirella was only 6. Since then they never met again. An Italian Tv talkshow paid the air ticket to Mirella and prepared a very moving Easter surprise for her 70-year-old sister, who was in the audience of the show. All Loreto was in tears.

17 April 2001 - Il Messaggero

The Treno della Valle starts again / E' ripartito il »treno della valle», by Mario Giancristofaro
The Treno della Valle is a great way to discover the Sangro valley. Starting from San Benedetto del Tronto the train stops at Pescara and San Vito, then moves to the lake of Bomba, Villa Santa Maria, Quadri and Castel di Sangro then all the way back. The Train will be travelling only on weekends and holidays. Art and Architecture in Lanciano, nature in Bomba and great cuisine in Villa Santa Maria are the main features.

17 April 2001 - Il Centro

Giuliano Teatino - Nonna Beatrice turns 100 / Nonna Beatrice ha compiuto 100 anni
Beatrice Gagliardi was 100 years old on 5 April, and on Easter day there was a great party with the mayors of Giuliano Teatino, where she lives, and Tollo, where she was born. Nonna Beatrice had 7 children, six of them with her first husband Achille Di Paolo and one with her second husband Vincenzo Farinacci. Five generations joined for the party. Her secret, a very healthy life.