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Finizio Law Firm at Florida Panama Fest - Valerio Spinaci, Bob Rowe of Luxuria, Paul Finizio of Il Circolo and Jay Iaco of Mondo Italiano

Valerio Spinaci, Bob Rowe, Paul Finizio & Jay Iaco

Florida Panama Fest Well Attended by Italians and Italian-American Business Dignitaries  8/21/2017

Florida Panama Fest was held on Monday August 21st 2017 at Sea Watch Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale.  Guests enjoyed keynote Italian and multilingual speaker Gilbert K. Squires who was President of Conoco Oil in Panama and is now a worldwide recognized International Litigation Attorney as well as a local magistrate.  The event benefited Glam-A-THON which helps provide financial aid directly to victims of breast cancer.  Some notables at the event included: James Brooks-Bruzzese, Paul Finizio, Valerio Spinaci, Bob Rowe of Global Boat Works,  Franco Siciliano, Danielle Darmetta, Pino Marino and Purple Heart awarded U.S. Veteran Mr. Joe D'Amico. The chamber's director of arts and culture Ms. Juliana LaBonte also provided a Panamanian Arts and Antiquities display.  Chef Lenore Nolan-Ryan catered with Panamanian Ceviche and the restaurant shared delicious passed seafood appetizers.  

Tomasello Family Visits South Florida


The Tomasello's are a nice Italian family from Buffalo, New York who recently enjoyed their stay in South Florida.  The mother Jackie Tomasello's roots are from northern Italy and she keeps the famiglia tight knit by uniting them several times per week with her legendary homemade Italian cooking. The father David is a businessman whose background is Sicilian and he loves sports and golf. The daughter Michelle loves music and dancing and she got the whole family dancing along with the staff at Mondo Italiano at the Lauderdale by the Sea Street Festa. We are trying to talk Michelle into releasing some family recipes for publication so that we can find out just exactly what goes into the food that makes such a beautiful family but she WON'T TALK!

Left to Right -  Jackie, Michelle & David Tomasello


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