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Experience “la dolce vita” at one of the East Coast’s largest Italian festivals. Rolling out four days of fun that’s 10 football fields long, this grandmother of all Burgh street fairs returns to the heart of Pittsburgh’s Little Italy neighborhood. Watch bocce tournaments, pizza stretching demonstrations and pasta eating contests and savor some of...

This is the open letter about the Columbus Obelisk that the Italian-American Civic Club of Maryland sent on July 22nd, 2018 to the Baltimore Mayor, the Baltimore City Council, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and Honorable Nancy Pelosi; as well as all majors Italian-American associations in Baltimore, and the city press and media.  The letter include...

A lot of work going on today to get ready for this weekend's 40th annual Italian Festival at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Erie. Volunteers today were busy preparing food. And there will be lots of it, and all homemade. Crews today were working on a couple of big favorites, the Italian love cake and cream puffs. The festival will also cook up...

The morning dawns and it’s not long before you become aware of the wonderful aroma in the air. It’s the kind of scent, an Italian one, explains Lenny Collini, that will remind you of your mama’s sauce cooking on a Sunday morning. “It’s truly an incredible feeling,” says the Vandergrift resident of what it’s like in the borough on the day of Festa I...

Preparations are underway for Facing Hunger Foodbank's annual Italiano Festival in downtown Huntington. The fundraising event will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 4th Avenue between 8th and 10th Streets on Saturday, Aug. 18.   At the festival, Facing Hunger will honor the Lewis D'Antoni family as the 2018 Italian American Family of the Year. The Torl...

The 2018 National Columbus Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018, at the Christopher Columbus Memorial Plaza across from the Union Station. The festivities will begin at 10:45 am with music from “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Other featured parts of the program include: US Joint Services Honor Guard, Knights of Colu...

Everyone is family at Holy Rosary Church, and to celebrate our extended family, the Very Rev. Pastor Jerzy “Jurek” R. Zaslona invites everyone to La Festa Italiana, the annual Italian street festival held in August in Historic Downtown Jersey City. Starting, Wed, Aug. 15, from 5-11 pm, and running every day through Sunday, Aug. 19th, La Festa Itali...

THE birth of Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), in 1931, was modest, not to say eccentric. Milton Schwartz, a local violinist, later described being approached by a “seedy-looking person in an old coat” who announced: “I am here to form a symphony orchestra. I just heard you play and I like you very much.”  The person was Hans Kindler,...

“Il multilateralismo è nel DNA dell’Italia; il dialogo ne è lo strumento e intendo usarlo con determinazione, energia e guardando avanti”. Così Mariangela Zappia nuova Rappresentante Permanente d’Italia presso l’Onu a New York, dove ha iniziato il suo mandato il 31 luglio scorso, sostituendo l’ambasciatore Sebastiano Cardi. Diplomatica di carriera...

A long-running Italian-American festival is moving from Mercer County to Burlington County next month. The Burlington County Fairgrounds will host music groups headed by the Duprees, Italian dancing, an Italian car show, a puppet theatre, comedy, beer and wine garden, food and craft vendors, children's amusements and pony rides on Sept. 7-9.And the...

Inserire nel proprio tour europeo il luogo dove ebbe i natali il suo bis-bisnonno potrebbe avere dell’incredibile. Invece è successo che, in questo scorcio di calda estate, Perry Williams giungesse a Gualdo Tadino per capire da dove ha avuto origine una parte della sua famiglia. Perry è arrivato dagli Stati Uniti, precisamente da Scranton, Pennsylv...

Catholic Forum, the radio program/podcast produced by the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington, will present a two-part interview with Rev. Roberto Balducelli, the Oblate of Saint Francis de Sales priest, on its Aug. 5 and Aug. 12, 2018 programs. The programs are scheduled to coincide with the five-year anniversary of the legendary...