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The Hazleton Unico Club will renew the area’s Italian heritage with the 10th annual Bell’ Italia Festivale Sept. 16 and 17 at Hazle Twp. Community Park. The event will feature entertainment, the best meatball in the area contest, a spaghetti eating contest, the traditional Italian games of fingers and bocce ball, carnival kiddie rides and tricky tr...

The Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 raised over $10,000 from its annual golf outing held at Knoll West Country Club on Thursday, July 6. Proceeds from the outing will be used to purchase gift cards from area stores to donate to local charitable organizations, including Parsippany Day Care Center, Parsippany Food Pantry, the Valerie Fund, and Jersey Batter...

John DePaola President & CEO Long Fence and Home, LLLP has been selected as the Lido Civic Club 2017 Man of the Year. DePaola and wife Jill, founded the Bo DePaola Family Foundation in memory of their son Bo DePaola. The foundation’s mission is to break the stigma of mental illness with education and guidance. Through partnerships with Anne Arundel...

The Jersey City Public Arts Advisory Board at its July 18 meeting gave the go-ahead to a mural by an Italian street artist at St. Peter’s University, the latest in a number of large mural projects being produced over the summer. Mural artist Peeta will decorate a wall of Rankin Hall at 910 Montgomery St., home to the university’s Fine Arts Departme...

The 36th annual St. Vitus Parish Festival runs Aug. 2-5, beginning at 6 p.m. nightly at the church grounds, located at 910 S. Mercer St. Highlights include fireworks by Pyrotechnico, kiddieland rides and concessions by Thomas Family Amusement, games, Italian-American entertainment, a grand raffle and a baby doll dance. The food menu includes: night...

The Maryland Lyric Opera Young Artist Institute sponsors a three-week intensive institute for young artists in the DC/MD/VA area.  5 singers and a pianist participate in an intensive, holistic program that addresses the needs of young artists pursuing a career in opera.  Young artists work primarily on full Italian opera roles, recitatives, and ari...

The 35th-annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival officially kicked off on Wednesday at the McLure Hotel as nearly 200 festival supporters gathered for a dinner to honor the 2017 Italian-American of the Year, former Ohio Sen. Lou Gentile. “We are very happy to see Lou Gentile honored as Italian-American of the Year for all that he has don...

At every turn you’ll see a familiar face at La Festa Italiana 2017, Holy Rosary Church’s 114th annual “Old World” Italian Street Festival held mid-August in Downtown Jersey City. For five consecutive days and nights, from Wed, Aug. 9th through Sun, Aug. 13th, Sixth & Brunswick Streets will be rockin’ with live bands, singing soloists, fabulous food...

While I am preparing to assume my new responsibilities as Italian Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, I would like to extend my greetings to all Italian citizens, Italian-Americans and friends of Italy living in this region. It was a great experience enjoying the wonderful Italian-American community in Philadelphia and working with so many friend...

Whether they are seeking pasta, sausage, meatballs, wine, a bocce game, hours of free entertainment, a petting zoo or pony rides, visitors will find all this and much more at the 35th annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, which begins at noon Friday at Heritage Port.   Former Ohio State Sen. Lou Gentile knows how much patrons enjoy t...

Feast of Mount Carmel Day is a holiday for all ages in Berkeley Heights. Due to July 16 falling on a Sunday this year, the all day celebration was held on Saturday, July 15. "Feast Day" brings about a trip down memory lane for many to reminisce of years past -- and to carry on traditions. The Mount Carmel Society members continue to preserve these ...

One of Hoboken’s most popular and most traditional events is back again, running from Saturday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 26. The 107-year-old St. Ann’s Italian Festival -- known colloquially as “The Feast of St. Ann” -- will include the traditional statue procession and Novena.The five-day festival is centered at Seventh and Jefferson street...