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Twenty-four national and local entertainment acts on two stages highlight the 18th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival Friday through Sunday at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. Performers include Ray Massa's EuroRhythms; The Brooklyn Bridge ("The Worst That Could Happen"); "Uncle" Floyd Vivino; Bee Gees tribute band Stayin' Alive; "Th...

The City Councilors of Charlottesville, VA expect to consider a resolution Monday night that would change the name of an October observance.  Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy believes the time is right for the city to get rid of Columbus Day, and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day.  Columbus  Day has been a part of federal and state calendars since 1937....

Rick DiLiberto, Esq.,  has been selected by the Delaware Christopher Columbus Monument Committee as its 2017 Man of the Year, in recognition of his service to our community. The award will be presented at the Columbus annual banquet on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Cavaliers Country Club, 100 Addison Drive, Newark, DE, with cocktails at 5:30 pm, ceremo...

The second annual Washington Italian Heritage Festival will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Community Pavilion on South Main Street in downtown Washington. The festival will feature activities for all ages, including the crowning of Little Miss Italy at 2 p.m., a “grape stomp” and wine-tasting competition at 3 p.m., Tarantella folk danc...

The annual St. Anthony's Italian Festival was held Saturday afternoon in downtown Glassboro. The event featured live entertainment, games and various food vendors. The procession of the St. Anthony statue began the celebration. Members of Glassboro High School's Club Italiano performed as part of the festivities, as did several singers, including D...

Gene Antonio,VP & Manny Alfano Pres. of the Italian/American One Voice Coalition presenting the UNA VOCE (One Voice) award and the New Jersey Legislature Resolution to Pres. William Schievella of the Italian/American Police Society of New Jersey, which was originally given at a recent meeting of The New Jersey Legislature. The UNA VOCE Award (one v...

You might think of Emanuele Della Valle—the former fashion executive and lifestyle entrepreneur—as the sort of guy who spends his time in the world’s most glamorous places, but to hear him tell it, nothing could be further from the truth. “I’ve been hanging out in and around Atlantic City for about 15 years,” Della Valle, who calls Manhattan home,...

It’s not an invasion, but for some in Hazleton, Pa., it feels like one. The northern Pennsylvania town is the home of Republican congressman Lou Barletta, whose 2018 campaign for Senate against incumbent Bob Casey has just begun. Barletta, the polished Italian American, looks the ambitious type in both style and CV: He served as mayor of Hazleton f...

The Mercer County Italian-American Festival will present its 18th annual festival, Sept. 22-24 at the festival grounds at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. The event will feature live entertainment on two stage, where there will be 36 performances by 24 groups over three days. Performing Saturday will be the Bee Gees tribute band, Stayin' Alive....

The Italian Jewish Cultural Center of Calabria (IjCCC) is an international organization based in Calabria, the southernmost region of Italy. Founded by Rabbi Barbara Aiello, whose Jewish ancestry includes B’nai Anusim (Italians whose ancestors were forced into adult baptism and Christian conversion during Inquisition times), is the founding directo...

75 years ago, Angelo Maietta left Winchester to join the army and enter the war. At age 37 he was on the older side of recruits and had a family, but he was needed and he knew it. The son of Italian immigrants, himself born in Boston, Maietta both loved his Italian heritage and was a true blue patriotic American to his very core. He also had a thir...

The Sons of Italy will serve up a heaping helping of Olde World Italy at the 13th annual Italian Festival Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30 in Fox Park on Ocean Avenue across from the Wildwoods Convention Center. The free two-day festival celebrates Italian culture and heritage with crafts, food, children's games, contests and continuous live entert...