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The Marconi project is an effort by the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center to capture the memories and experiences of Italian immigrants in the greater Washington D.C. area.  By sharing their rich history and stories we plan to preserve those memories digitally and make them available for generations to come. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 17...

Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 1 - 4 p.m. 5th floor Mueller Center | Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman Street - Pittsburgh, PA,15222). $20 admission (includes museum exhibits), $10 History Center members. Purchase Tickets. Join the Italian American Program at the History Center for a screening and panel discussion about the film "Andrea Doria: Are the...

Novità per il servizio passaporti alla cancelleria consolare dell’Ambasciata italiana a Washington. Da lunedì prossimo, 18 giugno, infatti, i cittadini italiani iscritti all’AIRE e residenti nella circoscrizione consolare dell’Ambasciata potranno compilare online la domanda di emissione del passaporto italiano e prenotare al contempo un appuntament...

The Air Mobility Command Museum will host Chat with a Hero: the Ray Firmani Story, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 16. Firmani was a B-17 pilot with the 486th Heavy Bombardment Group of the Mighty Eighth Air Force during WWII. He will be at the museum to share his life experiences and then personally sign copies of his book "Against All Odds...

The Italian Festival will return to downtown Uniontown in 2018. City council approved the measure at their monthly meeting, with the festival to be held Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9. Main Street from Gallatin Avenue to Morgantown Street, and Beeson Avenue from Penn Street to Church Street will be closed to accommodate the festival, per...

The Old World meets the New in Joe Scinicariello’s backyard. Born in Italy, Scinicariello grew up the son of an agriculturalist father who grew tomatoes and olives not only for their family table but also as a business. They moved from coastal Gaeta to the United States in 1955 on the encouragement of an uncle but didn’t leave behind their interest...

Yelp.com participated in a recent report deeming Columbia Heights'  Meridian Hill Park (also known as Malcolm X Park) as the best park in the District! With plans dating back to 1910, Meridian Hill's roots lie in Italian landscaping.  The Interior Department commissioned architects George Burnap and Horace Peaslee to create a park inspired by urban...

For the 28th year, the Delaware County Senior Games are once again underway. Bocce kicked off the events Monday morning at Rose Tree Park. The heavy rains didn’t keep 16 teams from competing on four bocce courts that had been set up by the Italian Abruzzese Asocial of Delco. “We love it,” said Diana Hudson. “We just do it for the fun.” Denise Stewa...

Mare Ferise was born at home, delivered by a midwife in East Newark in 1914, when Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States. She grew up in Kearny and lived in Harrison and Rockaway, among other places, before moving to the Homestead Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Frankford. She and her late husband, Anthony, were married in 1935...

People raised in New York say the state's water is the key to truly great pizza, bagels and bread. But what if that New York water was made in New Jersey?  New York Watermaker, a Garden State-based company, can replicate water from anywhere in the world. And here at the Shore, baker Joe Leone is using the machine to make his famous bread even bette...

Rain came here and there during the cloudy day, but not enough to dampen the spirits and fun at the Ninth Annual Italian American Heritage Festival in Rose Tree Park on Sunday. Originally set for June 3, the event, hosted by The Coalition of Italian American Organizations of Delaware County (CIAO Delco) was postponed to June 10 because of the park’...

Today we begin a new series of wine, beer and spirits recommendations, in no small part because my review shelf is starting to bow under the weight of multiple bottles, and I know you could always use some good drinking advice. This week’s products all come from a small-batch liqueur company out of Washington, D.C., called Don Ciccio & Figli. In 18...