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A new restaurant called Cafe Amore has opened in Fredericksburg’s College Heights neighborhood just off U.S. 1. Owners Tom and Rico Roscigno, a father-son team, opened the eatery in June at 1230 Jefferson Davis Hwy., which was previously Merryman’s Florist. The family hails from Salerno, Italy, and Tom Roscigno described Cafe Amore’s menu, which se...

School officials unveiled a plaque on Friday morning dedicating the School 16 media center to Italian-American trailblazer Mary Augusto who founded “The Italian Voice” newspaper and was the first woman to run for mayor in the Silk City. “My mother believed in trying to do good for people,” said Augusto’s daughter Cesairna Augusto Earl. When Augusto...

Nicholas A. DeFelice, a retired Allfirst Bank executive who served on various local charitable boards, died Saturday from metastatic melanoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Hunt Valley resident was 74. The son of Nicola DeFelice, an Italian immigrant and chemical factory worker, and Carmella DeFelice, a homemaker, Nicholas A. DeF...

Upon his research of companies, the New Jersey native noticed rave reviews online for Morano Gelato, a New England-based company started by Morgan Morano. After the company told Dayan it was looking to franchise soon, he trekked to New England for a two-day road trip, where he sampled the product and ultimately fell in love with the brand. “I was b...

Society of Italian American Businessmen held its 2nd Annual Italian-Irish Klassix Open Charity Golf Outing on June 5, 2017, at Maryland Golf and Country Clubs. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland and Baltimore Area Council Boy Scouts of America–Harford District. Each organization received a check for $4,011 t...

il Canale, Georgetown is the only D.C. restaurant ever to receive the top culinary honor from the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce and the National Institute of Tourism. “…we are able to recognize and reward excellent purveyors of Italian food…” the Chamber said in presenting the award to Georgetown’s il Canale and a contingent of leading Italian...

The corner-stall fishmonger in the "South 9th Street Curb Market" – titled as such from a historic plaque on the northeast corner of 9th and Christian streets – is as well-known as any fruit or vegetable vendor, shoe cobbler, dry-goods procurer or rare bookseller has been to the block. And the sale of freshly caught fish, crabs and other denizens o...

Everyone in my family loves the Italian American comfort of a good breaded cutlet. There’s simply great satisfaction in the hot crunch and delicate chew of one done fresh and right — a thin sheet of tender meat cloaked in a seasoned and greaseless crust, blushing with just a thin but deeply zingy red smear of bright marinara. At Cotoletta in Belmon...

Italy and the United States share a long history mutual influence and support. From Filippo Mazzei, who influenced Thomas Jefferson’s ideas on liberty and democracy, to the vast influx of Italian immigrants who contributed to American culture, to modern Italy’s role as one of the U.S.’s most important allies, Italy and the U.S. have a longstanding...

The North Wildwood Italian-American Festival celebrates its 23rd anniversary in the Wildwoods this year with a weekend celebration of great food, family fun and Italian-American heritage, Friday June 23 through Sunday, June 25. Festivities for the three-day event take place along Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood including FREE live Italian...

Michael Symon, Iron Chef and co-host of ABC’s “The Chew,” opened his first Italian-themed venture, Angeline, to huge fanfare in Atlantic City last month. But look past all the media exclamations of “Mamma mia!” and celebrity chef ballyhoo, and you’ll find that Angeline might just be the honest and unguarded account of everything that has made Symon...

The first annual Peppertown Park Bocce Tournament and Festival kicked off the fundraising efforts to benefit the Peppertown Park Renewal Project on Saturday at the park, raising $1,450. The tournament was the perfect start to summer with a "Little Italy" festival flavor. Berkeley Heights local eateries were showcased serving their meatball, sausage...