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Dark Chocolate Surprise sounds like the name of a racehorse but it’s actually the name of another champ. It’s the flavor that just won the first qualifying round of 2018 Gelato Festival America, held in Jersey City earlier this week. Pastry chef Giacomo D’Alessandro of Polosud Gelato, Coffee, Pastries on Mott Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy, cre...

La Festa Italiana in Downtown Jersey City is in full swing after Holy Rosary church celebrated St. Rocco's Feast Day with a Mass and procession on Thursday afternoon. The procession through the streets around the church on Sixth Street was the second in two days. On Wednesday there was a Mass and procession for the Feast of Our Lady of the Assumpti...

The annual Pasta Cook-Off has been part of the events leading up to the Italian Heritage Festival for 30 years, helping Italian-American culture come together and thrive in North Central West Virginia. This year’s cook-off will take place Aug. 25, and cooks will begin creating their concoctions around 8 a.m. in Clarksburg’s Jackson Square, kicking...

The sign is impossible to miss as you cross the Bloomfield Bridge and turn onto Liberty Avenue: “Pittsburgh’s Little Italy.” Even though the sign was only dedicated in 1993, Bloomfield has been the city’s Italian enclave for decades. That legacy will remain, but the neighborhood is transforming. Bloomfield is home to new ethnic restaurants, includi...

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...

Minard’s Spaghetti Inn has served generations of loyal customers in the Clarksburg area with its authentic brand of traditional Italian-American cuisine. The establishment has kept its loyal base of local regulars returning time after time to dine on a collection of Italian offerings that has remained largely unchanged for more than 80 years. Maris...

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...

It's a common dilemma. August frequently brings an embarrassment of riches to gardeners. Perhaps you celebrate National Sneak Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day, every Aug. 8.  So take a look at what's been growing in Don Alonzo's garden in Point Pleasant Beach. Humungous zucchini. Mega-veggies. And not just one or two.  A jungle of vines, eac...

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...