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Since 2006, Mi Scuzi Restaurant has made quite a name for itself in the realm of high-quality Italian fare in Erie. And complementing its fantastic food is an impressive array of inventive drinks. The restaurant infuses its top-notch vodkas, gins and bourbons with a variety of flavors, including pear, espresso, cherry, Spanish olive, orange, pineap...

As first reported by Essex County Place, Newark’s growing downtown will soon be home to another market. Lonnie Soury, who represents the Newark-based RBH Group, LLC, tells Jersey Digs that a “‘first-of-its-kind’ Italian-inspired fresh food marketplace” is set to open within the new Teachers Village development along Halsey Street. Soury says the bu...

A Queen Village elementary school has launched a pilot Italian language program for kindergarten, first, and second grades. The Italian version of Old McDonald was being sung, in Italian, by the second grade class at the Meredith School. Maestro Matteo Greco of Milan is their teacher on a one year internship. The program is a partnership with the I...

Cibo e Beve!  Want a cozy spot to dine out that's just as Italian as it is American?  Take a bite outta Mosaic District's hottest urban trattoria, Alta Strada. Now serving brunch, lunch and dinner Italian style from Nutella topped french toast and eggplant parmigiano to thin-crusted pizza, house-made pasta and that's just the beginning. A rustic el...

The Sparta Chapter of UNICO National will hosting “A Night of Giving” fundraising dinner where they will be honoring William P. Curcio of Sparta, as the 2017 Community Leader of the Year for his 19 years of Commitment and Service to the Sparta Chapter of UNICO, living up to the UNICO motto “Service above Self and promoting Italian Heritage & Cultur...

The aroma of Italian cuisine wafted through the lobby of the Ramada Plaza on Sunday, signaling a 44-year tradition near Hagerstown. It was the Antietam Exchange Club's Italian Festa, one of the biggest fundraisers for the local service organization. Organizers were expected to dish out enough spaghetti and sauce for at least 750 people in the feast...

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Waldwick Public Library - 19 East Prospect Street - Waldwick, NJ 07463 June 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dean Martin, one of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century. Dean was nicknamed the King of Cool for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness,...

Tue. March 21 (6:30-8:30pm) Feliciano School of Business Lecture Hall 101 - Montclair State University - RSVP required here by Mon. March 20. See flyerThis is the second event of the "Critical Made in Italy" series, designed by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies and inspired by a 2016 collection of essays edited by Daniele Ba...

The Rotary Club of Hammonton held its second annual Gravy vs. Sauce competition on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Hammonton Fire House No. 2. Dozens of businesses and individuals served their best vegetarian and meat-based pasta dishes. For a $20 entry fee, guests enjoyed salad, dinner rolls, pasta, brownies, cake, and soft drinks. A five-judge pane...

In the Roma Lodge’s renovated ballroom, there are still small signs of Hurricane Matthew. Some ceiling tiles are water-damaged, and the chair rail conceals the seam in the wall where lodge members tore out soaked drywall and replaced it. Members of Virginia Beach’s Roma Lodge have raised more than $25,000 and spent countless hours cleaning up their...

Giulio Padalino has two Palermos: the Sicilian town he grew up near, and the recently-renovated restaurant he owns in Bordentown. He also owns the Palermo’s in Roebling. Padalino was born in Casteltermini, an old-fashioned little town near Palermo, Sicily, with “horses on the street and chickens running around”—as seen in the Godfather films, he sa...

The Miss Italia USA Scholarship Organization is excited to receive nominations for the first national competition seeking an “Honored Italian Citizen of the USA.”   The Miss Italia USA Scholarship Pageant will take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey in August of this year.  The winner of the competition will be honored either via satellite or in pe...