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Western Pennsylvania is a melting pot of culinary traditions, and no more so than during the holidays, when the dishes your mother and grandmother grew up with are the stars of the dinner table. For many Pittsburghers, including myself, it wouldn’t be Easter without a honey-glazed ham on the buffet, along with a big creamy bowl of scalloped potatoe...

As the sun was setting one recent evening, two black Chevrolet Suburbans pulled up next to Cafe Milano, the Georgetown restaurant where some of the world’s most powerful people go to be noticed but not approached. Steven T. Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, slipped out of one of the vehicles and lingered with his Secret Service detail in front of th...

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is always a big part of the community every year, and the first event to kick off festival season is the Spring Gala. The gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 29 at Village Square Conference Center. It’s not only the first festival event of the year, but it announces who the upcoming queen is, said Rose Maz...

Saturday, April 22 11 am - 4 pm EDT. Penn Museum, 3260 South St, Philadelfia 19104 "Felix sit natalis die!" Roughly translated, that is “happy birthday” in Latin—a great phrase to use at the royal celebration of Rome’s Birthday. Guests will be treated to explosive gladiator fights and interactive legionary tactical demonstrations, mythology gallery...

“You’re just happy to be here, aren’t you?” I looked to the tour I was leading through the U.S. Capitol to see who had said this to me. It was the boy who had just started fourth grade. He was right. He was also delighted to be there, himself. As we stepped into the Rotunda—the actual, iconic dome of the Capitol and the hub of its breathtaking art—...

Raised by a single dad in a mostly Italian neighborhood in New Jersey, Brad Spence knew from the time he was 5 years old he wanted to be a chef. “At that time, not a lot of young boys wanted to cook,” Spence said. “And I’m not Italian, but when I went out to eat as a kid, it was Italian. I grew up in that environment, and because of the food, becau...

An Easton-area couple known for their preservation of Italian culture will be honored later this month. John and Pam Richetta, in their 20th year of hosting the "Tempo Italiano" radio show, will be recognized by the Italian-American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County. They'll receive the club's Italian-American of the Year award during its annual sp...

A local Philadelphia woman becomes entrepreneur at 78 and recipient of Honorary Degree from Chestnut Hill College on May 13, 2017. April 7, 2017 – As the success of her self-published book, Italian Moms – Spreading Their Art To Every Table, Elisa Costantini has now signed with Sterling Publishers, Inc. Elisa published her first book after the death...

Una grande serata di gala per i molfettesi d'oltreoceano, una festa ricca e scintillante: questo è stato il Dinner Dance 2017 che si è svolto nei giorni scorsi, nella prestigiosa location del Macaluso's, tappa obbligata per ritrovare la grande ospitalità ed il buon cibo italiano. Una serata curata nei minimi dettagli dagli organizzatori, Paolo e An...

Spirito's Restaurant in Elizabeth and the Reservoir Tavern in Parsippany are among the top 50 Italian restaurants in the country, according to The Daily Meal. Old-school wonder Spirito's was ranked 18th, while the Reservoir Tavern came in at no. 50. New York City had 14 restaurants on the list, including number one, Del Posto, a collaboration with...

The presence of Italian businesses in New Jersey is impressive. Most recently at Montclair State University, the Italian program and the Inserra Chair are introducing a series of initiatives to discover them. These new synergies align with the objectives of my business Italian course and to better understand what it means to do business in this geo...

State Senator Joseph Pennacchio says, “Montville is my home.”  After close to 30 years of living in Montville Township, Pennacchio moved to Rockaway to downsize, but his love for Montville Township drew him back. He has wonderful memories of his children growing up in the town, and he missed his many friends.  Tom Mazzaccaro, former director of the...