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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...

Anyone who appreciates Italian cars and cuisine will want to check out this sweet street festival on Friday night in the heart of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Strip District. Sleek automobiles, authentic piastra and cicchetti dishes and summery cocktails will line 15th Street when Ron Lewis Alfa Romeo and Lidia’s Pittsburgh team up to celebrate all things...

Everyone is family at Holy Rosary Church, and to celebrate our extended family, the Very Rev. Pastor Jerzy “Jurek” R. Zaslona invites everyone to La Festa Italiana, the annual Italian street festival held in August in Historic Downtown Jersey City. Starting, Wed, Aug. 15, from 5-11 pm, and running every day through Sunday, Aug. 19th, La Festa Itali...

THE birth of Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), in 1931, was modest, not to say eccentric. Milton Schwartz, a local violinist, later described being approached by a “seedy-looking person in an old coat” who announced: “I am here to form a symphony orchestra. I just heard you play and I like you very much.”  The person was Hans Kindler,...

“Il multilateralismo è nel DNA dell’Italia; il dialogo ne è lo strumento e intendo usarlo con determinazione, energia e guardando avanti”. Così Mariangela Zappia nuova Rappresentante Permanente d’Italia presso l’Onu a New York, dove ha iniziato il suo mandato il 31 luglio scorso, sostituendo l’ambasciatore Sebastiano Cardi. Diplomatica di carriera...