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Team Italy catcher and designated hitter Drew Butera recently signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies with an invitation to Spring Training Camp in Clearwater, Florida beginning February 12, 2019. The 35-year-old MLB veteran with nine years of experience in the Big Leagues will be competing for an opening day roster spot again...

Finding Sanchioli Brothers Bakery is a lot like gaining entry into an underground club: you have to know where to look, because it’s hiding in plain sight. Though it’s tucked into a nondescript garage on Juniper Street in Bloomfield, the regulars know where to go to get the freshest bread in town. Of course, Sanchioli’s golden brown loaves of Itali...

Squisito Pizza & Pasta in Oakton, Virginia is now open for business in Fairfax County. This location marks the first Squisito owned by franchisees Kevin and Jake Trump who are local to the area. The Trump’s dined with Squisito in fall 2017 and fell in love with the brand. One year later they opened their very own Squisito and are looking forward to...

L'8 Febbraio, Venerdi' alle ore 13,00, il Maestro Gianandrea Noseda sara' alla Union Station, con i concertisti della National Symphony Orchestra, per sorprendere con un bel repertorio le persone che saranno gia' li' o che vorranno venire a sentirLi suonare. L'anno scorso questo evento, proposto per la prima volta a DC, ha riscosso il suo primo gra...

Per Maria Manetti Shrem il 2019 non poteva aprirsi con migliore auspicio e riconoscimento ad una vita e una carriera letteralmente esemplari. Su approvazione del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana, Sergio Mattarella, lo scorso 14 gennaio 2019 le è stata conferita dall’Ambasciatore d’Italia, Armando Varricchio una delle onorificenze più alte mai r...

JoAnna Filomena Chiacchieri can reel off the reasons her basement Italian restaurant in Georgetown has lasted — thrived, even — for 36 years in a famously fickle industry. One of them is the way her dining room makes customers feel. “When people are seated,” says the restaurateur, 82, “we give them something to look at.” Talk about an understatemen...

It all started with a “little beer joint.” Today, 80 years later, Angelo’s continues to dish up Giacomina Passalacqua’s spaghetti and meatballs, using the same recipe that helped put the little Italian restaurant on the map and kept generations of families coming back for seconds. “I am in awe thinking about the number of people who worked here...

There had to be a New Jersey-style deli at the corner of Caruso Road and State Road 70. Who knew? Business partners Brenda Edens and Kirk Henry knew a year ago, when they found a vacant building at 5913 53rd Ave. E. and began planning Petrosino’s Italian Deli & Market. The new deli, named after Henry’s great-grandfather in Florence, Italy, recently...

Last year, Bloomfield College Professor of Finance, Dr. Anita Pasmantier, was named a Fulbright Scholar, joining the ranks of distinguished Fulbright alumni, some of whom have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. “I am honor...

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008 During the 15th century, Italian villas witnessed an incredible transformation, going from fortified country houses to places of entertainment and leisure, and in the process, experiencing deep remodeling during this tra...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce that Felician University President Dr. Anne Prisco will be honored as its 2019 Woman of the Year. Dr Prisco was elected Felician University’s fifth president in July 2012 as the first new president in 28 years and the first lay leader in the Catholic school’s history. Dr. Prisco...

Opera’s most tempestuous tale of love, deception and political intrigue—“Tosca”—comes alive in Madison on Sunday, February 24th as New Jersey Festival Orchestra and award winning soloists perform Puccini’s passionate and beautiful music in its full glory. Puccini’s irresistible lyric genius has long made Tosca one of opera’s most breathtaking maste...