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by Emma Jacobs   One of Philadelphia's most distinctive places will see a change behind the scenes on Jan. 1. Control of the Italian Market's iconic fruit and vegetable stands will move from the city to the neighborhood merchant association. "Everybody eats," observed Leo Pracopio, who has worked at Hollywood Meat Market since 1983. &n...

La National Gallery a Washington dedica due serate a due capolavori italiani "Viaggio in Italy" di Roberto Rossellini il 26 settembre ed "Il sorpasso" di Dino Risi il 28 settembre per la rassegna "Eventi Speciali: Estate 2014".   Il film del regista italiano narra di un Viaggio attraverso l'Italia meridionale di una coppia inglese, interpret...

Gtech Corporation, controllata da Gtech, si e' aggiudicata un nuovo contratto della durata di 10 anni con la Lotteria di Washington per la fornitura di un'ampia gamma di un nuovo sistema centrale, terminali per le lotterie ad estrazione, macchine self-service, tecnologie multimediali per i punti vendita, oltre a servizi di supporto.   Il con...

June 7, 2015, Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PMEast Passyunk Avenue - 1601 E Passyunk AvenuePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 19148Filitalia International & Foundation Presents La Festa Della Repubblica – Italian National Day, which will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015. 11am-7pm Rain or Shine This wonderful event will be located in South...

Thursday, December 03, 2015 From 4:00 pm To 6:30 pm. Entrance : Free of Charge - RSVP Required - Please contact Lucia Wolf at 202-707-2256 or lwolf@loc.gov to RSVP for this event. Library of Congress - James Madison Memorial Building - Mumford Room and West Dining Room, 6th Floor - 101 Independence Ave. SE - ...

Sparta UNICO is sponsoring a Heritage event for area residents. On April 17 people in the county are invited to Hillside Park in Andover for fun, food and family. They will provide live Italian music, food tasting, demonstrations, Italian lessons and cultural information.   Door prizes include a free DNA testing kit donated by Ancestry.com.&...

Il New Jersey da sempre è stato l'italiano d'America. La grande presenza di italo-americani è il motore principale, ma adesso si guarda ancora più in là, a un incremento dei rapporti commerciali tra Garden State e l'Italia. Lo ha sottolineato Maurizio Forte, presidente dell'Italian Trade Agency, l'Istituto per il Commercio Estero, l'ICE, di New Yor...

Al Pacino is one of the most acclaimed actors in film history. He is most famous for his roles in "The Godfather," "The Godfather II," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon," "Scarface," "Carlito's Way," "Heat" and "Scent of a Woman." He is a winner of an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe awards, the National Medal of Arts and the...

Growing up, Dino LaSasso would never bring peanut butter and jelly or flavorless cold cut sandwiches to school for lunch. His mother, Patricia Bender, a former restaurant owner and chef, would make her three children veal cutlet sandwiches for lunch instead.   "I just assumed everybody had food like that," LaSasso said. After he was shocked...

by Darlene J. Swiger   People lined West Main Street in downtown Clarksburg Friday afternoon to watch the 38th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival coronation. The ceremony officially kicks off the three-day festival held each Labor Day weekend.   Friday's ceremony began with the introduction of the festival's princesses, Mi...

A longtime Mount Vernon restaurant that closed last year after 65 years and then reopened briefly is expected to reopen again Oct. 18. The Lincoln Lounge, also known as Solano's, operated for 65 years at 209 Stevens Ave. before closing May 2015.   "We're going to continue the legacy and bring back what it was," said Federico Gugliemo, w...

The 2012 Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County presented its annual scholarships at a recent diner meeting held at the Copper Hill Country Club in Ringoes. Recipients and Club Officers (from left) are Anthony Nicaretta, Christopher DeSapio, Tess Pearson, Karlina Juelch, Foundation Treasurer James Christie, Scholarship Chairperson Donna...