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Actress, Writer, Comedian, Candice Guardino is being called someone who Stuns!, "A Must See" and is “Re- defining Solo Performances” by The Chicago Stage, Los Angeles, and New Jersey. NJPAC will present Candice’s hit show, Italian Bred, Saturday January 26th at 2pm and 8pm in The Victoria Theater. Italian Bred is the hilarious and heartwarming one...

When it comes to restaurants, this adage tends to be proven again and again: There’s no substitute for experience. The concept may be intriguing, the menu may be well-crafted and the décor may be dazzling (and often terribly expensive), but the confidence that comes with experience usually outshines them all. The new Autentico’s Kitchen with its It...

Friday, January 18, 2019 9 am - 10:30 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum - 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. Leading this session is Stephanie Longo, an Italian American writer based in Dunmore, PA. Boasting one of the nation's largest and most diverse Itali...

Continuing the 89th years-old tradition, Lido Civic Club President Thomas Regnante, passed the gavel to newly elected President Vincenzo “Enzo” Fragomeni at the recent Lido Civic Club Past Presidents Night Gala. Enzo, whose term begins on January 1, 2019, is a proud first generation Italian-American whose parents both emigrated from Italy. His fath...

Frank Perrucci loved his family, his country, his adopted hometown of Bayonne -- and most of all, people. Whether it was fighting in two wars, or fighting for the underprivileged in his community, Perrucci was there, and always giving. The 91-year-old, who was born in Brooklyn, died on Thursday, leaving a legacy few can match. "It's a sad day for B...

Decades after coming home from Vietnam, a West Virginia native and WVU graduate used his experiences from childhood and service overseas to write a novel. “I never expected this to be published,”said author John Brown. “It was a bucket list item. I was doing it for myself and family.” “Augie’s War” follows Augie Cumpton from the fictional Jewel Tow...

Michael A. Pesce Jr. died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at the age of 98. Born and raised in Trenton, N.J., Mr. Pesce was an original Levittown resident for 38 years prior to returning to New Jersey in 1993. He was a former member of Saint Michael the Archangel Parish. Until his retirement, Mr. Pesce was employed with Roller Bearing Co. in Trenton, N.J....

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges. 1. Gran Caffe L'aquila. Topping the list is Gran Caffe L'Aquila. Located at 1716 Chestnut St. in Rittenhou...

While working on this teacher diversity series, we visited one of the schools in the city with an all-white faculty, A.S. Jenks in South Philadelphia. What we found was a school that in many ways is a model of diversity. Its principal is black, and the student body comes from all over the world. Its teachers, nearly all of them native white South P...

Gelotti has been invited and will be participating in Gelato Festival World Ranking in Italy next month, store officials announced. On a rainy day in August, Chef Mike Guerriero, and his Gelotti team prepared for Gelato Festival America 2018 at Liberty State Park,  https://www.gelatofestivalamerica.com the first stage on the American Gelato Festiva...

Bridgeton, a Cumberland County city steeped in history, was originally inhabited by the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation. Some 300 years ago, European settler, Richard Hancock, built a sawmill in the area now known as Bridgeton. Throughout its history, Bridgeton had transformed itself from a city whose economy was based on fishing, hunting, and...

Josephine Ferre came to Castle Garden with the hope of many Italian immigrants. She wanted a better life in America. Tucked with her were four children and a nativity set that now belongs to her great-granddaughter Annette Isgan of Somerset. Isgan thinks about what her relative went through when it’s put on in decoration. “We cherish it very much....