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Joey Baldino, the South Philly-bred chef famed for Palizzi Social Club and Zeppoli, is releasing his first cookbook. Dinner at the Club: 100 Years of Stories and Recipes from South Philly’s Palizzi Social Club will feature recipes from the nationally acclaimed members-only restaurant, tucked into a South Philly rowhouse at 1408 S. 12th Street. The...

Undoubtedly, the mood at the Monaca Turners on Sunday will be bittersweet. Firefighters at Monaca No. 1 Volunteer Fire Department are hosting a spaghetti dinner from noon to 6 p.m. to benefit John DiMarzio, a former member, who had been on kidney transplant waiting lists at two Pittsburgh hospitals for almost two years. DiMarzio, 61, in end-stage k...

Sunday MARCH 10, 2019 3:00 PM. Italian Cultural Center of Maryland, 315 Homeland Southway, Baltimore, MD. For this March Caffè Letterario at the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland we welcome Director Dina Fiasconaro. Please RSVP at m.lapenta@italymd.org.Director Fiasconaro is a Baltimore screenwriter and film director. Her feature documentary, Mom...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008 Join us for a program organized in collaboration with the Folger Consort of Washington DC as we take a closer look at the history of music in Italy from the 1300s to the late 1600s. Robert Eisenstein, Artistic Director at the Folger Conso...

The Sons of Italy Loggia Giosue Carducci Lodge No. 146 presented a check for $10,000 to Lock Haven University recently. The programs supported by the gift are wrestling, $1,000; men’s and women’s soccer, $2,000; Capt. Andrew Koss ROTC Memorial Scholarship, $2,500; football, $2,500; and the Student Retention Fund, $2,000. Sons of Italy President Dan...

It’s a pretty common bucket-list item to learn to speak Italian. I mean, who wouldn’t want to absorb the language of the country that gave us Sophia Loren, pizza, espresso and those adorable little Fiats? Not to mention the fact that Americans love to travel to Italy—whether it’s to bask in the gorgeous art, drink wine with lunch every day or simpl...

Kathy McCabe, host of Dream of Italy on PBS and editor of Dream of Italymagazine, will host two events at Georgetown's Via Umbria to celebrate the premiere of her upcoming television special, Dream of Italy: Under the Tuscan Sun. The celebrations kick off March 28th at 7pm with a wine dinner at Via Umbria featuring McCabe and bestselling author, Fr...

Michael J. Ferrara, a former New Jersey assemblyman, who became a fixture in Bergen County politics as a Republican and an attorney, died March 1 after a short illness. He was 96. The longtime Wyckoff resident and World War II veteran served as counsel to Bergen County, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders and towns across the county, incl...

Style: A bustling, 120-seat Italian trattoria. Tables are well spaced, service is warm and knowledgeable. Portions are quite generous. The Scoop: An offshoot of a venerable and beloved bakery in Brooklyn, this location opened nearly a year ago. Aunt Butchie is the mother of a co-owner, and she still does some of the baking. The Menu: Robust Italian...

Osvaldo “Oswald” ZAFFIRI, seppe farsi onore durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale , era originario di Collecorvino in provincia di Pescara. Osvaldo “Oswald” ZAFFIRI nacque a New York nel 1922 da Alfredo Oreste Cipriano (nato a Collecorvino in via Eolo, l’8 gennaio del 1895, da Andrea -“panettiere”- e Maria Di Marzio) e Amina Berenice Felicita CHIAVARO...

The Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), which is the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA), named Admiral Ed Giambastiani as the first-ever Honorary Chairman of the National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala. The 31st Annual NELA Gala will be held on May 23, 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convent...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Organized by Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with Polimoda. Entrance: Free. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008. On the occasion of the third international Italian Design Day, dress at your fashionable best and join us for Italian Fashion Reload, a conference...