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When the Italian Festival returned to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in 2015 after a hiatus stretching several years, it did so with a bang. Thousands were said to have passed through over the three-day gala, which served up food, music and an Italian community that was rallying around its beloved – and now-closed – church. Last year, organizers e...

The football world lost an icon over the weekend with the passing of the legendary Vito ‘Babe’ Parilli. The veteran of the NFL, AFL and CFL played 18 professional seasons before moving on to a lengthy coaching career. Parilli’s Denver ties ran deep, as a quarterbacks coach for the Broncos from 1977-79, as head coach of the Denver Dynamite of the Ar...

Michael Busse is sitting in a patio chair with a cocktail, cozied down by the river as it churns past his new River Bar, and he’s got a big grin on his face. “I’m gonna put these mosquitos on the menu, they’re so big,” he laughs and threatens the incessant buzzers. “It’s my happy place here. I wish I had time to enjoy it.” Michael owns, operates an...

At what must be one of the world’s most narrowly focused museums, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame honors some 230 of the greatest Italian-American athletes, broadcasters, and sports workers to ever benefit athletics in the United States. The hall of fame encompasses a wide variety of games, from traditional sports like baseball an...

A recent study funded by Comitato Leornardo – an Italian Committee aimed at promoting Made in Italyabroad –  has pointed out that design and artisan know-how are the main attractive elements of products from Emilia-Romagna for foreign investments. These findings were announced during the conference promoted by Comitato Leonardo and IMA Spa (the wor...

If you're familiar with the DC restaurant scene, you've probably heard the name Mike Isabella before. Think the classic Italian favorites of G by Mike Isabella or mouthwatering Greek dishes at Kapnos. Isabella, locally named the 2016 Restaurateur of the Year, has restaurants in DC, Arlington, Bethesda, and even Richmond. But soon, Fairfax County re...

Claudie Minor was quite a football player. He helped the Denver Broncos make it to the 1977 Super Bowl. And he helped Bernie Carducci make it to IU Southeast. One of best ambassadors of IUS used to be one of the worst linemen in community-college ball. Before Carducci turned to teaching psychology he turned from dreams of pigskin glory. Carducci cr...

The Hazleton Unico Club will renew the area’s Italian heritage with the 10th annual Bell’ Italia Festivale Sept. 16 and 17 at Hazle Twp. Community Park. The event will feature entertainment, the best meatball in the area contest, a spaghetti eating contest, the traditional Italian games of fingers and bocce ball, carnival kiddie rides and tricky tr...

Woodbridge Winery plants to celebrate the grape harvest with fine wine and Italian food next week, and Lodi wine lovers are invited to take part. Festa dell’ uva! — Italian for “grape festival” — will be held under tents outdoors. The long table covered in a traditional red-checkered tablecloth encourages guests to make new friends and enjoy a dinn...

If you've lived in Miami long enough, you understand that operating a successful restaurant for many years in this city is quite the feat. This past month, however, Andiamo in the MiMo district celebrated its 16th birthday. What's the secret? Managing partner Frank Crupi attributes the pizzeria's longevity to the fact Andiamo hasn't strayed from it...

Coming to Agora Gallery this July is the exhibition Enigmatic Visions featuring the artist Antonio Biagiotti. The exhibition opens July 28, 2017 and runs through August 17, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, August 3 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free. The photographic work of Italian artist Antonio Biagiotti is as compelling in its symbolism a...

Alberto Bombassei made at least two major moves as chief of Brembo SpA that helped land him in the U.S. Automotive Hall of Fame last week. He made an eyebrow-raising bet in sticking with brakes for thirsty performance vehicles for the U.S. market even in the face of $4-a-gallon gasoline and the Great Recession.  And the long-time chairman of the It...