In 2018, the descendants, residents, and friends of Little Italy, a historic community nestled in northwest Pulaski County in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, founded a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization called the “Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Society” whose mission is to preserve the history of Little Italy, Arkansas, celebrate its I...

DID YOU KNOW? The Second Poet Laureate from the state of Arkansas was Italian-American Rosa Zagnoni-Marinoni. She left her Native New York and moved with her husband Antonio Marinoni to Fayetteville, Arkansas where he became the first head of the University of Arkansas’s romance languages department. Rosa, was also renowned for starting and maintai...

Federico Ciattaglia è il nuovo console generale d’Italia a Houston, nello stato americano del Texas. Ciattaglia, che si è insediato nella nuova sede consolare lo scorso mese di ottobre, ha salutato i connazionali residenti nella Circoscrizione consolare con un messaggio diffuso attraverso il sito Internet del Consolato. "Questo sito internet si riv...

Celebrate all things Italian during the second annual Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival on April 26-28. Held at the Clinton Presidential Center, the event will feature the best of Italian culture — including those delicious pasta dishes.  Festivalgoers will have the chance to learn how to cook Italian food from true Italians with cooking l...

The Pulaski County community of Little Italy on Wednesday lost its appeal of a lower-court judge's dismissal of a case in which area residents sought the creation of an incorporated town. The community of about 350 people, near Roland, has sought for years to become incorporated. In early 2016, County Judge Barry Hyde rejected the residents' petiti...

Monday, November 12 2018 from 6.30 PM to 7.30 PM CST. Giffels Auditorium, Old Main - University of Arkansas - 416 Campus Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Dr. Druker’s lecture addresses the question of how Judaism informs Primo Levi’s identity and, more importantly, how it is reflected in the thematic and stylistic aspects of his autobiographical texts d...

Mark your calendar now for St. Joseph’s annual Spaghetti Supper. The first week of October has featured this Pine Bluff Italian cuisine since the 1920s.  People come from near and far for the authentic Italian meatballs with hand snipped parsley and many secret ingredients. Carry-out orders, chaired by Connie Boutwell, will be available on both Tue...

The 120th Tontitown Grape Festival begins Tuesday on U.S. 412 west of Springdale with an evening of carnival rides, free live entertainment and a grape stomp. The festival will continue through Aug. 11 with other activities and food highlighting the town's Italian heritage, including the festival's infamous grape ice cream. Hundreds of volunteers o...

Fazoli’s, America’s largest elevated quick service Italian chain, announced today the opening of its newest franchised location in Paragould, Arkansas, marking the brand’s second restaurant in Arkansas.  The newly built restaurant is located at 1515 W Kingshighway Blvd. The Fazoli’s restaurant officially opens its doors on June 26th and will showca...

Seventeen Osher Life Long Learning Institute students recently concluded an eight-day class and educational tour of Rome. The trip, which was organized by the University of Arkansas Rome Center and the Office for Study Abroad and International Exchange, was the first of its kind for OLLI and marked the institute's 10th anniversary. "It was a pleasu...