After 29th years the Italian Festival in Memphis continues to draw crowds. The East Memphis event offered live music, Italian food, and games Saturday. People ate in Luigi’s Café which included meals from several local restaurants. Local 24 spoke with a cook whose team has competed in the gravy competition for 20 years. “Just the family atmosphere....

The Mazzini Charitable Foundation celebrated a Spring Fling at the Bayfront Convention Center Saturday. The Italian American organization is best known for awarding scholarships to students and honoring an Italian American of the year, but Saturday was all about dancing. It featured a supersized version of the Ruby Port Band with the Rudler Brother...

Federazione Siciliana del Michigan presents its 10th Annual Memorial Mass at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 641 Chrysler Drive, Detroit. This is a Memorial Mass for everyone in the Italian-American Community, in which loved one’s names will be read out loud. In situations where more then one family member lists the same deceased name(s), all ind...

Sacred Sounds and Italian Spiritual Songs—A Traditional Italian Spiritual Concert featuring award-winning Italian tenor Micheal Castaldo and friends will take place on Sunday, June 10 at 7:00p.m., at St. Barnabas Church, 33 Woodland Road, Bayville, NJ 08721. And, as a special preview to the June 10 concert, Micheal Castaldo will be performing a few...

Some area high schoolers got a little taste of Italy, and a little extra dough, Wednesday night in Lima.  It was the CIAO Scholarship Dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The mission of CIAO, or the Charitable Italian American Organization, is to hold fundraisers that make contributions to numerous local charities and award college scholarships...

Many thanks to our dear friend Giuseppe Marrone, executive chef and proprietor of Acqua Restaurant (21 Peck Slip) in the South Street Seaport, for generously donating food to the Order of Malta’s monthly Bowery Outreach Walk, a grassroots charitable initiative organized by DM Francesca Tempesta to help feed the homeless. A man of great compassion a...

Several weeks ago the Billoni brothers - Michael, Paul and Anthony were presented the prestigious Anthony M. Castiglia Achievement Award for their many years of charitable work and helping so many in the community.  That presentation was made during the St. Joseph's Day Table event March 19th at Ilio Di Paolo's Restaurant in Blasdell. On Monday...

The Italian American Club of Livonia held its 23rd annual dinner/dance fundraiser at its banquet center on Sunday April 29, 2018 to benefit St. Louis Center in Chelsea. Led by Committee chairwoman Mary Galasso, past president of the IACL, more than 200 people were present to enjoy a gourmet dinner of Chicken Florentine, Penne Pasta with Palomino sa...

The Valley Regional Sons & Daughters of Italy is pleased to announce The Dean Martin Night Dinner and Fundraiser. The event will be held at the La Sala Banquet Hall, 73 High Street, Derby, CT on Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Performer, Jack Lynn will sing nostalgic Dean Martin songs. A pasta dinner and dessert will be served. There will be a c...

It was a hall full of heroes and heroines. In the banquet room at Berkshire Hills Country Club, the past and present of the best of Berkshire County soccer gathered on Thursday for the annual Community Italian American Organization's Berkshire County Soccer Hall of Fame Awards and Scholarship Banquet. The CIAO inducted its 14th class on the night,...