HerrinFesta Italiana reaches it peak this weekend. The week-long festival features big name bands, great food, and plenty of other things to do. One thing has always been a favorite at the Italian festival: bocce. It's the oldest game known to mankind. HerrinFesta Italiana has made bocce a staple for a quarter century. Travis Caliper has played for...

From Canton Village Theater: Canton’s International Festival returns to Heritage Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., during Canton’s 26th Annual Liberty Fest. One of the many featured performances slated to take place at 12:30 p.m. during the International Festival is a special appearance by Soprano Ryan Blankenburg and Teno...

Pasta. Chickpeas. Music. Prayer.Those four things come together only once a year: at the St. Francis Day Celebration in Ambler. The St. Francis Day Celebration has been a tradition in the Ambler community for many decades. This year’s festivities, to be held Sunday, June 4, will be the 99th anniversary of the celebration, which brings together loca...

This year marks the eighth annual CincItalia at Harvest Home Park in Cheviot. With the 2017 festival comes new food and new vendors, most notably Ohio’s own Corbo’s Bakery. Family-run Corbo’s Bakery first opened in 1948 in Cleveland’s Little Italy. The bakery is best known for its cassata cake: an Italian sponge cake with homemade custard, fresh st...

Dr. Russ and Dee Fine demonstrated some of the sparkle that led to them being honored with HerrinFesta Italiana’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday during the Mayor’s HerrinFesta Honoree Banquet in Herrin Civic Center. Dr. Fine started speaking by saying he could not achieved what he has without the partnership of his wife, Davadeen “Dee”...

In what had to be the nicest day of the year so far, over two hundred pilgrims gathered at Holy Face Monastery in Clifton, New Jersey Sunday morning for the Feast of the Madonna del Sacro Monte. Unable to attend this glorious celebration of our Duesiciliano faith and culture the past two years, I was thrilled to return and happy to say that the fea...

A sculpture brought in from Italy for the 2016 Eaux Claires Festival is finding its permanent home in downtown Eau Claire. The project named Baroque is a massive wire sculpture that held an organ during the Eaux Claires Festival last year. The sculpture valued around $250,000 will be permanently assembled on a wooden platform right next to the Chip...

The smell of Italian food came billowing out of Nutley’s Parks and Recreation Building on 44 Park Ave. when the Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee held their annual Taste of Italy Fundraiser.. Trays of food such as sausage and peppers, eggplant parmigiana and rollatini, penne vodka, balsamic glazed sausage, chicken marsala and francais...

I Madonnari is coming back to the Santa Barbara Mission this weekend, when street painters will decorate the plaza using pastels on pavement, creating about 150 bold and vibrant, large-scale art pieces. The local I Madonnari Italian street painting festival will celebrate its 31st anniversary this year, having brought this tradition from the romant...

The St. Anthony DiPadova Society will be sponsoring their 95th Annual Feast Day Celebration to honor their patron on Sunday, June 4, 2017. The 95th Annual Feast Day Celebration will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Media, Pa. A solemn Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. with the Statue of St. Anthony, the St. Anthony Society members and the Neglia B...