Local groups are preparing to install a bust of Christopher Columbus in front of the John Weichsel Municipal Center, an important historical figure particularly for Italian-Americans but controversial for others.The Town Council unanimously approved the monument’s placement last year. It’ll be installed on Columbus Day. Dick Fortunato, coordinator...

The 36th annual St. Vitus Parish Festival runs Aug. 2-5, beginning at 6 p.m. nightly at the church grounds, located at 910 S. Mercer St. Highlights include fireworks by Pyrotechnico, kiddieland rides and concessions by Thomas Family Amusement, games, Italian-American entertainment, a grand raffle and a baby doll dance. The food menu includes: night...

From pastries to pasta and pizza, Italian food was the focus of the Italian-American Festival at Lock 3 Park, which took place July 13-15. Those who attended the annual event could walk through a midway of booths and trailers offering a range of Italian specialties and other festival favorites. Shown at right is the Corbo’s Bakery booth as an emplo...

The 35th-annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival officially kicked off on Wednesday at the McLure Hotel in Wheeling as nearly 200 festival supporters gathered for a dinner to honor the 2017 Italian-American of the Year, former Ohio Sen. Lou Gentile. Gentile was introduced by former U.S. Rep. Zack Space, who is currently running as a Demo...

The 35th-annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival officially kicked off on Wednesday at the McLure Hotel as nearly 200 festival supporters gathered for a dinner to honor the 2017 Italian-American of the Year, former Ohio Sen. Lou Gentile. “We are very happy to see Lou Gentile honored as Italian-American of the Year for all that he has don...

In a little town beside the Apennine mountains in west-central Italy, more than 4,000 miles away, you will find a whole bunch of Stamford people next month. The occasion is an age-old festival in Settefrati, a town that in the last century sent more people to Stamford than it kept for itself. The population of Settefrati now is less than 800, and t...

With three weeks to spare, volunteers are starting to prepare the homemade pasta for the 119th annual Tontitown Grape Festival. Volunteer Jettie Franco said participating in the festival is a way to share a piece of her Italian heritage with her family and the community. "I think that's what happens in a lot of nationalities, they don't pass down t...

At every turn you’ll see a familiar face at La Festa Italiana 2017, Holy Rosary Church’s 114th annual “Old World” Italian Street Festival held mid-August in Downtown Jersey City. For five consecutive days and nights, from Wed, Aug. 9th through Sun, Aug. 13th, Sixth & Brunswick Streets will be rockin’ with live bands, singing soloists, fabulous food...

TINY KING AND QUEEN: The Warren Italian American Festival is seeking entrants for the Tiny King and Queen pageant for ages 4 to 7. Entrance forms are available at www.warrenitalianfestival.com and must be postmarked by Tuesday. For more information, call Karen at 330-501-6381.

The Ulster County Italian American Foundation is the Annual Italian Festival on the Kingston Waterfront Sunday October 8th, 2017 from 11am until 7pm. At this free admission Festival, there will be a large variety of Italian foods, beverages, products, music and family fun!The Foundation is a 501c(3) not for profit organization, established in July...