For the third time since the International Festival’s inception 51 years ago, the reigning queen is also a member of the festival’s spotlight nationality. At the Lorain International Association Princess Pageant Thursday night, 17-year-old Madison Maniaci was named queen after representing her Italian heritage. “My grandfather is probably crying ri...

Hundreds poured Saturday into the lot behind St. Anthony’s Church off Arsenal Street to check out the annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, marking its 101st year. For Dexter resident Susan Naso and her husband, Mark, going to the Italian festival is all part of the early summer routine. They’ve attended every year for the last 17 years. What k...

Seeing the Mother of Grace statue carried down the main aisle toward the St. Peter’s Fiesta altar, Phyllis Moore, 90, shouted one of the first among dozens of “Viva” chants that reverberated Sunday across Gloucester’s downtown. It was 9:30 a.m. — a half-hour prior to Fiesta’s annual outdoor Mass, let alone the noon procession. But the spirit of cel...

It was a great time to be Italian. Cascade Park hosted the annual Italian Festival over the weekend, featuring a variety of food from the old country, as well as such other favorites as music, a baby doll dance and bocce and morra tournaments. “The music is great, but we’ve driven up every year for the last seven years for the food,” said Tony Izon...

IT’S OFFICIAL: The fourth annual Taste of Italy Houston wine and food fair will be held on Sunday (trade) and Monday (trade, media, and consumers), January 28-29, 2018. And many of the exhibitors will also be presenting their products and meeting with trade members at the Savor Italy event to be held in Los Angeles on January 25-26 (click here for...

IL MAECI ha concluso una media partnership con RAI Italia per la promozione delle iniziative connesse alla XVII Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel mondo, "L'Italiano al cinema, l'italiano nel cinema", in programma dal 16 al 22 ottobre p.v. Grazie a tale partnership, RAI Italia promuovera' una programmazione dedicata alla Settimana nell'ambito dell...

The food, music and culture of Italy will be on display when Festa Italiana returns to Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights July 14-16.Joe Ventimiglia, from the Italian American Cultural Society, said he is a chairman of the event, and he added that he typically starts organizing the event around January or February every year. “It’s been i...

One of Rhode Island's most iconic places is inviting everyone to participate in a brand new tradition. The first-ever summer festival on Federal Hill starts Friday and runs through the weekend, ending Sunday at 10 p.m. “The business community (and) the residents all got together and we’re really excited about the opportunity to do this,” said Rick...

Frank Baldari joined News13 NOW at 9 a.m. on Friday to talk about the Festa Italiana, which is this weekend. Baldari is part of the “Sons & Daughters of Italy” organization that plans the festival each year. The festival is Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25 in the Market Common in Myrtle Beach. It features live music, Italian crafts and gifts, and...

Healthy food spot Zest in Fairfield is garnering a reputation for its smoothie bowls, shakes and vegan treats, but owner Luciana Contuzzi is also holding a three-course Italian dinner on July 13. The gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan meal will consist of stuffed mushrooms, olives and cashew “mozzarella” with chickpea flatbread, eggplant rollatini and...