In just a few days, family, food and tradition will take over in Wheeling at the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival. It takes far more than a week's work to prepare for the annual festival. In fact, when the festival ends on Sunday, they'll have one night off before beginning to prepare for next year. Over the past few weeks, a small grou...

by Michael Sorrentino   John Ferrante of Patchogue has been named the 2013 Italian-American of the Year for this Fall's Fifth Annual Italian Festival of St. Liberata, announced the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce earlier this week.   Ferrante was named by the Greater Patchogue Foundation and the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Comm...

Pete Fontaine As part of the La Madonna della Difesa Feast this weekend, the café at Our Lady of Grace Church will open today at 5 p.m., featuring an Italian-American menu that will expand as the week goes on.   The four-day event is held annually the first weekend of September at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15 George Waterman Road in Johnsto...

The 9th Annual St. Anthony Festa Italiana kicked off on Sunday in hopes to raise enough money for a handicap accessible van.   The festival is from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Queen's University. The activities at the festival include a silent auction, children's activities, and samples of Italian dishes.   Read more   Source:&n...

Thank you Bobby Maida for sharing your wonderful photos of the Giglio Feast of San Paolino in Franklin Square, Long Island (June 27th). As always, the Sons of San Paolino and friends performed their duty to the saint with love and devotion. In addition to the impressive dancing of the giglio, these folks sure know how to throw a great party. For m...

By Ken Borsuk   Together in spirit but separated by an ocean, residents and relatives of Rose, Italy, and Greenwich celebrated the Feast of St. Lawrence on Sunday. More than 40 Greenwich residents arrived at the old convent building at St. Michael Church on North Street for the second annual celebration of the patron saint of Rose, near...

by Colin Covert   The annual Italian Film Festival returns for its eighth year this weekend, this time offering a largely comedic series that IFF executive director Peter Schilling promises "to help remedy the miserable winter ... they're all a lot of fun." That certainly describes "The Referee" (⋆⋆⋆, unrated, in subtitled Italian, French an...

by Becca Manning   Don Paolo, who also serves as the chairman of the Festa di Sant' Antonio in the small mountain town, will bring with him the blessed relic of Saint Anthony for a special viewing and Mass on Sept. 15, the Boston friends of Montefalcione, Avellino announced this week. Together with the members of Saint Anthony Society, Fr A...

The Italian Street Festival "Bazaar" is an annual fundraising and community event for St. Peter's Church the Italian Parish of the Diocese of Portland celebrating the Feasts of the Assumption and St. Rocco.   Come enjoy music, food and children's games! More information hereLocation: St. Peter's Church, Corner of Federal & India Streets...

by Michelle Liu   This weekend, both the Yale and New Haven communities can enjoy a view of Italy from the seats of the Whitney Humanity Center auditorium. Between Thursday and Sunday, the 10th annual Yale Festival of New Italian Cinema will screen five recent Italian films at the center. The screenings will be accompanied by guided dis...