by Amy Kunkle Who doesn't love a big bowl of comfy carbs on a cold winter's day? One of the New Year's Day food superstitions is about eating long strands of pasta without breaking the strand; which will provide you longevity in the New Year. National Spaghetti Day seems like a fine day to pay homage to this tasty tall tale.   Spaghetti, w...

By Carol Saunders Jerry Somma, president of the "Feast of Little Italy," has announced the bold entertainment lineup for this year's event taking place Nov. 1 to 3 in Jupiter's Abacoa Town Center.   In its 11th year, the "Feast of Little Italy" continues to delight and surprise festival-goers with a blend of outstanding performances this ye...

The Lowcountry has no shortage of cultural festivals, and yet two years ago a group of area residents felt something was still missing. "We have every festival imaginable in the tri-county area, but there was no Italian festival," said Teri Lupinacci.   And thus the Lowcountry Festa Italiana, LLC was born. The nonprofit organization exists...

by Shawn R. Beals   The 93rd annual St. Sebastian Feast will be held Friday through Sunday at St. Sebastian Church on Washington Street. The yearly festival is a celebration of Sicilian heritage featuring the running of the I Nuri after Sunday morning's Mass. Entertainment and attractions include traditional Italian food, carnival activ...

In addition to performing in Rockford's Festa Italiana, the Amici Italiani Adult Dance Troupe is again performing at the 2014 Chicago Taylor St. Festa Italiana!   Their performance is scheduled for Saturday, August 16th, 2014, @ 3:00 p.m. You will be able to see them perform on the Pan American Bank Stage. See the Amici Italiani Adult Dance...

Hudson County held a Columbus Day Commemoration, which included the raising of the Italian flag, on Oct. 8 in front of the William J. Brennan Court House in Jersey City.   Among those featured in the commemoration was Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, who was joined by a host of municipal honorees from Jersey City and Hoboken, all of whom...

Marco's Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, made its debut appearance at the 31st annual International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas from March 23-26 competing in the International Pizza Challenge. Drawing on its quality ingredients, Marco's Pizza took home the silver prize in the traditional division with its Pepperoni Mag...

It's about a month until the 33rd annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival gets underway, with this year's event set for July 24-26 at Wheeling's Heritage Port.   The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival began in 1983 as the brain child of Anthony Zambito, Vincent Colaianni, Anthony Iannarelli and Benny Battistelli who visited the Cl...

Santa Rosa Vintners Square. 1301 & 1305 Cleveland Avenue - Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Free for adults & children. A full day of family fun filled with local Italian artisan ambiance with Italian food, Italian folk music & dancing, silent auction, arts & crafts, face-painting, games for kids, grape stomp, wine tasting,...

With its beautiful beaches and delicious restaurants, Encinitas is truly a feast for the senses. Not to be left out, the ears of local residents are in for a treat later this month when the annual iPalpiti Festival returns to the city for the fifth straight year.   In its 19th year overall, the festival will kick off in Encinitas July 7-10 b...