by Scott Willis & A.J. Abell The summer festival season continues this weekend in downtown Syracuse. The 17th annual Italian heritage celebration kicked off Friday morning and continues through Sunday. Festival president Ginny Lostumbo says along with all the food and festivities, every year they try to add an educational element to the feast....

ITALIAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL FOUNDATION OF STARK COUNTY will be awarding scholarships for the 2016 High School graduates; this is based on the students need, scholastic ability, extra-curricular involvement and character. The deadline for is April 1st, 2016, for more information come to Guidance office.   QUOTA INTERNATIONAL OF ALLIANCE&nb...

On May 18, from 10 AM to 6 PM, the 21st Sicilian Festival commenced in Little Italy. Soluntos Bakery owner (and former Portocello, Sicily resident) Mario Cefalu first created the fun, free event in 1993 to recreate some of the artistic, musical, and culinary traditions from his home.   Cefalu's first event was small, comprised of only a smal...

By Rosa Colucci Little Italy Days started in 2002 with a mission to celebrate Bloomfield's Italian heritage. Event planner Sal Richetti was involved from the start. As owner of Big Day Entertainment and a Bloomfield native, he booked the entertainment for the festival. That all changed three years ago. "The festival was going to fold and so I volu...

Planned by Alice Biagini under the auspices of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC), this event was promoted as "The Authentic Italian Table," an evening of fine dining, a showcase for new Italian products trying to find distributors along with signature dishes from New York's top-tiered Italian restaurants.   And there was also a Ci...

American actor Mark Ruffalo, two time nominee for the Oscar and played the role in the Marvel action blockbuster "Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron", will receive a special prize during his appareance as one of the special guests at the Giffoni Film Festival, an international festival for children's films.   On Saturday, Ruffalo has met the fi...

by Chiara Beghelli It's very typical among Italians to claim "the olive oil from my region is the best one." Who knows, maybe it's a kind of legacy of the ancient fight between "Comuni," the capital cities of small territories, in Medieval times. Anyway, there is no question that the olive oil from Umbria region is really among the best of It...

by Ashlie Walter  CLARKSBURG —A basketball coach, a lawyer, a McDonald's franchisee and a councilwoman are among this year's West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival honorees.Joe Retton is the Italian-American Man of the Year, Sharon Flanery is the Italian-American Woman of the Year, John Ebert is the Honorary Italian Man of the Year and Marga...

ArtsNaples World Festival a ten-day festival that will take place May 1 through 10 in Naples and feature a magnificent array of performances, exhibits, films, and experiences celebrating the cultural arts of Italy - is pleased to announce that it will open with a Venetian Masquerade on Thursday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. at The Club at Olde Cypress. &nbs...

When it comes to cultural celebrations, the borough – host of the state's biggest St. Patrick's Day parade every year – is no stranger to honoring Irish heritage.   For the past three years, however, the borough's Main Street has been blocked off for one weekend in September as Belmar and St. Rose Parish celebrate the Italian culture and mor...