By Sarah Trefethen Man, woman and pooch showed their Italian pride at an annual Columbus Day parade in The Bronx on Sunday. "Everyone gets along," cheered Andrew Maccio, 67, who said the parade along Morris Park Avenue is different from any of the other city processions. "Italians are not drinkers, they're lovers," he boasted. Sunday's...

Lancaster Festival Artistic Director Gary Sheldon predicts there will be something special for everyone to enjoy during the Lancaster Festival Orchestra Opening Night Concert, "Viva Italia," which begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at St. Mary Catholic Church.   "I'm always tickled to hear what different people say was the 'highlight' of a...

Delaware County Council of Delaware County has declared Sunday, June 2, 2013, to be Italian American Heritage Day in celebration of The Year of Italian Culture in America.   The fourth annual Italian American Heritage Festival to be held from noon to 6 p.m. in Rose Tree Park on June 2 will celebrate the heritage and culture of Americans of I...

Of all the "ethnic" foods that have found their way into the American diet, Italian food has been perhaps the most pervasive. Love of Italian-American food will be one of the reasons several thousand people will converge on West Court Avenue in Jeffersonville, Ind., this weekend for the Southern Indiana town's fifth annual Italian Festival.  ...

By Harriet Howard Heithaus   It's not hard to see Italy as the epicenter of culture. It has music, it has philosophers, it has artists and it most assuredly has great food. ArtsNaples World Festival has taken "Il bel paese" — the beautiful country, as it is known — for its theme this year.   There's a special affinity here for th...

by John Mooney   It started with 200 pounds of chop meat for meatballs, 170 pounds of hamburger meat, and 1,200 pounds of sausage... and that was just a small portion of the food ordered for the St. Bartholomew's Church /UNICO Labor Day Festival when began 40 years ago. Members of UNICO and the parish community literally spent weeks preparin...

Philip Vetro will be honored as Italian American of the year, Friday, Oct. 17, at the 23rd Annual Milford Columbus Committee Dinner Dance.   Vetro has been a Milford resident and business owner for more than 44 years. During his time in Milford, he has dedicated his free time to many boards in Milford, including the Planning and Zoning board...

The 147th Italian Heritage Parade entertained crowds on Sunday as it wound through the streets of Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach. More than 90 units—the most ever—were featured as part of the city's oldest civic event, which was established in 1868.   Marching bands, floats, vintage cars, equestrians and more entertained an estimated 150,...

Auburn's Cultural Italian American Organization will celebrate St. Joseph's Day with a feast Saturday, March 19, at the Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Road, Fleming.   The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with a small religious ceremony in which the statue of St. Joseph is carried during a small procession and placed on a table with traditiona...

The Southington Italian-American Festival has scheduled its ninth annual homemade wine contest. The wine contest is free to enter, participants may submit more than one bottle of red and/or white as long as each entry is a different make and year. Bottled entries may be dropped off at Northeast Produce Regional Market in Hartford or Plainvill...