This weekend is the 29th Annual Italian Food and Heritage Festival at DelGrosso's Park in Tipton. The Festival will be Sunday, September 23 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is sponsored by DelGrosso's Foods, Inc. and University Orthopedics Center. "We are proud of our family heritage and traditions," said DelGrosso's Park President Carl Crider Jr. "If...

The third annual Washington Italian Heritage Festival will take place from noon to 9 p.m., Sept. 29 in downtown Washington PA, with a special kickoff event the night before. This year’s festival will begin on Sept. 28, with a 5:30 p.m. spaghetti dinner at the town’s Community Pavilion on Main Street, featuring music by the Tony Janflone Jr. Duo at...

This year’s Columbus Day parade chairperson is accomplished, committed to her heritage and tireless in her efforts to promote relations between America and Italy. The daughter of Giovanni and Maria, Mariann Gullo was born and raised in Elk Grove Village and graduated from St. Viator High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from DePaul Universi...

Those with a penchant for all things Italian won't want to miss the "Anthony D'Andrea Festa & Motori D'Italia" at Casa Belvedere: The Italian Cultural Foundation on Grymes Hill. The annual event returns Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23. "It is a great honor that Casa Belvedere continues to recognize my father, Anthony D'Andrea, a great Ital...

People in the Hudson Valley broke the record for the most people simultaneously eating pasta. The record was broken at the Sons of Italy Italian Feast in Tappan, NY. "The current record was to have the most amount of people eating pasta at one time and there were three different types of pasta that had to be eaten,” says Greg Decola, a member of th...

On Saturday, September 15, the Festa Coloniale Italiana was held in Washington Square Park. This free family event celebrates North Beach's Italian culture and heritage, including this year's honoring of the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. The event featured food, Italian wine, live music, the Ricco Italian Dancers, an...

This past Saturday served as my normally scheduled weekend rotation for the Advance. It happened to be the same day I was invited by San Gennaro festival orchestrator, Mort Berkowitz, to ride on a float through Little Italy.  (The feast runs through Sunday, Sept. 23.) One of my assignments on September 15 was to report on the experience. And a wond...

September has arrived and with it ‘sagre’ season – from now until the beginning of December, towns and villages around Italy host a number of food festivals centered around seasonal regional products. We love sagre as they provide a fun chance to try authentic local food and wine while mingling with locals. Here we’ve selected some great sagre arou...

I found out about the Madonnari Arts Festival in a pretty unusual way. I was just trolling around online looking for gay stuff happening in Baltimore to include in LGBTQ Life’s weekly email. I’m not sure why Madonnari, an annual street art festival in Little Italy, was listed on an LGBTQ calendar, but it piqued my interest. Little Italy is an incre...

Bridgeport's 110-year-old Columbus Day parade will be moving to Shelton, according to parade officials. They say they simply could not afford to pay the roughly $17,000 in police overtime required to run the event. Parade officials say the city denied their request for a parade permit due to "financial considerations," telling them the city could n...