On September 26, the Little Italy Bocce League presented pastor Father Sal Furnari and St. Leo's Church with a $1,500 check, money collected from team entry fees during the Saint Gabriel Festival Bocce Tournament in August. The tournament this year was hosted by the Little Italy Bocce League.   The committee requested that the donation speci...

By Rafael Alvarez   How many ravioli do you think Lucy Palmere Pompa has made—by hand—in almost 95 years of life in Baltimore? Her nephew Willie Matricciani, 54, who calls on her every time he has to remember exactly how to season ricotta for the filling, is overwhelmed by the question:   "I don't think a million is an unrealisti...

For a number of years I've been on the Tom Iacoboni's email listserve on all things Italian. The listserve started when Tom managed the mailing list for two Italian organizations, and has now grown to more than 6,000 subscribers who receive his notifications on events, job opportunities and fundraisers. He chaired Little Italy's Columbus Day parad...

APRIL 6, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. CENTER PLAZA (Downtown Baltimore). A day of fun, games, food and music! ​ Join us on Center Plaza (One Charles Center - Downtown Baltimore) for Sack Races, Wheelbarrow Races, Three Legged Races. Easter Egg Roll at Noon.   Lunch is free for kids if previously registered online. Regi...

NEW! Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Growing Fig Trees. Saturday, February 27. 10:30a - 2 pm; $25   Want to grow a fig tree? Learn how to grow fig trees in ground or in a container, plus ways to care for them in the winter: pruning, propagation, transplanting, fertilization, and how to rejuvenate a freeze-damaged tree. To...

LITTLE ITALY In BALTIMORE, MD. Presents ANNUAL STREET FEAST OF "ST. GABRIEL"SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 17-18, 2013 ~ 11 AM to 7 PMLITTLE ITALY - St LEO's Parish Church Exeter and Stiles streets | BALTIMORE, MD.    LITTLE ITALY a charming, cozy neighborhood located in the heart of downtown Baltimore is an importan...

Bocce has been a staple in Little Italy for as long as anyone can remember. But it was always a game the old folks played. "I never played as a kid," says Francis Blatterman, who helps run the Tuesday and Wednesday night Little Italy Bocce League at the D'Alesandro Park courts, off Stiles Street.   "Some of the older men, they played."&...

Un'ora e mezza di concerto per celebrare l'Anno della cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti. Oltre dodici minuti di applausi. La gremitissima sala del Music Center at Strathmore di Bethesda ha tributato un'accoglienza entusiasta ai giovani dell'Accademia Teatro alla Scala, per la prima volta negli USA grazie alla Fondazione Bracco e in collaborazione...

by Kit Waskom Pollard   About three times a year — and always just before Christmas — Ron Frezzo, his wife, Camille, and their family, including grown daughter Cristina, travel from Silver Spring to Baltimore, where they raid the aisles at Trinacria Italian Deli on North Paca Street before heading to lunch in Little Italy.   "We buy o...

Judge Frank E. Cicone, former chief administrative judge of the Baltimore County Circuit Court, who had a second career as a settlement court judge, died of congestive heart failure Thursday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.   The Lutherville resident was 95. "Frank was loved and respected by judges all over Maryland. He was a giant...