Visitors to Park Potomac can now get a taste of Italian-style coffee. Filicori Zecchini opened with regular hours last week after a soft opening in July. The chain, which traces its beginnings to Bologna in 1919, now has several U.S. locations, including a few in New York City and one in Baltimore. Filicori Zecchini specializes in a “softer and smo...

A Christopher Columbus monument in Baltimore was vandalized overnight on Monday by protesters rallying against “hate-filled monuments,” the Baltimore Brew reported. Protesters smashed a hole in the monument, rendering its inscription, “Sacred to the Memory of Chris. Columbus Oct. XII MDCC VIIIC,” unreadable, the Brew reported. The destroyed monumen...

Museum of Fine Arts-Washington County announces that Daniel M. Fulco, Ph.D., has accepted the position of Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator of the Museum.  Dr. Fulco graduated from Connecticut College, New London, CT, with a degree in Art History and a Museum Studies Certificate (2004). He served as Assistant Director and Curator of the New Britain...

Nilo L. Vidi, who spent nearly 50 years making sure Baltimoreans’ knives remained sharp, died Friday from complications of dementia at his Woodbine home. He was 89. The son of Pietro Vidi, also a knife grinder, and Maria Ferrari Vidi, a homemaker, Nilo Louis Vidi was born in Pinzolo, a small village in the Italian Alps, and spent his early years th...

One of Baltimore's most beloved communities will soon get its own private security force in the wake of a citywide crime wave, a business leader said Tuesday. Gia Blattermann, owner of Cafe Gia on Eastern Avenue and High Street in Little Italy, said she has been in discussions with officials at the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore to add an extr...

Come to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Applauso Learning Center! Friday August 11 from 6 to 8 PM. 111 Warren Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030 - Suite 15A The Center offers full-immersion Italian Language courses at all levels and all ages! Open to the public - Free wine tasting, live Italian music, homemade Italian food, games, and a short fun and in...

Celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis says she is opening a new restaurant in Baltimore in 2018. De Laurentiis, who is known for her various roles on the Food Network, appeared on a Facebook Live video for the cable channel on Friday and was asked by a viewer if she planned to open any new restaurants."Yes, I'm going to open a restaurant in Baltimore,...

John DePaola President & CEO Long Fence and Home, LLLP has been selected as the Lido Civic Club 2017 Man of the Year. DePaola and wife Jill, founded the Bo DePaola Family Foundation in memory of their son Bo DePaola. The foundation’s mission is to break the stigma of mental illness with education and guidance. Through partnerships with Anne Arundel...

Montgomery County State Senator Richard Madaleno is running for governor. The Montgomery County lawmaker who is the vice chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee in Annapolis will formally kick off his campaign in an 11 a.m. news conference at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. While a vocal critic of Governor Larry Hogan on...

The scholarship program committee announced two 2017 scholarships: Victoria Tully is the recipient of the Jerome & Angela Elliott Scholarship ($4,000). Victoria is attending the University of Maryland at College Park, majoring in Public Health; Anna Cuffari is the recipient of the Matricciani/Vondersmith Scholarship ($4,000).  Anna is attending Mar...