by Barbara Herman   It sounds like the plot of a 1950s B-movie, but Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero's desire is sincere: He wants to perform the first human head transplant. Canavero pitched the idea to potential donors and scientists at a conference of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons in Annapolis, Maryland,...

by Ron Matz   The bells of Our Lady of Pompei, the white marble steps, DiPasquale's Italian Marketplace: This is Highlandtown. "It started out as a campfire sort of thing in the courtyard of the church," said Joe DiPasquale, festival. "A few wine makers showed up. We compared our wines, and now we usually have about 1000 people, and the...

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County is excited to announce their 2nd Annual 'Festa Italiana Frederick' to be held on May 17th at Rose Hill Manor in Frederick, Maryland. The festival will feature a variety of delicious homemade Italian foods, desserts, beverages, a wine and beer garden, musical entertainment, a Spaghetti Sauce Cook-Off, ki...

A Baltimore developer is planning to replace the shuttered Della Notte restaurant at Eastern Avenue and President Street with a 15-story apartment tower in the next two years. The tower will include retail on the first floor and developers have told the Little Italy Community Organization that the building will have between 150 and 240 apartment u...

The Italian American Civic Club of Maryland & The Italian Cultural Center of Maryland cordially invites you to FESTA DI NATALE and ITALIAN HOLIDAY FAMILY DAY December 13, 2015 - from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PMIACCM - 1214 Saint Paul Street - Baltimore, MD 21202. We welcome director Oriana Oppice and author Jane Barbara at 2:00 PM to share with us...

by Hannah Carroll   Sara Juarez is not your typical artist. She creates masterpieces out of hunks of dough, covered in flour. She drapes them in brightly colored ingredients like red pizza sauce, sliced mozzarella, basil leaves and a few drops of olive oil.   "Pizza making is an art form," she said, sliding a pie into the ov...

by Ellyn Wexler It's something of a secret that the area's most authentic traditional Italian food comes from a free-standing store on the perimeter of The Shops at Potomac Valley North. Most customers fortunate enough to have located Gemelli's Italian Market have heard about it via enthusiastic word of mouth or spied it in the parking lot shared...

Andrea "Drew" Bacigalupa, a longtime artistic fixture on Canyon Road as well as a writer, teacher and World War II veteran, died Sunday at his Santa Fe home. He was 91. "He was a complex man in that he had a lot of things going on," one of his sons, Ruan Bacigalupa, said Tuesday. "He was a writer and an artist and a draftsman-illustrator for the S...

by Ron Matz   It's all about food, fun and friendship, and it's happening this weekend in Little Italy. Ron Matz has more on the preparations for the feast of St. Anthony. The festivals in Little Italy always draw big crowds. This weekend it's the feast of St. Anthony — a tradition dating back more than 100 hundred years. "We...

The newly formed "Society of Italian American Businessmen" hosted their 1st Annual Spring Gala on Friday, April 11th at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood, MD.   It was an important evening for the fledgling organization, with the Guest of Honor being the Saint Margaret Parish Outreach Ministries as their first ever chosen Charitable Giving Re...