When your family name is synonymous with the development of the U.S. wine industry, the responsibility to carry the name could have been too much to endure. Had Tim Mondavi chosen an industry other than wine, he would not have been the first scion of a famous family to walk away from the business, but the son of Robert Mondavi chose to embrace the...

Sammy and Domenica Lovera are the Re and Regina for this year’s Italian Festival. “Hopefully, we can reign over a year of peace and tranquility,” Sammy Lovera said. They are set to be officially crowned during the festival’s opening ceremony, which they were told will be around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. This year’s 48th annual Italian Festival is set fo...

Mazzio's Italian Eatery will be offering a free dinner and drink to all teachers on Tuesdays beginning March 20.Each Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., teachers can show a valid teacher ID from an Oklahoma school district and get one free dinner buffet and a free soft drink. Mazzio's has a history with teachers – Founder Ken Selby was a teacher before...

Sofidel, an Italian manufacturer of tissue paper, broke ground Friday on a $360 million investment that will include construction of a facility that will support 300 jobs. “Sofidel will build here a new modern, integrated plant to serve the south-central and central-western areas of this great country, where we have been operating since 2012,” Luig...

The TA Restaurant Group announced the opening of a new Fazoli’s restaurant in Oklahoma City West located at I-40, Exit 140 (South Morgan Rd.), in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The new Fazoli’s will serve their delicious variety of classic Italian dishes, baked pastas, pizza, Submarinos sandwiches, entree salads and desserts—along with their unlimited si...

Russo’s New York Pizzeria (Russo’s), known for authentic New York style pizza’s and authentic Italian fare in both its iconic restaurant chains and in the freezer aisle of grocery stores, is shaking up the restaurant industry with a new, fast-casual, pizza and pasta-focused concept offering a fresh approach to classic Italian dining. Chef Anthony R...

The regular crowd of Sunday worshipers has long since scattered. The only people who walk up these steps and through the big doors of this little church are tourists and the occasional wedding party in warmer weather, and Fort historian Jimmy Johnston. Maybe it's that contemplative silence that often draws attention to the exposed beams that hold u...

The Edmond Genealogical Society (EGS) is planning a program for its December meeting on “Researching Italian Records.” Presenting the 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 program is a member of the Italians of Central Oklahoma and The Order Italian Sons & Daughters of America (ISDA), Doug Garone. The meeting will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,...

What started in a small space in lower New York City just four years ago has quickly grown into a multi-restaurant franchise operation with locations across the U.S. Three more Virgola Oysters & Italian Wine Bar spots are in the works. And on that list is Patchogue Village. “I’m proud of how the concept travels so well,” said Virgola founder Joseph...

Please note that as of March 1, 2018 passports will not be issued the same day of the appointment. exception will be made for proven emergencies. Therefore, the day of the appointment, beside the required documentation, a prepaid and self-addressed traceable type envelope (express mail, federal express, ups, etc.) has to be provided to mail the new...