Eugene F. “Geno” Olivanti, 92, of Virginia passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Cornerstone Villa in Buhl. He was born on June 21, 1925 in Virginia to Frank and Rose (Celli) Olivanti and had been a life long Virginia resident. He retired in 1977 as a Lieutenant in the Virginia Police Department after 25 years of service. Eugene was a U. S. Na...

It’s November 9th, so that means just one thing: VIRGINIA BASKETBALL SEASON STARTS TOMORROW. Our month-long countdown continues with a player profile for Francesco Badocchi, the first year forward from Italy. Badocchi, who likes to go by Frankie even though he has an incredibly awesome name like Francesco, comes to the Cavaliers from Bishop Miege H...

Whether you're looking for a full Italian meal, pizza takeout, or just a slice of cake Fratelli's in Barboursville has something for just about almost everyone. The small Italian restaurant in Barboursville was established in June 2015, opening in the former home of Tascali's. Fratelli's is of a number of restaurants owned in the Tri-State owned by...

A new restaurant owner in Abingdon is blending the flavors of Italy and the charm of New York City to create an authentic Italian eatery. Baset Aybb and his wife, both natives of Africa, opened Mamma Mia’s Italiano Restaurante in September after giving new life to a vacant building on Wall Street in downtown. The Italian restaurant is housed in the...

Dover will bring folks back to the 1700s on Saturday Explaining what Signora Bella does is like trying to describe what it’s like to eat cake for the first time. “She walks on a slack rope, she juggles and she balances on a ball,” said Jodi Ellis, who performs as Signora Bella, The Great Italian Equilibrist. “That’s the equivalent of saying cake is...

Inspired by the "gravy" made by his Italian great-grandmother Neal McTighe decided he had enough and decided to start "Nello's pasta sauce" Earning his PhD. from the University North Carolina Chapel Hill, entrepreneurship was not always the plan for McTighe, after graduating college, McTighe searched for an academic job, eventually settling in an a...

There’s a new Squisito in town! Keith Baker, who has been talking about owning his own Italian restaurant for years, has fulfilled his dream. Squisito Pizza & Pasta makes the perfect addition to the Loudoun County community. Squisito Pizza & Pasta is a full service dining experience in a fast casual setting, where the guest places their order at th...

Despite its spot in front of a huge crowd buzzing with excitement for author Adriana Trigiani’s talk Thursday at Patrick Henry Community College, the podium remained empty. Instead, after an impressive introduction by Dean of Academic Success and Student Transfer Terry Young, a woman’s voice boomed out from behind the audience. She quipped that it...

Rudy Zattoni stopped by the recent VFW auxiliary salad luncheon, and before he left, he came into the kitchen bearing gifts, a big bag of cukes picked from his garden. He invited us to take them home, as he said the summer had yielded quite a crop. Somebody mentioned Rudy's birthday party, held Sept. 23 and what a nice event it had been, with th...

There are many talented Italian Americans among the most important American writers of this century and of the last one. Helen Barolini, Gay Talese, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Don DeLillo, Mario Puzo, John Fante are just a few names of great Italian writers we admire and love. Today we are very happy and proud to welcome on We the Italians one of the m...