For local cheesemaker Gail Hobbs-Page, the hills will be alive with the sound of cowbells and milking pails as she embarks on a dream excursion to the Italian Alps this month. She’ll be communing with Italian cheese makers who are making their product the old-fashioned way: by hand. Hobbs-Page, who owns Caromont Farm south of Charlottesville, has b...

Italian coffee company Lavazza Group has acquired Mars Inc.'s beverage division in an effort to expand its North American presence. Financial details weren't disclosed. Both companies are private. Mars Drinks makes the Flavia single-serve machine and the Klix vending machine. The division had 900 employees and total sales of $350 million last year....

Fluvanna County High School students in grades 9-12 are eligible to embark on a school trip to Italy. Students will be able to explore Rome, Florence, Sienna, Pompeii, Sorrento, Isle of Capri and Monte Cassino. The tentative dates are scheduled for May 31 to June 10, 2019. While the cost is subject to change, students will have the opportunity to p...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Arlington, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings. 1. The Italian Store Topping the list is The Italian Store, a family-owned Italian specialty shop...

If I never cross Naples, Italy, off my bucket list, at least I’ve had the pleasure of tasting a Neapolitan-style pizza at a new, homey restaurant in Isle of Wight County. Chef and owner Massimo “Max” Errico opened Napoli é Ristorante Italiano about four months ago in Carrollton. He and his wife moved from their native Italy to the U.S. in 2003. “Na...

Acoustic music lovers will have the opportunity to hear Italian guitarist, composer and singer-songwriter Luca Burgalassi in an evening performance Wednesday (June 20) as part of the Hampton History Museum’s music series. Burgalassi, who only moved to the United States with his family two years ago, has made a name for himself in the local music sc...

The newly acquired back room at the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame on West Third Street in Jamestown serves as the organization’s board room. The large space has recently been painted, new carpeting has been installed and some furniture has been moved in, but the walls have nothing hanging on them as of yet. As Jack Munella Sr. and Mike Giunta took...

Bristol is a long way from the Mediterranean Sea, and such nations as Italy and Greece that are along its shores. But eight years ago, Mo Elfredo decided to help bridge the gap, as least when it comes to cuisine, by opening his Alfredo’s Mediterranean and Italian Family Restaurant at 812 Commonwealth Ave. in Bristol, Virginia. There, diners can fin...

Sam and Louie's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria celebrated their second anniversary in downtown Sterling this spring. The popular eatery became the first Sam and Louie's in Colorado, opening on May 16, 2016 thanks to the hard work of owners Mike and Denise Schaefer. The couple first heard about the pizza franchise through the Logan County Economic De...

IN JULY, the Italian Navy tall ship Amerigo Vespucci — a three-mast, 331-foot school ship built in 1931 — left Italy and ventured on the long journey to the United States and Canada. A year later, the Italian Navy FREMM-class frigate Alpino, built by Fincantieri with state-of-the-art technologies, is engaged in a U.S. campaign tour and is moored in...