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On July 30, Gov. John Carney signed a bill affording historic status to the Bellanca Cruisair, a fast and sightly single-engine taildragger that debuted in the 1930s and was manufactured in a series of models before and after World War II at a factory built by aircraft designer Giuseppe Bellanca in New Castle, Delaware. The factory was built in 192...

The Columbian Foundation will host their 78th Annual Humanitarian, Achievement, and President’s Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 19 at 7:00pm in Birchwood Manor, 111 North Jefferson Road Whippany, NJ 07981. Honorees include Edward Cetnar, Superintendent/Director of Public Safety, Port Authority of NY/NJ; Jack Ciattarelli, former New Jersey Assemb...

Restaurant fans have come to know Robbie Felice as the chef and owner (along with his father) of the critically acclaimed Viaggio in Wayne, but his ambition has long reached farther. “On the first day Viaggio opened [in 2016],” he says, “I knew I wanted to open a second restaurant before I was 30.” He impressed even himself. Osteria Crescendo opene...

The full force of heightened emotions and stupendous music is what is in store for audiences when Virginia Opera brings its production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” to the Center for the Arts. #Puccini’s “Tosca” features some of his most acclaimed, best-known lyrical arias. “Tosca” is set in Rome on the brink of military invasion with a trio of trag...

Constantino Brumidi is Annapolis’ newest resident. A bronze statue of the Greek-Italian-American historical painter was erected at the Brown-Leanos Park at Westgate Circle as a donation to the city from the Foundation of Hellenism of America. The 500-pound statue arrived by air and was placed in Annapolis in late August. Brumidi (1805-1880) w...

Get ready for all things Italian to take over Havertown later this month, as the 2nd Annual HaverTalian Festival is set for Oct. 12. The festival will take place from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 in the main lot of Cardinal John Foley School. The festival will be held rain or shine. Attendees will be able to enjoy food, music, family fun, cr...

When Katie Parla drops by DiAnoia’s Eatery next week, she will be stirring up conversations about classic foods from the Italian South as well as those that are disappearing and lost ones that are being revived. The author and cognizer of all things Roman is coming to town to celebrate the release of her cookbook, “Food of the Italian South: Recipe...

When Matt Adler talks about the classic red sauce Italian restaurant he's opening on Capitol Hill, he doesn't use any of the cliché words restaurateurs rely on today to convey that they've gussied up a cuisine. Caruso's Grocery won't be an "interpretation" of Italian American cuisine, nor will it be "elevated," or his "modern take on it." He's just...

When: WED, OCTOBER 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT - Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 Revolutionary, controversial, lashing the bourgeois society: this and much more is La Traviata, one of Giuseppe Verdi's most celebrated operas. Maestro Speranza Scappucci, among the first and most acclaimed women conductors...

Free Professional Development for preK to AP TEACHERS OF ITALIAN Saturday October 19 - 9:00 – 15:30Saturday January 11 - 9:00 – 15:30Saturday March 28 - 9:00 – 15:30Organized by the America-Italy Society of PhiladelphiaCourse Supervisor Patrizia Calanchini Monti, Director of Education Office, Consulate General of Italy in PhiladelphiaWith the help...

The La Familia Restaurant takes its name seriously. Not only does the restaurant pride itself on homemade fare in a welcoming place, but the business is family-owned and family members, with years of culinary expertise, can be found in the kitchen cooking up Italian and Portuguese favorites, creating desserts for the pastry case and in the dining r...

Five Italian-American artists from New Jersey will exhibit their work this month at the Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave. October is Italian Heritage Month, and each artist is a descendant of Italian immigrants. The title of the exhibition, “The Golden Door,” refers to a 2006 Italian movie, “Nuovomondo,” about Italian immigration at the...