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Free time is hard to come by in Olivia Vizzini’s world. The Vernon senior admittedly is not one to enjoy sitting around. That’s why you’ll find her involved in some way outside of the classrooms at Vernon Township High School, whether it be on the softball diamond or volleyball court, in addition to other extracurricular activities such as leadersh...

Parsippany Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 were able to show off their culinary skills by providing and cooking up a great Italian dinner for approximately 250 attendees who came out to show their support at this year’s Parsippany Wrestling Pasta Fundraiser. The guests were treated with All-You-Can-Eat Penne or Rigatoni (with either Lodge 2561’s delicious...

The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University presents “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy” - the award winning solo show by playwright, comedy writer and comic storyteller Steve Solomon - on March 28 at 8:00pm. The one-night stand at the Pollak Theatre finds the Brooklyn-born Solomon returning to his roots, as he makes his i...

“So much of science is driven by meeting people and making connections and starting projects with them. It’s about the fundamental aspect of science and the way we progress is through our interactions with other people and setting up those collaborations,” said Julia Farnan, a second year PhD student in the Pharmacology and Physiology program of th...

Residents of Croydon, Bensalem and beyond will soon be enjoying a menu filled with award-winning Italian cuisine. Joe Sarappo, of Sarappo's Pizza in Bensalem and Croydon, has announced a new concept for his popular dining destination. Chef Ralph Sitero has partnered up with Joe Sarappo to create a world-class urban neighborhood BYOB located next to...

In this country the period between Labor Day and the end of the year is chock full of holidays. With Columbus Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s all piling into shared months, it seems every time you turn around there is a new reason to celebrate. But once January hits there is a lull. The festive vibe dies down and we...

Growing up with Italians in your family, there’s a saying at the table. “Have a little,” which translated means, “Keep eating!” Graziano’s Italian Restaurant is no exception to that. Co-owner, Anthony Graziano, said, “We don’t skimp,” as he laid down a bed of cheese on their 24-inch pizza. To put some perspective on it, most bass drums/kick drums a...

The Italian-American Heritage Club of Sussex County will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, March 23, at Preshy's Restaurant, 18585 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach. Cost is $26 per person and includes soup or salad, choice of five entrees and choice of four desserts with coffee. Founded to promote and share appreciation and awareness of Italian-American cultu...

A funeral will take place Monday for former Parsippany Councilman Vincenzo "Vinnie" Ferrara, who died Tuesday. He was 59. Ferrara was born in Caposele, Italy, and came to the United States in 1972, settling in Newark. He lived in South Orange before moving in 1996 to Parsippany, where he served on the Township Council from 2011 to 2013, when he los...

Ellwood City Italian American Heritage Foundation members continued their efforts to preserve their heritage at their December and January meetings at the Wolverine Restaurant. In December, members worked on the Italian Heritage submissions that focus on recording their personal family stories. The next month, Dom Viccari led a discussion of the fo...

Carnevale culminated Tuesday evening at the Annual Dante Alighieri Society’s famous Martedì Grasso, or Fat Tuesday, celebration in Jersey City, New Jersey (562 Summit Ave.). A New Orleans’ themed party replete with shiny beads, colorful masks, and swinging jazz music, revelers stuffed themselves one final time before the penitential season of Lent...

The promotion of the Italian language in the US and the training of Italian teachers at all levels is one of the Embassy of Italy’s main priorities. On March 21, 2020 (8.30am to 4.30pm ET), the Embassy in Washington DC hosts a 0ne-day training workshop: "We learn, examine and integrate the strategies of the AP Italian course in our curriculum." It...