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Leonardo’s comprehensive new U.S. training center, co-located at the company’s production facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will officially open its doors this month. A project first launched in October 2018 — before the Italian major knew it would win its first U.S. military contract as a prime — it’s an $80 million investment in the company...

The 2021 season of Ferrari Challenge North America is set to begin this weekend at Virginia International Raceway.  A full paddock of over 50 Ferrari 488 Challenge Evos will be joined by participants in the Club Competizioni GT, also making its first stop of the 2021 season, at a circuit that makes its first appearance on a Challenge schedule since...

When Italian immigrants came to work in the West Virginia coal mines during the early 1900s, their contributions went far beyond the energy sector. They also made a lasting mark on the Mountain State’s culture. One tantalizing example: the pepperoni roll, the ultra-popular if unofficial state food. Similar in some ways to a calzone or stromboli, th...

The father and son duo of Pasquino and Michael Vitiello, two of the forces behind beloved Queen Marie Italian Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights, NY, are crossing the Hudson to open Ristorante MV in the historical small town of Bernardsville, NJ. When asked about the move, Michael Vitiello said, “Opening a restaurant in New Jersey was always our five-y...

Aztec Chocolate in Sicily: An online cooking lesson presented by Annalisa Pompeo. Introduction to the history of the Aztec chocolate in Modica by Pierpaolo Ruta. Moderated by Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair, Montclair State University). Closing remarks by Floriana Di Gesù (Università degli Studi di Palermo) When: Monday April 19, 2021   11:00am-12:30pm...

Alessandro Iaia has always believed in the American dream. That anyone – whether they are born in this country or have made this country their home – with hard work, can get far. With perseverance, they can receive equal treatment and be able to live their lives without anyone looking down on them or thinking anything negative about them.  But as h...

March 25, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET. Webinar website: https://tinyurl.com/8pw4epds. Dickinson College, 28 N College St, Carlisle, PA 17013 United States. Presentation by: Clive Woodward, MBA, Professor of Family Business at International Studies Institute, CEA and ESE (The European School of Economics) in Florence. “Family business is the backbone of o...

It takes off-roading through an alley to reach a place that will bring you as close to the other side of the world as you can get in Staunton. Giancarlo Gnali’s pastry has customers crossing state lines to squeeze into the back room of his home and order some pastries. The pastry shop used to be a garage. There are no fancy tables or exquisite furn...

Woman-owned, woman-led, and woman-inspired — In honor of Women’s History Month, The Incline caught up with Jen Saffron and her team at Sprezzatura, a community cafe in Millvale serving sustainable and accessible Italian heritage food, for a look into their featured heirloom recipes. All month long, Sprezzatura has been serving up weekly “Grandma Mo...

We’re in North Eastern Pennsylvania, to explore the Italian American side of the city of Scranton and the surrounding areas! We’ll meet the people behind one of Italian America’s most unique Feasts, visit monuments to religion and the arts, and try some of the best Italian food around… including a memorable meal in the self-professed “Pizza Capital...

Joseph John Martucci, 69, died peacefully in Philadelphia, Pa.., with his children by his side Thursday, March 11, 2021. He succumbed to a short battle with cancer. Joseph was born Feb. 22, 1952, in Philadelphia to Joseph and Helen Martucci (née O’Brien). He was a graduate of Father Judge High School, Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in E...

The statues of St. Ubaldo, St. George, and St. Anthony will stay put for another year. The St. Ubaldo Society in Jessup has decided it will not host the annual Race of the Saints for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Never in our wildest dreams did we think we'd be having this conversation again, but here we are," said Mario H...