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La Festa Italiana will be extended to four days this year, starting Friday, Sept. 4, and running through Monday, Sept. 7. Organizers decided to start early for the 40th annual festival, which traditionally spans Labor Day weekend, because it coincides with First Friday, said Christopher DiMattio, chairman of the La Festa committee.   Fe...

by Tim Jimenez   A month-long celebration of Italian culture called "Ciao Philadelphia" wraps up with a number of events this week. There's an Italian Cinema Night at Widener University on Wednesday. On Friday, it's a Wine and Cheese tasting at Drexel.   Andrea Canepari is Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia. For a second yea...

Sponsored by the Original Little Italy Restaurant Association. Friday, December 4, 2015 - 7 pm - rain or shine. FREE FAMILY EVENT! (corner Stiles & High Streets)   Christmas carols sung by Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Candlelight caroling will begin previously in the church and process to the tree lighting...

by Bob Kalinowski   Neno Sartini, one of Northeastern Pennsylvania's leading advocates for veterans, died on Tuesday afternoon, his wife said. He was 85. Sartini served in the Air Force for 27 years, retiring as a master sergeant. The Wilkes-Barre man fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his ser...

The Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia, Andrea Canepari, presented New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney with the Italian Consular General Award May 23 at Rowan University. The award recognizes Sweeney's support of, and friendship with, Italian Americans in Sweeney's legislative district and around the state, Canepari said. &...

As a child, Mary Menniti spent a lot of time with her Italian grandfather, who visited their rural home to tend his figs. "He came from a lifestyle of surviving on what he could grow and brought that knowledge to New Castle," she says.   Even then, she could tell there was a special connection between her grandfather and those figs. The...

By Bob Shryock Caterina Dattola Dawson, a Mickleton resident, has been named 2016 Italian-American Citizen of the Year by the Gloucester County Italian Heritage Commission in recognition of her efforts to keep Italian heritage alive, instilling a love for the culture and inspiring the younger generation to carry on the Italian tradition.  ...

A delegation of Italian "Wounded Warriors", led by Lieutenant Colonel Gianfranco Paglia, Italy's Gold Medal of Military Valor and advisor to the Minister of Defense, visited the USA from November 28 to December 2, 2016. The delegation of Italian soldiers wounded during mission, comprised of Lieutenant Colonel Marco Iannuzzi, Command Sergeant Major...

Members of UNICO-Delaware District 1 and St. Edmond Church Choir gathered at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lewes Dec. 3 to share the spirit of Christmas. Residents enjoyed singing Christmas carols led by the choir and tasting a variety of baked goods provided by UNICO members.   UNICO is a national Italian-American service org...

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Meatballs, ravioli, spaghetti and a whole lot more–it's all on the menu Sunday at one of Baltimore's biggest church dinners. Ron Matz reports on what's cooking in Little Italy. They're busy in the kitchen at St. Leo's Church. "I have more volunteers than I can use," said Sue Corasaniti, St. Leo's volunteer coordinator. "Everybody wants to be inv...

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 - 8:00PM - Doors Open: 7:00PMTickets: To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com, charge by Phone (800-745-3000), and any Ticketmaster outlet.Ticket Prices: $378.50, $278.50, $198.50, $153.50, $128.50, $78.50Availability: Buy TicketsParking: Buy Parking   Andrea Bocelli will return to the U.S. for a select...