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by Paul Sebert   Many Tri-State residents were saddened last year when Tascali's Decades Pasta Bar & Grill closed after 29 years when owner Darrell Smith retired. There's now a new Italian option in the village of Barboursville. Fratelli's Italian Restaurant opened it's doors in early June in the former home of Tascali's.   "...

The Center for Italian & Italian American Culture announces its kick-off celebration of the Italian Heritage Month: "Vino 2015," a wine-tasting event with wines offered by Gary's Marketplace from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield.   Tickets for members are $40 per pers...

by Sam Hall Interesting fact –Lorenzo da Ponte , librettist for Don Giovanni, was the first professor of Italian literature at Columbia University in New York City; he was also the first ethnically Jewish member of the faculty, and the first to be a Catholic priest.   Before that, he worked at various points in his life as grocer, among oth...

March 2, 2016. Wednesday 9:00 AM - White House Historical Association - 748 Jackson Place NorthwestWashington, District of Columbia   Long before the emergence of the United States and Italy as nations, close connections between our two peoples influenced political philosophy, architecture, culture, and more. Over time, these...

Rare Italian wines will be at the Independence Seaport Museum for a tasting event April 27. The event is being hosted by Drink Philly and South Italy Imports.   Attendees will have an opportunity to sample more than 40 hard-to-find wines made with different varieties of grapes from the various regions of Italy. Light appetizers will be avail...

We are proud to announce that NOIAW Board member and Secretary, Mary Ann Pessolano Mattone, will be honored at the Sons of Italy Foundation's 28th Annual National Education and Leadership Awards on May 26, 2016 in Washington, D.C. A philanthropist and community leader, Mrs. Mattone will receive a National Education and Leadership Award, as will he...

Vincenzo Tettamanti didn't start his dessert cafe on Market Street in the borough because he was pining for the old country. But he was hungry for something authentically Italian.   "I always cooked, since I was little," Tettamanti recently recalled inside his Gemelli Artisanal Gelato and Dessert Cafe across from the Historic Courthouse in t...

Sono cinque i talenti iblei, già affermati sulla scena internazionale o sulla via della consacrazione, che negli anni scorsi hanno ricevuto il riconoscimento del Premio Ragusani nel Mondo. Sono Francesco Cafiso, jazzista di acclarata fama, Giovanni Cultrera, pianista esibitosi nei teatri di svariate metropoli mondiali, Rachele Amenta, giovanissima...

By Marcy Nicholson   Italy's Lavazza is joining the ranks of Starbucks and Gevalia in the highly competitive specialty coffee section on grocery store shelves as the nearly 120-year-old roaster makes another push into the U.S. and Canadian consumer markets.   The family run business, a brand little-known by North American consumers th...

By Linda Stasi Now that the revolting Giudices — the sleaziest duo since Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer — have finally been indicted, isn't it time for the criminally bad "Real Housewives of New Jersey" to end up in the can as well?   Well, actually it's well beyond the time. In fact, I will go the feds one better and say that even the p...

By Ashlie Walter The 25th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Pasta Cook-Off is expected to be fun for both cooks and eaters alike on Saturday in Jackson Square Parking Facility. Cook time is at 9 a.m. and taste and judging begins at noon.   Read more   Source: http://www.exponent-telegram.com  

Today's mom has learned to adapt to a barrage of digital computerized appliances that would have scared the daylights out of Grandma. She's the family member who sets the digital alarm clock every night and the automatic coffee maker every morning.   Today's savvy Mom carries her own smart phone and she can be located quickly. But even with...