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A bakery in Montgomery County went above and beyond to spread Christmas cheer to their neighbors in need. The Collegeville Italian Bakery filled a 2,200 square foot vacant building with toys and food. The Carcarey family, owners of the bakery, say they started collecting items last month from customers, local schools and other small businesses.Tues...

St. Leo's Church 140th anniversary campaign has exceeded - and doubled - its $140,000 goal one month ahead of its six-month close, totaling approximately $170,000, the amount before an anonymous donor has committed to matching the $140K. Separately, a generous and anonymous couple who had visited the church last month donated $25K. The Anniversary...

The Feast of Seven Fishes is a hallmark Christmas Eve tradition in Pittsburgh’s Italian-American households. The celebration took root in many regions of the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s as Italians began to immigrate en masse to the country and share their culinary heritage. “We can’t go back and say it comes from one person or...

Just after midnight on Christmas Eve, while Santa is still out delivering toys, thousands of people line up for a Christmas tradition in South Philadelphia: pastries at Termini Bros. But this year, their 100th Christmas, the storied bakery almost lost its cannolis. You see, their 80-year-old machine, straight from Italy, broke right after Thanksgiv...

The Little Italy and star lights, which have hung in disrepair above the neighborhood's streets, have been repaired, refreshed, and rehung by a Baltimore City crew. Councilmember Zeke Cohen was instrumental in arranging for the Baltimore City Department of Transportation to take down and rehang the lights. "It was incredible how so many of our Litt...

On December 10 and 11, the Hawthorne Pride Alliance Foundation performed “My Big Gay Italian Christmas” the last of the “My Big Gay Italian” series written by Anthony J. Wilkinson. The cast included Hope Foley as Josephine, Thomas Bushnauskas as Victorio Buccatini, Krissy Sciarra as Aunt Toniann, Rob Laub as the weatherman and Officer Gardner, Mary...

There’s no need to travel overseas for a taste of authentic Italian cuisine. Did you know that Maryland is home to its very own Little Italy? That’s right — this colorful neighborhood is jam-packed with Italian restaurants galore. Spend the weekend here to try as many of them as you can. These local restaurants are all so delicious, so come hungry,...

Shoppers at The Mall at Short Hills can now expect to see decadent chocolates, gelato, crepes and more at Venchi Fine Italian Chocolates — the brand's first "ChocoGelateria" in New Jersey. The new chocolate shop has recently opened at the Short Hills Mall on the first floor across from Macy's. Venchi currently has 135 retail boutiques in 70 countri...

“The impetus that led to initiating the Italian-American Club was to focus on all of the contributions, legacy and leadership that the Italian American community has provided for over 150 years in our country,” said Stabile. The club’s hope this year is to do just that. During October, students collaborated with Stabile to decorate a display case i...

Botanica – from Ryan Sherring of the Six Mile Bridge brewery in Maryland Heights and acclaimed chef Ben Welch – recently opened in Wildwood, showcasing a blend of new Italian and Southern American cuisine. Using ingredients like fermented garlic honey, pecans and sweet potatoes across a menu of small plates, pastas, entrées and Roman-style pizza, B...

Imagine going to the doctor for your annual checkup, providing a small sample of blood or saliva for testing, and learning a few days later whether you’re in the clear or dealing with the early stages of cancer. Identifying the dread disease that early would increase your chances of survival, as well as minimize your pain and the disruption to your...

New York City-based Song E Napule has opened in Rutherford, New Jersey. It is the brand's first location outside of NYC, according to a press release. The restaurant, created by Ciro Iovine, will serve pizza and traditional Italian dishes. "Today more than ever, it's fundamental that the restaurant business propose food characterized by top quality...