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As runners race through the streets carrying 400-pound statues for St. Ubaldo Day’s Race of the Saints today, crowds race into local businesses. The annual event that draws massive crowds to Jessup every year has proven to be a boon for businesses in the town, notably those along the race route on Church Street. With banners representing the famili...

If you want to test your willpower as an individual, you study abroad. If you want to test your willpower as an athlete, you study abroad in Italy. In a city, Milan, where every meal involves at least seven courses (il aperitivo, l'insalata, il primo piatto and il secondo piatto, il dolce, and il caffè), and every gym is €400 and up, it proved quit...

Parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Easton will hold their annual Festa Italiana celebration starting May 31. The three-day festival is a major fundraiser for the Easton parish. It will be held on May 31, June 1 and June 2 at Holy Cross Park in Williams Township. The festival features food and entertainment each night, plus a ba...

Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) won the annual congressional bocce tournament hosted at law and lobbying firm Venable LLP on Wednesday evening. The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sponsored the tournament, which began in 2012. The participants played bocce on the court on the roof of Venable's D.C. offices. Pascrell...

The 37th annual Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Media Night was held at the McLure Hotel Ballroom on Wednesday evening. Students received scholarships, sponsors were recognized, and the Italian Americans of the Year were named -- Tom Triveri and Tony Polsinelli. “I’m extremely honored after being here for 51 years that finally th...

May 1st, when everyone across the world except the U.S. celebrates Labour Day, marked an important event at Montclair State, one that would help facilitate job searches for future graduates of this prestigious public university of the Garden State. Numerous business representatives, political figures, professors and alumni attended the launch of th...

Annual Italian street festival La Festa will take place all day next Sunday, June 2. The free all-ages festival got its start in 2010 with the aim of honouring Festa della Repubblica (Italian National Day), and replicating the festivities that take place in Italy on the holiday each year. This year, La Festa will take place on East Passyunk Avenue...

Tuesday June 4 2019, 18:00. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Washington DC DC 20004. Free - registration required. The American University of Rome (AUR), as part of its 50th Anniversary Lecture Series '50 Years of Living Ideas', will host a conversation with Larry Sonsini and Dr. Richard Hodges OBE. Called by Business week “the most sought after lawyer in...

From the moment she walks on stage, Deana Martin takes her audience on a musical journey with her non-stop dynamic energy, honoring her legendary father Dean Martin and other great performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over four decades. For this Memorial Day week, Martin has been tapped to perform and participate in multiple...

One of the perks of writing and talking about restaurants is the occasional invitation I receive to attend events that pair food with wine. Or beer. Or bourbon. Or scotch. Or tequila, rum … or even mead. You get the idea - if I attended them all, I’d be in ‘round-the-clock detox.  But some of these generous invites are hard to turn down, and last w...

Last summer, Adriana Giorgis and two of her University of Virginia classmates piled into a car and drove between 35 coastal villas dotted along the coast of Tuscany. It sounds like a dream roadtrip, and in many ways it was. But it was the dream of an academic and architectural historian, not a tourist. And the villas weren’t just any villas; they w...

Messina wasn’t the college’s first or even second president. But much of what the school has become can be traced to the Mount Holly resident, who came to the school after stints as a professor and administrator at Nassau Community College, the State University of New York and Broome Community College. Bob Messina wasn’t supposed to amount to much....