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Per dare il benvenuto al nuovo console generale a New York Francesco Genuardi, ieri l'Associazione dei Cavalieri dello Stato del New Jersey ha scelto l'Upper Montclair Country Club, subito ribattezzato dal ministro come un "angolo di paradiso".   Il ricevimento è stata l'occasione propizia per dare il giusto riconoscimento non solo alle auto...

In Italian culture, food and family go hand in hand. That's especially true for Bethlehem Township resident Lisa Prass and her family. In fact, they have a closely guarded family recipe for tomato gravy (aka "sauce") that's central to many of their pasta dishes. "It's my grandmother's recipe," Prass says.   Prass and her mom, Jean...

The Italian American Association of Luzerne County will hold a series of events over Columbus Day weekend. The raising of the Italian flag will take place at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at the Luzerne County Courthouse, 200 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. On Sunday, Oct. 9 there will be Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 Willia...

U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden and his wife Jill paid tribute to the Year of Italian Culture in the USA on the occasion of the "Opera Ball", one of the American capital's most important cultural events, which was organized with the help of the Washington National Opera (WNO) at Villa Firenze, residence of Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero.Over 5...

by Helene Stapinski   When I was growing up in the 1970s in Hudson County, N.J., there was plenty to complain about: toxic waste, political corruption, blighted buildings. The one thing people never knocked was the food.   Our mothers made meatballs. Our aunts fashioned pirogi. My father brought home lobster and steaks that "fell off...

The Charcoal Pit has been a landmark on Concord Pike for 57 years, a quintessential American hamburger joint on a Wilmington highway that's straight out of a Hollywood back lot.   Now, the owners of the popular restaurant with the giant "Soup's On" sign in the window are bringing a little Euro flavor to the commercial thoroughfare.  ...

by Stacey Rosenfeld   The first annual Cliffside Park Cultural Arts Festival, in conjunction with the Italian American Repertory Company, will be held Jan. 18, 2014, at the theater company's home base, the Trinity Episcopal Church.   The inaugural event will feature a broad array of art forms, including singers, actors, dancers, music...

By Nicky D Cooks On Sunday, April 27, Giada Valenti will be back in Pittsburgh for her new show, From Venice With Love. Giada is preforming again at the Cabaret at Theatre Square in Downtown. The Venice born, international singer and songwriter will be performing on stage with her band. The show is described as "being taken on a romantic journey...

Belmar's 7th Annual Restaurant Tour will take place on Sunday, March 8th and this year's tour is dedicated to the life and legacy of Tracie Orsi, the beloved chef/owner of Ragin' Cajun who passed away last month after battling cancer. The restaurant tour runs from 11:30am until 4:30pm.   Taste your way through more than thirty restaurants, r...

by Mary Ann Barton   There's a new restaurant in Shirlington that held its soft opening over the weekend: Osteria da Nino. The new Italian restaurant and bar takes the place of The Curious Grape, the longtime Shirlington wine store and restaurant.   The restaurant is located at 2900 S. Quincy St. in Shirlington Village. The Curious Gr...

May 16, 2015 - Saturday 8:00 PMPresbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill - 8855 Germantown AvenuePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 19118Cipriano de Rore wrote some of the most sublimely beautiful madrigals and motets ever to set ladies' hearts fluttering in Italy's 16th century villas and basilicas.   Piffaro, the nation's foremost Renaissance...

This, the Rev. Bob Simon wants you to know, is a Kragle-free zone. That is, the Vatican he's building out of LEGO bricks -- hundreds of thousands of them, mostly in white -- holds itself together, no Krazy Glue (or Kragle if you saw "The LEGO Movie") required.   "The dome scared me the most," said Simon, a parish priest from near Scrant...