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The Ellwood City Italian American Heritage Foundation, at the February Wolves Club meeting, honored the organization with an appreciation plaque in recognition for all they have done and continue to do for our community. Mr. Biondi, while presenting the recognition plaque, on behalf of the ECIAHF remarked; ‘it is with tremendous gratitude, pride, a...

NOIAW’s Greater Washington, DC and Rhode Island Regions invite you to join us for an online presentation on the life and work of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), popularly known as “Mother Cabrini,” a determined Italian nun who together with seven other sisters founded a missionary order and at Pope Leo XIII’s request, traveled “not East, bu...

The dying man’s hand rested in his own. Dr. Haney Mallemat knew the patient was nearing the end. He listened as the man’s agonized daughter cried on a video call as she said goodbye. Then Mallemat witnessed the man’s final breaths. The COVID-19 patient was merely one of many the doctor tried to save as the coronavirus swept across New Jersey. They...

Celebrating 41 years chartered this past month, the local chapter of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America has spent more than four decades sharing and promoting their heritage and culture. “We were formed on a Sunday similar to this. It was raining,” said Bob Rizzo, one of the original charter members. “We met a state president, who cam...

A New Jersey pizzeria has donated thousands of meals to feed families in need during the pandemic despite having its own financial challenges during COVID-19 related shutdowns. Livingston-based Calabria Restaurant and Pizzeria, a family-owned Italian eatery that’s been in business for 40 years, is helping feed community members in need. "If you are...

Two specially instrumented U.S. F-35Bs from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX-23) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS Pax River), Maryland, landed aboard Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour, off the US East Coast, on Mar. 1, 2021. The flagship of the Marina Militare (Italian Navy) had left Naval Station Norfolk (Virginia) on Feb. 28, in...

March 10. Time: 4:30 pm ET. The lecture is part of the 2021 @italyinphilly lecture series, sponsored by the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia in collaboration with Ciao Philadelphia and the YouTube show Italian Innovators. Register online here. What do Petrarch and Dante have to do with Italian industrial culture? Which paradigms of Italia...

Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to visit and highlight several exceptional local Italian restaurants, along with their Chefs. As you travel just over the Parsippany border into neighboring East Hanover, we are fortunate to have yet another outstanding example of that food genre, and another stand-out Chef, to add to our list, P...

Located on the top, flat part of Verona, Penn. — running parallel to the main street, about one-half mile away — was Second Street where I grew up.  The topography made it special, but more notably, it was all of the hustle and bustle in this mixed Italian, German, Croatian, Irish and Polish neighborhood that made it shine. As youngsters, we put up...

Fans of culinary shows will be pleased to know Chef Nick Liberato from Bravo's "Top Chef Masters," and more recently, Netflix's "Restaurants on the Edge," is back home after establishing himself as a culinary force in California. After traveling the world for his show, the celebrity restaurateur, TV personality and producer moved back to Bucks Coun...

Members of the Italian American Women's Association (IAWA) of Erie stepped up over the weekend to host a food drive that benefited the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania.  Boxes, bags and other items that were collected by members of IAWA were dropped off Monday to the Second Harvest Food Bank. The group collected non-perishables an...

A Fredericksburg coffee shop and bakery keeps paying it forward, topping the record organizers had targeted even as the phenomenon keeps going. As of Monday afternoon, Italian Station downtown said it has had nearly 1,200 customers pay forward the cost of a cup of coffee for each next customer, topping the record of 900, at a Starbucks location. Ow...