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Last night the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, was the guest of honor of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), one of the most prominent Italian-American organizations in the country, and the Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD), which brings together many members of the U.S. Congress. The event w...

On December 3, Ambassador Mariangela Zappia and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Matthew Lussenhop, opened the seminar titled “Fulbright Fellows’ Contribution to the Fight against Covid-19” hosted at the Embassy’s Auditorium in Washington DC in occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Prog...

Art curator DK Johnston has combined two artistic forms in a group show featuring 14 exquisitely crafted D'Angelico Guitars -- each reimagined by a different artist. Each of the artists will be participating in the artist-in-residence at the Canopy, or is represented in the hotel's permanent collection. From acclaimed street-artists such as ABOVE, ...

Ms. Linda Schiano, from Old Bridge, New Jersey, has been promoting the Italian language and culture for over 20 years. Ms. Schiano has been an Italian language teacher in Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School for 16 years. “I have been blessed to have an amazing career. I am so passionate about the Italian language and culture and I get to share this...

Residents will have a new spot to satisfy their Italian food cravings at The Shop starting next month. The part-eatery, part old-world market is set to open in January at the former 2,300-square-foot space Café Villa occupied for 25 years, between Blue Foundry Bank and Noah's Bagels, in the Chatham Plaza on Main Street. Co-owners Vincenzo Bernardo...

Pulcinella Restaurant, an Italian kitchen, has reopened in a new location in McLean Tuesday. The restaurant announced on its website it would open at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 1310 Chain Bridge Road. The old location at 6852 Old Dominion Drive is now home to The Italian Oven. The owner of The Italian Oven is the Esposito family, which has a hi...

Somerset native Greta Pontarelli now has 10 world titles for pole art after winning the Pole Art Italy World Championship. The 70-year-old athlete captivated the crowd with her original choreography for "The Alchemist." Pole art is an acrobatics routine that includes a pole. The athletes tell a story with their choreography. "'The Alchemist' is a s...

For Larry Adiutori Jr., owner of Larry's Central Market at 1626 Sassafras St., it's all about family. He's a third generation owner of the small grocery business, and his children and grandchildren frequently work alongside him. It's also about the family who came before them: the walls of the store are lined with old photos of life in the shop. An...

Although the holiday honoring Christopher Columbus has passed this year, the passions of many of the legal combatants over the statue are still running hot, and several legal challenges are still unwinding in court which could determine the fate of the statue in South Philadelphia’s  Marconi Plaza. George Bochetto is the primary attorney at the for...

Logan Circle just got a glamorous destination for coastal Mediterranean favorites like luxe iberico ham, beef souvlaki, chicken tagine, orzo risotto, and minty spritzes. Dolce Vita kicked off dinner service last week in the high-profile space formerly known as happy hour hotspot Ghibellina (1610 14th Street NW). With a show-stopping new look and fu...

Pittsburghers embraced Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli on his previous visit to the Steel City. “What I certainly remember is the warm welcome that I received here,” said Bocelli, who will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday at PPG Paints Arena. “Many have also spoken enthusiastically about Pittsburgh — its history, imbued in culture and art; its important...

There will soon be a familiar face on the bench again in the city of Jamestown. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council approved George Panebianco, who was nominated by Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist, to be a city court judge. This isn’t the first time Panebianco has been a city judge. He previously served as a part-time city judge from 2004 to 2014...