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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...

The Fitler Club, a posh and stylish private-membership club in Center City, will host a fashion show on Dec. 8 featuring the designs of Sartoria Milano, a family-owned fashion house whose sartorial creations blend Italian tradition and Italian innovation.At the event, scheduled for 6 p.m., brothers Nicola and Luca Battista will present fashion tren...

The taste of the handmade doughnuts, steak rolls or dessert pastries has been sending customers back to Serpe & Sons Bakery for generations. It all started in 1952, when Domenico and Lucille Serpe established their small bakery in Wilmington on North Madison Street, producing bread and rolls, and later cakes, cinnamon buns, and tomato pie. By 1964,...

Individuals of Italian extraction constitute one of the most important ethnic groups in West Virginia. These Italian-Americans date their connection with the state to ancestors who were recruited during the early years of the 20th century to work in West Virginia’s rapidly developing industrial economy. With more than 17,000 Italian immigrants in t...

The new Tuscana II Italian Restaurant is located in Hopatcong and features a complete Italian menu that covers Pizza, Pasta, Calzones & Stromboli, Seafood, Burgers, Subs, Salads, and much more. The new restaurant owner touts that they go the extra mile through creating all of their pizza and other dishes from scratch every day using only the freshe...

Nicholas Grillo was recently named the Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City's Man of the Year for 2021. Celebrating its 112th year, The Dante Alighieri Society is intended to “protect and promote the Italian language and culture in the world, reviving the spiritual ties of compatriots abroad with the mother country and nurturing among foreigners...

The holidays are happening at the Carnegie Museum of Art where many families make an annual pilgrimage to see the holiday trees and the 250-year-old Italian nativity called the Presepio. Every Saturday afternoon through December 18, the Museum has live concerts among the trees, and if you want to learn more about the Precepio, there are drop-in “ar...

I don’t know exactly what I was expecting. This was one thing that shouldn't have been a surprise to me. This was my first Italian Thanksgiving meal in quite some time and there are so many options! Why can't this be the official way we celebrate Thanksgiving in New Jersey. Instead of boring, dry, turkey. Oh, and in some places, they fry the turkey...

Morris County/Parsippany Sons of Italy ~ Lodge 2561 engages in various community charitable endeavors throughout the year. One way to raise money to promote those efforts is through charitable events such as their Annual Beefsteak Dinner that was held on November 20th at the Bloomingdale Fireman’s Hall. This year’s successful event brought out over...

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 11am-12pm (in-person event at the Yogi Berra Museum on the Montclair State University campus – see location). Participants are welcome to continue to visit the Museum after the one-hour program  Introduced by: Dr. Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair, Montclair State University) Tour led by: Jenny Pollack (Education Director, Yo...

Michael Goss is the co-owner of Sirianni’s Cafe, located in Davis, West Virginia, a landmark dining experience in the tourism capital of the state. Sirianni’s pizza has fed hundreds of thousands of hungry skiing and hiking families and enthusiasts over the last 33 years. Opened in 1988 by Goss’s mother, Saundra, and friend Walt Ranalli, the Italian...

Pittsburgh natives have long known the corner of South Bouquet Street and Forbes Avenue as the location of The O, an iconic hot dog shop. After the closing of The O in April 2020, which left the space vacant for months, the storefront is the new home of Capriotti’s sandwich shop.  Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop started in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1976 a...