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A rush of Italian culture, aromas, music and traditions will soon overtake the country’s oldest outdoor market. That’s right: South Philly’s 9th Street Italian Market Festival — a two-day, eight-block enduring celebration — will take place on May 18 and 19 from Fitzwater to Wharton Streets. Tens of thousands of people will flood the historic corrid...

Going through this book is akin to being virtually in touch with the Italian culture and customs. The author compiled text and images which show how beautiful the Italian community in America is and how wonderful the people are as they co-exist with others. Stephanie Longo tells the story of Italians of Lackawanna in a distinct and brilliant way th...

Pittsburghers with roots in Italy who are interested in piecing together their families’ back story can attend an upcoming workshop at the Sen. John Heinz History Center. The center’s Italian American Program will host the workshop, featuring Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 18. Venezia will teach people how to use...

Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino was presented with the Honorable Anthony V. Cardona Award by the Capital Region Italian-American Bar Association March 21 at the Rotterdam Elks Lodge. The award is for contributions to the legal profession. Giardino is a former Fulton County Court judge and county district attorney. The late Anthony V. Cardona...

Singer-songwriter Simona Molinari is among the most well-loved of the Italian music scene. Molinari has collaborated with world famous artists like Al Jarreau, Gilberto Gil, Peter Cincotti, Andrea Bocelli, Dado Moroni, Danny Diaz, and many more. In Italy, she is best known to the public for the radio hit “In Search of You” and for her two appearanc...

A New Castle festival wants to give you the business. The committee overseeing the city’s annual Italian Festival at Cascade Park decided two weeks ago to forego this year’s event. The goal for next year is to trim the festival from three days to one. The reason? “It becomes hard to have an Italian festival if you don’t have a lot of food vendors,”...

The debate over turning Columbus Day into Indigenous Peoples’ Day has people riled up on both sides, prompting calls for more civility.  The mayor and council discussed the idea of changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day or adding the second recognition to the first, at their April 24 meeting. The discussion came in response to about 14 em...

Jetting to Italy from Washington, D.C., just got a little easier: Italian airline Alitalia launched nonstop flights from Washington Dulles International Airport to Rome Thursday. Alitalia will offer direct flights between Virginia's Dulles International Airport and Rome's Fiumicino International Airport five times per week on the Airbus A330-200, w...

Bravo, Little Italy is getting new bocce courts! These well-loved and popular courts on Stiles Street are being refurbished after having seen hundreds of bocce games and tournaments throughout the decades. How did this project evolve? The bocce courts were built in 1993 on behalf of the Little Italy Community Organization (LICO) for the community,...

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW - Washington, DC 20008. RSVP Here. During the second week of May, Washington DC will host the annual Satellite-2019 Expo. The presence of the international space community will be the occasion for highlighting to the participants the new Italian Space scenario. R...

Anthony & Sons Bakery got its start in the 1960s when Anthony Dattolo, just a decade after emigrating from Sicily, embarked on a bakery career in Brooklyn. Not long after, he moved to New Jersey with his wife, Rosalia, to raise a family that included sons Baldo and Joseph, who joined forces with their father in 1984 to create Anthony & Sons Italian...

Salumi Kitchen has opened on Girabaldi Avenue in Lodi. Owner and chef Kenneth Collins says his restaurant is carrying on salumi , the honored Italian tradition of curing and smoking meats -- with a modern twist. "At Salumi Kitchen, we cultivate and expand those time-tested methods with new ingredients to make our meats, pasta, salads and sandwiches...