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The countdown is underway for the 2022 Festa Italiana, back at full strength and flavor Aug. 11 to 13 after a COVID-induced hiatus. Last year, the flavors of Italy returned — without the fanfare, fellowship and frivolity — with Festa To Go, with some of the popular foods available on a to-go basis. This year, the extremely popular Bradford event wi...

It’s easy to make the argument that the annual feast is the soul of the Italian American neighborhood, and for the true feast aficionado, it’s the music that is the soul of the feast! And no two people know this better than this week’s guests, the talented musicians at the helm of two of Italian America’s most renowned feast bands, Marty Caliendo a...

Following a two-year hiatus thanks to the pandemic, Morris County Sons of Italy – Lodge 2561 once again held their Annual Basil Ricci Memorial Charity Golf Outing on Thursday, July 7 at Parsippany’s Knoll Country Club West. The event, the compilation of a lot of hard work by many of the Lodge’s “golf committee” members was a huge success. 138 golfe...

The AMHS will be returning to Fort Ward Park in Alexandria, Va., for this year’s Ferragosto Picnic, Sunday, August 14, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. We have reserved Area 5 (not the covered pavilion), which has 9 large picnic tables, two grills, and plenty of parking. The event is free and open to all, rain or shine. As in prior years, AMHS will...

Catcher Vito Friscia was selected to represent Team Italy at Haarlem Baseball Week. Friscia will play under manager Mike Piazza as one of 24 players on the Azzurri Elite national squad. The Philadelphia Phillies have placed Friscia on the Temporarily Inactive List so that he can join the team at Pim Mulier Stadium in Haarlem, the Netherlands from J...

James Joseph Croce was born on January 10, 1943, in the Little Italy section in the south end of Philadelphia, Pa. His father was Giacomo Alberto Croce (April 14, 1914 – March 8, 1972) who had emigrated from the community of Trasacco (population 6,241 in the 2016 census) in the province of L’Aquila in the region of Abruzzo.  His mother was Flora Ma...

The second in-person program for 2022 at Casa Italiana on May 15 was a successful and fun event.  About 80 AMHS members and guests enjoyed a lively panel discussion on why Italian cuisine is not only delicious but nutritious and healthy too. The event was organized by AMHS, with the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center Inc. and the Casa Italiana Lang...

Zucchero Fornaciari World Wild Tour 2022. September 14, 2022 @ 8:00 PM. Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW, Washington DC 20001. Buy tickets here. Credited as the father of Italian blues and boasting over 50 million records sold worldwide, Zucchero is coming back to the United States with a special, intimate performance at the Howard Theatre in Washin...

Former NFL defensive tackle Tony Siragusa died on Wednesday, according to the Baltimore Ravens. He was 55. "Goose," as his fans would call him, played for the Indianapolis Colts for seven seasons from 1990 to 1996, and then signed with the Ravens in 1997. He was a member of Baltimore's Super Bowl XXXV team, and retired following the 2001 season. "I...

While there’s no substitute for the old-world charm of summering in Italy, Pittsburg’s upcoming Festa Italia could be a close second. The event on the weekend of June 24 in John Buckley Square promises to be “a cultural journey filled with authentic Italian food, music, art and tradition,” according to its website. The weekend-long party will inclu...

The Society of Italian American Businessmen broke its fundraising record at its eighth-annual Spring Gala, held recently at the Richlin Ballroom. SIAB presented the Char Hope Foundation with a $25,000 donation. Char Hope is dedicated to helping adults facing the challenge of substance abuse move towards long-term recovery by providing a supportive...

It’s hard not to get a kick out of the smile that slowly forms on Anthony Volpe’s face when someone digging into the start of his season asks about his confidence level. Those in the business of grasping at straws in wondering why the traditional statistics next to the 21-year-old Somerset Patriots shortstop’s name haven’t been as reflective of the...