Dear Friends, in an effort to protect our patrons, community, and volunteers Little Italy’s 93rd Annual Italian Festival Scheduled for October 3rd has been cancelled. As disappointed as you are, please know that the volunteers and families of Little Italy are devastated as well. Remember that nearly 100 years of tradition for us has been disrupted...

The University of Arkansas Rome Center is offering virtual international internships beginning in the fall semester. Students have the opportunity to work with an Italian organization for the second 8-week term, gaining experience in a variety of study areas or interests. Internships are available to students in any degree program and will begin th...

The annual Grape Festival scheduled for Aug. 4-8 has been canceled because of the covid-19 pandemic, according to a news release from a festival representative. This year was to be the 122nd festival. "Due to the changing circumstances and unforeseen future due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we feel this decision must be made in order to protect the saf...

This interview with Charles Marsala, who is bringing great news to the world of the Italian American community in New Orleans and throughout the South East, was done right before the coronavirus pandemic broke out in Italy, and then a couple of weeks before it also arrived in the United States. It is therefore a picture of the world before the coro...

The 3rd annual Arkansas Italian Food & Cultural Festival, a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas, has been postponed to help keep patrons safe from the potential spread of COVID-19 and to comply with requests by the Centers for Disease Control that no events that draw more than 50 people be held at this time. The Arkansas Italian...

One of the characteristics I love most about Arkansas is the fact that things tie together easily because there are so few of us. There are two degrees of separation among those who were born and raised here: If you don't know the person with whom you're visiting, you'll learn within five minutes that you know a lot of the same people. The ties tha...

The 110th Annual Lake Village Spaghetti Lunch at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Delta Italians~Italians of Sunnyside, Lake Village, Arkansas, The 125th Anniversary is planned for Memorial Day 2020. On the Church property there is a detailed Museum of the Italian history of Sunnyside Plantation. The museum was developed by Libby Borgognoni, w...

Count 'em on one hand — and with apologies to anybody we inadvertently didn't count: Bruno's Little Italy. Ciao. Ristorante Capeo. Cafe Prego. Bravo Cucina Italiana. Zaffino's in Sherwood. To make a half-dozen, add Graffiti's, a Mediterranean hybrid with a primarily Italian accent.  Now add Milano's Italian Grill, perched near Little Rock's western...

What unites all the people I have had the good luck to interview is their relationship with an aspect of the marriage between Italy and America. Everyone experiences it from a different point of view, on this or that side of the ocean, and for We the Italians it is nice to meet people who are different in culture, sex, age, experience, tastes and v...

Little Rock's exploration of a new sister city relationship with Sicily's capital kicked off Friday with a delegation from Palermo visiting the city. The group -- which included an artist, a fashion designer, a tour operator and a chef from Palermo, Italy -- arrived in Arkansas' capital this week to take part in events centered on food and friendsh...