"What a gorgeous festival we had. All of the art is spectacular!" said Cyd Wolf, co-organizer/founder of the Madonnari Arts Festival. "Congratulations to the artists and thank you to everyone who participated. I add an emphatic thank you to the presenters, Little Italy Neighborhood Association/LINA and Baltimore Jazz Alliance/BJA." The festival's e...

Frances Victoria Carpegna died July 23 at the age of 95. The majority of babies born at Washington County Hospital between 1953 and 1986 were cared for by Frances “Fran” Carpegna in the nursery. Back in those days, new mothers stayed in the hospital for about a week and rested, while the nurses, including Fran, lovingly cared for the babies.  “Lit...

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death, the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland (ICCM) in collaboration with Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA), and office of First Lady Yumi Hogan is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for two juried art exhibitions celebrating...

Mauro Dal Bo è il nuovo Console Onorario italiano a Baltimora. Ne dà notizia il Consolato generale d’Italia a Philadelphia. Branch Manager della MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company), Dal Bo riceve i connazionali al 2200 Broening Highway - Suite 260. I connazionali possono contattarlo inviando una email all’indirizzo mauro.dalbo@msc.com o telefonand...

Augustine “Augie” Miceli Sr., the longest-tenured faculty member at Calvert Hall College High School, who taught thousands of students in a 60-year career as math teacher and football coach, died Saturday of acute myeloid leukemia at the Gilchrist Center hospice in Towson. He was 86 years old. Mr. Miceli, the gregarious son of Italian immigrants, c...

“Esprimo soddisfazione per creazione di un nuovo programma accademico d’italiano alla Morgan State University, una delle più grandi università statali dello Stato del Maryland (USA) e tra le più grandi università di denominazione Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) degli Stati Uniti”. È quanto dichiara oggi Fucsia Nissoli, deputata...

The restaurants residing in Little Italy – all mostly family-owned and delicious – take up space in just a few blocks' radius in Baltimore City. None, however, are so sweet as Vaccaro’s – Little Italy’s only bakery. Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop was opened by Gioacchino Vaccaro in 1956 as a way to share the recipes he had brought with him from Pale...

Orto, meaning “vegetable garden” in Italian, opened in February in a cozy, plant-filled Station North spot formerly home to Colette and Bottega. The menu, hung in the window, is notable for what it’s missing: Familiar items like eggplant parm, spaghetti and pizza — all but required eating in most of Baltimore’s Italian restaurants — are nowhere to...

The news stories report that Sunday February 7, 1904, was a brutally cold and windy day. In Baltimore, a single spark was destined to change the face of the city forever. That spark ignited a blaze in the warehouse of the John W. Hurst Company at German (now Redwood) and Sharp Streets. Shortly after 11 AM, the building was engulfed in flames. By no...

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,...