By Tony Farina   It is just about time for the annual Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival which will hold court on Hertel Ave. between Colvin and Delaware next week beginning Thursday (July 16) and running through Sunday (July 19), featuring all the great Italian food you can eat in addition to top local entertainment and the Miss Italian Fest...

by Tony Farina   It was an overflow crowd last Saturday night (March 13) at Salvatore's Italian Gardens as the Good Government Club of Western New York attracted more than 400 guests for the its 20th annual St. Joseph's Dinner, this year honoring Erie County Conservative Party Chairman Ralph Lorigo.   Lorigo, who is the longest sittin...

JoAnn Falletta, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's music director, can chalk up a lot of awards and achievements. On Columbus Day, though, she will receive an honor that strikes especially close to home.   Falletta is going to be honored by the Federation of Italian-American Societies of Western New York at their 107th Annual Columbus Day...

by Lee Breslouer   Just because a pizza place has stuck around for a long while doesn't mean its pies are anything special... but mostly it does. We tricked you again, it 100% does! And that's certainly the case with these 21 pizzerias from across the country, all of them continuously in operation since the day they opened so many years ago...

The City of Buffalo is moving forward with their Lake Erie waterfront developments and as they proceed, Monsignor Fred R. Voorhes of St. Anthony's Church wishes to recognize the Italian heritage and ancestors who built the foundations of the City. St. Anthony of Padua parish, in downtown Buffalo behind City Hall, is taking steps to build a museum...

When times change, distinct cultural practices and traditions often mysteriously disappear from city neighborhoods and our social consciousness, but they should never be forgotten. That is exactly what happened in Buffalo to the omnipresent, Italian cultural fixtures on the Old West Side during the mid-1960s: A golden yet turbulent time defined by...

Italy's biggest green energy company Enel Green Power said on Monday it had agreed to pay $60 million to take its stake in U.S. wind farm Buffalo Dunes to 75 percent.   In a statement Enel Green Power, which is controlled by Italy's biggest utility Enel, said its North America unit had signed an agreement with GE Capital to buy a further 26...

Buffalo's West Side of the 1970s remains indelibly etched in my childhood memories because it was a simple yet prosperous time in Buffalo's rich, cultural history. It represented a special time when the West Side resonated with an old-country, Italian cultural flavor that was prominent in everything we did in our daily living.   Importantly,...

Starting Thursday, a strip of Hertel Avenue will be transformed into a 4-day celebration of Italian food, music and culture. The Galbani Cheese Italian Heritage and Food Festival of Buffalo is kicking off its 29th year along the "Little Italy" section of North Buffalo.   This year's festival will be packed with local food vendors, the a...

Television writer and producer Tom Fontana has been named grand marshal of Buffalo's eighth annual Columbus Day Parade at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 on Hertel Avenue, the Federation of Italian-American Societies of Western New York announces.   Fontana, who grew up in Buffalo and graduated from SUNY Buffalo State, has been a writer and producer of serie...