by Lisa Backus As he stirred the steaming pot of soffritto, boiled veal hearts in a tasty sauce, Sunday afternoon, Rich Angelillo understood that he was helping younger generations to understand the vibrancy of his roots in Italy. "This is our Italian heritage," he said as he pointed to the sign on the Sons of Italy hall that read they had been i...

Sparta UNICO is sponsoring a Heritage event for area residents. On April 17 people in the county are invited to Hillside Park in Andover for fun, food and family. They will provide live Italian music, food tasting, demonstrations, Italian lessons and cultural information.   Door prizes include a free DNA testing kit donated by Ancestry.com.&...

by Darlene J. Swiger   People lined West Main Street in downtown Clarksburg Friday afternoon to watch the 38th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival coronation. The ceremony officially kicks off the three-day festival held each Labor Day weekend.   Friday's ceremony began with the introduction of the festival's princesses, Mi...

Saturday morning, they rolled more than 24,000 meatballs 115,000 raviolis and by hand in preparation for Sunday's feast.It takes volunteers weeks to prepare for the feast in Camp Washington, which benefits Sacred Heart Church. This is church's 104th year and the 30th for the dinner. "We have fun. We've been doing this controlled chaos for a long t...

The Italian American Cultural Society has been invited to participate in the 5th Annual International Children's Festival. The event will take place at Troy Athens High School. The International Children's Festival is a day in celebration of cultural diversity represented by children. The event consists of stage performances, country exhibit tables...

The 1st Annual Italian Street Festival is about to get underway in downtown Salt Lake City. Festa Italiana will celebrate the culture, entertainment and culinary diversity of Italy. There will be food vendors from some of the most popular authentic Italian restaurants in the Salt Lake Valley. Some of the items that can be found include Gnocchi...

The National Christopher Columbus Association, together with Italian-American organizations from the Washington, DC area, will be hosting a ceremony at the Columbus Memorial Statue in front of Union Station in Washington, DC on Monday, October 12, 2015. The United States Marine Band will begin the program at 10:45 am with patriotic marches – a...

Organized by GDG Productions and sponsored by the San Gennaro Festival Society of Port St. Lucie, a Non-Profit 501-C3 organization, the 2016 Seventh Annual Port St. :Lucie Festival Italiano this year is once again presented by Garber Buick-GMC of Ft. Pierce, and will take place on Saturday February 27 (12-10 pm) and Sunday February 28 (10-7 pm) at...

Dear Italians and Friends, Italians in DC is happy to be a sponsor and to invite you at the 4th Annual Festa Italiana of Frederick. Saturday June 11th. 11am - 7:30pm. Rose Hill Manor Park. 1611 North Market St. Frederick, MD 21701   FESTA ITALIANA of Frederick is the product of the vision and hard work of a ded...

Santa Fe is jam-packed with entertaining activities all summer long. This year, a touch of Italy is being added to the menu, with this week's CineFesta Italia, a celebration of the film (and food) of Italy, as well as a monthlong cultural celebration. Santa Fean Lisa Contarino, executive director of the festival, explains that there's a connection...