Italian American Heritage Month is drawing to a close, and for our final episode of October, we’re inviting in a few outside voices to join us as we try to untangle the often-in-the-news topic of Christopher Columbus, his legacy, the holiday that bears his name, and his meaning for the modern Italian American.  As the “Columbus Question” continues...

Common current Donaldsonville surnames like Sotile, Falsetta, and Pizzolato serve as an ingrained aspect of the area’s Italian influence. The first Donaldsonville Festa Italiana, held Saturday at the Frank Sotile Pavilion, reveled in the cultural impact Italian immigrants and their descendants have made over many decades in the area. The festival i...

On Sunday, many headed to Hutchinson Square in Summerville for the 7th Annual Italian Festival. The family-fun event featured Italian-inspired music and food. Jay Lombardo, the Executive Director of the Summerville Italian Festival, said the event serves a bigger cause to the community. Money raised at the fest goes back in to Dorchester District T...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! What a month! It has been full of wonderful opportunities to show and testify how great the relationship between Italy and the US is! On September 22nd I had the honor and the pleasure of giving the welcoming remarks at the National Italian American Bar Association, welcoming old and new friends...

The Rockford Italian Sister Cities Alliance will hold its annual fundraiser, A Taste of Italy V, from noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Venetian Club. Several local restaurants will provide samples for tasting, including Napoli’s (pictured). The cost is $25 per person; only 200 tickets are available. Proceeds will benefit Rockford Italian Sister Citi...

It’s ‘Feast-time’ and time for the anticipated, annual celebration of Italian food, entertainment and all-out family tradition, when the ‘Feast of Little Italy’ turns Jupiter’s Downtown Abacoa - once again - into an all-out Italian street festival November 1 – 3. Festival hours throughout the weekend, are: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Opening Night; 1...

This year’s Michael A. Nazzaro Community Service Award was presented to Fernando “Freddy” & Joseph “Peppi” Giangregorio at Friday evening’s reception by the North End Columbus Day Celebration Committee.  The Committee recognized Freddy & Peppi for their dedication to our neighborhood, our city, and the Italian American community of Massachusetts. T...

E’ la palermitana Daria Biancardi la vincitrice della 12esima edizione di New York Canta – Festival della musica italiana a New York che si è svolto al Master Theatre di Brooklyn. Con il singolo “Come una danza” - scritto da Cassandra Raffaele - Daria è salita sul palco e incantato pubblico e giuria di esperti. Alle 2 di notte, ora italiana, Daria...

The sun took a while to peek through the clouds on Sunday, Oct. 6, but nothing could cloak the light in the hearts of parishioners and guests at St. Paul Parish and St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, both in South Philadelphia, for a day of festivities. The former saw the dedication of a long-desired church hall and a well-received feast, while the...

Festival-goers young and old enjoyed the opportunity to be Italian for a day Sunday at the Italian Festival on the Rondout Waterfront. "This is where everyone pretends to be Italian for a day," Frank Casciano, the festival's entertainment coordinator said. Italian blood or not, it's a time to celebrate life and food, he added.  Casciano said he exp...