An Italian American cafe named after a Philadelphia sports team will open a new location in north Marion County soon. Flyers Cafe is gearing up for its grand opening on June 1. The new cafe is located at 18651 N US Hwy 301 in Citra. Located in Longo Plaza, the space was formerly occupied by Ted’s Restaurant, which closed its doors after over 15 yea...

Growing up with a father who had played professional ice hockey and three older brothers who loved to lace up their skates in the backyard rink, Hayley Scamurra found her passion for the sport early on. The 28-year-old now is a veteran of the U.S. women’s ice hockey team, which took gold in May at the 2023 Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship. “Th...

Tommy Parrottino, Anthony Rinaldi and Ryan Valentini have all been playing on a line together through training camp and the three share more than just the same colour of practice jersey, as they all have Italian last names and heritage in their family. Tommy Parrottino, 25, hails from Rochester Hills, Michigan but his family roots can be traced bac...

Now in his 10th professional hockey season, Wilmington native Joe Pendenza is still going strong. In fact, he may be going stronger than ever. Pendenza, 32, is in his fourth season with the Florida Everblades, an ECHL team based near Ft. Myers. The ECHL is considered a mid-level minor league, below the high-minor AHL. Through 21 games this season f...

As a finance major, Nadia Mattivi understands the value of managing risk and investing wisely. That also applies in her hockey career. The Italian women’s national team defender took a risk when she joined the Boston University women’s hockey team to become the first European skater in Terriers history in 2019/20. Her decision to invest in herself...

The Eruzione family has produced so many athletic thrills for multiple generations, from Miller Field in Winthrop to Fitton Field in Worcester to the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. Danny Eruzione will now bring that storied tradition to an international destination as he begins his professional career in the Italian Hockey League (IHL). Eruzione, 2...

New Jersey Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald, in a free agency news conference announcing several acquisitions on Friday, told reporters he was still in the market for a veteran defenseman. On Saturday, he cashed in on that quest, dealing a 2023 third-round draft choice along with Ty Smith to the Pittsburgh Penguins for John Marino. Marino, 25,...

Like so many stories that involve Minnesota hockey or Minnesota politics, or both, this one starts at Mancini’s — the legendary steakhouse on West Seventh Street that is roughly equidistant from Xcel Energy Center and the State Capitol. Davie Carle was an assistant coach with the University of Denver, and the Pioneers were having a team meal there...

Cue the “Coming Home” music! Setauket native and college free agent Bobby Trivigno has signed a contract with the New York Rangers. Trivigno, who recently completed his senior season at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was one of college hockey’s top free agents. The 23-year-old forward was among 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker award, give...

In the province of Vicenza, a minor township stands on the hills, separating the two Italian regions of Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige. It is Asiago, known for its famous cheese and its fabulous ski resorts. Here, the colors are those of nature: green, brown, grey, and blue. The fragrances are those of the woodlands. Time passes slowly, far from th...