Forget the Kentucky Derby and the PGA Championship, some of the most tenacious competitors can be found on the bocce courts at Oak Crest, an Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md. Residents of Oak Crest meet twice weekly to compete, socialize, and relax with friends and neighbors over a friendly game of bocce. "Bocce is a lot of fun. We just g...

Sotto Sopra the Northern Italian Restaurant (www.sottosopra.us) located on historic Charles Street in downtown-Baltimore received the Mayor’s Certificate for Recognition for its 25th Anniversary. Riccardo Bosio opened the chic & stylish Milan-style restaurant on April 9, 1996. It has remained one of the most distinguished dining institutions in the...

Ynot Italian – a full-service restaurant franchise known for its extensive menu of traditional, homemade Italian entrees – has announced plans to expand its footprint across the Southeastern United States. According to founder and CEO Tony DiSilvestro, the growth will focus on developing both full and express units and will initially target other p...

Philomena Rose Scalia, recalled as one of Little Italy’s most prolific home bakers, appeared healthy and resilient when she was photographed last year for a Baltimore Sun article describing how her community was coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Though she was healthy until earlier this year, she died of COVID-19 complications Tuesday at...

Some say a great meal starts with the eyes, which would be one explanation for the perpetual line in front of the display case at Di Pasquale’s in Highlandtown. A rainbow of colors bursts through the glass. Red grape tomatoes mixed with white balls of mozzarella and green basil leaves mirror the colors of the Italian flag. Bright purple octopus ten...

On this day 25-years ago (4-9-1996) Sotto Sopra Restaurant opened their doors to Charm City ushering in Northern Italian flare with a sprinkle of Mediterranean accent. Riccardo & Monika Bosio have enjoyed presenting fresh homemade pasta & exquisite fish to locals & traveling tourists. There has also been a sighting of an entertainment celebrity or...

Baltimore Orioles first baseman / outfielder and Italian American Trey Mancini has been an inspiration. After battling cancer, he is back on the field in 2021 and will be honored by the Italian American Baseball Foundation as the Tommy Lasorda Award recipient at this year’s awards gala. “It is our honor and privilege to recognize Trey for his deter...

A seguito del grave rallentamento dell’attività di trasmissione in Italia delle pratiche di pensione da parte dell’Ufficio della Security Administration of International Operation di Baltimora (USA), ho rappresentato all’Ambasciatore Armando Varricchio la situazione di grave disagio che si è venuta a creare per gli interessati e per le organizzazio...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day would replace Columbus Day in Maryland if a bill in the General Assembly is passed this legislative session. At a hearing on Thursday, members of different advocacy groups testified for and against the bill, which would take effect on Oct. 1, 2021. Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October. The bill, SB0421...

If Earl Weaver was night, Joe Altobelli was day. Two managers could not have been more different, and that’s the first thing members of the 1983 Orioles recall about Altobelli, the man who led them to a World Series championship. “With Earl, if you made a mistake on the field, he would be waiting in the dugout to scream at you in front of everybo...