The restaurants residing in Little Italy – all mostly family-owned and delicious – take up space in just a few blocks' radius in Baltimore City. None, however, are so sweet as Vaccaro’s – Little Italy’s only bakery. Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop was opened by Gioacchino Vaccaro in 1956 as a way to share the recipes he had brought with him from Pale...

Orto, meaning “vegetable garden” in Italian, opened in February in a cozy, plant-filled Station North spot formerly home to Colette and Bottega. The menu, hung in the window, is notable for what it’s missing: Familiar items like eggplant parm, spaghetti and pizza — all but required eating in most of Baltimore’s Italian restaurants — are nowhere to...

Leaders in business, Italian-American causes, and military received awards from the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA), the nation’s largest and oldest organization for people of Italian heritage. Bruno Ciacciarelli (President of Roadtex Transportation), Vivian Cardia...

The news stories report that Sunday February 7, 1904, was a brutally cold and windy day. In Baltimore, a single spark was destined to change the face of the city forever. That spark ignited a blaze in the warehouse of the John W. Hurst Company at German (now Redwood) and Sharp Streets. Shortly after 11 AM, the building was engulfed in flames. By no...

If you want to test your willpower as an individual, you study abroad. If you want to test your willpower as an athlete, you study abroad in Italy. In a city, Milan, where every meal involves at least seven courses (il aperitivo, l'insalata, il primo piatto and il secondo piatto, il dolce, and il caffè), and every gym is €400 and up, it proved quit...

From the moment she walks on stage, Deana Martin takes her audience on a musical journey with her non-stop dynamic energy, honoring her legendary father Dean Martin and other great performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over four decades. For this Memorial Day week, Martin has been tapped to perform and participate in multiple...

Bravo, Little Italy is getting new bocce courts! These well-loved and popular courts on Stiles Street are being refurbished after having seen hundreds of bocce games and tournaments throughout the decades. How did this project evolve? The bocce courts were built in 1993 on behalf of the Little Italy Community Organization (LICO) for the community,...

The NFL world lost one of its greats. Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Colts defensive end Gino Marchetti died Monday night at the age of 93. Marchetti played 14 seasons, all but one of them with the Colts. He was named the top defensive end of the NFL’s first 50 years, was selected for a then-record 11 straight Pro Bowl appearances ...

They come for the hearty subs, tempting slabs of lasagna and Sicilian rice balls. Parking’s a mess, but a two-block walk whets one’s appetite. And so what if, at lunch, the serpentine ordering line spills out the front door? More time to soak in the sights and smells of DiPasquale’s Italian Marketplace in Highlandtown. So say its regulars. Who’s to...

Ritorna con più auto che hanno fatto la storia e per seguire un percorso più ampio dell' anno scorso lungo quattro stati: la Mille Miglia 'Warm Up Usa' sbarca per la seconda volta in America. Le novità della edizione 2019 sono state presentate all'ambasciata d'Italia a Washington. Alla gara - programmata per l'ottobre 2019 - parteciperanno 40 vettu...