Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana expanded to a fifth state Monday, with the grand opening of its Bethesda, Md. location in the Westfield Montgomery Mall. "It took nearly a century for America's best pizza to arrive in Bethesda," the pizzeria posted on its Facebook page. "Some things are worth the wait." This is the first Pepe's outside of the Northea...

Sunday April 24, 2022. 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM. St Leo’s School Hall - 908 Stiles St, Baltimore, MD 21202. The Foundation Board of Directors has approved two fundraisers in the coming 2 years. Our first Scholarship Foundation event will be held in the St Leo’s School Hall on Sunday April 24, 2022 from 12:30-4:30pm. The event will be chaired by Tim Elli...

On April 14, the Walters Art Museum will open “Activating the Renaissance,” an exhibit that brings together paintings, sculptures, and photography by contemporary artists with works from the Italian Renaissance. A majority of the six contemporary artists – Jessica Bastidas, Tawny Chatmon, Bernhard Hildebrandt, Murjoni Merriweather, Stephen Towns, a...

Frances H. Vitale, a familiar figure in Little Italy and Patterson Park, died Feb. 28 at Stella Maris Hospice of complications from a fall. Her kindness and care for her community were motivated by her deep and abiding Roman Catholic faith. The Lutherville resident was 91. “Frances was a living saint, and I don’t often say that about people, and sh...

In Ocean City, the town is getting a splash of Italian flare with the return of the St. Joseph’s Day Festival. Sponsored by the Ocean City Lodge of the Son’s and Daughters of Italy, the festival will reopen its doors to the public after a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers tell 47ABC, you can expect the same authentic Italian...

A Centreville sculptor has re-created the controversial Christopher Columbus statue that once sat in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood, restoring what he sees as an artistic accomplishment and a cornerstone of local Italian American pride. Acknowledging his bias as an artist, sculptor Will Hemsley said, “I view things aesthetically [and] as a r...

The hottest new restaurant to open in the heart of Annapolis, Tuscan Prime Italian Chophouse & Dolce Bar, is hosting a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, March 1st. Located in Annapolis Town Center, Tuscan Prime opened in early February and is celebrating its official launch on the Annapolis dining scene with this event. A ribbon cutting ceremon...

M. Joseph “Joe” Sperato Jr., a popular all-around athlete who had been an assistant soccer coach at the Community College of Baltimore County Essex and was an athletics facilities supervisor also enjoyed coaching neighborhood kids in soccer, died in his sleep Monday at his Highlandtown home. He was 62. “Joe was everyone’s friend,” said the Re...

An upscale restaurant opened in Parole on Jan. 14. Situated in the Annapolis Town Center, the new Tuscan Prime Italian Chophouse & Dolce Bar prides itself on its meat and wine selections. The latest eatery is part of the MONTE Restaurant Development Group, which was founded in Severna Park in 1997. The restaurant company also manages Carpaccio T...

I am so accustomed to hearing people trash Baltimore that it’s refreshing to hear someone defend it. That’s especially true when that someone has been here as long as Vince Fava and his family. His ancestors immigrated to Baltimore more than a century ago from Cefalu, Sicily and, like so many of their peers, set up shop downtown. More than 10...