When utility crews dug up the intersection of Eastern Avenue and South High Street a couple of years ago, Gia Blatterman stood nearby and tried to picture Little Italy in 50 years. Would the low-slung rowhomes and Italian restaurants have given way to shiny high-rises? Would Italians even live there? Blatterman ran home, scribbled a note and stuff...

In collaboration with the Education Office of the Italian Embassy, the Italian Program hosted a symposium on "Learner Centered Classrooms" to a full house of 43 Italian language teachers from area schools.   Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz (Director, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures), Dr. Giuseppe Falvo (Director, Undergraduate Studies in...

by Meredith Bethune   Gaitherburg gets a new pizza place with the opening of Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana. Chef and owner Tony Conte, formerly of Jean Georges in New York and the Oval Room, will fire up the wood-burning oven tonight. Although Conte is well-known for his high-end cooking, he got his start making pizza in his hometown of...

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County hosted their 4th annual Festa Italiana event at Rose Hill Manor Park this afternoon. Community members had the chance to experience Italian culture while supporting Habitat for Humanity. The event had authentic Italian style music and more than 20 stands offering food from local Italian restaurants. &n...

Roberto Pomili believes in Habitat for Humanity's mission. That's one reason the renowned Italian artist agreed to perform at the second Festa Italiana Frederick Saturday at Rosehill Manor Park and Children's Museum. Festa Italiana Frederick benefits Habitat for Humanity."I believe that Habitat for Humanity is a great cause that I feel many people...

Saint Leo's traditional Mother's Day Mass, crowning of the Blessed Mother statue and outdoor procession through the neighborhood has been in existence for decades.   After the statue of Mother Mary is crowned during 9:30 am Mass, it is processed through the streets of Little Italy, followed by children making their First Eucharist, clergy, a...

Stevenson University's Fashion Design program will present "Io, Tu, e La Moda Italiana" (Me, You, and Italian Fashion), an exhibition of original fashions created by senior and junior fashion design majors with fabrics made in Italy, and influenced by Italian fashion designers.   The exhibition, curated by Matthew Laumann, Manager of Cultura...

A chain restaurant that recently opened two locations in Maryland will soon open in Baltimore's Little Italy. Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar is getting ready to debut a 7,701-square-foot eatery early next year in the long-closed former Velleggia's Restaurant at Pratt and Albermarle streets. Boston's is a chain that offers a menu of pizz...

On Wednesday October 23, 2013 the Rod 'N' Reel Restaurant at The Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa will present an Italian themed Wine Dinner. This occasion marks the final occasion of the restaurant's second year of popular wine dinners, which first launched in 2012 to coincide with the continuing development of the Resort's eclectic wine cellar....

Show Times:April 13, 2013 – 8:00 PM   Bravissimo Bel Canto: A Gala Concert in honor of Mary Mangione and Family Sung in Italian with English surtitles   April 13, 2013 (Saturday Performance)   The vocal glories of the Bel Canto period will be celebrated in this gala concert of arias and ensembles. The scintillating, soulful an...