Little Italy Bocce League donated $1,500 to Saint Leo's Church during the November 17 Bocce Banquet held at the Little Italy Lodge. Pictured: Sal Spinnato, Sal Petti, Bob Zelkoski, Father Bernie Carman (pastor), Fran Blattermann, Giovanna Blattermann.   Food from these Little Italy restaurants (and others) was donated: Amiccis, Chiapparelli'...

One of Little Italy's more popular events sponsored by the Original Little Italy Restaurant Association, the Open Air Film Fest has thrived since 1999! Movies are projected onto the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant in the Da Mimmo Ristorante parking lot from a rowhome across the street, at the kindness of its owner. Ray Lancelotta, nephew of t...

In the nearly two years since a steering committee established the Little Italy Property Owners Association (LIPOA), much change and much good has been accomplished for The Neighborhood. "So many took the risk of getting involved," said its president Mel Stachura, a resident. "And it is working!"   Stachura said LIPOA has, in many ways, chan...

Fifteen students from St. Paul School for Boys in Lutherville recently toured Little Italy, including stops at St. Leo's Church, Columbus Piazza, Piedigrotta Bakery, and neighborhood murals. "Our purpose for this project was to learn about ethnic Baltimore; these 15 boys chose to explore Little Italy," said Rick Brocato, teacher.   At Piedig...

History Press, a traditional book publisher of local and regional history, has contacted the Promotion Center for Little Italy in the hopes of finding a writer who is an integral part of the Little Italy community to pen a book on the history of the neighborhood. They seek an historian/author and are open to first-time authors.   "Hopefully...

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Due fratelli italiani, Angelo e Roberto Giambra, trasferiti da Torino negli Stati Uniti nel 1996, stanno facendo parlare di loro in questi giorni per una iniziativa molto particolare: stanno pedalando attraverso tutta la costa orientale con strumenti musicali a bordo, esibendosi in varie città e paesi.

Tucked away on a quiet street in Fells Point stands a collection of ivy-covered rowhouse that have been merged over the years to become a sanctuary for married couple Vincent Peranio and Dolores Deluxe.   Deluxe, 67, and Peranio, 70, bought the first of the four rowhouses, which date to the 1830s, over 40 years ago. Each time an adjoining ho...

Eccolo mentre tiene aperta la portiera della "bestia", la limousine presidenziale. Completo grigio scuro a righine che veste un corpo atletico, capelli imbrillantinati, piccoli occhiali da sole avvolgenti, sguardo concentrato. "Copre" Barack Obama che, con aria assorta, entra nell'immensa Cadillac blindata. Un'altra foto: Obama tra la folla, in man...

by Amy Lamare   In February 2013 the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII in the Harbaugh Bowl that pitted head coaches John and Jim, real life brothers, against each other for the NFL's ultimate prize. When the clock ran out, John Harbaugh and the Ravens emerged victorious. Another big winner on the day was 53 year old Ravens owner Stephen...