On May 30 Fredericktonians and residents of the Washington Metropolitan Area will have a chance to celebrate and discover Italian cultural heritage at the 3rd Annual Festa Italiana of Frederick, MD. The event is full day family festival and fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, MD. He event is an opportunity for the c...

9:30 am Mass at St. Leo's Church10:30 am Wreath-laying Ceremony at Columbus Piazza (President Street) 11:30 am Brunch, Little Italy Lodge (Tickets available at door $17; children $6)2:00 pm Parade begins corner of Light Street / Key Highway, across Pratt Street into Little Italy, right on Exeter Street, left on Bank Street In conjunction with the...

The Sons of Italy held their biggest and best St. Joseph's Day Festival at St. Andrew's Hall in Ocean City on March 22. People arrived in buses and cars from all parts of Maryland, from Washington, D.C., and from other areas.   When I arrived at the hall around 12:30 p.m., I could not believe my eyes. Everything was so well organized and bea...

Twelve members of The Italian Club of Centennial High School in Howard County were among the ravioli makers October 18th in Saint Leo's School Hall. The Club, with 25 members, participates in philanthropic activities and other events such as restaurant night, parties where they cook Italian food, and Italian movie night.   The group particip...

By Stephen Green While Tex-Mex is easily the most uniquely Texan food and barbecue is a ubiquitous Texas staple, five family-owned Italian joints have made their stay in Montgomery County. Luigi's serves southern Italian food cooked to order, according to owner Marko Rezart. He says this allows people to easily switch ingredients or orders an...

By Andrew Metcalf Facci Turf Valley is the first of four restaurants to open at the new shopping center anchored by Harris Teeter in the northwest corner of Ellicott City. It's the second restaurant of the same name opened by owner Gino Palma, 37, a Columbia resident, who came to America from Naples, Italy in 1996. The first Facci opened in Fulto...

In February 1927, Dominic Cheech Caruso transitioned from 'just another' Italian immigrant in New York to the creator of national news after slashing the throat of a young doctor who had been caring for his just-deceased son.   While branded as a mobster by the media, Caruso's tragic life story offers a fascinating glimpse into the struggles...

Dear Italian Citizens, Please be informed that on Friday, December 11, 2015 it was mandated that the Honorary Italian Consulate General in Baltimore be closed. Therefore, as of that date, the only representative body for the Republic of Italy in the State of Maryland is the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia. Whether you are an Italian ci...

Italians in DC è orgogliosa di promuovere il concerto degli i-Talians, gruppo tutto italiano residente a Washington DC il cui obiettivo è promuovere la musica italiana negli Stati Uniti.   i-Talians è composto da:Gianpiero Antonazzo - chitarraFrancesco Luna - bassoFabrizio Papi - batteriaFrancesco Ciabattoni - tastieraEvangelina Elizondo - v...

The last time Chazz Palminteri performed "A Bronx Tale" in Baltimore, he came away with a restaurant. It was during the 2009 national tour of his autobiographical, one-man show that Palminteri met the Vitale family, the Little Italy restaurateurs that would become his partners in Chazz: A Bronx Original, the Harbor East Italian restaurant that ope...