Friday, April 10, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Join Angela Cacciarru, Ph.D. and le...

Not too long ago, an important study took place in the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania. The results are especially potent today, suggesting that relief for stress comes in a surprisingly straightforward and perhaps wildly effective form. The only problem is that a lot of the institutions that sponsored such a healthy and long lifespan are going away,...

The Italian American Studies Association (IASA formerly the American Italian Historical Association AIHA) celebrates its fifty-third year of academic inquiry into all things Italian and Italian American. We welcome independent thinkers, scholars, and academics, past and present, to participate in its annual conference. The conference will focus on...

Food memories are my favorite memories. As a child, our go-to family restaurant was Martucci's Italian Restaurant at 27th and Myrtle. I can still see it: the dark bar you pass through on the way to the tables, the dusty Italian reproduction art on the walls, the candle burning in the red glass jar right next to the ever-present basket of thick-slic...

Senior U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo, who presided over courtrooms in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for years, passed away Wednesday morning. He was 81. Caputo’s death was announced by Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner in a memorandum on Wednesday. “Judge Caputo was a ‘judge’s judge’ — a strong, direct, imp...

When Maria Barron, of Washington, was 12 years old, her mother broke her wrist, leaving much of the Italian household cooking up to Maria. “She took my hand in her hand and said, ‘Oh, you have the same size now,’” Maria said. “There was no measuring, so you counted scoops of flour with your hand. Whatever she did, I would mimic.” Now, Maria has her...

“So much of science is driven by meeting people and making connections and starting projects with them. It’s about the fundamental aspect of science and the way we progress is through our interactions with other people and setting up those collaborations,” said Julia Farnan, a second year PhD student in the Pharmacology and Physiology program of th...

Residents of Croydon, Bensalem and beyond will soon be enjoying a menu filled with award-winning Italian cuisine. Joe Sarappo, of Sarappo's Pizza in Bensalem and Croydon, has announced a new concept for his popular dining destination. Chef Ralph Sitero has partnered up with Joe Sarappo to create a world-class urban neighborhood BYOB located next to...

What IS America without pasta?  Without prosciutto?  Or parmigiano??  In this episode, we’ll ask those very questions when we’re joined by former Congressman Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania, the new Chairman of the American Italian Food Coalition (AIFC), a consortium of over 450 Italian companies seeking to protect Italian pasta, coffee, biscuits and...

Ellwood City Italian American Heritage Foundation members continued their efforts to preserve their heritage at their December and January meetings at the Wolverine Restaurant. In December, members worked on the Italian Heritage submissions that focus on recording their personal family stories. The next month, Dom Viccari led a discussion of the fo...