To Marion Heycock, the showing of the holiday movie “The Feast of the Seven Fishes” at the John P. Cosgrove Center was much more than simple images on a screen. It was a reflection of her life as an Italian-American. The theme of the movie is the age-old Italian tradition of cooking seven different types of fishes on Christmas Eve. Heycock, from Je...

THE FABLES OF LEONARDO. Sperimentazioni, frammenti e visioni del grande genio creativo. Racconti scritti ed interpretati da Angelo Aiello & Rachel Icenogle. Musiche: Antonello Di Matteo & Rachel Icenogle. 25 Ottobre, 2019 - ore 16-17 (primo tempo), 17-18 (secondo tempo), 18-19 (terzo tempo). History of Italian Immigration Museum, 1834 East Passyunk...

Nell’ambito della manifestazione scientifica dedicata alla rete oncologica campana (R.O.C.), che si terrà mercoledì prossimo, 23 ottobre, alle ore 11.00 nell’Aula Magna dell’Ospedale “Sant’Anna e San Sebastiano” di Caserta, avrà luogo la cerimonia di sottoscrizione dell’Accordo quadro di cooperazione scientifica tra l’AORN “Sant’Anna e San Sebastia...

Italians in Greater Pittston observe Columbus Day every year. Over the last 50 years, that celebration has included a special program at the Columbus statue at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Main Street in the city. The rededication of the statue this year marked the golden jubilee of its placement and was followed by a celebration dinner. Mai...

Mom’s statue has been part of our family for over 40 years. The story about how this came to be is both interesting and fateful. In 1972, I was a member of the 103rd Engineer Battalion of the Pennsylvania National Guard. As part of our training, we were required to complete two weeks of summer “field” training, usually at an Army facility. That yea...

From Giacomo Puccini to Rodgers and Hammerstein, a scope of classical sounds will soon resonate throughout the halls of South Philadelphia High School. Seasoned and emerging musicians from across the Philadelphia region will convene at the local public high school, 2101 S. Broad St., for the 27th annual Alfonso Cavaliere Memorial Concert on Sunday,...

The sun took a while to peek through the clouds on Sunday, Oct. 6, but nothing could cloak the light in the hearts of parishioners and guests at St. Paul Parish and St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, both in South Philadelphia, for a day of festivities. The former saw the dedication of a long-desired church hall and a well-received feast, while the...

Italian Americans may not set off Guinness-fueled celebrations every St. Paddy's Day like Irish Americans, or serve as an excuse for margarita madness on Cinco de Mayo like Mexican Americans. But with their heaping plates of spaghetti and meatballs, mobster flicks, and the unfortunate reality TV show "Jersey Shore," Italian Americans are a critical...

A new Italian American of the Year was named Sunday during the Guiseppe Mazzinni Civic Association's annual Columbus Day commemoration dinner. Erie's Italian Americans gathered at the Ambasssador Hotel and Conference Center where they honored City of Erie Mayor Joe Schember.  The society pays to tribute to Erie people of Italian descent who h...

Maria Mastrantonio was among the hundreds who turned out on Saturday for Pittsburgh’s annual Columbus Day Parade and said it was comparable to the one in her hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. “I came for the parade, and then we have him here,” she said, nodding to her son, Antonio, who lives in Point Breeze. “It’s real nice.” Canceled last year after the d...