Thanksgiving Day 2023 is one that Penn State York students Olivia Miles and Abby Snyder will not forget. They spent 10 days, including Thanksgiving, in Florence, Italy, as part of a human development and family studies course, Understanding the Italian Family: Historical and Cultural Context (HDFS 499).  Studies in Florence, as the course is common...

Mercatino Pronto! - a grab-and-go Italian market - will open its doors at the Shops at the Square at Dublin Town Center on Wednesday, April 3. The 1,400-square-foot market will carry a selection of Italian meats and cheeses; homemade, ready-to-eat meals; handmade pannis; salads; sides; desserts; and much more. Dublin is the second location for the...

Jo Piazza's latest book is a deeply researched novel steeped in her own family's history. But the Philadelphia-based author isn't just going after the historical fiction crowd. As she writes on her Instagram, the book also has "witches and a dragon and sex in a cave." "I think it's harder than ever for authors to get their book in front of readers,...

The Angelo Pizza and Abruzzese are teaming up for a new venture at Pineville Tavern with a grand opening on April 4, writes Marilyn Johnson for Philly Grub. This collaboration, rooted in three generations of culinary tradition from Baltimore’s Little Italy, brings together Angelo’s renowned pizzas and Abruzzese’s specialty in ravioli.  The tavern w...

It’s a Friday during Lent, the traditional time for chaos and a curse or two in the cramped kitchen of Columbia Fire Company No. 1. Fire tones are beeping out on the handheld radios but the chief says they’ll “drop the pasta and run” if it’s a local call. People are shouting out “right behind you” or “scallops marinara” and a former football coach...

Requirements for $2,500 Scholarship (Due Monday, May 6, 2024): 1. Must be of at least twenty-five (25%) Italian-American descent, one parent at least ½ Italian.           2. Must be going to a post-secondary school/training/certification program and must be a senior at a Washington County School District (Avella, Bentworth, Beth-Center, Brownsville...

How do you write a delicious book — a novel that makes readers hungry as they turn pages on their couch? You have to start with eating all of the food while you write. About five years ago I set out to write the most delicious novel I had ever created: The Sicilian Inheritance. It would be a Sicilian adventure, a murder mystery, and a romp followin...

Did you know that the first mixed race baseball player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame was an Italian American? Roy “Campy” Campanella was born in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on Nov. 11, 1921. John Campanella, Roy’s father, was a son of Italian Immigrants and his mother Ida was an African American.  He later moved to Nicetown in Nor...

Dino’s Italian Bistro is located at 1900 Memorial Hwy., Shavertown, PA. From the moment you enter the door, Dino’s staff greets you at their counter which highlights their plethora of pizza and Italian cuisine offerings. Their open floor plan allows for many comfortable seating options, with an aroma of freshly made pizza to compliment the experien...

Comedian Eric D'Alessandro will perform at the Sherman Theater at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. D’Alessandro’s unique comedic style, infused with his Italian-American heritage, spins raw, relatable narratives that resonate with the everyday American, a spokesperson said. D’Alessandro began on YouTube, and now performs sketches, celebrity impression...