A destination for home-cooked meals, overnight lodging and social gatherings for more than 260 years is beginning a new chapter in Palmer Township. The Seipsville Inn, at 2912 Old Nazareth Road, will house a new, family-run restaurant and bar, Elpedio’s Ristorante, starting May 1. Four brothers — Peter, Lou, Dino and Dero Pettinelli — will operate...

Monday, May 9, 2022 7:30 p.m. - Parkway Central Library (1901 Vine Street, between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) Philadelphia, PA 19103. Cost: $15 or $32.00-Book with ticket. Buy tickets here. “A comedy writer with a heart of gold” (The New York Times), Adriana Trigiani is the bestselling author of 20 books of fiction and nonfiction that ha...

Opera Philadelphia brings fully staged opera back to the Academy of Music for the first time since September 2019 with four spring performances of Rigoletto. Tickets are on sale now. Long one of the most popular works in the operatic canon, Rigoletto features several well-known arias, including the instantly recognizable “La donna è mobile.” Verdi’...

While thinking back on Hays, my old Italian-Pittsburgh neighborhood, I was suddenly reminded of the many vendors who would go door-to-door, as well as the small businesses that thrived around us. In the 50s and 60s, many vendors would find themselves on our porch, looking to buy or sell goods.  These local hucksters and proprietors dealt in brooms,...

An effort to help preserve Italian history in the Sewickley area is underway. What started as an idea from residents and members of the Sons of Italy social club has developed into the Sewickley Area Italian Heritage Archive Project. The goal is to amass a collection of materials and then digitize them for preservation and observation. Items being...

Attorney George Bochetto, who is running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, will hold a rally at Pittsburgh’s Columbus statue in Schenley Park on Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Bochetto, a member of Italian Sons and Daughters of America, filed a lawsuit in late 2020 on behalf of ISDA to block the removal of the 50-foot Columbus statue, which was paid f...

Multiple representatives of community organizations gathered on the Sons of Italy’s heated outdoor patio Wednesday evening to receive donations from the Sons of Italy totaling $38,000. In total, the Sons gave $45,150 to 24 non-profits, programs and community oriented projects from January to March through the Sons’ gambling proceeds. Most years, th...

Philadelphia restaurateur Marc Vetri is poised to open his first suburban Philadelphia eatery this summer with the debut of Fiore Rosso, an Italian steakhouse planned at the former location of Enoteca Tredici in Bryn Mawr. Vetri began previewing the new restaurant on Instagram last week, sharing some details and photos of what patrons can expect in...

Chef Janine Bruno never went to culinary school. She never planned on being a chef, she never saw herself hosting pasta-making workshops and culinary classes, and she certainly never saw herself competing in international gelato competitions. Even more so, she never imagined she’d be in a position to compete for the best gelato in the world. Over t...

More than 105 years ago, the Loggia Giosue Carducci Lodge #146 Order of the Sons and Daughters of Italy was founded as a meeting place for Italian Americans to enjoy the fellowship of our brothers and sisters of Italian descent. Over a century later, the Sons continues to do so encouraging anyone to become a member. “We treasure the diverse communi...