Friday, February 7, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7 pm. Light Snack (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum. 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is $15 for all Filitalia members and $20 for non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. Join Angela Cacciarru and see...

In researching the origin of the word stromboli for the hot meat-filled Italian sandwich that is a feature at many pizzerias, the folks at the Oxford English Dictionary found their way to a cryptic entry in the April 10, 1950, copy of the Philadelphia Inquirer. There, on page 21, in the “It’s Happening Here” column by Frank Brookhouser, was t...

Virtual Reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients’ quality of life during the most stressful treatments, according to a recent study. Breast cancer is, to date, the most frequent oncological disease worldwide, and has an impact both from a physical and psychological point of view. Receiving a breast cancer diagnos...

Joe Girardi swung and belted a grand slam Monday night at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Banquet. The new manager of the Philadelphia Phillies delivered a lively, wide-ranging speech in which he connected with fans of all sports and all Philadelphia teams to earn a standing ovation at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, N.J. He praised Na...

Leonardo’s single-engine TH-119 design has been selected to be the U.S. Navy’s TH-73A training helicopter that will replace the aged TH-57 Sea Ranger fleet, the Defense Department announced Monday. The contract, which goes through AugustaWestland in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is for 32 aircraft and is valued at about $176.5 million. Leonardo an...

Chefs Joe Cicala and Angela Ranalli-Cicala have taken the bold step of opening a white-tablecloth Italian restaurant off the beaten path, on the ground floor of the Divine Lorraine Hotel on North Broad Street at Fairmount Avenue. It’s about two blocks from the Met in a fast-emerging slice of town where the Francisville, Spring Garden, and Poplar...

Sunday January 12 from 14:00 to 16:00 EST. History of Italian Immigration Museum, 1834 East Passyunk Avenue, 19148 Philadelfia PA. Get your tickets here. Join Angela Cacciarru and learn how to travel in Italy from a unique perspective. Discover new places in which you become immersed in the colors and scents of the hills and the valleys that your a...

Filitalia International & Foundation (FI&F) is seeking a museum volunteer / Intern to assist document, maintain, & exhibit for the History of Italian Immigration Museum (HIIM), located on the historical Passyunk Avenue & Mifflin Triangle at 1834 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19148. Interns will lead the project from start to finish, utilizi...

Depending on how die-hard the annual traditionalist or curious the newcomer, on Christmas Eve morning, Philly’s Italian Market will start seeing long lines for its specialty goods before 6 a.m. That’s the deal. You want something? Get up early. Brave the cold. No line, however, will be longer and louder than the one for Ninth Street’s oldest shop,...

The couple came via New York City, where they met at chef Tom Colicchio’s Craft. Crochet was the chef de cuisine there, while MacNeil was most recently running the 15-person pastry team at Del Posto in Chelsea. They relocated to Philadelphia for Crochet’s new job at Starr restaurants, and to be closer to family in New Jersey and central Pennsylvani...