by Darlene J. Swiger   People lined West Main Street in downtown Clarksburg Friday afternoon to watch the 38th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival coronation. The ceremony officially kicks off the three-day festival held each Labor Day weekend.   Friday's ceremony began with the introduction of the festival's princesses, Mi...

by Taylor Deer   At the end of the 19th Century, the first Italians made their way into Clarksburg to find what they called, "big money jobs" in the coal mines but ever since the population has been growing quickly and the atmosphere the Italians bring along is part of what makes Clarksburg so nice, and once a year Clarksburg celebrates it's...

by Victoria L. Cann   On Saturday, bocce ball teams and spectators gathered at Ferguson Memorial Park to participate in the annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Bocce Tournament. "This is the biggest it has been. We have 15 teams this year," said Carl Felosa, festival board member. "It's the best year we've had. We had plenty...

by Ashlie Walter  CLARKSBURG —A basketball coach, a lawyer, a McDonald's franchisee and a councilwoman are among this year's West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival honorees.Joe Retton is the Italian-American Man of the Year, Sharon Flanery is the Italian-American Woman of the Year, John Ebert is the Honorary Italian Man of the Year and Marga...

by Paul Sebert   Many Tri-State residents were saddened last year when Tascali's Decades Pasta Bar & Grill closed after 29 years when owner Darrell Smith retired. There's now a new Italian option in the village of Barboursville. Fratelli's Italian Restaurant opened it's doors in early June in the former home of Tascali's.   "...

By Ashlie Walter The 25th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Pasta Cook-Off is expected to be fun for both cooks and eaters alike on Saturday in Jackson Square Parking Facility. Cook time is at 9 a.m. and taste and judging begins at noon.   Read more   Source: http://www.exponent-telegram.com  

Flames have significantly damaged an iconic Italian restaurant in Monongalia County. No injuries were reported in the Saturday morning blaze at Colasante's Ristorante and Pub in Westover.   But, there was significant damage to the building. The property included the long-time restaurant, apartments, and office space.   Read more...

It was ready, set, go Saturday morning at the 15th Annual Italian Heritage Festival 5K. Even the rain couldn't hold back the determined runners. Registration was at 7 in the morning, with the race kicking off at 8:30 a.m.   The starting line was at Byard-Mercer Pharmacy on Main Street. The course went throughout Glen Elk. All in all, the cou...

Se immaginiamo, come abbiamo fatto, questa serie di interviste come un viaggio tra le due sponde dell'Atlantico, una delle mete che accolse un gran numero di nostri connazionali è la Pennsylvania, e in particolare la città di Philadelphia, quinta città degli Stati Uniti per popolazione oggi ma la più grande tra il XVIII e il XIX secolo, fondata nel...

In just a few days, family, food and tradition will take over in Wheeling at the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival. It takes far more than a week's work to prepare for the annual festival. In fact, when the festival ends on Sunday, they'll have one night off before beginning to prepare for next year. Over the past few weeks, a small grou...