The Progressive Women’s Association will honor 2017 Italian-American Women of Distinction award winners during a luncheon at noon Friday at the Uptown Event Center in Clarksburg. Keynote speaker for the event will be Marie Prezioso. Being recognized are: Business/professional — Andrea Pecora Fucillo; culinary — Janice Brunett; education — Mary Ann...

The Progressive Women’s Association will hold its Italian-American Women of Distinction awards luncheon at noon Oct. 27 at the Uptown Event Center. The luncheon is held in observance of Italian Culture Month. Ten local women from Harrison County will be honored. Marie Prezioso will be the keynote speaker for the event. She is an Italian-American wh...

As the 39th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival was wrapping up Sunday, people were still milling about the streets, enjoying the entertainment, food and friendly atmosphere. Regina Maria XXXIX Alyssa Oliverio said the weekend went great and added Sunday was a nice day to close the festival down. “It’s beautiful out and a perfect note to...

West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival officials honor individuals each year who unselfishly give their resources and time. Recognized as Honorees are those who were born in West Virginia and have made outstanding contributions to their families, their communities and the state. Honorees for the 39th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival...

The aroma of pasta, sauces and frittis filled the air at Jackson Square Saturday during the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Pasta Cook-Off. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy a day of music, dancing, pasta tasting and prize giveaways. Nine cooks prepared 13 red and white sauces for the cook-off. There were also canned pepper and homemade...

I finally got to try a fantastic artisan olive oil from Italy that’s now available in West Virginia, thanks to two of the Charleston sisters whose family makes it. Luisa DiTrapano and Lia DiTrapano Fairless graciously offered to share a bottle with me in exchange for my “professional” opinion. Professional or not, this stuff is fantastic. Made on t...

Classic red and white tabletops checkered 4th Avenue on Saturday as Facing Hunger Foodbank's Italiano! Italian Festival returned for its third year. Italian restaurants from around the Tri-State served meatballs and a variety of famous pasta dishes while people in attendance dined with family and friends, sipped on wine, watched dance performances...

For years, the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival and the festival’s Pasta Cook-Off have been celebrating the Italian-American traditions and culture that thrive in North Central West Virginia. The Pasta Cook-Off, set for Aug. 26 this year, allows both amateur and professional cooks to compete, said Tyler Terango, president of the festival boa...

Advance tickets are now on sale for three wine tastings that will take place Saturday, Aug. 19 during the third annual Italiano! Italian Festival on Fourth Avenue in downtown Huntington. In the parking lot between the Keith-Albee and Old Village Roaster and the new Fro Yo House, will be a new wine-tasting tent that will feature three separate Ital...

Mia Margherita in Bridgeport specializes in simple, fresh Italian dishes, made from recipes handed down through generations. "It's part of my personal heritage and the areas heritage; it's a celebration of food," said Scott Duarte, owner of the pizzeria. Their star attraction is the coal fired pizza, which is made in front of customers. "That's the...