My alarm goes off at 1:30 a.m. — it’s barbaric, I know,” says Lisa LaRocca, longtime reporter for News12 Westchester. While she admits to the occasional tap of the snooze button, LaRocca is up long before dawn almost every day, preparing to go wherever news is being made in our area. On air at 5 a.m. sharp, she has to move fast during those early m...

Described by the owners as offering Italian cuisine with a modern flair, Lago Ristorante in Harrison has become known for its homemade pasta, daily specials, tableside meal preparations, pizzas, and panuozzi, a panini-like sandwiches made with charred pizza dough. The restaurant is also known for its meatballs that can be eaten any number of ways i...

A Westchester County Italian restaurant has become a go-to for some residents thanks to its selection of homemade pasta dishes and cocktails. TVB by: Pax Romana is located at 171 East Post Road in White Plains. The restaurant's menu includes pasta dishes such as spaghetti alla carbonara, penne alla vodka and ravioli. Guests can also choose from ent...

To commemorate Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month, which is celebrated to honor the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States, a flag raising ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 5 at 3:15 p.m. at Kensico Dam Plaza. The heritage month is in October to coincide with Columbus...

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the longest running Italian feast in the Hudson Valley is returning to Verplanck next week for five days of fun and food. The 99th Annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Feast will take place from Wednesday, July 14 through Sunday, July 18 on Eighth Street and Highland Avenue where the smell of sa...

Ray Romano, best known for his "Everybody Loves Raymond" series, has appeared in an array of films and series, from "The Irishman," with Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci to "Bad Education," to voicing the character of Manny in the animated "Ice Age" films. On Tuesday, fans saw an entirely different side of Romano: director. He and film crews were at the...

Four years ago, one of the trendiest fashion items among U.S. soccer fans was the jersey of a team in Italy’s third division. Under the direction of American CEO Ted Philipakos and American owners led by Joe Tacopina, Venezia FC rocketed to chic hipster status in a matter of months. The club also succeeded on the field, gaining promotion from the f...

Few things are more soothing when the mercury dips or at the end of a grueling week than a steaming bowl of baked ziti or a king-sized serving of chicken parmigiana with a side of spaghetti. Even a simple, crisp-and-cheesy pepperoni pizza (with a nice Chianti) can turn a bad day into a better night. Always satisfying, rarely disappointing, and neve...

Wednesday is Veterans Day, when America remembers those who served in its armed forces. Frank Caruso served in World War II and Wednesday, just eight days shy of his 100th birthday, his memory still serves him remarkably well.  He sits in his wheelchair in The Fountains at RiverVue retirement home in Tuckahoe beside Anna, his wife of 72 years – to...

The Saint Pio Foundation will celebrate the life of Padre Pio on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of his entry into eternal life, on Sunday, September 20, 2020, starting at 9:00 A.M.. The full-day activities include veneration of Padre Pio's relics, conferences about Padre Pio, a Mass in his honor, a benefit concert, and a private four-course P...