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Those lazy days of hanging out in the beer garden of the Cooper House, gazing at the sailboats on the river with a craft beer in your hand may seem a long way off. After all, the park was so cold this weekend, even the Winterfest ice skaters looked leery, but the former Cooper House, which closed in November, is not hibernating.

When:Monday, January 29, 2018 From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm - Where: Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008  On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, invite you...

For decades, regional Italian markets have been filling a niche in their communities by serving a variety of Italian products, from meats and cheeses to hoagies. Catalano Importing Co. in Scranton and Sabatelle’s Market in Pittston are among the surviving small Italian speciality markets in Northeast Pennsylvania. Paul Catalano, owner of Catalano I...

Two Christopher Columbus statues in Garfield were vandalized at various parks Sunday, authorities said. Red paint was smeared on a Christopher Columbus statue and sign at Columbus Park on Outwater Lane, Garfield Police Sgt. Thomas LaMantia said. Red paint was also found on the Christopher Columbus statue nearby at Dahnert’s Lake County Park. The va...

One of Lancaster's most prominent local and national photographers has died. Frank S. Errigo, 97, passed away January 8, 2018 at Heart of Lancaster Hospital, Lititz, PA after a brief bout with the flu and pneumonia. Born March 27, 1920 in Curwensville, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph Errigo and the late Maria Creonte Errigo. He was the husban...

The Italian American Police Society of N.J. and the family of Hannah Cerullo is asking for help for Hannah, the 11 year old daughter of Michael Cerullo of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office who is battling cancer. Hannah “the princess warrior” is fighting very hard and is in need of blood transfusions to aid her in this fight. Hannah is a sixth gra...

It’s always nice to think about taking a trip to Italy, and not just because that country is so much warmer than Maryland has been in recent weeks. You can take a vicarious trip to Italy thanks to the Howard County Concert Orchestra’s “La Dolce Vita!” concert on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City. This s...

Searching for an authentic Italian dinner without flying to Italy or driving to D.C.? Look no further than Tortino Mare, one of Prince William’s newest restaurants, which serves hand-cut pasta, gourmet pizza and artistic desserts almost too beautiful to eat. Located in Manassas Park, Tortino Mare is away from the hustle and bustle in a small strip...

The Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County will hold their monthly meerting on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 6:45 at Mountain View Chalet on Route 173 in Pattenburg. Guest speaker will be member Luisa Locascio Matarazzo, who will speak about her recent book, "Between 2 Worlds Sicily/America, a Journey Through Mytth and Reality," and about her tr...

Pizzas made from scratch, special breakfast dishes, homemade pastas and meatballs, not to mention sangria, are a few of the menu options at Albertino’s Brick Oven Eatery on 131st Street. The new restaurant and bar opened its doors on Dec. 28 and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Albertino’s was born from the experience of making homemade pizzas...

Former US Ambassador to Italy Ronald Spogli received today his Italian passport from Italian Ambassador to the US Armando Varricchio in a ceremony at Villa Firenze in Washington DC. Ambassador Spogli's family is originally from the town of Gubbio, near Perugia, in the Umbria region of Italy. Ronald Spogli exemplifies the outstanding contribution of...

The Don Guanella and Divine Providence communities trace their origins in the Philadelphia area to St. Luigi Guanella (also known as “Don,” or “Father,” Guanella), a 19th-century Italian priest who ministered to children with physical and intellectual disabilities. In the late 1940s and 1950s, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia invited Don Guanella’s...