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John DePaola President & CEO Long Fence and Home, LLLP has been selected as the Lido Civic Club 2017 Man of the Year. DePaola and wife Jill, founded the Bo DePaola Family Foundation in memory of their son Bo DePaola. The foundation’s mission is to break the stigma of mental illness with education and guidance. Through partnerships with Anne Arundel...

The scene: Superstar chef Marc Vetri, a James Beard Award winner and former Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef winner, who trained extensively in Italy, is best known for his elevated takes on Italian cuisine at his acclaimed upscale Philadelphia eateries Vetri Ristorante, Osteria, Amis and Alla Spina. But no form of Italian cuisine is as beloved i...

St. Joseph the Worker Church is gearing up for its Italian Festival and Twilight Golf Tournament next weekend. John Dovec and Walter Ruszkowski are co-chairs of the events, which are sponsored by the church’s pastoral council. The twilight golf tournament will be held July 28 at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course, beginning at 3 p.m. The cost is $50...

The Jersey City Public Arts Advisory Board at its July 18 meeting gave the go-ahead to a mural by an Italian street artist at St. Peter’s University, the latest in a number of large mural projects being produced over the summer. Mural artist Peeta will decorate a wall of Rankin Hall at 910 Montgomery St., home to the university’s Fine Arts Departme...

E’ indetta la selezione per l’assunzione presso l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington D.C. di n. 2 (due) impiegati a contratto, da adibire ai servizi di Assistente amministrativo nel settore segreteria-archivio-contabile. Possono candidarsi coloro che siano in possesso dei seguenti requisiti alla data del presente Avviso: abbiano compiuto il 18° anno...

In Italy, a cafe is a place to socialize. It’s a place where people drink coffee, meet others with similar interests and talk about ways to better society. This is exactly what Mario Sommella, a native of Naples, Italy, hopes his new gelato shop, Caffe Romeo, will become in Charleston. “My goal is to try to recreate the authentic style [of] life in...

The 36th annual St. Vitus Parish Festival runs Aug. 2-5, beginning at 6 p.m. nightly at the church grounds, located at 910 S. Mercer St. Highlights include fireworks by Pyrotechnico, kiddieland rides and concessions by Thomas Family Amusement, games, Italian-American entertainment, a grand raffle and a baby doll dance. The food menu includes: night...

When it comes to hiring a chef for her restaurants, Lidia Bastianich looks beyond the resume of the person’s culinary career, prowess in the kitchen and good references. It is a lot more personal for her. She considers the person’s potential. Is he creative? Can he execute with precision at the spur of the moment? Will he be able to go the extra mi...

The Maryland Lyric Opera Young Artist Institute sponsors a three-week intensive institute for young artists in the DC/MD/VA area.  5 singers and a pianist participate in an intensive, holistic program that addresses the needs of young artists pursuing a career in opera.  Young artists work primarily on full Italian opera roles, recitatives, and ari...

The 35th-annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival officially kicked off on Wednesday at the McLure Hotel as nearly 200 festival supporters gathered for a dinner to honor the 2017 Italian-American of the Year, former Ohio Sen. Lou Gentile. “We are very happy to see Lou Gentile honored as Italian-American of the Year for all that he has don...

At every turn you’ll see a familiar face at La Festa Italiana 2017, Holy Rosary Church’s 114th annual “Old World” Italian Street Festival held mid-August in Downtown Jersey City. For five consecutive days and nights, from Wed, Aug. 9th through Sun, Aug. 13th, Sixth & Brunswick Streets will be rockin’ with live bands, singing soloists, fabulous food...

While I am preparing to assume my new responsibilities as Italian Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, I would like to extend my greetings to all Italian citizens, Italian-Americans and friends of Italy living in this region. It was a great experience enjoying the wonderful Italian-American community in Philadelphia and working with so many friend...