In the fall of 2012, I saw the promo on PBS and it looked pretty interesting.  It was for an upcoming documentary, “Paesani: Italian Culture in Northeast Pennsylvania” which would air on Saturday evening.  Being a grandson of 4 Italian immigrants, I naturally had an interest in the subject so I decided to give it a shot. The program was a joy!  It...

There are three members of the Italian Parliament elected in the foreign electoral colleges that include the United States: two members of the House deputies and a Senator. Their jurisdiction is enormous: in addition to the United States, it also includes Canada, Mexico and Central America. Campaigning in such a large territory is very difficult, j...

Seven men in Scranton, Pennsylvania went head-to-head in the town's Seventh Annual Cannoli Eating Competition Monday.  The food fight is a Labor Day tradition and falls on the final day of La Festa Italiana, which brings tens-of-thousands of people to Courthouse Square for everything and anything Italian. This year, Russell Keeler was crowned the C...

Courthouse Square will host more than 80 vendors serving up Italian food and continuous live entertainment as the Electric City annual celebration of all things Italiana returns this weekend. La Festa Italiana will be held Friday through Monday. There is no admission charge. A new this year is the Jersey Pizza Boys – brothers Michael and Nicholas T...

Some of the board members, committee volunteers and civic officials associated with La Festa Italiana raise the Italian flag on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, site of the festival to be held Labor Day Weekend beginning this Friday, Aug. 31, at 4 p.m. and continuing through Monday, Sept. 3 until 8 p.m. For more information, the entertainmen...

La Festa Italiana will be held Labor Day weekend (Friday through Monday, August 31, September 1-3, 2018) on Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Scranton, Pa. Hours are Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. As usual, more than 80 vendors will be offering great Italian food, and continuous...

Inserire nel proprio tour europeo il luogo dove ebbe i natali il suo bis-bisnonno potrebbe avere dell’incredibile. Invece è successo che, in questo scorcio di calda estate, Perry Williams giungesse a Gualdo Tadino per capire da dove ha avuto origine una parte della sua famiglia. Perry è arrivato dagli Stati Uniti, precisamente da Scranton, Pennsylv...

To wrap up the celebration of La Corsa dei Ceri, the Lackawanna Historical Society will host a presentation and book signing for “Images of Modern America: Italians of Lackawanna County” by Stephanie Longo at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave. The book features color images of the Italian community in Lackawanna County, fro...

Following the traces of the Italian emigration to the US, we discovered that many fellow Italians went to Lackawanna County, in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State is home to more than 1,5 million Italian Americans, according to the 2010 census bureau: the 12,2% of the entire population of the State.  Starting today, March 12, a new book will be avail...

Tristan Hebron of Scranton walks through the Marketplace at Steamtown's food court area a few times a week and wonders when the revamped space will open. "I just can't wait to see it come to fruition," Hebron said. The old food court will be called Scranton Public Market and will be home to food and craft vendors. "That would add a little bit of ch...