Benny Ventano's - the new restaurant in the former Continental Divide / Mint / Davis & Main space - is now open. Benny's does pizza. Giant - bigger than a tire, with slices bigger than your face - pizza. It's kind of their thing. In fact, pizza is kind of their only thing. The menu at the Richmond Benny's, which opened April 8 at 2501 W. Main St.,...

That was just one of several observations from Adriana and Mary Trigiani on Sunday as they met with fans, answered questions and signed books for a crowd of about 50 at Mountain Empire Community College. The event — “Stirring Up Romance” — saw the town natives and sisters getting reacquainted with childhood friends and meeting new people at a socia...

You’ll find evidence of the shared history of the United States and Tuscany in every corner of Florence, even in your neighborhood gelato shop. Wine too is a thread that has connected our two countries since even before the establishment of the Consulate in Florence in 1819.Naturally, it all goes back to Thomas Jefferson and Filippo Mazzei. Mazzei...

Alla finalissima giocata da grande protagonista manca soltanto il lieto fine: i 15 punti di Davide Moretti non consegnano a Texas Tech il titolo NCAA, perché a prevalere è Virginia, che di fronte ai 70.000 di Minneapolis trionfa 85-77 dopo un supplementare. Il sogno di vedere il primo giocatore al 100% italiano campione del college basket si infran...

Dr. Marjorie Och will give a free lecture on Jacopo Tintoretto on Friday, April 12, at St. George’s Church, 905 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. A social gathering is at 6:30 PM, and the lecture begins at 7 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. Dr. Och’s lecture is timed to coincide with Tintoretto: Ar...

Dallas-based pizzeria chain Cane Rosso is importing its authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas to a new town in the DFW, with a location opening in Arlington. According to a release, the pizzeria will open later in 2019 in the bustling Urban Union complex. Located in a set of former auto repair shops on East Front Street in downtown Arlington, Urban Uni...

Songwriter Luca Burgalassi lives in York County, but the title of his new CD — “On the Other Side of the Water” — refers to more than crossing the James River. Burgalassi, 43, grew up near Tuscany, Italy. He has played his share of shows in Hampton Roads, but the water refers to in his new CD is the ocean he traversed when he moved to the United St...

“Why are there so many people here?” an insistent 3-year-old Giacomo Baiamonte asked as he looked over a crowd squeezing into a corner of the Stilly Valley Collective. With that welcome, the mop-haired boy’s parents, Antonio and Kiersten, declared the grand opening of Caffe Italiano March 1, the newest barista stop brewing a little Italian coffee c...

Dumfries may likely be the first municipality in Virginia to eliminate Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The Dumfries Town Council also will no longer observe the state’s Lee-Jackson Day holiday and will instead give its staff the day off on Election Day. The Dumfries Town Council made the decisions during its Feb. 19 meetin...

Si è svolta lunedì scorso all’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington la cerimonia di consegna di due onorificenze all’Ordine della Stella d’Italia. A ricevere il prestigioso riconoscimento, conferito dal Presidente della Repubblica, sono stati Flavia Colombo, nel grado di Cavaliere, e Lucio D’Andrea, quale Ufficiale dell’Ordine, in virtù dell’attività a...