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M. Joseph “Joe” Sperato Jr., a popular all-around athlete who had been an assistant soccer coach at the Community College of Baltimore County Essex and was an athletics facilities supervisor also enjoyed coaching neighborhood kids in soccer, died in his sleep Monday at his Highlandtown home. He was 62. “Joe was everyone’s friend,” said the Re...

Presentation: "Pittsburgh's Little Italy: Memories of the Italian American Community of Larimer". Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 7 p.m.. Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Learn about the voices captured in the History Center's Italian American Collection documenting Pittsburgh's Larimer neighborhood. Melissa E. Marinaro,...

When Andrea Canepari was a student at University of Pennsylvania Law School studying for his Master of Laws degree, and later representing Italy as the Italian consul general from 2013 to 2017, he found himself a keen observer of the rich culture surrounding him. One social constant he observed was that while the Italian influence in Philadelphia w...

The Italian Diaspora Archive Resource Map Working Group has worked over the last year and a half to evaluate the presence, accessibility, and visibility of archival resources in the Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia tri-state area. Our goal has been to move in incremental steps toward the creation of an accessible, searchable digital resource t...

“Vision” can mean different things to different people, but for this week’s guest, his life’s work has been inspired by a vision of sharing his Italian family’s inspiring love with the visually impaired. This week, we’re sitting down with Tony Cancelosi, the chief executive officer of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind in Washington, D.C. Since 1900...

An exhibit by the Italian multimedia artist Paola Pivi is coming to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh starting April 22. Pivi is known for her provocative eccentricity, and her work has been exhibited at museums and institutions in Tokyo, London, Paris and New York. Pivi’s output is marked by odd encounters and whimsical moments, whether it’s an...

Thursday, February 24, 2022. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST. Executive Banquet & Conference Center - 205 Executive Drive - Newark, DE 19702. Delaware Italian American Foundation invites you to our annual meeting and fundraiser. Ceremonies begin at 6:30pm. Our Honorees into the Order of Merit are: Michael A. Begatto Sr., Claire DeMatteis, Italo Carrieri-Russ...

One of the most interesting public sculptures in Philadelphia right now is a 22-feet-tall, wooden box in the middle of a public park. The box actually covers a marble statue of Christopher Columbus that has been in place for nearly 150 years. Originally erected in 1876, the monument shows Columbus standing next to a globe showing a map of the Ameri...

The Getty shop justifies a colorful goblet’s $45 price tag by noting that it hails from the Venetian island of Murano, “famous for its highly prized, collectible glass.” Walmart writes that a $57.95 plum figurine embodies Murano’s “richness of color, originality, and unparalleled craftsmanship.” Stunning yet pricey, Murano glass is frequently hawke...

The Rocky Marciano Lodge 3000 of Sons and Daughters of Italy presented two local organizations with a total of $6,500 from their inaugural casino night fundraiser.  On Tuesday night at Fairfield’s VFW Post 7925, the lodge presented Dave Black, captain of the West Essex First Aid Squad, with a ceremonial check for $5,000 and presented Brian Gallaghe...

On Sunday January 23rd, at 2:30 pm ET, we will host the webinar on the book "Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream 1875-1900", written by Renato Miracco, published in 2020, in English by Damiani, and in Italian by Colonnese (Oscar Wilde. Il Sogno Italiano 1875-1900).  The author will present his book - in English - in conversation with Prof. Gino Scatasta, U...

At a time when many families were thinking of Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, the Ocean City (Md.) Lodge of the Sons & Daughters of Italy was looking ahead to 2022, kicking off its planning for the return of its St. Joseph’s Festival and the festival’s cornucopia of homemade Italian foods and baked goods. The festival was last held in 2019, with...