Two Catholics are at the forefront of getting the community of Little Italy to become an incorporated town. Kristy Eanes and Chris Dorer are concerned with the historical preservation of the town and urban sprawl in western Pulaski County and wanted a way to protect Little Italy, which will mark its 100th anniversary in 2015. "Little Italy ha...

In a town where pizza crust is treated as a vehicle for conveying the most toppings possible to your mouth and most Italian restaurants are marketed as a vehicle for conveying pasta to your mouth, Marco T's Pizzeria is keeping it real. Each of the eighteen items on their menu has only a handful of ingredients and there's nary a pasta noodle to be s...

On Tuesday evening, July 8th, 2014, the Pulaski County Quorum Court unanimously agreed 14-0 to send a proposed Lake Maumelle Watershed Zoning code amendment forward out of committee to the full Quorum Court for consideration.   This proposed amendment will be read 3 times starting at their July meeting and then will be sent to the Pulaski Co...

The Pulaski County clerk's office has certified a petition from the roughly 380-person community of Little Italy asking to become a town.   Organizers of the effort said Friday that the necessary signatures from qualified voters have been approved. The community 35 miles from downtown Little Rock will plan for a public hearing and, if no cha...

"È per me motivo di orgoglio e profonda soddisfazione l'essere chiamata a rappresentare l'Italia in una regione tra le più dinamiche e vivaci degli Stati Uniti, nella quale il nostro Paese è riuscito a ricavare spazio e visibilità anche grazie alle attività di chi vive e lavora in questi Stati onorando il nome dell'Italia".   Così Elena Sgar...

By Aprille Hanson   In the 127 pages of the newly released book, "Images of America: Little Italy," a community is frozen in time.   The roughly 200 featured photos represent more than just the people of the past — it captures their spirit of hard work, faith and family that still lingers in the tight-knight Italian immigrant founded-...

Russo's Restaurants, the family of dining concepts that includes Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, announced today plans to significantly enhance the brands' footprint in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, all of which have a current Russo's presence. Evidencing the excitement around both brands, Russo's kicked off 2014...

A 2001 Mountain Home High School alumnus was recently awarded a Fulbright Foundation for Southern Italy Award, an honor often given to senior faculty members. The 33-year-old visiting assistant professor of Italian at the University of Arkansas, Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, said he went into Italian studies because he has "always been fascinated with la...

Telling a story in pictures is Little Italy, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series. The book by local author Chris Dorer is set to release on August 17, 2015. The book boasts 200 vintage images, many of which have never been published, and showcases memories of days gone by.   Originally called Alta Vil...

Several lectures are planned in conjunction with the UALR Department of Art's fall exhibit, "Piranesi and Perspectives of Rome," which recently opened and features etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, an 18th-century Italian architectural designer and artist.   The exhibit, supported by exhibit sponsor, The Cromwell Firm, is located in Ga...