Un lungo viaggio nell'America profonda alla ricerca dei discendenti di minatori, contadini e pescatori, emigrati più di un secolo fa per dare vita a comunità italiane in ogni angolo dell'enorme nazione che si aprì davanti ai loro occhi dopo lo sbarco a Ellis Island. Si intitola “Italian American Country” il progetto ideato e curato da Paolo Battagl...

Arkansas-made wine, authentic Italian food and a look back in time at a cultural gem just west of Little Rock is how you can spend your Sunday at the grand opening of the Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Museum on September 15. The brought along the following historical items on Good Afternoon Arkansas: Immigration Inspection Card from Ellis Island (...

The Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Society will host a grand opening of its new museum in northwestern Pulaski County (33615 Highway 300, Roland, Arkansas 72135) on Sunday, September 15 from 12-5 p.m. The event will include guided tours, live music, authentic Italian foods and refreshments from Little Italy's only operating winery, An Enchanting Ev...

Little Italy, Arkansas, which is about 20 minutes from Little Rock, has an interesting tale regarding its part in Arkansas history. The Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Museum tells the story of this pioneering community first established as Alta Villa, the “high place,” by Italian immigrants in 1915. “Little Italy is unique in that it is Central Ark...

We are three weeks away from the start of a more than 120-year tradition - the Tontitown Grape Festival. Preparation started Monday (July 15) for the unforgettable spaghetti dinners. Every year families come together to start preparing for the annual Grape Festival. They start by making pasta. People like Marjie Ceola have been doing this for more...

Documentarian Matteo Zengaro ’19 received an Arkansas Traveler Certificate for helping preserve Italian-American culture in the Delta through his short films, “Con Gusto!” and “I Sopravvissuti,” at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock to kick off the second annual Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival, held in late April at the Clinton Pr...

The Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Society museum is now open on weekends (Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 12 noon - 4pm) and hope you will come by to sign our guest book and enjoy learning about the only Italian Enclave in Central Arkansas, our beloved Little Italy! Our museum shop is also open and we have postcards, books, pins, and other items. I...

A mosaic made of thousands of hand-cut Murano glass tiles fills the walls of an alcove in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church's sanctuary. The new artwork — centered with an image of Christ with St. Gregory the Theologian, St. John Chrysostom, St. James the First Bishop of Jerusalem and St. Basil the Great — was installed in April in time for the Gr...

The Italian Food and Cultural Festival kicked off this weekend. Among the tents, KATV found a group that's making a difference in the community. The culinary instructor for Food Jobs Work said that the group has a special mission: to help underprivileged adults entering the workforce. They have an eight-week program that trains students and prepare...

The Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival is April 26, 27, and 28 at the grounds of the Clinton Presidental Center. You can expect food from The Pantry, The Rock Brick Oven Pizza, the Coolest Cotton Candy, Repicci’s Ice, Low Ivy, Raduno, Maria Carpenter, Mem Pops from Memphis, Tennessee, Sauce(d), Vino’s, 42 Bar & Table at the Clinton Presiden...