Most major events in our area were canceled last year due to COVID and there were fears more cancellations would occur this year. But Tuesday, there is word the popular Little Italy Days in Bloomfield will return this summer. Businesses were devastated by COVID-19. Bloomfield got hit especially hard when it had to cancel its little Italy Days, whic...

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is returning to Clarksburg on Labor Day weekend, and though Chairman Tyler Terango said it will look a little different than in past years, it will be an in-person festival at Jackson Square. “We have been patiently waiting for the right time to announce this exciting news. The core foundation of the fest...

Southington's Italian Festival will be returning to Center Street this July. The festival, which was canceled last year due to covid-19, will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on July 24 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 25, opening that Sunday with a traditional Italian Mass and procession. Center Street will be closed to traffic for the duration of the festi...

When: Wed, Jun 23rd 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT - Where: Little Italy Endicott Heritage Center, 109 Odell Ave, Endicott NY, 13760 - Organized By Little Italy Endicott A collaborative takeout meal from some of your favorite Northside restaurants. One price to have one offering from each of the following restaurants, all in one dinner.  

It all starts with simple materials, like paper and chalk, or whatever else Mother Nature can offer, like leaves or flowers. Then comes pure creativity, the ability of making Beauty appear from almost nothing: an eternal wonder to our eyes. Then, at last, comes the emotion of seeing it all created, of witnessing the intense, magical moment when art...

The Sons of Italy hosted the Special Olympics Bocce Tournament in Bellaire Saturday, Belmont County -- Tuscarawas County -- and Carroll County all had teams that came out to play, in addition to some Unified teams. After having to take a year off because of the pandemic, the athletes and organizers alike were excited to get together again -- and pl...

The lighted boat parade known as Venetian Night is returning to Chicago. The annual tradition was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the Italian American Human Relation Foundation is bringing it back. For years Venetian Night took place on Lake Michigan, but this year it will be held on the Chicago River. The event will take p...

Tomatoes, onions, and garlic are sauteed and reduced to a perfect consistency. The sauce is seasoned, and roasted red peppers are marinated in the mixture. Freshly charred sausage is then covered with the peppers to create the iconic sandwich of Omaha’s Santa Lucia Festival. The process of creating the sausage-and-pepper sandwich reflects the love,...

A number of popular Joliet outdoor festivals aren't taking place this summer because of uncertainties amid the coronavirus and social distancing. The Joliet Park District canceled June's Taste of Joliet for the second straight year. St. Joseph's Catholic Parish canceled all of its weekend festivals at St. Joe's Park for this entire summer. And l...

In one of his masterpieces, Oceano Mare  (Ocean Sea), Italian novelist Alessandro Baricco describes an artist who painted the sea with sea water. I remember thinking, after reading the book for the first time, that there couldn’t be anything more poetic. Little did I know that, by looking into my own country’s long-lasting traditions, I was to enco...