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...

Americans of Italian descent may not dominate the population in Arkansas — according to Statistical Atlas, only 1.6 percent of the state’s residents report Italian ancestry — but you couldn’t tell by two events in April. The opening of the Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Society Museum, also known as the the Little Italy Museum, and the Arkansas Ita...

Little Italy lost its patriarch today. John Dal Santo passed away this morning. He turned 99 years old yesterday. He was an extraordinary man and anyone who ever met him was drawn to his magnificent generosity and gift of storytelling. Born in Caltrano, Italy, March 29, 1920, he immigrated to the US in 1930. In 1941 he travelled to Little Italy wit...

Celebrate all things Italian during the second annual Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival on April 26-28. Held at the Clinton Presidential Center, the event will feature the best of Italian culture — including those delicious pasta dishes.  Festivalgoers will have the chance to learn how to cook Italian food from true Italians with cooking l...

The banks of the Arkansas River resembled a scene out of Italy as the inaugural Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival took over North Shore Riverwalk Park this weekend. "Maybe the best thing of all with all the incredible food, the incredible wine, incredible activities is all the money goes to the Boys & Girls Club of Central Arkansas," festi...

Currently there is a great re-awakening of pride in Italian heritage in Arkansas: and we believe the Arkansas Italian food and culture festival on April 20th and 21st is playing a major role in this reality. This festival will serve as a great way for people of Italian heritage to celebrate the unique, distinct, history of Italy and Arkansas and a...

It may be cold outside, but that isn't stopping the Little Italy Incorporation Task Force canvassers from gathering needed signatures on the petition this Fall and Winter, a necessary step in the bid to become an official state recognized town.   Support of at least 200 voters living within the proposed boundary is needed before presenting t...

The Little Italy Incorporation Task Force yesterday delivered its petition for Little Italy to become an official town in Arkansas to the Pulaski County Courthouse with 235 residents signing in favor of the efforts. Under Arkansas law, a minimum of 200 qualified voters' signatures was required before the petition could be submitted.   "The L...

Chris Dorer, local resident and historian of Little Italy, was approached by the publishers of Arcadia Publishing to do a pictorial book on the community of Little Italy's early days, pre-1970. From the Arcadia website: "The Images of America series chronicles the history of small towns and downtowns across the country. Each title features mor...