On the public stage, DelGrosso Foods has been recognized as the oldest major family-owned manufacturer of pasta sauce in the United States and DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and Laguna Splash Water Park is a popular tourist destination in Tipton, Pennsylvania. Behind the scenes, the DelGrossos play a key role in sparking discovery, enriching learning a...

Tuesday evening October 26th, 2021 @ 6:30 pm. The Kingwood Firehouse: 952 Country Road 519 Frenchtown, NJ 08825. RSVP here. Filitalia members please RSVP to Joan Collison at ednjoan1@gmail.com by Oct 20 so we know the number of people attending. Donation: $5 per person at the door for expenses. Coffee/espresso will be provided. Feel free to bring a...

We are celebrating Italian-American Heritage Month! Stephanie Longo is a historian who focuses on the Italian-American heritage in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.  She says the region is rich in Italian-American history, being that many people migrated to NEPA from Italy many years ago. Longo has researched the ancestry between the two count...

In the summer of 1996, my wife, Luann, and I prepared for one of the most stressful events any parent has to endure. Our daughter, Rosanne, had reached the age that the state of New Jersey believed was appropriate to offer her a driver’s permit. As far as I was concerned, I would have preferred that day to be about 10 years down the road, but Rosie...

With a walk-in forest of choices, why did Adam and Eve clothe themselves with fig leaves? Was it their size, their durability or those fleshy lobes that offer coverage in all the right places? All of that, I think, plus this bonus among the leaves: sweet, luscious fruit that normally grows in Western Asia, the Mediterranean and other warm places. B...

The Italian American Medical Awards (IAMA) will host the 2021 awards event at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum on Thursday, October 14th, 2021, beginning at 5:00pm. The ceremony will award fourteen total recipients (see the list below) across four awards, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, who will receive IAMA’s highest honor this year: The Ital...

Joe and Rosalba Monteleone were born in Italy, grew up and lived in Brooklyn, New York, but they found their home in New Bethlehem. Joe’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant at 710 Broad Street has been in operation for 23 years this coming January and is an American success story. Joe came to Brooklyn from Italy when he was 16 and Rosa when she was fo...

It’s a colorful tradition. The Columbus Day parade made its way down Broad Street Sunday. What’s next for the boxed-up statue of Christopher Columbus loomed large over the crowd. “This is our Italian heritage,” one woman said. A sea of hundreds dressed in red, white, and green marched down Broad Street in celebration of Columbus Day. “It shows that...

Everyone was at Sunday’s Columbus Day parade — except the Italian explorer’s likeness. The Christopher Columbus statue at South Philadelphia’s Marconi Plaza, the parade’s endpoint, remained enclosed in plywood, thanks to a last-minute decision by a state appeals court to overturn a local judge’s ruling. A fence surrounding the statue was adorned wi...

Despite the weather and light rain, there was a modest turnout at the Columbus Day Parade that was held on Saturday in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood. Pittsburgh Steelers great and NFL Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris served as the Grand Marshal. The parade started on Liberty Avenue near West Penn Hospital and continued through Bloomfi...