The sun took a while to peek through the clouds on Sunday, Oct. 6, but nothing could cloak the light in the hearts of parishioners and guests at St. Paul Parish and St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, both in South Philadelphia, for a day of festivities. The former saw the dedication of a long-desired church hall and a well-received feast, while the...

Italian Americans may not set off Guinness-fueled celebrations every St. Paddy's Day like Irish Americans, or serve as an excuse for margarita madness on Cinco de Mayo like Mexican Americans. But with their heaping plates of spaghetti and meatballs, mobster flicks, and the unfortunate reality TV show "Jersey Shore," Italian Americans are a critical...

A new Italian American of the Year was named Sunday during the Guiseppe Mazzinni Civic Association's annual Columbus Day commemoration dinner. Erie's Italian Americans gathered at the Ambasssador Hotel and Conference Center where they honored City of Erie Mayor Joe Schember.  The society pays to tribute to Erie people of Italian descent who h...

Maria Mastrantonio was among the hundreds who turned out on Saturday for Pittsburgh’s annual Columbus Day Parade and said it was comparable to the one in her hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. “I came for the parade, and then we have him here,” she said, nodding to her son, Antonio, who lives in Point Breeze. “It’s real nice.” Canceled last year after the d...

Pittsburgh’s annual Columbus Day parade will return to Bloomfield on Saturday, rain or shine. The parade was canceled last year after the death of a longtime organizer, Hank Blum. Guy Costa, one of the parade organizers, said the parade starts at 11 a.m. and runs along Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield between Aspen and Ella streets. “Columbus Day is a...

Saturday October 12 @ 11:15 am - 1:30 pm. Simone Foundation Automotive Museum, 6825 Norwitch Drive Philadelphia, PA 19153. This week, we’re taking a look at some of the most iconic Maseratis and Ferraris. These models have been honored as “Mona Lisas” in the historic car world and these specific vehicles in this demo are actual winners. Yes, these...

New York's Columbus Day Parade has a long tradition of honoring Italian Americans who are making a difference. This year, one of those honorees will be an NYPD detective who saved a life by donating a kidney to a woman he had never met. "It seemed to be a no brainer, to be honest," Detective Michael Lollo said.He said it was an easy decision to hav...

Over the past 15 years the the Americans of Italian Heritage Council, which runs the annual Columbus Cup Golf and Bocce Feast at Bellewood Country Club near Pottstown, has focused on foods with “Old World” flair. A major part of their mission statement focuses on preserving Italian heritage. To Italians, that means food. Yes, there is plenty of Ita...

Tucked on the side of the Comfort Inn and Suites, set back slightly off of Route 1, is GG Italian Restaurant, the “gemma nascosta” of the neighborhood. Glen Mills’ “hidden gem” offers lunch, dinner and a seven-days-a-week happy hour in a sleek and stylish, yet comfortable, upscale environment. However, it’s not only the ambiance and eye-pleasing de...

Italian fashion house Gucci has launched a $1.5 million U.S. university scholarship program that is aimed at students who are “traditionally underrepresented” in the fashion industry. The program, which is set to run four years, is part of Gucci’s multi-pronged effort to boost diversity following the uproar earlier this year over a $890 sweater tha...