Ciao Amici! This year, the Italian American Program is celebrating 30 years as a part of the History Center and, in honor of this milestone, we are publishing a book entitled Highlights from the Italian American Collection: Western Pennsylvania Stories. While we might not be able to host a public event as we originally intended, we are offering a v...

Friday, April 23, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Join Angela Cacciarru and understan...

Alex Agostino was always a hockey guy. Before he got into baseball full-time and began the career that now sees him in his 26th year of working in the game -- currently a regional crosschecker with the Phillies -- he was running hockey schools and camps, working at a local rink in Quebec, and had an offer to be a player-coach in France that he turn...

With no baseball games to manage, Joe Girardi is leaning into one of his biggest hobbies. "I love to cook so I've kinda broadened what I cook," Girardi told Mike Missanelli late last week. "I've been making this Nutella pizza, the simplest thing to make." Qué? "You just buy the dough that's pre-made," the skipper said. "You cook it for about seven,...

Fifteen merchants in South Philadelphia’s Italian Market are working with Philadelphia-based Habitat Logistics to offer free delivery at least through Easter, April 12. In an arrangement announced Thursday with the United Merchants of the South 9th Street Business Association, Habitat will serve about 300,000 people living river to river from...

Friday, April 17, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture. 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. Join Angela Cacciarru and discover why some jour...

During a time when area businesses are just trying to remain afloat, Brad Calliari of Calliari’s Bakery on DuBois Street says he is grateful for his dedicated employees and customers. Calliari spends about 15 hours a day at the bakery and Italian deli grocery shop, making his own bread from scratch in a brick oven more than 100 years old. The shop...

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report initial success in animal trials for a vaccine to neutralize the virus that causes COVID-19. During tests in mice, the vaccine was shown to produce antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2, known as the novel coronavirus. University researchers said the mice responded with antibodies su...

Friday, April 10, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Join Angela Cacciarru, Ph.D. and le...

Not too long ago, an important study took place in the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania. The results are especially potent today, suggesting that relief for stress comes in a surprisingly straightforward and perhaps wildly effective form. The only problem is that a lot of the institutions that sponsored such a healthy and long lifespan are going away,...