Perhaps it's because the dining room is so dark or because they're so perfectly cast, the lights are the first thing you see when pressing into Little Nonna's. Draped from one faux-pine-paneled wall to another at jaunty angles, the strings of glowing bulbs give the space a vibe of a backyard serenade, a Catholic school carnival, a South Philly stre...

by Alison Smith WHYY President and CEO William J. Marrazzo, a Chestnut Hill resident, will receive the "Person of the Year" award from Philadelphia's Italian American Spirit (IAS) group. The award will be presented at a gala dinner Sunday, January 26 from 4 – 9 p.m. at the Crystal Tea Room.   Proceeds from the "Il Galá Puglia" event benefit...

The Justinian Foundation, which provides scholarships to Italian-American students enrolled in Philadelphia-area law schools, recently presented scholarships totaling $4,500 to three area students.   The Justinian Foundation President Barbara A. Capozzi, Esq. awarded $1,500 scholarships to two students entering their final years of law schoo...

By Breanna Smith Known as Pittsburgh's "Little Italy," Bloomfield today comprises a variety of specialty Italian shops and traditions. But more than 100 years before the first wave of Italian immigrants, another ethnic group laid claim to this city neighborhood.   Located about three miles east of Downtown Pittsburgh, Bloomfield encompasses...

by Michael Klein   The name is Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar and the wine list includes about 60 wines by the glass, but therein lies the rub. The liquor license for the contemporary restaurant - set up in the old Ajax Metal Works building next to the Fillmore in Fishtown and just across Delaware Avenue from the SugarHouse Cas...

"Migranti. Storie dall'Italia multiculturale di oggi": questo il titolo della rassegna promossa a Philadelphia dal Consolato generale d'Italia insieme con l'America-Italy Society of Philadelphia. Appuntamento venerdì prossimo, 20 settembre, alle 18 nella sede del Consolato generale con "La giusta distanza" di Carlo Mazzacurati.   Il film –...

Year after year Piazza Nuova Lodge member Barbara Lawless and her volunteer friends, Jennifer Gallagher and Lisa Baxter, pack clothing for shipment to impoverished American-Indian reservations.   "We are happy doing God's work," said Lawless, who organizes the purchase, packing and mailing of the clothing to impoverished Native American fami...

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church's Festa Italiana may have religious roots, but it is also one big celebration of food and music Friday through Sunday at Holy Cross Park in Williams Township. The annual event commemorates the Easton parish's patron, St. Anthony of Padua, whose feast falls on June 13.   A favorite feature is the nightly e...

Dr. Ernest E. Rossi, 86, passed away peacefully August 7, 2015. Ernie was born January 28, 1929 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Ambridge High School in 1946. After graduation he entered the U.S. Air Force and served 3 years in Greenland as a Radio Operator, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant.   Ernie was the first in his I...

September 16, 2015 - Wednesday 9:45 AMCorner of 9th & South Streets - 9th Street & South Street - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Join MOIMA on a Walking Tour of the Italian Market Lace up your walking shoes and join MOIMA and Urban Adventures in a guided tour that will take us through the Italian Market, showcasing the influence...