This month, the Senator John Heinz History Center's Italian American Collection will host Poet Laureate of North Carolina, Joseph Bathanti, as its firstScholar-in-Residence.   A Pittsburgh native and professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., Bathanti will produce an original body of work inspired by his re...

The Italian American Association will hold its annual Mardi Gras Dinner on Friday, Feb. 27 at Genetti's Hotel and Convention Center, Wilkes Barre. Arrival time is 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary Italian desserts will be served.   Music for dancing will be by Danny Argo and friends until 10:15 p.m. President Herman Castel...

L'Inaugural Italian-American Symposium in Pediatrics si svolgerà il 28-30 ottobre presso il Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building di Philadelphia. www.chop.edu/cme The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is pleased to announce its inaugural Italian-American Symposium in Pediatrics in collaboration with the Meyer Childre...

By Bill Chenevert   Almost exactly two years ago, South Philly Review reported on the meeting at Columbus Square Park, between 12th and 13th and Wharton and Reed streets, and the nearly $3-million renovations that the Columbus Square Advisory Council was proposing for the park.   At the time, $3 million seemed like a massive amount of...

by Daniel Dentico   South Philadelphia's Italian Market is the nation's oldest outdoor market and on May 18 and 19, the already-bustling heart of South Philly welcomes the city for its annual 9th Street Italian Market Festival. Enjoy a weekend filled with the flavors and sights of Italian-American culture, from tastes of Italian cuisine...

In the recent celebration of his 10th anniversary as a member of the Scranton chapter of UNICO, Blaise Alan Dente, of Pittston, was presented a proclamation for his years of service at the May meeting at St. Lucy 's Hall in Scranton.   Since 2005, Dente, along with his parents and Dente's Catering, has hosted a dinner meeting once a year. &...

Each year the Hazleton Chapter of UNICO and Maurice C Raymond "RMR" Knights of Columbus honor an outstanding Italian-American as part of their Columbus Day dinner in celebration of their Italian heritage.   The organization asked community members to nominate individuals who exemplify the true spirit of an Italian-American – one who demonstr...

When Bruce Gradkowski made his first start for the Oakland Raiders back in November 2009, the tweets and the e-mails started coming. Jewish fans came up to him constantly and assumed he was Jewish.   It turned out Bruce Gradkowski is not Jewish. Bruce has a Polish mother & an Italian father. The 31-year-old is yet another Pittsburgh...

March is such a busy month and has 3 of my favorite holidays in it; St. Joseph's day, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. For a foodie like me, these wonderful holidays all together can only mean one thing- more time at the gym so I can eat all of the delicious dishes that come with each of these holidays. I get most excited to make the Italian Ham Pie...

At this time of year, a rear dining room with a blazing fireplace is still the favorite choice of many diners at Francisco's on the River, just north of Washington Crossing, Pa.   But in warm weather the front dining room and outside tables, which look toward the Delaware River, are preferred at this attractive BYOB in a country setting that...