This, the Rev. Bob Simon wants you to know, is a Kragle-free zone. That is, the Vatican he's building out of LEGO bricks -- hundreds of thousands of them, mostly in white -- holds itself together, no Krazy Glue (or Kragle if you saw "The LEGO Movie") required.   "The dome scared me the most," said Simon, a parish priest from near Scrant...

While two American cities, Minneapolis and Seattle, have decided to remove Christopher Columbus' name from the holiday, Philadelphia is sticking with tradition, and there was a parade in South Philadelphia Sunday to celebrate. Spectators lined South Broad Street as they do every year to hear sting bands play traditional Italian music and to celebr...

By Gary Puleo Collecting trash will probably never be a glamorous business, but few companies have made it as widely charismatic as J.P. Mascaro & Sons. It wasn't always that way, of course.   The multimillion-dollar jobs, impressive headquarters on Audubon Road, acres of prime real estate and the inexhaustible philanthropy the com...

by Michael Klein   Time Out - the listicle-heavy city entertainment guide - has named two local restaurants to its roster of the 20 best Italian restaurants in the United States. At Number 1 is Vetri, Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin's boutique at 1312 Spruce St.   The editors rave: "What can be said about Marc Vetri's hall-of...

Since 1933, the St. Marco Society in Temple has been a welcoming sanctuary for generations of Italian immigrants to America; a place where the traditions and culture of the old country have been preserved and celebrated in the culture, the language and, most of all, the food.   This year, the Italian-American cultural society is hoping to sh...

Attorney and filmmaker, Lawrence A.J. Spegar (shown) of Jessup has completed a two-hour documentary feature on "La Festa Italiana — 40th Annual Celebration." The film highlights the excitement of La Festa, including interviews from all 80-plus vendors, performers, events and helpful volunteers.   The feature is being televised on Comcast loc...

Exploring the Workshop of Pietro da Cortona: The Restoration of Villanova University's Triumph of David Consulate General of Italy, Philadelphia. Monday, October 26, 2015 – 1:00p – 5:15p. Registration Required (Free Admission)   Summary of Symposium: Thanks to collaborative efforts between conservators, art historians, s...

Dear Friends of the Italian-American Community and Filitalia International, Please forward the attached invitation to all of your relationships who are passionate about Italian Culture!   The first fundraiser for the History of Italian Immigration Museumwill be Thursday April 10th, 6-10pm at the Pyramid Club and $100 donation.  

Si è svolto lo scorso 10 aprile a Philadelphia il primo fundraising di Filitalia International and Foundation per raccogliere fondi per il "Museo della Storia dell'Immigrazione Italiana". L'evento ha avuto luogo al prestigioso Pyramid Club, dove i circa 200 invitati intervenuti si sono trovati di fronte ad una veduta spettacolare della città dell'a...

With this event, the Center for Italian Studies and ISSNAF celebrate Italian achievement and contributions to knowledge in the United States and Canada.   Program Location: Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall - 249 S. 36th Street 2pm The Value of Italian Experience for Success in North America Participants: Vincenzo Berghella, Professor - Di...