The Order Sons of Italy will honor U.S. Congressman Tom Marino with the Guglielmo Marconi Award on August 17, 2013, during its 53rd Biennial National Convention in Philadelphia. The Guglielmo Marconi Award, the OSIA's highest honor, is named for the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially t...

by Kyle Lawson   There was a time when the Italian Club on Eighth Street in Pitcairn was booming. "This was the place everybody came to on a Friday or Saturday night," treasurer Rich Tartaglione said. "And on a Sunday after church, every table was full."   As Italians across the country celebrate their heritage on Columbus Day this y...

by Sarah Scinto   The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National is looking for contributions to an upcoming First Friday art exhibit. The chapter, in conjunction with Pro Loco "I Longobardi" of Guardia dei Lombardi, Italy, hopes to find vintage photographs of Guardiese immigrants or their descendants who settled in Northeast Pennsylvania. &nb...

The Center for Italian StudiesThe Italian Division at the University of PennsylvaniaPresent   Love, Smoke, and Memory:Italo Svevo's Diario per la fidanzata   a Salvatori Lecture byNorman Rusin   University of PennsylvaniaWednesday March 13, 2013 at 6pmCherpack, 543 Williams Hall255 S. 36th Street   Light refreshments wil...

Though the numbers of those of Italian heritage in this city have diminished greatly since the arrival of the first immigrants arrival to this city, Italian pride continues to burn brightly every October as Italian Americans here celebrate the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492. This Sunday, Oct. 13, Philadelphia and Delaware...

Little Nonna's was barely three nights old when chef and co-owner Marcie Turney - her kitchen crew already digging deep into their "gravy pot" - realized just how deceptive her challenge was.   The adorable little storefront space, trimmed with an old-time striped awning and lace curtains, certainly looks manageable enough, the open kitchen...

By Nicky D Cooks Please come and join me on Sunday, October 5th at the Heinz History Center. I will be at the Italian Heritage Day at Heinz History Center with the team members from Ciao Pittsburgh. Please come by and visit us. We will be the ones with some of my fresh made pizzelle on hand to share. Check out the link on Ciao Pittsburgh.  ...

In the beginning, Brigantessa was going to be all about pizza. Of course. What new moneymaking restaurant ambition in Philly these days does not begin with a wood-fired oven and a peel-ful of molten mozzarella dreams?   And given chef Joe Cicala's stellar track record at Le Virtù, it's worth paying attention to what emerges from the flaming...

By Deborah Weisberg A double-header of earthly delights is on tap at Wigle Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden in Spring Garden on Aug. 29 with Italian-theme gastronomic events. The fun begins at 3 p.m. with Fig Fest!, where folks can feast on all kinds of treats made from the fruit of ancient Rome, followed at 7 p.m. by Terra Buona, a five-course...

By Niccolò Graffio"The City of Brotherly Love" began as a settlement founded by William Penn in 1682. The previous year, Penn had received a charter from King Charles II of England to establish what would eventually become the Pennsylvania Colony.   Penn, a Quaker, had experienced religious persecution in England and was desirous of founding...