Pasta & Vino is excited to announce the opening of a brick and mortar gourmet Italian food store, Gesino's Specialty Italian Food, in Lancaster, PA., in November! Italian gourmet food lovers will be able to shop for the same authentic pastas, espressos, jams and marmalades that Pasta & Vino carries, in a 3,200-square-foot industrial buildin...

By Mackenzie Stasko   This weekend you can get a taste of Italy, without even leaving Erie. Hundreds of volunteers are spending countless hours preparing for St. Paul's Italian Festival, which kicks off this weekend in Erie's Little Italy neighborhood. "It's great, we want to share our heritage with them," said Ron DiVecchio, chair...

Little Italy Days may have come and gone, but the celebration of Italian heritage continues this weekend in the Burgh. On Sunday, October 5th, help kick off National Italian Heritage Month at the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip.   Hosting its inaugural Italian Heritage Day festivities, the Heinz History Center invites visitors...

by Joan Neeno   Last fall, it was pretty slow on both sides of the Highway 59 bridge that spans the Rock River at unincorporated Newville. A fire had closed down the much-loved Anchor Inn on the river's north side. On the south side, the latest incarnation of Fin's/Dockside/Shipwreck had come and gone.    These days, at leas...

Beth J. Harpaz Pope Francis will visit three U.S. cities, Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia, Sept. 22-27. For travelers with an interest in sacred places, here are some of the top Catholic heritage sites — including several on the pope's itinerary — in those cities. WASHINGTON, D.C. St. Matthew's Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. N...

The Italian-American Association of Luzerne County is honoring two local entrepreneurs at the 36th annual Columbus Day banquet Sunday: Louis Ciampi Sr. and Sam Falcone Sr. Ciampi, the founder of Independent Graphics Inc. in West Wyoming, will receive the organization's "Person of the Year" award.   The "Lifetime Achievement Award" will go t...

by Kathy Salvati   Talk about having a full plate! Claudio Reilsono is the Head baseball coach at Carnegie Mellon University, the General Manager/Professional baseball scout for the Global Scouting Bureau and as you will see, that's not all... Q. Claudio, what got you interested in baseball?   CR. My Mom & Dad were from Ital...

By Melissa McCart Over the past few years, more home cooks and restaurant chefs have been making mozzarella from curd, such as chef Matt Porco at Mezzo Downtown and Stephen Felder at Stagioni on the South Side.There's a theater to the process, and it speaks to diners' desire for as-fresh-as-it-gets fare.   But not all mozzarella is equal. A...

Saturday, July 25 | 10 a.m. - noon Join the History Center for a workshop on preserving your Italian heritage through family heirlooms. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour and learn best practices for handling and storing paper items and three-dimensional objects with the History Center's Curator of the Italian American Program Melissa E. Marinaro, Reg...

by Nicoletta Marini-Maio   Dickinson College Department of French and Italian invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian. This is a one-year, non tenure-track position in Italian Language, Literature, and Culture, beginning Fall 2016, renewable for a second year upon successful evaluation.   We seek a candidate...