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...

The Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, in partnership with SIAMO: The Italian-American Heritage Society of NEPA, will sponsor a presentation by Robert Wolensky, author of Anthracite Labor Wars: Tenancy, Italians, and Organized Crime in the Northern Coalfield of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1897-1959, as part of 2017 Mining Hi...

Nel 2013, mentre si celebra l'Anno della cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti, Globus et Locus, insieme al Center for Italian Studies della University of Pennsylvania, il Consolato italiano a Philadelphia e AISLLI (Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana), organizza un Convegno internazionale dal titolo "Italicity....

A traveling exhibit of paintings by some of the greatest names in European art, some of which have never been displayed outside the Scottish museums that house them, will stop at Allentown Art Museum for three months this summer, it was announced Wednesday. "Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums" will be at the mu...

by Danya Henninger   In 1920, Salvatore Marra left his hometown of Naples in search of a better life. He landed in San Francisco and then moved to Chicago, where he opened a pizzeria and became friends with Al Capone. After a few years, he moved to Philadelphia, and was joined by his wife, Chiarina.   The couple set out to launch anot...

Federal Judge Joseph F. Saporito, Jr. has been chosen as guest speaker for the Italian American Association's Annual Columbus Day banquet set for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 11 at Genetti Hotel and Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre.   Saporito, who has been admitted to practice law before all courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Unit...

by Dolores Alfieri   Lately, Anthony and I have been preoccupied with Roseto, Pennsylvania. Maybe it's because we recently spent time with bestselling author Adriana Trigiani, who grew up in Roseto; or maybe because we recently spoke with Maria Laurino, author of "The Italian Americans," the companion book to the popular PBS series of the sa...

By Tom Davidson   When Dominic "Hawk" Santia was a boy, he'd tag along with his father to Sons of Italy club meetings. His dad would buy him chips and a pop, and Santia would quietly take it all in.   The club in Aliquippa was like scores of others in Beaver County that were formed by the immigrants who settled here. They were havens...

Sunday July 26th - Green Valley Swimming Pool & Sports Club - 1725 Poplars Rd, York (Pennsylvania) 17408. SUMMER PICNIC, BOCCE AND SWIMMINGAt GREENVALLEY SWIM CLUB. MEMBERS FREE (All others only need to pay the gate admission charge of $8.50)   Please see details below: If you can attend please respond via e-mail...