Believe it or not, the Festa Italiana is right around the corner.To keep the event "fresco," the Festa Italiana Committee will incorporate some new offerings this time around, while keeping the traditions and old favorites that keep people coming back from near and far year after year. This year's "I-Fest," as it is affectionately known, will have...

By Mark Hofmann   The seventh annual Centennial Chevrolet Fayette County Italian Festival is back from where it originally started on Main Street in Uniontown. The festival will be held Aug. 29 and 30. For the past three years, the festival, offering a variety of entertainment, food and vendors, was held at the Fayette County Fairgroun...

By Mike Jensen On Monday, the box came down from the top shelf in the basement archives of La Salle's University's College Hall. Brother Joseph Grabenstein, La Salle University's archivist, had been filling the box for years. Out came gold shorts that looked more like modern swim trunks. A game jersey with 15 on the front and back. A plain gray s...

Easter often is associated with the candy aisle, and its tempting display of rainbow-hued jelly beans, foil-wrapped chocolate eggs and bright-yellow marshmallow Peeps.   For an 85-year-old cheese company in Verona, the 40-day Lenten season is punctuated not by sweets but by an unusual cheese product that for two days each week leading up to...

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - Philadelphia (PA), String Theory School Theater 16th and Vine Streets AZA'IO was the 11th world premiere and 1st Italian children's opera created by International Opera Theater in Teatro degli Avvaloranti, Citta' della Pieve in August of 2014. In the past 12 years, artists from more than 40 countries have come to Citta'...

Lo chef ricercatore Luca Zanchetti è stato scelto ed ingaggiato dalla dirigenza dei locali "Girasole" di Philadelfia e Atlantic City come chef promotore di cultura enogastronomica, in questo anno 2013 dedicato proprio alla cultura italiana in USA. Nel corso dell'anno 2013, in tutti gli stati americani, i due paesi, Italia & Usa, come in una so...

The recent public debate over whether to rename South Philadelphia's Italian Market has largely missed the point. There seems to be some confusion over what the name of the historic Ninth Street corridor of shops, restaurants, and curbside vendors means to Philadelphians who coined the moniker.

Si è svolto nei giorni scorsi a Noto un convegno nell'ambito delle celebrazioni del 70° Anniversario dello sbarco alleato in Sicilia, esattamente il 7 luglio 1943.   L'iniziativa, promossa dalle associazioni Globe Italia International, Giovani Siciliani nel Mondo, Associazione Amici della Città di Noto di Milano, Rotary Club di Noto, ASU - A...

La Festa and Carl Von Luger Steak and Seafood Restaurant recently presented Allied Services Integrated Health System with a donation of $2,500.   The funds were raised during La Festa Italiana as part of joint initiative by La Festa, Carl Von Luger and Banko Beverage. The donation will benefit the Ryan's Run 5 campaign and children and adult...

By Katie Bambi Kohler   On Sunday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m., Norristown's Verdi Band will celebrate its 95th Anniversary at the Elmwood Park Bandshell. A fixture at local church feasts, the band will play both Italian and American songs.   In a time when Catholic Church and school closings and merging are commonplace, the Verdi Band has adap...