The Sons and Daughters of Italy, Promo Italiano Lodge 2800, Washington, is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a senior from McGuffey, Trinity and Washington high schools as well as to a senior at Faith Christian School whose home school district is one of those cited. Requirements are that the applicant must be of at least 25% Italian descent, which...

Twister Film, an Italian production company, is looking for Italian American families in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and Detroit, who still have a love for Italy in their hearts for an upcoming TV program. The program will be broadcast in Italy on Rete 4 and worldwide on Mediaset Italia. The casting is open to families of...

Friday, March 6, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7 pm Light Snack (Appetizers & beverages), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum - 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is $15 for all Filitalia members and $20 for non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online.‌Join Angela Cacciarru and...

The Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick’s annual dinner will have a little Italian flair this year. Former Pittston Area and Penn State star Jimmy Cefalo will serve as keynote speaker for the event, set for March 17th at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. Tickets can be purchased through any member of the organization or can be bought at the P...

Penn State Professor of Italian Sherry Roush has received grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), to support work related to translating “Peregrino,” a 500-year-old literary work by Jacopo Caviceo, from Italian into English. Published in 1508, “Peregrino” is considered a proto-...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020. 9 am - 11 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum - 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is $10 for all Filitalia members and $15 for non members. RSVP is required (limited seating), so please reserve your ticket online. Join...

Some of author Michael DeMarco's fondest childhood memories are of sitting at the kitchen table at his grandparents' Erie home and listening to their stories of their ancestral roots in Italy. His grandparents emigrated to the U.S. in the early 1920s from Montenero Val Cocchiara, a secluded village nestled in the central Apennine Mountains in south...

An Episcopal congregation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has unveiled a restored 500-year-old painting of Mary and Jesus, which had been in the parish’s possession for more than a century but only recently was revealed to be a rare work by an Italian artist from the Renaissance period. Christopher Daly, an art historian from Baltimore, Maryland, had b...

Did you actually get to the bank?” “Nope. Just to the flower stand.” Jimmy Sunseri never tires of this exchange whose punchline is a foregone conclusion. “The big joke here is I’ll say I’m going to the bank and be back in 15 minutes. [The cashier] will say, ‘See you in an hour’,” said Jimmy, with his signature unlit cigar stuffed into one cheek. He...

Gather ’round. Marc Vetri has a story to tell about Fiorella. “There’s a story behind everything. The story is just as important as the food,” the chef says, on the phone to discuss his new South Philly restaurant inside a former butcher shop near the city’s historic Italian Market. “There’s the Fiorella story — reviving the name, making the sausag...