New York is where young chefs go to prove themselves. Philly? This is where many come to find a home. It’s a familiar story line now, and it’s unfolding once again, deliciously, in the airy space of Fiore in Queen Village, where live fires perfume the room and the dreams of another talented chef couple are playing out in the flaky spirals of mornin...

Smack in the middle of the annual Italian Market Festival in South Philadelphia Saturday, some 30 men gathered to play half-ball — a game with a local history spanning about 70 years that calls for a broomstick, a three-story building, and half of a squishy ball. Split into teams of five people, these men comprised the 10th annual John Marzano Half...

Words such as buongiorno and grazie may be as likely to be heard on the streets of Fredericktown as they are on the streets of Rome. Students at Bethlehem-Center High School are learning a Romance language spoken by millions throughout the world but taught in few high schools in the region. The Deemston school bolstered its foreign language program...

Port Richmond, Thompson & Cambria Sts., Philadelphia. Start Date and Time: Thursday, May 30 – 5 pm to 10 pm. End Date and Time: Saturday, June 1 – 5 pm to 6 pm. Mother of Divine Grace, located in Port Richmond, will hold its annual Italian Festival on May 30, May 31, June 1 and June 6, 7, and 8 starting at 6 pm. Homemade spaghetti suppers will be s...

You might think of South Philly as our Little Italy. I’ll make a case for a different neighborhood. Also this week, I find interesting Lebanese cooking in a Malvern shopping center and tasty sandwiches from a hole in the wall in Fishtown. And Craig LaBan is here, all choked up about a spring vegetable. If you need food news, click here and fo...

Ciao Chester County! Longtime Philadelphia restaurateur Sandro Frusone has opened Ciao Ristorante at the Commons at Thornbury on East Street Road. Frusone, an Italian native, has owned numerous Italian restaurants in the region including San Carlo’s, Gnocchi and LaNonna in the city before turning his sights to his newest adventure. Frusone said he...

Primetals Technologies, tra i leader mondiali nella ricerca, sviluppo, progettazione e installazione di tecnologie per impianti dell’industria siderurgica, e il Gruppo Arvedi hanno siglato un importante accordo per la fornitura a US Steel Corporation – iconico produttore di acciaio statunitense specializzato nella produzione di acciai ad alto valor...

Recently my dear friend, Carol Salinsky, lost her mother, Ruth.  By all accounts, she was a wonderful woman who raised a great family.  In sympathizing with my friend, I was led to reflect on my own mother, Catherine’s, passing back in 2002.  It seems no matter how old we are we’re only kids in grown up bodies and the memories flow freely……..  “Kat...

Saturday, May 18, 2019 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Library & Archives at the History Center - 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. $40 for general registration and $30 for members. Register Here. Join genealogist Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy for a workshop on delving into your family history in Italy and the United States. Benefiting beginner...