Michelle Gambino, the producer of the South 9th Street Italian Market Festival, shared painful words Wednesday about how that festival - one of the traditional events of South Philadelphia - will be halted again after an initial postponement from May until September.  "We were hoping that this event would be like a comeback event...a post COVID com...

Pat Pecora recently was officially inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Chapter, his ninth hall of fame induction. The Pitt-Johnstown wrestling coach and athletic director had to wait a year for the induction ceremony as the 2020 event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Joining Pecora in the class was...

The Farrell Italian Home hosted the Mike Erme/IC Light Bocce Classic from Friday to Sunday. Tournament co-director Matt Killa relayed that the event included 30-plus teams from Pa., Ohio, Kentucky, and Rome, N.Y. One bracket started Friday night at 6 p.m. and two on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. "I need to praise Mike Erme, the Pittsburgh Brewing...

Scuola Marco Polo, an Italian language school for children in the Main Line area of Philadelphia, is accepting enrollment for the next school year, which begins in October. Since its founding in 2002, Scuola Marco Polo’s mission has been to teach the Italian language to children ages 3 to 11, following a philosophy that children learn best when the...

We recently asked readers to tell us who has the best Italian food (other than pizza) in the Saucon Valley and Southern Lehigh school districts by voting in our restaurant survey. Nearly 150 of you voted in the poll, in which the restaurant that received the most votes was… DIMAIO’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA in Hellertown!

Italian-American health care heroes will take center stage at the fifth annual Washington Italian Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, in downtown Washington. Formal recognition of Washington’s Italian Americans is a festival tradition. This year, state Sen. Camera Bartolotta will honor Italian health care workers who live and work in Washin...

Following the historic vote at the Italian Parliament and in the city of Genoa, and all of the hard work conducted by the Italian American communities all around the US, the Italian Pride student organization asks Drexel University to reconsider their decision of removing Columbus Day and to work with the Italian community at Drexel to establish an...

The Scaramuzza's are fourth-generation local legend pasta-makers. They create handmade pasta and pasta dishes for their wholesale and retail business. It all started in West Philadelphia with family recipes that trace back to the region of Abruzzi in Italy. Then, the family moved to Clifton Heights and opened a store. They've upgraded to machinery...

Columbus seems to be making a comeback. A year after the Christopher Columbus statue in Chester was covered by a blue tarp with plans for removal, the golden statue is still there, peeking out from a deteriorating tarp. The statue is located on Route 291 next to the Old Swedes burial ground at Market Square, not far from City Hall. It was covered f...

Despite being the son of two chefs and consistently working in restaurants growing up in Rochester, New York, Michael Vincent Ferreri endeavored as a young man to be a visual artist as an adult. He studied Fine Arts with a concentration in photography and painting at SUNY Potsdam. After graduating, he returned to his home, got a studio and put his...