The fall has always been my favorite time of the year. I find the crisp air, the array of colors and bright skies of autumn to be both invigorating and lovely. However, since 2013, I have a new reason for looking forward to this time of year. That is because October of 2013 was the first year that my friend Bill Winarski and I attended the annual “...

When Dominic D. DiFrancesco was campaigning for American Legion national commander, one of his stops was in Massachusetts. It was there that Past National Commander John P. “Jake” Comer, knowing DiFrancesco’s Italian heritage, took his guest to the North End, known as Boston’s Little Italy. “He was a great lover of Italian pastries, and when he cam...

Thu, September 9, 2021. 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST. Online event by Luca Cottini. Register here. The Italian 17th century was a time of rupture and a creative laboratory of innovative ideas (in architecture, science, music, and urban development). Monteverdi, Galileo, Caravaggio and Bernini belonged to a common cultural soil, which nurtured a new exper...

The first annual Mid-Atlantic Italian American Medical Awards dinner will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, 6825 Norwich Drive, Philadelphia. The dinner will present “A Taste of Italy,” catered by Luigi & Giovanni Caterers and the Gran Caffe L’Aquila. Admission is $250. The event, hosted by the Hon. Ama...

The W Philadelphia, a hotel nearly a decade in the making on Chestnut Street across from Prince Music Theater in Center City, has opened with a spiffy Italian restaurant with its own street entrance. Dolce Italian is a spinoff of LDV Hospitality’s Dolce in Miami, which in 2015 won the Bravo show Best New Restaurant. LDV’s restaurant holdings includ...

The Italian-themed amusement park, DelGrosso’s, has a lot of family fun going on for Labor Day Weekend. It is the last weekend the Laguna Splash Water Park will be open, but the rides and food are going to stick around through September. This weekend the park has a lot of events and deals! Sunday, September 5th, FrontLine YouthFest will have a free...

New York City definitely has the largest Italian American population in the nation, yet Philadelphia is in second place. Italian Americans in the city primarily live in South Philadelphia. Many Italian immigrants began arriving in South Philadelphia from the northern Italian regions of Liguria and Veneto in the 1860s. According to the 1870 census,...

The Christopher Columbus statue, which stood in the market place on Avenue of the States in Chester for 66 years, was removed on Sunday. The statue had become a source of tension in the city after George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis, reiterating protests against statues many say glorify racist or genocidal figures in American history...

Last summer I was a few Hitachi before the Columbus Act at Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia. I wasn’t alone. There were a lot of good people around me, laughing, singing, and eating wawahoagi. Most of us were members with cards, so we were there to show solidarity with the Italian-American community in the city. We wanted to show our support and...

Allegheny Township’s Rosalie Casper spent a few weeks working on her stage presence before her debut pageant appearance Sunday at Little Italy Days in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood. That’s all the preparation the 5-year-old needed. Rosalie was named Miss Little Italy in the 4-to-6-year-old division at the region’s largest annual festival cel...