Frank Caricchio, a starter on the Italian-American Sport Club team that captured the 1963 U.S. Amateur Cup championship that led to the formation of the original Rochester Lancers, died Saturday. He was 78. Caricchio, who was inducted into the Lancers Wall of Fame in 2017, passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. A long-time member o...

There is no shortage of hugs to go around at the recently reimagined Roncone’s Italian Restaurant on Lyell Avenue in Rochester. Jimmy Paulino, Roncone's owner and chef, is now carrying on an 80-year tradition of serving soul warming Italian American comfort food and maintaining a popular gathering spot for patrons, from paesanos to politicians to p...

In what could be called Mr. Porcelli’s Opus, compositions of an Italian immigrant who lived in the Rochester area will be performed for the first time at Rochester Institute of Technology. The RIT Concert Band, conducted by Dean Davis, will present “From Italy to America, The Italian Diaspora,” at 7 p.m. on March 1 at Ingle Auditorium on the RIT ca...

There are still many Little Italys in the United States. Some of them are just a few blocks now, other are what's left of the urbanization that brought large roads in the middle of many American cities after the war, several times crashing an Italian community. Every one of them is a place where a big Italian heart has been, is and hopefully always...

The Little Italy Festival has a home for this coming summer. Rochester’s Little Italy Festival is scheduled to be held at Capelli Sport Stadium on June 16. This will be the fifth year for the festival. The festival is billed as a “neighborhood celebration” featuring music and food from many cultures that form part of the Little Italy neighborhood. ...

Little Italy Historic District is celebrating the 150th anniversary this year of Italian-American history and heritage in the city of Rochester. Italian-Americans have contributed to Rochester since the 1800s. Domenico Sturla was the first Italian immigrant to register in the city’s directory in 1868, according to an official recount of Italian his...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. WAB: 740 University Avenue, Rochester, New York. Bordighera Press has published a special issue of Voices in Italian Americana (VIA) dedicated to new Italian-American folktales. The issue features the first work seen in this genre in decades and includes authors from Italy, Canada, and the U.S.Two Roch...

A $2 million gift from Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Lisio endows the Lisio Program in Italian Studies within Arts, Sciences & Engineering (AS&E) at the University of Rochester. This gift ensures that students will always be able to study in Italy and have opportunities to enhance their understanding and appreciation for the language, art, c...

At the turn of the 20th century, the Annunciation Church was a mission church for Rochester's growing Italian-American community. Today, the church still stands on Norton Street as it celebrates 100 years in the Rochester community on Saturday. The church has been used for multiple purposes over the past century. When a new church was constructed i...

The City of Rochester rededicated a historic downtown landmark in anticipation of Veterans Day Saturday. City officials rededicated the monument of the World War I Austrian Howitzer at Washington Square Park Thursday. The newly cleaned and restored memorial spent years in storage. It now displays replaced medallions lost over the years. The cannon...