The 31st Annual Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is still more than a week away but local residents were able to get a sneak peak Wednesday evening. Festival organizers held a wine tasting to preview West Virginia’s largest Italian festival that see more than 150,000 people attend annually. However, if it wasn’t for several commun...

Last month, the former Pullman Plaza Hotel officially reopened as a DoubleTree by Hilton and introduced a new pub called Bootleggers. The newly remodeled hotel has another new restaurant. Located in the former banquet room is a new Italian restaurant named Doppio Albero. The restaurant (whose name is Italian for "Double Tree") offers guests a varie...

The 37th annual Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Media Night was held at the McLure Hotel Ballroom on Wednesday evening. Students received scholarships, sponsors were recognized, and the Italian Americans of the Year were named -- Tom Triveri and Tony Polsinelli. “I’m extremely honored after being here for 51 years that finally th...

A Princeton business that’s been up and running for about eight months held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias came out to support the opening of Geminellis Bistro, located at the Walmart Supercenter plaza in Princeton. Owner Brandon White describes Geminellis Bistro as an Italian restaurant offering...

For Jerry F. Borrelli, teaching was more than a profession. For the longtime science teacher from Stony Brook, it was a calling, a desire to share his knowledge and help others. Even in his 80s, ill in the hospital, Borrelli tutored his grandchildren in earth science, said his daughter Betsy Borrelli, of Manhattan. “I enjoy giving to others,” he to...

Ritorna con più auto che hanno fatto la storia e per seguire un percorso più ampio dell' anno scorso lungo quattro stati: la Mille Miglia 'Warm Up Usa' sbarca per la seconda volta in America. Le novità della edizione 2019 sono state presentate all'ambasciata d'Italia a Washington. Alla gara - programmata per l'ottobre 2019 - parteciperanno 40 vettu...

Upshur County residents may have heard rumors that Mama Mia Pie & Pasta, which specializes in authentic Italian food like pizza, pasta and more, is opening a restaurant in Buckhannon. The rumors are true — Mama Mia is coming to Main Street. Robert Behzadi, owner of Mama Mia Pies & Pasta in Elkins, has extensive experience making hand-tossed, stoned...

Vito Destito, formerly of Clarksburg, passed away on January 20, 2019, in Cotronei, Calabria, Italy. He was born in Italy and moved to America in 1958 to work as a carpenter. Vito is survived by his wife, Maria Iaquinta Destito, whom he married on July 19, 1976. He is also survived by his cousins, Rose and Louie Mazza, Giuliana, GJ, and Nico, Ser...

The restaurant formerly known as Bella’s is under new ownership, and will reopen this month as Mangione’s on Main, according to owner Bert Crinks. Crinks and his wife Elaina, who will run the restaurant, are recent transplants from Northern Virginia who’ve been searching for the perfect site in which to open a restaurant. Having spent time in Char...

The local owners of a new Italian restaurant going into the old Paterno’s location at Appalachian Power Park announced Wednesday that their new restaurant will offer three different dining concepts with lots of fresh pastas, sandwiches, soup, pastries and bread, along with a few beloved dishes from the restaurant it is replacing. During a walkthrou...