What’s the secret ingredient to staying in business for over 10 years? The chef at Little Sicily may just have the recipe for success as the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate over 10 years of service to the Raleigh County community. Little Sicily opened its doors in 2014 with co-owner Karim Masou...

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival hosted a wine tasting fundraiser on Saturday, January 27th. This is one of several fundraisers held by the organization that helps pay for the big event. WVIHF Board of Directors member Marsha Viglianco says the money raised helps them put on an event that makes the community happy. “The Italian Festival...

Guiglielmin Peraldo immigrated to America to earn money for his family back home in Piedicavallo, Italy. He was one of several stonemasons in his hometown in Piedmont, on the Swiss border. Unfortunately, he lost his life July 27, 1892, in a fall from a high stone column while working on a railroad trestle at Gauley Bridge, W.Va. Peraldo’s death lef...

The team at Mia Margherita announced they will be celebrating the restaurant’s ten year anniversary on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. The restaurant opened its doors in 2013 as the first and only place to get coal-fired pizza. Original founder, Scott Duarte, said the goal of the restaurant was to the celebrate the rich Italian history of pizza making w...

An Italian-based manufacturing company saw a vision in the Weirton area five years ago, and Thursday, the opening of the long-awaited project at the Half Moon Industrial Park in Weirton was celegrated.. Since 2018, Fanti USA has been working to open its first U.S. facility. BDC Executive Director of Development Jacob Keeney is excited for this new...

The 44th West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is gearing up for a full line up of activities this Labor Day holiday weekend. Since 1979, the colorful three day street festival has celebrated Italian culture and heritage in the Mountain State. In preparation for the event, blocks of streets are closed off to traffic to accommodate the thousands o...

The Clarksburg History Museum is hosting an exhibit titled “Passo dopo Passo”—which means step by step in Italian—and Museum officials are hoping it will spark interest and passion for Italian dance and culture. Museum officials said that they’re welcoming the public to learn about the preserved heritage of Italian dance with the exhibition that is...

Before Italian heritage is celebrated in Wheeling this Friday through Sunday at the 40th Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, the Italian Festival Board first honored the 2023 Italian-American of the Year, Tom Fato, at the Festival Kickoff dinner Wednesday night.  Chairperson of the 2023 Italian Festival, Anthony Filberto, introduced Fato,...

The Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival brought back an old favorite last year with Little Italy. For its 40th anniversary this year, improvements are being made to the beloved food stand thanks to a St. Clairsville business. “It's a good opportunity to get across the river and for people to try our food who haven't been here yet," M...

President Michele Fabbro and Chairman Tony Filberto have announced that plans are under way for Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival 40th Anniversary celebration! The three day event will be held on July 28 - July 30, 2023 at Wheeling’s Heritage Port.   This year’s event will see some changes with our new “Little Italy” section featuring booth...