In Clarksburg, hundreds of people are gearing up for next week's Italian Heritage Festival. Residents got a taste of the festivities Saturday at the IHF's Pasta Cookoff at Jackson Square. Six cooks faced off to prepare their best dishes and community members voted on the their favorites for the "People's Choice" award.   Cooks coul...

The Scholarship Committee of the Italian Festival Foundation will present special awards to the 2014 Italian Festival scholarship winners on Saturday night, July 27th at 6:30 p.m. on the Heritage Port Stage. The presentation will take place prior to the Elio Scaccio Orchstra show.   The scholarship winners will be introduced by Nancy Ducci,...

People who love Italian food and fellowship demonstrated their enthusiasm Saturday when they consumed more than 150 pounds of spaghetti and 39 large pans of lasagna, and that total didn't account for all the spaghetti sauce, meatballs and cannoli pastries that helped fuel the fun. Delicious aromas greeted visitors when they arrived at the 20th Ann...

by Jim Davis Marino Brothers, a popular eatery and deli in North View for over two decades, is moving to Glen Elk. The establishment best known for its sausage and sandwiches outgrew its West Virginia Avenue location a few years ago, owners Jimmy and Frank Marino said. "Rather than expand over there, this building came open," Jimmy Marino sa...

La Pietro Fiorentini, gruppo leader nella realizzazione di prodotti e servizi tecnologicamente avanzati per la distribuzione e l'utilizzo del gas naturale con sede ad Arcugnano (VI), ha annunciato la creazione di un stabilimento produttivo nel West Virginia per un investimento di $9 milioni. L'impianto impiegherĂ  41 persone all'inizio, e 150 una vo...

With the consequences of global warming eventually affecting our daily lives, more and more researchers are trying their best to develop "clean", or at least "cleaner" energy resources to limit their negative impact on the environment. However, to help our surroundings something should be done to reduce the impact of waste burials as well.  ...

By Mary Wade Burnside   Scott Sears and Larry Puccio grew up a few doors from each other in Fairmont with a tradition of big Italian Sunday family dinners and food fresh from the garden. "I've always joked about this," Sears said. "I don't think I had eaten anything from a grocery store as far as bread or vegetables until I was 10. &nb...

One of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year in Wheeling, the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, is slated for this weekend. Opening ceremonies are at noon Friday at the Heritage Port. Our Ohio Valley is proof positive of America's tradition as a melting pot of cultures. Northern Panhandle and East Ohio residents revel in that,...

If you're looking for a little taste Italy you don't have to travel far this weekend. CONTACT of Huntington is presenting "Sotto Le Stelle in Italia," an evening tour of Italian music and food and wine pairings at the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre on Marshall University's campus.   Tickets are available online at http://www.contact...

Each year, it takes hundreds of volunteers to organize the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival.Volunteer Steve Pishner said there are different "levels and intensities" of volunteering. "There are some who volunteer just for the weekend of the festival and there are some who volunteer year round," he said. Although volunteers may work as...