Named 2015 Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professors in the Arts, the two Italian musicians will begin with master classes on flute and guitar performance Monday, Aug. 24, at the Jomie Jazz Center on Marshall's Huntington campus.   Gallipolis, Ohio residents can catch the pair at the Ariel Theatre, 426 Second Ave. in Gallipolis, at 7 p.m. Tue...

Cari connazionali, cari amici dell'Italia, Nel dare inizio alla mia missione presso il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Filadelfia, desidero porgere il mio saluto alla comunità di origine italiana ed a quanti, anche attraverso la consultazione di questo sito, sono interessati ad approfondire la conoscenza dell'Italia e del suo patrimonio culturale, a...

Any Italian will tell you, food is an integral part of their culture and heritage. The two go hand-in-hand. So it's fitting an Italian Festival will help feed the nearly 115,000 individuals Facing Hunger Foodbank helps annually.    The inaugural Huntington Italian Festival will take place Saturday, Aug. 22, on 4th Avenue between 8th and...

By Angelee Wiley   Tyler Terango waits all year for one weekend to arrive. That weekend is in September when the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival returns to Clarksburg. This year will be the 37th year for the festival, and Terango, who is the chairman of the board for the event, said it amazes him how the event continues to...

by Crissy Clutter   The 34th annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is underway in downtown Wheeling. The crowd is getting bigger as more and more people finish work this Friday evening and head for Italian wine, food, music and more. News9 has been at the festival since it began at noon, and a big crowd has been consis...

Honorees have been named for the 2015 West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival. Italian-America Man of the Year: Major General James A. Hoyer. Hoyer is adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard, West Virginia Joint Force headquarters in Charleston. Italian-American Woman of the Year: Dr. Joy Faini Saab. Saab is director of the Offic...

Bryanna DeFazio has been involved with the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival for as long as she can remember, starting as a dancer at the age of 2.   "I've been in the parade with my high school marching band, worked the Pepsi booths, and I've also been an active volunteer and been a member of the office staff."   Read more &nb...

Village Square was the site of the annual Spring Gala for the Italian Heritage Festival Saturday night. The night featured presentations of the new Regina Maria, the maids of honor, and the senior, junior, and minor courts. The new Regina Maria is Chelsea Boyles, a 23-year old from Shinnston.   She'll be officially crowned during the fe...

Known for their baked breads, including famous pepperoni rolls, Tomaro's Italian bakery in the Glen Elk district of Clarksburg has now been in business for 100 years. It has remained a family business.   "My great grandfather Antonio Carmen Tomaro started the bakery in 1914 and it's been passed through the family," said John Brunett, one of...

There just aren't a lot of family businesses anymore, and very, very few in West Virginia that have been around as long as Leonoro's Spaghetti House on Charleston's East End.   Standing next to a blackened, 40-year-old gas stove, boiling pasta and simmering marinara sauce, Al Leonoro shrugged wistfully. "It's all one generation now," he...