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...

The much-anticipated opening of The Italian Store's location in Westover has been pushed back again.   Owner Robert Tramonte told ARLnow.com today that delays in getting utilities installed in the 75-year-old building — water, gas, electric and Verizon FiOS — have been the cause of the delay. Now, he hopes the 6,000-square-foot location on W...

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...