A 10-week basic conversational Italian course will begin Monday, Oct. 21 at La Famiglia Deli, 1327 6th Ave., Huntington. Instructor for the sessions, which run from 7 to 9 p.m., will be John Patrick Grace, who served as an Associated Press correspondent in Rome in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He has a master's degree in Italian/French and a...

Si terrà domani 3 dicembre nella "Sala Stampa" della Camera dei Deputati la Commemorazione del Disastro Minerario di Monongah, la più grande tragedia del mondo del lavoro e dell'emigrazione Italiana. Sono trascorsi 108 anni da quel drammatico 6 dicembre 1907 quando il cielo della piccola cittadina mineraria del West Virginia venne sq...

West Virginia Economic Development Authority (WVEDA) board members agreed Thursday to help bring Pietro Fiorentini's first United States manufacturing operation to West Virginia, approving a $1 million loan for the company. The Italian-based firm will open its first United States operation in the former Blaw Knox building near Wheeling. "It's...

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History's Culinary Cultures program will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday.The program features sessions with chefs and food specialists from around the state. Monday's session is "That's Italian" with Jeremy Still of Edgewood Country Club.The sessions each include three classes and cost $60 per person. Th...

By Jake Polden Whether it be to outshine the other, to win the attention of a parent or for the sheer fun of it, all siblings argue from time to time. But very few people can say that they have consistently bickered with their brother or sister for an entire century like internet sensations Gramma, 101, and Ginga, 96. The elderly sisters...

As an Italian-American growing up in Shinnston, Chelsea Boyles gathers with her family every Sunday for big pasta dinners and on Christmas Eve for the Feast of the Seven Fishes. And every year, she has attended the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival, where she admired the event's queen, Regina Maria, especially the first one, Mary Frances...

  WTI Magazine #74    2015 December 11Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 74th issue of our online magazine. On Thursday December 3 in Rome We the Italians have been part of the commemoration, hosted at the House of Representatives, of the tragedy happened in 1907 in Monongah, West Virginia, where 171 Ita...

Following the Philadelphia visit of RAI Italia CEO, Piero A. Corsini, last 18th of November (see here), we are conducting a survey to ascertain the quality, distribution, reception and enjoyment of RAI Italia TV, radio and multimedia programs.   If you live in the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia (Pennsylva...

By Alex Hines   The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is still a few weeks away, but events leading up to the festival were already underway, including in Shinnston Saturday morning, where the organization held its annual bocce tournament. The yearly event is unique in that it provides an opportunity for everyone in a family to enjoy a...

by John Asebes   If you closed your eyes and smelled the air in Bluefield Saturday you may have thought you were in Italy. The tastes of Italy is here in Bluefield thanks to the Bluefield-Princeton Italian Lodge. Saturday brought in the 21st Annual Southern West Virginia Italian-American festival at the Bluefield Auditorium. I...