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Heritage

Surnames and their origins

By On June 2, 2016

By Joseph Cannavo BUCCELLA — This surname derives from nicknames connected to the Latin root “bucca” meaning mouth. It is not among the most popular of Italian surnames, but is nonetheless recorded… Read More

Community Events

Rolls-Royce Road Rally at the Navy Yard

By On June 2, 2016

Retired Capt. Louis Cavaliere (left) welcomes members of the Keystone Regional Rolls-Royce Owners Club to the Philadelphia Navy Yard. By Barbara Ann Zippi From a chance meeting through a veterans initiative with… Read More

Featured

Mamma: A small word that expresses so much

By On June 2, 2016

Mamma and I always walked in the Race for the Cure event in Rome around Mother’s Day. This is one of our favorite memories! Mamma una piccola parola di solo cinque lettere… Read More

Local News

Checking in this month with Lou Capp of Ray’s Birthday Bar, City Rhythm Orchestra, and Frank Giordano of Philly POPs

By On June 2, 2016

The City Rhythm Orchestra visits Capri in 2015. Barbara Ann Zippi Sharing news on Italian Americans locally and around the world kicks off this month with cheers to Villanova NCAA 2016 Basketball… Read More

History

Basilicata in Southern Italy: A hard land that time almost forgot

By On June 2, 2016

Basilicata with its agricultural economy remains the most geographically isolated part of southern Italy. By Frank Cipparone  Christ stopped at Eboli, a lament of isolation and poverty that marked the lives of… Read More

Business News

Giacchino’s Carman Group honored as top-rated dealership

By On June 2, 2016

Carman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and Carman Lincoln have been awarded the 2016 DealerRater Dealer of the Year Award, an annual recognition given to the top-rated auto dealerships on DealerRater.com, according to… Read More

Community Events

Delaware Valley welcomes music, feasts and festivals

By On June 2, 2016

By Joseph Cannavo, Editor This month instead of my usual lecture on Italian pride and re-attaching to our heritage, I have researched the festivals taking place in the Delaware Valley this festival… Read More

Business News

Italian heritage group gives Widener $100K for scholarships

By On June 2, 2016

From left: Dr. Sam Cimino, president of the Historic XII October Lodge No. 486 of the Sons and Daughters of Italy and the Former Columbus Center Association of Chester, Pa., and lodge… Read More

News from Italy

Il giorno dedicato alla famiglia

By On May 31, 2016

Mutter Teresa von Kalkutta Da Susanna Squellerio La giornata internazionale della famiglia si rinnova ogni anno il giorno 15 di maggio. Quest’osservanza è stata proclamata dall’Assemblea Generale delle Nazioni Unite nel 1993, per… Read More

History

George T. Hebbel’s heroic survival

By On May 31, 2016

George Hebbel hangs out with his buddy Ron Oronzio of the da Vinci Society. By Giovanni Maiorano “Hebbel, check the shackle on your belly tank. Don’t wanna lose it today; we’re flying… Read More