Funny, he doesn't look Italian

The face that accompanies my column and blog is all about being Irish. The nose is a dead giveaway.

But last night I turned Italian – at least for one night. I hope to do the same on Sunday. And it is not for the traditional Sunday 1 p.m. dinner with my in-laws.

Last night we used our ‘Live From the Newsroom’ live-stream broadcast to preview one of the best events of the summer in Delaware County. I’m talking about the third annual Italian American Heritage Festival.

It takes place noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Rose Tree Park. And here’s the best part – it’s free!

You don’t have to be Italian to take part in the fun, you just have to enjoy great food, music, culture, authors, actors and entertainers.

My special thanks to Barbara Zippi, the force behind the festival, for joining us last night, along with Sandee Bengel, who will be performing and doing interviews at the park, Donna Viso, of Viso’s Bakery in Aston, who brought along a bunch of scrumptious Italian desserts (which were last seen being devoured in the newsroom) and Barry Wahrhaftig, of Hot Club of Philly, who gave us a taste of the musical offerings he’ll be serving up Sunday.

If you missed the show, you can catch the replay here.

Make sure you head to Rose Tree Park on Sunday. The Daily Times and will be there. We'll be doing another live-stream from the park. Stop by out tent to chat – and to watch the Irish editor try to pull off being Italian for a day.