Local Announcements

An Enchanting Evening Winery Grand Opening was November 29, 2014.

An Enchanting Evening is reviving the art of commercial wine making in Little Italy, Arkansas by being the first licensed small farm winery manufacturer in over 70 years in this historic wine making community. The facilities have been designed to not just sell wine, but to create an enchanting experience. Spend time sipping and sampling wine while relaxing on the deck looking towards Pinnacle Mountain State Park; personalize the experience by helping to bottle, cork, seal and label the wine that you will serve at your special event; add your photo using their "label frame" and keep the bottle as a memory of your times shared at Enchanting Evening. For more information visit www.anenchantingevening.com   

St. Francis Catholic Church, Little Italy is now on Facebook; new Website.

Find out latest news about Little Italy and St. Francis of Assisi Church-sponsored events like the annual spaghetti dinners by following on Facebook! Check out their new website too!  

St. Francis Church 90th Anniversary Celebrated October 2012.

Little Italy, AR - St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church parishioners celebrated their 90th year since their founding as an official parish in 1922 during the first weekend of October 5-7, 2012.  Hundreds of relatives of the original Northern Italian settlers gathered Friday evening for a Homecoming lovingly planned and given by the parishioners of St. Francis Catholic Church.  The evening began with a brief prayer service led by Pastor Fr. Richard Davis with welcoming remarks delivered by Vince Chairo, descendant, and Chris Dorer who spearheaded the event.  A wine, cheese, and dessert reception followed in the parish hall.  In addition, the annual Spaghetti Dinner was celebrated on Sunday the 7th, which is an effective fundraiser for the parish.  Hundreds (if not in the thousands!) were in attendance from all over the state in this much anticipated event complete with homemade spaghetti sauce, sausage, insalata, and from-scratch desserts.  Keep your calendar clear for next year!