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At the Santa Lucia Festival, there’s something for everybody. The kids can hop on any number of carnival rides, check out remarkable dancing and they can eat all sorts of Italian cuisine, some of which you cannot get everyday.  “The sweet sauce is definitely something you don’t get at a lot of places. It’s got a little bit of heat, but it’s still v...

Live music, Italian food and a traditional horse parade are among the highlights when the 22nd annual Italian Feast of SS. Crocifisso takes place this weekend on the grounds of Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. Kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with Vespers at Marian Chapel, the event runs Saturday night and Sunday at 1150 N. River Road, Des Plaine...

La Comunita' degli Italiani - St Louis, Club Italiano Per Piacere, the St Louis-Bologna Sister Cities Organization, the Vice-Consolate of Italy in St Louis with Giuseppe Colagiovanni, the World Trade Center - St Louis, the St Louis Economic Development Council, the St Louis Mosaic Project, CTIM Tricolore and COMITES are very proud to welcome Consul...

Osmero L. “Ozzie” Bartelli, 98, of Parsons died at 4:14 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Oswego Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Oct. 14, 1919, at Frontenac to Marino and Rosa (Mannoni) Bartelli. He grew up in Frontenac and graduated from Frontenac High School in 1937 as valedictorian.   In April 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and la...

The Overland Trail Museum's History Cafe returns Wednesday with "Art from the heart of Logan County." The monthly program will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the High Plains Education Center. After enjoying muffins, coffee and a short presentation, take a stroll through the museum where you will see art created by some of our founding citizens, art created...

The Walker Art Center of Minneapolis is renowned in the U.S. and around the world for its collection of contemporary art. Next week, on Thursday, June 7th, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m, we offer an opportunity to experience a unique guided tour of the reconstructed lower garden of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, one year after its re-opening on June 2017...

A Revere native, whose parents still reside in the city, is the new president of the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA). Dr. Joseph A. Corrado, son of Joseph and Anna (Carlucci) Corrado, was formally installed at the MSMA’s 160th Annual Convention in St. Louis. The MSMA encompasses physicians from all medical specialties in the state. Dr. Co...

Quando sei arrivato nelle Twin Cities, avresti voluto un consiglio su dove cercare casa? Sei ancora alla ricerca del miglior ristorante in città per mangiare una buona carbonara? Vuoi sapere dove gustare un vero espresso? O hai bisogno di un suggerimento su come rinnovare il passaporto? Hai nostalgia di casa? Vuoi conoscere altri italiani che come...

The Italian American Club of Livonia held its 23rd annual dinner/dance fundraiser at its banquet center on Sunday April 29, 2018 to benefit St. Louis Center in Chelsea. Led by Committee chairwoman Mary Galasso, past president of the IACL, more than 200 people were present to enjoy a gourmet dinner of Chicken Florentine, Penne Pasta with Palomino sa...

Patio Gardens & Landscaping has been a fixture on the corner of the Westbank Expressway and Avenue G in Marrero for almost half a century. Just at its 44th birthday, owner Wayne Nocito announced that it is closing its doors on June 9. "I'm turning the page and moving on, but it sure is hard to shut the doors," Nocito said with tears in his eyes. Th...

Parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Easton will host the annual Festa Italiana in June. The community celebration runs June 1, 2 and 3 at Holy Cross Park near Easton in Williams Township. The festival is a major fundraiser for the Easton parish and features food and entertainment each night, plus a Tricky Tray drawing on Sunday,...

James L. Penasa — lifelong Coloradan, long-time Montrose resident, veteran and long-time active member of Zion Lutheran Church — passed away on May 7, 2018, at his home.  Jim was born to Italian immigrant parents Serafino and Mary Penasa in Rico, Colorado.  Jim attended grade school at the one-room school in Ophir and in Telluride. The family then...