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When: March 14th at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450Registration at https://landscape-mountains.eventbrite.com - Free and open to the public. The third of a series of three lectures, given by art historian Giovanni Aloi, culminating in a guided tour of the Italian works of the Art Institute of Chicago. This...

Any Kent County resident could spend a month in Perugia, Italy, learning Italian - for free - through a scholarship offered by the city of Grand Rapids' Sister Cities International program. Perugia is one of Grand Rapids' official Sister Cities. The scholarship is available for the first time in 2017 to any resident of Kent County - not just to stu...

A new American Italian restaurant is coming to the former site of Bruno’s Pizza, at 6752 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, about a half-mile north of Ohio 129 in Liberty Twp. Fireside Café hopes to open its doors in April, according to its owners. “We are doing 100 percent everything (on the menu) from scratch,” said Bruno Bas, a chef of 35 years, who left...

Rosebud is an authentic Italian American dining treasure in the heart of Naperville's bustling downtown area, near the Riverwalk. With its spacious sleek, modern dining room, cozy bar area and outdoor patio, its an ideal place to enjoy traditional favorites with a modern flair. The service is quick and courteous, and the atmosphere is lively. The b...

After unofficial reports swirled early last month, Portillo’s has confirmed plans to open a location in Fishers. The popular restaurant chain known for its Italian beef sandwiches and Chicago-style hot dogs has secured a 3.7-acre parcel just to the north of the Ikea store that is scheduled to open this fall, on the southeast corner of Interstate 69...

The Italian Workmen's Club, a staple of the old Greenbush neighborhood, was dying out. A club that stood the test of time for more than 100 years saw its membership aging and declining, but a recent uptick in younger members elevated the club from surviving to thriving, the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/2lD901v ) reported. "Ten years ago w...

The bright blue stucco building stands out in a clearing in the southern Johnson County wilderness. A small white cross adorns the peak of its roof. Paintings of Jesus, Mary and angels bring vivid color to the interior. The place is still on a winter afternoon. Using your imagination, it’s easy to imagine Italian prisoners assembling scrap wood int...

At the northern outpost of the Great Lakes wine-growing region, you anticipate occasional vineyards dotting the rolling landscape. You don’t, however, expect to find Mari Vineyards and its grand, castle-like winery set on a hill overlooking Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay in the far northwestern reaches of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The 40,000-...

You can go to Potawatomi Hotel and Casino and have a great time without spending a cent on a game of chance. The complex includes bars, a live performance venue, charming gift shop and many options for the hungry. One such place is the new Bella Italiana, ensconced on the third floor of the casino.  Bella Italiana, in the former space of the Wild E...

In his first three seasons as a Wisconsin Badger, Aidan Cavallini amassed a grand total of zero goals. He did, however, notch two assists in both his sophomore and junior campaigns, bringing his point total to a whopping four. But with 10 games still left on the schedule in his senior year, the fourth-liner has already surpassed his point total ove...

I was in Reggio Emilia–an ancient little town in northern Italy, sitting at a vast wooden table in a room with stone walls and floors. I was warmed not by the hearth beside me but by the broth in front of me. I closed my eyes. Scents perfumed me and I blissfully became one with hints of flour and tomato and oregano. My body tumbled forward and my e...

Riparte anche quest'anno il progetto VoluntarItaly promosso dalla Dante Alighieri of Michigan, che permettera' per la seconda volta a studenti americani di recarsi in Italia per insegnare l'inglese e imparare l'italiano in dei campi di volontariato. Il bando prevede che gli Oratori delle Diocesi Lombarde (www.odielle.it), in collaborazione con la D...