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Siamo: The Italian-American Heritage Society of Northeastern PA, in partnership with the Taylor Community Library, will present its second annual St. Joseph’s Day festival on Saturday, March 18, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St. in Taylor. St. Joseph is the patron saint of Italian-Americans and immigrants and his...

Banking executive Peter Volpe will be honored as Man of the Year and Stone Park Mayor Beniamino Mazzulla will receive a Chairman’s Special Recognition Award at Casa Italia’s 47th annual gala on April 22 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. (708-345-5922, casaitaliachicago.org) Peter Volpe. Casa Italia is proud to present its 2017 Person of the Year A...

The Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization will honor Louis Scaramuzzo as Humanitarian of the Year on April 29 at Medinah Shrine Center in Addison. To make reservations, visit www.ciaco.org or call 630-400-9908. The Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization is proud to honor Louis Scaramuzzo as our 2017 Humanitarian of the...

The February meeting of the Italian American Cultural Club held at St. Florian Hall was all about the “Carnivale of Venice.” Member Todd Piergallini told stories of the history of carnivale in Venice, Italy. The evening was celebrated with decorative masks and beads. With jazz music by John Patrick, club members celebrated Mardi Gras as well. Doby...

The first meeting of the 2017 term of JCCIA officers was called to order at Trattoria Poretta. Over 70 people were in attendance, representing Italian organizations throughout Chicagoland. Among them were the Italian Chamber of Commerce, UNICO, ARSA, Italian American War Veteran, Italian American Executives of Transportation, Italian American Human...

Italian Bred, the hilarious and heartwarming one woman show announces shows in Los Angeles and Chicago for spring 2017. Written by and starring Candice Guardino, Italian Bred is based on true life events and told through the eyes of a little girl growing up Italian on Staten Island. Having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmothe...

The Italian American Police Association honored a trio of worthy recipients at its 53rd annual dinner dance on Nov. 5 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. Accepting Man of the Year honors was attorney David Figlioli, co-founder and general partner at Morici, Figlioli & Associates. Receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award was entertainment industry powe...

The Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation (NOIA) awarded $211,046 to support organizations and programs in our region. NOIA, a philanthropic organization, is dedicated to supporting its communities and celebrating Italian American heritage. Ten organizations, including four local parishes, received funding from NOIA in 2016: Padua Franciscan$50...

Antoinette M. "Toni" Reynolds, 91, of Mansfield passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Toni was carried away by angels to the arms of the Lord Jesus Christ, all pain and suffering are gone now. Toni was born on Aug. 3, 1925 in Bellaire, Ohio to the late Peter and Elizabeth (Spazitto) Mennetti. Toni enjoyed a life career in the realty business. She...

Laura  Muzi nacque a Dennison, Ohio, il 18 agosto del 1914 da Andrea (1883-1975) ed Elvira Pelosi (1887 -1972). Entrambi i suoi genitori erano nati a Capitignano (AQ). I genitori di Laura giunsero ad “Ellis Island” nel 1910 dopo aver attraversato l’oceano sulla nave “Roma”. All’inizio Andrea Muzi lavorò nelle miniere e in seguito trovò un più conve...

Fazoli's, America's largest fast casual Italian chain, announced today the opening of its newest franchised restaurant in Zionsville, Indiana, marking the company's 35th location in the state. Located at 6378 Crane Drive, the restaurant will celebrate its grand opening with a first ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on March 6th, to be attended b...

Chicago is known for dishing out some of the best pizza pies in the country. From deep dish to thin sliced, Chicago knows no bounds in providing endless opportunities to enjoy the age-old Italian favorite. With such a buzz around pizza, the well-known restaurants serving up the slices are often crowded and standard – that’s why it’s important to fi...