NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

A special Christmas Eve ceremony is planned Monday to dedicate a 4-ton granite memorial to the 73 victims of the Italian Hall tragedy - the worst disaster this small village has ever seen. The dedication service, planned for noon, comes on the 105th anniversary of the terrible event, which occurred during a 1913 Christmas Eve party for the families...

Il 1° dicembre scorso si è svolta la Festa di Natale del Secinarese Club of America, una delle tante attività proposte a Detroit dal Club del Michigan per promuovere la cultura abruzzese in America e rinsaldare il legame tra i secinaresi d'oltreoceano e la loro terra d'origine. La festa, riporta il Consiglio regionale degli abruzzesi nel mondo, “è...

Air Italy will launch Milan-Chicago flights on May 14, a month after the carrier begins California service. The announcement comes amid protests from U.S. network airlines that accuse Air Italy of being a proxy for 49% owner Qatar Airways. Air Italy will fly three times per week between O'Hare and Milan. With the route's launch, the carrier will fl...

Instead of another low grade fast food burger, or a sad sandwich eaten at your desk, upgrade your lunch experience into one of Michigan's Best. Amore Trattoria, one of Michigan's Best Italian restaurants, is now open for lunch. Amore, one of Grand Rapids most beloved restaurants, opened in 2010. Through the hard work of owners Maurizio and Jenna Ar...

Looking for a tasty Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Milwaukee, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt. Mangia! 1. Glorioso's Italian Market. Topping the list is Glorioso's Italian Market. Located at 101...

When: Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: PianoForte Studios, 1335 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL. RSVP at https://cosimocolazzorecital.eventbrite.com   Dispatrio refers to an imposed or self-chosen exile, a removal from one’s roots to find oneself elsewhere, where one tris to recreate the conditions of a new home and hearth. D...

With Christmas approaching, I look back fondly and with much nostalgia at the time I spent in my Nonna’skitchen, watching the preparation of  my favorite holiday treats: a chocolate-spice cookie, sometimes called, tatù; and the reigning queen of all holiday cookies, the cuccidati, a fig-filled sweet. I’m not sure whether I was more enchanted by the...

Boulder Journey School feels different from most other child care centers almost as soon as you walk through the door. In the hallways, there’s a kid-sized mail-sorting station, a giant metal spaceship trimmed with white and green lights, and a child-designed memorial for the school’s chickens, who were killed by raccoons a few years ago. Preschool...

Ferrara Candy is moving its corporate headquarters and 400 jobs from Oakbrook Terrace to the Old Main Post Office next year, becoming the second major corporate tenant to commit to the mammoth refurbished building straddling Congress Parkway. The candymaker, known for its Lemonheads and Atomic Fireballs, today announced the relocation plans, confir...

When. Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450. Free and open to the public. RSVP at https://vittorebochetta.eventbrite.com   Vittore Bocchetta, born in Sardinia in 1918, is an Italian sculptor, painter, and academic. Bocchetta was a member of the anti-fascist I...

What better way to spend a grey winter’s afternoon that a virtual tour of Italy? Starting in January our art scholar Rosa Di Grottole will present classes featuring new Italian cities to discover. Each day a different city and a different aspect of Italian culture. The presentations will be on the art, food and culture of Milano, Bologna, Napoli, M...

The trees are shaking off their browned leaves, there is a distinct chill in the air, everything is peppermint and gingerbread and all about Santa Claus. It feels as though our hands are always cold. The pinkness in my cheeks, chapped lips and transition to warm cups of coffee has me nostalgic. I’m not sure if it feels the same for you, but for me,...