NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Villa Cesare in Schererville will host an indoor bocce league starting Oct. 4. Open to all levels of skill and experience, the league will convene at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday for seven weeks. Two games will be played each night, with a single elimination playoff in Week 7. Teams of four play each game, but more than four members are allowed on the r...

Alimentari, the new specialty store and deli from the team behind Williamson Street restaurant A Pig in a Fur Coat, celebrated its grand opening Tuesday. Located at 306 S. Brearly St.— just a minute walk from A Pig in Fur Coat— Alimentari is a European-style market selling select specialty items like meats, cheeses, fresh and dried pasta, olive oil...

The Trumbull County Italian Food Trail offers some of the most delicious Italian dishes you will ever taste. Beth Carmichael, executive director of the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau, says, "We are thrilled to showcase the rich Italian culture we have in our area to a wider audience through this new trail." She continues, "However, the sites are no...

The Chandelier Room at Casa Italia was transformed into a Milan runway for this year’s Columbus Day Queen Pageant, and event organizers couldn’t be more pleased. “It was like a Versace fashion show!” enthuses Jo Ann Serpico, executive director of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans. “We had 22 contestants, the room looked absolutely beau...

The Italian Trade Agency – Chicago office is seeking to fill the position of Accounting, Human Resources and Administration Manager. The Accounting, Human Resources and Administration Manager will work under the direct supervision of the Trade Commissioner and his Deputy. Job description: Budgeting, accounting and bookkeeping of the office; Budget...

This year’s Columbus Day parade chairperson is accomplished, committed to her heritage and tireless in her efforts to promote relations between America and Italy. The daughter of Giovanni and Maria, Mariann Gullo was born and raised in Elk Grove Village and graduated from St. Viator High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from DePaul Universi...

Italian artist Gabriele Pellerone’s work will be on display as part of “Autumn Equinox: Collective Visions in Abstraction and Figuration” at Agora Gallery in Chicago. Pellerone’s innovative works shatter the boundaries of contemporary painting techniques. Using silicone rubber as his canvas, the artist composes his works with a tattoo machine and n...

Dr. David DiChiera, the unlikely impresario whose cultural developments helped lead the way to redemption for downtown Detroit, died just before 10 p.m. Tuesday at his home in the Detroit Golf Course Community, said a spokesperson for Michigan Opera Theatre. He was 83 and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April 2017. DiChiera was small o...

Only a sidewalk sign on Kirkwood Avenue points to the alley where Osteria Rago is located. One of Bloomington’s newest Italian restaurants, which is owned by the same people who own Nick’s English Hut, has been open since Jan. 17. But its inconspicuous location can make it difficult to find. “We haven’t done a lot of advertising to get the masses i...

When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL Presentation and book signing by Author Federica Bernardini of her book: The Fascinating Life of Berta (originally published in Italian as Le Stanze del Tempo), story of an Italian woman in northeast Italy in the early 20th centu...

Author Eric Dregni will talk about and sign his book “You’re Sending Me Where? Dispatches from Summer Camp” at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Eataly Chicago. During this lecture, Eric will share the experiences as a camp counselor at the Italian Concordia Language Village. Eric’s storytelling reassures us that there’s still a place in the woods where, un...

Detroit's newest pop-up business is focused on transportation, style and fun.  A temporary Vespa dealership opened Thursday in the lobby of the Fisher Building. The Peacock Room, a women's clothing and accessories boutique also in the Fisher, will serve as a showroom for the speedy motorbikes.   The dealership will be set up through April 15, 2019....