NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

A local office furniture maker is now offering decorative lighting products made by an Italian company. Grand Rapids-based Steelcase began offering products this month from Merano, Italy-based FLOS. The “finely crafted” product collections include pendants, sconces and table and floor lamps. Steelcase is selling the FLOS lighting products throughou...

On a sunny but chilly day in early September 1917, Italian immigrant pastor August Giuliani led a band of Protestant evangelists from Milwaukee's heavily Italian Third Ward on a jaunt to the smaller Italian enclave of Bay View. Giuliani, a former priest, had hopped the Delaware Avenue streetcar with some of his flock on the previous two Sundays, to...

Whoa, imagine this for a gimmick: There is none. "A lot of people open places thinking they're doing something that's never been done before," says Brian Moss, as he surveys the room that will soon host his bar-restaurant. "We just want to make really good pizza." Clevelanders will have a chance to judge soon enough, when Moss and his partner Brian...

The Chicagoland Italian-American Professionals organization will present its second annual Festa Dei Cuccidati at Casa Italia on Dec. 10. The event will run from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Chandelier Room in the Community Center. Awards will be presented for the best homemade, locally-baked and available online cuccidati. The event will also feature...

American consumers have learned to appreciate the world renown quality of authentic Italian food, which has become the largest international presence at the PLMA show, the largest North American trade event dedicated to the store brand industry. Anthony Aloia, Vice President of the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), which organizes the...

Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, published in English between 2011 and 2015, tell the story, in sometimes excruciating psychological detail, of the sixty-year friendship between two girls from a crumbling, violent neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. The books became best-sellers in America and England, and because the author had decided to...

On October 25, 2017 the Pompeii Women’s Club had a Halloween party at their general membership meeting. Some of the ladies dressed up in costumes. We had music and merry meant by John Puckner. For the Pompeii Women’s monthly donation/charity we collected 60 pairs of old prescription glasses for the less fortunate. Which will be delivered to Tower O...

Com.It.Es of Detroit informs the community that it will hold its next meeting on Saturday, December 09, 2017 at 10am. The meeting will be held at its new location - 51424 Van Dyke Avenue, Ste. 7 in Shelby Township, Michigan, in the Shelby Business Center, just north of 23 Mile Road. The meeting is open to the public.Com.It.Es di Detroit informa la...

Riccardo Muti has been a shining if somewhat elusive presence locally since his most recent appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in late September. But the maestro has certainly been on the move closer to home. Last month he and the CSO whooshed through Kansas City, Mo., and six California cities, on the first of two domestic tours they...

All concerned at the very handsome Harris Theater are to be congratulated for staging Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo,” the first of the three works by that composer to be performed as part of the windup of the international ‘Monteverdi 450’ tour. (A production of this trio of early operas concluded the tour at the Lincoln Center in New York.) For one like m...

If you were unable to watch the show Community, journalist Stefano Salimbeni's story on the recent commemoration of the Adrian, Michigan 1901 train wreck victims is now available on the website http://www.stefanosalimbeni.com/2017/11/16/adrian-una-tragedia-volutamente-dimenticata-rai-italia/ Per coloro che non sono riusciti a vedere il programma Co...

Changes have been brewing at Cucina Italian Restaurant, 725 E. Woodlake Rd. in Kohler. That's thanks to influence brought to the restaurant by chef and manager Bill Terranova, who began his tenure in late 2016. Terranova, whose experience includes work at restaurants in both New York and Chicago, most recently as part of the opening team at La Stor...