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The Lorain International Festival will hold an open house at the Lorain Learning Center of Lorain County Community College from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 25, during the parade. Lorain County Community College has been chosen as the spotlight organization and will showcase the class offerings and services available in the city of Lorain. Attendees can...

The Honorary Consulate of Italy in Cleveland will be closed from June 20, 2017 to July 25, 2017. The Consular Correspondents Frank Mascoli in Canton and Biagio Parente in Cleveland (see link below) can certify the signatures of Ohio visa applicants on their applications during this period. Please contact the Consulate of Italy in Detroit for all ot...

Pop-up restaurants, temporary eateries that chefs open to test out trendy concepts in a lower-risk environment, are at one end of the dining-out continuum. One could say Mamma Francesca in New Rochelle, owned by the charming and loquacious Nick Di Costanzo, is at the other end. The traditional Italian restaurant, with a bank of rear dining room win...

Accetta la sfida di trasferirsi a New York con entusiasmo e un po’ di sana paura e crede nel ruolo dell’architettura come strumento di fruizione dell’uomo. Funzionalità, bellezza e artigianalità: questi i tre elementi più importanti per Domingo Abrusci, giovane architetto di Acquaviva delle Fonti, in provincia di Bari,  da qualche anno nella Grande...

Time for Festa, the 117th actually, and you know the food is great. Starting with a simple march June 22 at 6 p.m., the St. Andrew the Apostle Society and the Amalfitani-Italian Community of New Haven are celebrating their heritage and traditions with a processions, a Mass and a festival running through Sunday evening. The Thursday procession is a...

A new restaurant called Cafe Amore has opened in Fredericksburg’s College Heights neighborhood just off U.S. 1. Owners Tom and Rico Roscigno, a father-son team, opened the eatery in June at 1230 Jefferson Davis Hwy., which was previously Merryman’s Florist. The family hails from Salerno, Italy, and Tom Roscigno described Cafe Amore’s menu, which se...

THE SUMMER OF LOVE... had many amazing elements swirling through it, but you could always count on art, and colorfulness, and imagination, and sunshine to play a role in most every experience that fabled 1967 moment offered. (Yes, even if the sunshine was not literal but, rather, a state of mind.) Those are several of the elements that will be pres...

This July, Aglio 614, an authentic Italian restaurant, will be moving into the same Downtown building that housed Piatto 614 and Pink Salt. The building’s new owner, Chef Andrew Clark, is a St. Joseph native, who studied at the French Culinary Institute in New York City. “I lived, worked and went to school in lower Manhattan,” he said. “It culmi...

The new IACC Board of Directors for the term 2017 – 2019 has been elected. Eleven candidates have been chosen as directors of the Chamber by the voting members. Over 45% of the IACC members  have expressed their preferences at these elections. The new Board directors have been officially presented during the General Assembly at the East Hotel on Ma...

Forty years ago, an Italian community torn apart by urban renewal projects came together in the Third Ward to celebrate Italian culture in what would become the first ethnic festival in Milwaukee. Today, this annual festival is known as Festa Italiana and this year marks its 40th Anniversary. The festival runs from July 21-23 at the Henry Maier Fes...

In Marisa Merz’ Turin apartment, you couldn’t the tell the art studio from the living space. And at 91, she is still producing art there ... art that often reflects its domestic origin but also is so singular and assertive it seems to tap you on your shoulder and tell you to turn around and look at it. Merz became active in Italy over 50 year ago a...

Wedged between Florence and Rome, rural Tuscany offers the quintessential Italian experience: sun-soaked hill towns, green and rolling screen-saver hills, romantically fortified farms, and cypress trees marching single file up lonely ridges. We go to Italy to experience the finesse of Florence, the splish-splash of Venice, and the grandeur of Rome,...