The Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima awarded $1,000 scholarships to 12 area students during the organization’s awards banquet on May 16, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Nicholas Azzarello, Nikiyja Carter, Nicholas Dove, Gabrielle Goecke, Faith Gossard, Alexa Hawk, Michael Johnston, Madison Langhals, Ethan Mangette, Savannah Meeker,...

Amy Riolo is a self-proclaimed "culinary anthropologist." According to Chef Jason Roberts, she is "A true guardian of the techniques and inherent goodness of the Mediterranean lifestyle." But what does being a culinary anthropologist actually entail? Amy, an Italian-American chef, author, and advocate of the Mediterranean diet, teamed up with Culin...

Rain came here and there during the cloudy day, but not enough to dampen the spirits and fun at the Ninth Annual Italian American Heritage Festival in Rose Tree Park on Sunday. Originally set for June 3, the event, hosted by The Coalition of Italian American Organizations of Delaware County (CIAO Delco) was postponed to June 10 because of the park’...

Some area high schoolers got a little taste of Italy, and a little extra dough, Wednesday night in Lima.  It was the CIAO Scholarship Dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The mission of CIAO, or the Charitable Italian American Organization, is to hold fundraisers that make contributions to numerous local charities and award college scholarships...

It was a hall full of heroes and heroines. In the banquet room at Berkshire Hills Country Club, the past and present of the best of Berkshire County soccer gathered on Thursday for the annual Community Italian American Organization's Berkshire County Soccer Hall of Fame Awards and Scholarship Banquet. The CIAO inducted its 14th class on the night,...

CIAO Board members met Jan. 2 at Laurie Detenbeck’s home to discuss past and upcoming CIAO events. The board was saddened to learn of the death of Margaret Valone, who was one of the driving forces of CIAO. She was very active in the club until her confinement to the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehab Center. She will be greatly missed by all who knew an...

Accountant Lisa Perkins has stepped up to the presidency of the Calabresi in America Organization. A member for 18 years, she joined to re-establish ties to her Italian roots. “My Calabrese grandparents passed away several years ago, and the Italian experience was no longer a part of my life,” she explains. “Joining a group whose members share the...

On September 20th, 2017, history was made in San Francisco’s North Beach District when the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) hosted the Northern California Italian American Symposium. The SFIAC, a treasured, 100-year-old institution, invited representatives from 39 Italian organizations to attend what proved to be a ground-breaking event....

Tyburn Academy of Mary Immaculate Principal Maura DelFavero believes if one were to seek out a model woman, Catholic, educator and human being in general, they'd be hard-pressed to find better than Jeanne Hogan. Those who have worked with Hogan, a former principal of Tyburn, would agree, DelFavero said. Hogan will be honored by the local Cultura...

Santa Fara is the patron saint of a town in Western Sicily called Cinisi. Many people from that village have immigrated to the St. Louis area and many settled in the area called “Little Italy’ in downtown St. Louis. In Little Italy stood the Italian church Our Lady Help of Christians. The immigrants brought with them the customs and traditions from...