By Carol Ann Benanti   There's something about the holiday season — with all the gift giving and get-togethers — that brings out the best in all of us. No truer words were spoken Sunday when the Italian-American Women of Staten Island's gathered for its annual Christmas luncheon at Bocelli Ristorante in Grasmere.   The festive oc...

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 6.30pm - 11pmBenefiting Mercy Home - PianoForte Foundation - 1335 S. Michigan Avenue - Chicago, IL 60605 Tickets: $15 members | $25 non-members. Please, RSVP by Dec. 03, 2015 until 1:00pm.   T'was 22 days before Christmas, when a CI through the night The Italians were dancing,...

By Michael & Matthew   Food, philanthropy and fun activities for the whole family abound at the 11th International Risotto Festival chaired by Donae Cangelosi Chramosta and husband Rob Chramosta. The afternoon of cool weather, great food and flashy fun cars raised in excess of $100,000 for The Scarlett Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research...

By Frank Cahill   Sons of Italy 2561 held a Beefsteak Dinner on Friday, November 6. The event was held at Bloomingdale Fire House and included Beefsteak, roasted potatoes, salad, pasta, assorted desserts, coffee and tea. The room was packed with members of the Sons of Italy and guests.   After the Beefsteak dinner, Uncle Floyd perform...

Parsippany Volunteer Fire Department 5 hosted over 600 people, raised over $20,000 to help a brother firefighter and his family with the sudden onset of medical expenses for his wife, not covered by medical insurance. The members joined in a planned a very successful Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner on Saturday, November 7.   "Our brother firef...

by Ludovica Vincenti Tanti americani, ma anche molti italiani. Otto chef stellati. Piatti ricercati di pasta e la famiglia Rana al completo. Tutto questo per celebrare il mese nazionale della pasta e per dare il via a un'iniziativa di beneficenza.   Il primo "Piazza Pasta Party" si è svolto nel rinomato pastificio e ristorante di Giovanni R...

By Betty O'Neill-Roderick Viva La Panza, the premier fundraising and networking event of the Italian community, drew 650 men to Todaro's Party Center on Wednesday for an evening of great food and camaraderie.  Ralph Trecaso and John Montisano co-chaired the event, presented by the Italian-American Professional and Businessmen's Club and the H...

by Alexis McAdams   Among the Italian food, wine, and music at Indy's Serata Italiana was talk of a great cause, raising money for the Nathan Trapuzzano Foundation. "It is really heartwarming because they are total strangers, but they know my story and my family's story. Hopefully they will also know the foundations story," says Nathan'...

Progetto di volontariato nei Centri Ricreativi degli Oratori Lombardi per studenti americani di italiano (Estate 2016), in collaborazione con la Dante Alighieri Society-Michigan Chapter   ODL-Oratori delle Diocesi Lombarde (www.odielle.it) in collaborazione con la Dante Alighieri Society-Michigan Chapter (www.dantemichigan.org...

On Sept. 2, board members and foundation trustees of the Columbian Club of Chicago presented Thomas Regan, S.J., dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Arthur Lurigio, Ph.D., senior associate dean for faculty, College of Arts and Sciences of Loyola University Chicago, with a check to complete the club's $50,000 pledge to support the creation of a...