Last May 23rd, during the Honors Convocation at the Anse Creuse High School, two students were awarded the Anthony J. Bellanca Memorial Awards. The fellowship is offered to students who have distinguished themselves in the study and promotion of the Italian language by the legal firm of the same name through the N.O.I. Foundation. Parents, teachers...

From Canton Village Theater: Canton’s International Festival returns to Heritage Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., during Canton’s 26th Annual Liberty Fest. One of the many featured performances slated to take place at 12:30 p.m. during the International Festival is a special appearance by Soprano Ryan Blankenburg and Teno...

Until recently, an olive oil's label and the bottles' position on a grocery store's shelf guided my purchase. Those boasting "first cold press," "extra virgin," "Italian," or similar alleged indicators of quality from the top shelf were what I grabbed and happily used. So I was skeptical when I read that my $25 bottle of oil was likely a sham and l...

Last Sunday, the final for the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan's Italian Songs And Arias Vocal Competition took place. This competition is considered as the state’s top singing competition for high school classical and opera vocalists. Former winners, such as Michael Fabiano and Caitlin Lynch, are today performing with opera companies in prestigiou...

Iron Chef America judge Mario Rizzotti is coming to Saginaw, bringing his "4 the Love of Italian Food" tour with him. The tour, which visits a different state every month and stops at eateries along the way, was designed to show Americans how to eat themselves into good health through authentic Italian cuisine, according to organizers. Rizzotti wil...

Maria Manca was born in Ozieri (Sassari) in 1982 and graduated from the "Università per Stranieri di Perugia" in 2008 with a degree in International Relations. In 2010 she entered the Diplomatic career of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her first assignment was to the office of the Directorate General for Development and Cooperation of the...

Flying is not Michigan running back Ty Isaac’s favorite thing to do. “I hate flying,” he said recently. He has spent some time strategizing how he will handle the nine-hour flight from Detroit to Rome when the majority of the team travels on Saturday for a unique sightseeing and educational trip that will also include the Wolverines’ final three sp...

Metro Detroit's 2017 edition of the Italian Film Festival USA will have free screenings of contemporary Italian cinema at Wayne State in General Lectures on April 28 and 29. Now in its 13th year nationwide, the Italian Film Festival USA is offering 95 screenings of recent Italian films this year. In addition to Detroit, the festival expands to othe...

For Italian immigrants living in southeast Michigan, COMITES di Detroit provides a home away from home. COMITES — “Comitato Italiani Residenti all’Estero,” or “Committee for Italian Residents Abroad” — is a branch of the Italian Consulate, and thus the Mininstry of Italian Foreign Affairs, says COMITES di Detroit’s segreteria, Teria DeLorenzo.  The...

Maserati is planning to move its North American headquarters from New Jersey to a former corporate auto museum outside Detroit later this year so that it can be closer to its parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Maserati became affiliated with Chrysler when Fiat acquired a controlling stake in the automaker in 2009. Despite that affiliation,...