Michigan football went international this spring under Jim Harbaugh, and renewed some friendships on Monday. The Wolverines hosted members of the AS Roma soccer club at the Michigan practice fields. Members of the football and soccer squads engaged in a little friendly competition, from trying to beat each other on soccer goals and football throws...

In terms of this week’s soccer friendlies, Tuesday’s Detroit City FC-Venezia FC encounter might be dismissed as an undercard to the following day’s AS Roma-Paris Saint Germain clash at Comerica Park. That would be shortsighted. Perhaps no soccer team has compiled a more compelling story than the Winged Lions of Venice. In two short years, the club...

In light of its recent strategic expansion plans in North America, Italian injection moulding manufacturer Negri Bossi (Milan; www.negribossi.com) announced it will move its US headquarters from New Castle, Delaware, to Plymouth Township, Michigan. Construction work on the 3,300 m² facility was commenced in June, the relocation is scheduled for Jan...

Old-world culture meets new world activities at this year’s Festa Italiana at Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights. The three-day festival, which runs Friday through Sunday, is designed to celebrate the rich heritage of Italian-Americans along with sights, sounds and flavors of Italy, according to chairman Joe Ventimiglia of the Italian Ame...

Italy and the United States are united by an unwavering alliance and bond of friendship forged in the aftermath of World War II. At the end of the conflict, the U.S. helped to consolidate democracy in Europe and bolster the economic recovery of nations, including Italy, which were emerging from the ashes of war. In time, NATO and the European Union...

In person registration for Garden City Library cardholders begins on Thursday, July 6th at 9:30AM at the Reference Desk of the Library for the next Coffee & Tea by the Book discussion. The program will be held on Monday, July 24th at 7PM in the small meeting room on the Lower Level of the Library. Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett will mode...

The food, music and culture of Italy will be on display when Festa Italiana returns to Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights July 14-16.Joe Ventimiglia, from the Italian American Cultural Society, said he is a chairman of the event, and he added that he typically starts organizing the event around January or February every year. “It’s been i...

When a fundraiser returns after a two-year absence, organizers can only hope people haven’t forgotten about it. That certainly wasn’t the case with Taste of Italy, which recently made a triumphant return to the Bentley Banquet & Conference Center in Wyandotte. When the fundraiser for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children was last held at the bui...

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures presented awards to outstanding students in the Italian Language Program on April 25, 2017. Italian Consul in Detroit Dr. Maria Manca was in attendance to honor the students for their achievements. Faculty members James Michels, Dr. Raffaele DeBenedictis, and Irene Marletta...

Dagli Stati Uniti all'Italia per un mese di studi a Firenze, con l'opportunita' di visitare le più belle città del Belpaese. La Palazzo Strozzi Foundation Usa si conferma ambasciatrice del Rinascimento italiano nelle scuole americane, dando a 18 studenti di alcuni istituti fra i più problematici di New York, Los Angeles e Detroit l'opportunità di p...