Francesco Mastroianni da “ragazzo d’acqua” a Banchiere. Francesco Paolo Mastroianni nacque a San Pietro Avellana (oggi provincia di Isernia), il 24 luglio del 1877, da Antonio Pasquale (n. a San Pietro Avellana il 1850) “muratore” e Anna Maria Izzi (n. a Vastogirardi il 1850). Francesco arrivò negli Stati Uniti quando aveva solo 10 anni e da subito...

Akron Lodge 685 of the Order Sons of Italy in America celebrated its 100th anniversary March 10 with a gala dinner dance at Guy’s Party Center. According to club officials, 190 members and their guests attended. Shown above are members of the lodge at the event. The guest list included Sons of Italy National Trustee Terry Lattavo and State Presiden...

As two customers were leaving Dino’s Restaurant in Willowick on April 19, one stops at another table to share a memory of another visit to the restaurant. After nearly 40 years at 1200 E. 305th St., there are a lot of memories in Dino’s tables.  “We’re told often by people how long they’ve been coming here and what they remember about it and that c...

Interested in hosting an foreign exchange high school student for the 2017-2018 school year?  Here is a perfect opportunity! Isotta is a 17 year old girl from Italy. “I’m Isotta, I’m sixteen and I am a student of Scientific Secondary School in Italy. I think it’s a really good opportunity to improve my English, learn new things, new culture and dif...

Our first 3-day session was over-booked so we are offering it again and also adding a new series. Join us for these three-Sunday courses with the talented Italian art expert Rosa Di Grottole. Dig into Italian art and learn about the hidden (and not so hidden)  art treasures. Learn the fascinating history behind incredible works of art. Each day a d...

The owners of Luca Italian Cuisine in the Flats are planning to open Luca West in Westlake this summer. The restaurant will be located at 24600 Detroit Road, in the space of the former Viva Barcelona restaurant. It's just south of interstate 90 and near the Columbia Road exit. It's about 12 miles from Luca in downtown Cleveland. Luca opened in July...

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...

An Italian Festival will be Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, at the Calvary Arts Center, 447 S. Main St., New Lexington. Friday events will be from 5 to 10 p.m. and include bounce house and slide for youth, historical displays of local Italian families and food vendors. An Italian cook-off will be from 5 to 7 p.m. with attendees able to vote on th...

The Perry County Cultural Arts Center is holding an Italian Festival on Friday April 28, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Saturday April 29, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the Calvary Arts Center, 447 S. Main Street, New Lexington, Ohio 43764 Friday, April 28. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Italian cooking competition and public tasting. 7:00 p.m....

Six-hundred gallons of sauce, 23,000 meatballs, 200,000 ravioli, a little love, some laughter, and over one hundred years of tradition were the recipe for one of the areas Palm Sunday dinning experiences. About 2,000 served up their plates at the Sacred Heart Church Original Italian Dinner. The meal has been a spring ritual since 1911. For Mike Car...