The Lorain International Festival will hold an open house at the Lorain Learning Center of Lorain County Community College from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 25, during the parade. Lorain County Community College has been chosen as the spotlight organization and will showcase the class offerings and services available in the city of Lorain. Attendees can...

The Honorary Consulate of Italy in Cleveland will be closed from June 20, 2017 to July 25, 2017. The Consular Correspondents Frank Mascoli in Canton and Biagio Parente in Cleveland (see link below) can certify the signatures of Ohio visa applicants on their applications during this period. Please contact the Consulate of Italy in Detroit for all ot...

So. Many. New. Restaurants. Here’s another one: Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria and Wine Bar will open on Central St. in LoHi. Marcella’s, in case you couldn’t guess by the name, is an Italian restaurant, and it’s from Ohio-based restauranteur Cameron Mitchell, who also runs Ocean Prime. (Not to mention loads of other restaurants around the country...

There will be extra picnic tables but no bleachers at this year’s Italian-American Festival in Market Square. Organizers requested three bleachers for bocce spectators, and the Canton Park Commission took no action at a May 30 meeting — effectively denying the request. Park board member Sam Sliman made a motion to approve the bleachers, but neither...

Deana Martin will return to her father’s birthplace this year to celebrate her father’s 100th birthday and serve as the grand marshal of the Dean Martin Birthday Parade on June 17. “The Dean Martin Festival Committee under the direction of Rose Angelica and Deana Martin has prepared a musical extravaganza of events to commemorate the 100th birthday...

About 200 parishioners and others celebrated their Italian-American heritage and the consecration of one of the county’s oldest Roman Catholic churches Sunday. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, part of Our Lady of Peace Parish, turned 120 years old Sunday, and members of its congregation were treated to a special Mass followed by an Italian wedding...

The house the little Italian boy was born in is long gone. It's now just a field of weeds and garbage, another empty lot in a city of abandoned homes. As is the grade school he attended, and middle school, too. The church where he was baptized and joined Scouts with other sons of Italian immigrants has been decommissioned. It sits locked and empty...

Is there anything more comfortable than sitting on a well-appointed patio, wine glass in hand, surrounded by friends and family? The only thing more comforting, in my book, is the addition of Italian food. If that’s true for you, then you’ll find comfort at Mezzo, part of locally owned Taste Hospitality Group, which also operates Hubbard Grille and...

Ever since Crop Rocks, Crop Sticks and On Air Studio closed last fall, the chatter around the East Bank of the Flats has been centered around likely replacements. Now we know. In the former Crop Sticks space, chef Dante Boccuzzi will be opening Dante’s Inferno, a quick-serve Italian eatery serving fresh, made-to-order pizzas. Tribe fans may already...

This year marks the eighth annual CincItalia at Harvest Home Park in Cheviot. With the 2017 festival comes new food and new vendors, most notably Ohio’s own Corbo’s Bakery. Family-run Corbo’s Bakery first opened in 1948 in Cleveland’s Little Italy. The bakery is best known for its cassata cake: an Italian sponge cake with homemade custard, fresh st...