As a superbly trained and deeply committed teacher of the Italian language, Kelly Matthews won the Midwest Award for Leadership in the Teaching of Italian Language and Culture, sponsored by the Italian Consulate. The primary element of her winning application had to do with the way that her Italian classes are involved in the community, evidenced b...

These troubled times may be the perfect forum for Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli's history lesson from Ancient Rome. In an email interview, Bocelli, who will be at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday, Dec.1, was asked to describe the purpose of music. His response was to reference Cato, a politician from that era, who "suggested the rulers of the time to p...

Background/Overview: The historic traditions in Urbana are set in the roundabout of its Monument Square, which houses Cafe Paradiso. The Cafe Paradiso building has had many owners since the 1930s, yet most have upheld the proud line rich in tradition by implementing a form of the original name, “Paradise Lunch.”

Mr. G’s Pizzeria & Wings offers authentic Italian food, all homemade, and catering services for holiday parties and other events. Located at 2955 W. Market St., the 17-year-old business is owned by Mark and Debbie Giardina. “We are full Italian and offer a variety of meals, from pastas to meat dishes to pizza, as well as dessert,” said Mark Giardin...

Whoa, imagine this for a gimmick: There is none. "A lot of people open places thinking they're doing something that's never been done before," says Brian Moss, as he surveys the room that will soon host his bar-restaurant. "We just want to make really good pizza." Clevelanders will have a chance to judge soon enough, when Moss and his partner Brian...

An idea jokingly cooked up over some wine about a year ago is about to become reality. During the annual Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island dinner last year, Joe Sullivan, owner and chef of Mulberry Street Trattoria, and other club members were casually chatting about making the world’s largest meatball, and on Saturday during the Italian...

Hometown Media Productions (HMP) announced today that, in conjunction with Little Fish Records (LFR) and CPI Distributors, it will be releasing the DVD of film festival hit Breaking Balls on November 17th. Breaking Balls, produced by HMP affiliate Pallino Productions LLC, and directed by Cleveland State film instructor and USC film school alum John...

At the end of World War II, Italy was a country in great difficulty. Relieved by leaving behind a terrible period, but with a difficult reconstruction in front of them, the Italians counted many situations of poverty and great discomfort. In this historical and cultural context, a forgotten page of Italian history reemerges, a page in which the Uni...

Every year, the Bellaire Sons of Italy feeds hundreds of hungry veterans via a spaghetti dinner. Roughly 354-to-400 of them, according to president Doug Hartlieb. The event began at 3 o'clock and continues through 7 p.m. “The veterans come in, we feed them and their family, and we like to make everything good for them because of what they've done f...

VETERANS DAY is Saturday. Carnevale 2017, an Italian festival-style celebration at Findlay’s Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, recently raised money for Flag City Honor Flight. Music and live performers, Italian specialties by chef Sam Fittante of the Bistro on Main, a live auction and more filled the evening. More than $123,000 was raised f...