The Dean Martin Festival kicked off at the Spot Bar Thursday night with the annual singing contest, a highlight of the event each year. “Tonight is the most fun,” Terri Blackburn said. The contest was again hosted by actor Lou Martini Jr. The rules stated that contestants must sing a Martin classic in order to win, and people of all ages and from a...

June 16  History on TapWho says drinking can’t be educational? Sip your next vino at the Cleveland History Center’s June 16 installment of History on Tap: Uncorked, which explores the Italian tradition of winemaking in Cleveland. “Italian wine is so closely tied to Italian-American history,” says Pamela Dorazio-Dean, the History Center’s Italian-Am...

There’s no shortage of fairs and festivals throughout northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania where you can spend your weekends at all summer. Through mid-September, something is on the schedule every week. Some are major draws, such as the Canfield Fair over Labor Day weekend, while others, such as Grove City Strawberry Days, find smaller audie...

Monday, July 9 - 11:30AM to 7:30PM EDT. Shaker Heights Country Club - 3300 Courtland Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122. Each year, the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation hosts a golf outing to benefit a charity. NOIA's 2018 benefactor is The Arc of Greater Cleveland. This organization is driven by opportunity; the opportunity for hope, for grow...

Scholarships were awarded at the May 21 meeting of the Italian American Cultural Club, held at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.  There were six $1,000 scholarships presented with the club awarding five and the family of the late Craig Petrella awarding the other. The recipients were: — Isabella Cashioli, in memory of Craig Petrella, presented by h...

L’atteso appuntamento annuale con Opera in the Italian Cultura Garden torna domenica 29 luglio dalle 18,00 alle 19,30 nella splendida cornice dell’Italian Cultural Garden a Rockefeller Park a Cleveland. L’iniziativa, presentata gratuitamente dall’Italian Cultural Garden Foundation con il generoso sostegno di Italian Sons & Daughters of America Ohio...

No other artist captures the intensity of sport like Thomas Salomon. He dramatically interprets his love for the game in the one style that best reflects its grit and excitement: abstract expressionism. His one-of-a-kind mixed media collages are truly as unique as the legendary individuals who have played the games of baseball, basketball, football...

The afternoon of Saturday June 16th promises to be a very enjoyable one at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle – especially if you are into wines and winemaking!  From 1:00-4:00p.m. the CHC will host History on Tap: Uncorked. Each History on Tap features a unique theme, happy hour libations, and activities inspired by Cleveland’s exce...

Filippo Carosella, Filippo Marcovecchio and Alfonso Saulino along with wife Angela Maria, lived in Agnone. Of these, Filippo Carosella and Filippo Marcovecchio were contadini, or farmers, while Alfonso Saulino was a shoemaker. For all of them, as for many in southern Italy, and especially in Agnone, the 1870s were very difficult years. But despite...

From Chef Art Pour Restaurants: Bret Adams, Founder and CEO of Burntwood Tavern and its parent company, Chef Art Pour Restaurant Group (CAPRG) announced plans to open Rose Italian Kitchen in Cuyahoga Falls. The second location of its newest restaurant concept is scheduled to open late 2018. Conveniently situated within the newly transformed Cuyahog...