On view for the first time in North America, the recently restored “Valois Tapestries,” a unique set of 16th-century hangings, are unveiled in this exhibition. These fascinating and enigmatic tapestries were commissioned by Catherine de’ Medici, the indomitable queen mother of France, to celebrate the royal Valois dynasty against a backdrop of grea...

People from New Jersey take a lot of pride in their food. Ask any Garden Stater about pizza, and they'll no doubt gush that Jersey has the world's best. The same with bagels. And Jerseyans are also fond of the pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich on a hard roll the state is noted for. Even something as simple as a buttered hard roll with coffee for b...

Sunday, December 2, 2018. 10:15 AM. ISAAC M. WISE TEMPLE - 8329 RIDGE ROAD - CINCINNATI, OH 45236. RSVP: LISA SHUSTERMAN, 513.487.3055 or lshusterman@holocaustandhumanity.org. HORNSTEIN MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP. SPEAKER: RABBI BARBARA AIELLO. Rabbi Aiello will discuss the experience of Italian Jews during World War II, focusing on the southern region...

“Festa Del Vino,” the Italian American Cultural Club’s annual wine-tasting fundraiser, was held Friday evening at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. The event included various wines, Italian food and biscotti, a “Pot of Gold,” an Italian (Chinese) auction, a silent auction and a door prize. Proceeds support the club’s scholarship program and summer...

On Dec. 8, 1967, Gena (Guagenti) Mongelluzzo sat down with Lima News columnist Hope Strong to talk about the Guagenti family, which, necessarily, involved a lot of talking Since Gena’s father, Frank Guagenti, first set foot in Lima in the early 1930s, the extended Guagenti family, which includes Guagentis, Azzarellos, Venturellas and Cecalas, has g...

Master stained-glass craftsmen from Studio Arts & Glass in North Canton took advantage of the sunshine Wednesday to install restored glass panels at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on North Hill in Akron. Fourteen of the church’s 87-year-old stained-glass windows are being restored in three phases. The first two phases include the six side win...

Tremont has always been a magnet for cool, where you expect a little bit of anything. The symbiosis results in an artistic vibe, home to a bookstore (Visible Voice) that stays open late, a nighttime art walk, and comfortable dive bars and veteran restaurateurs alike. Dante Boccuzzi’s niche is being different. The music lover-chef-restaurant owner h...

The Sons of Italy thanked hundreds of area veterans for their service Friday with free spaghetti dinners at the organization’s headquarters. Service members from different military branches and eras of conflict ate and talked in a packed hall. “This is an annual function that the Sons if Italy puts on to honor the veterans,” Doug Hartleib, presiden...

At 100, Steubenville native Harry J. “Buff” Buffone distinguishes himself on two fronts. For one thing, he’s among a growing group of centenarians, as more people enjoy longevity and reach the 100-years-old mark. But as a veteran of World War II, he’s in a diminishing circle of men and women, too, as the ranks of those who fought and won the great...

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Sandy Pianalto, former President & CEO of the U.S. Federal Reserve System's Fourth District, headquartered here in Cleveland. Sandy was born in Valli Del Pasubio, a small town in the Veneto Province in northern Italy. Her family immigrated to Akron in 1960, where her uncles had previously settled. Her...