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ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Attorney Frank Perrecone will be honored as the Italian American Man of the Year 2013 at the Ethnic Heritage Museum on Sunday June 2nd, 2013. The event will take place at the museum, located at 1129 South Main St. in Rockford from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Admission is free, refreshments will be served and the presentation will be held at...

Chicago's Lincoln Park is one of the priciest neighborhoods in the city. But it's also home to a sacred place honoring a champion of the poor. The shrine and chapel dedicated to Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini had been shuttered for a decade, and there were concerns that it might never reopen. But it has. The site was rededicated on Sunday with a mas...

By Vincenzo Arcobelli   Nel sessantottesimo anniversario della Festa della Repubblica Italiana, e' stata organizzata CTIM Nord America la manifestazione dedicata "all'Italian National Day". Un'occasione estremamente significativa dal momento che dopo alcuni anni è proprio il CTIM a farsi promotore di una così rilevante iniziativa per i color...

Luigi and Maria DeFranco plan to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with a family party at the Italian American Club. Luigi and the former Maria Gentile met in Italy as children through family members. Luigi's family eventually immigrated to Kenosha for a better lifestyle.   After seven years, Luigi returned to Italy, where the...

Shelby Township attorney Joseph Toia was named by Gov. Rick Snyder today to fill the judicial vacancy on the bench of Macomb County Circuit Court. Toia, 61, received the telephone call from the governor in the late afternoon telling him that he was selected from a field of four finalists.   He will fill the vacancy left by Judge John Fo...

The Art Institute of Chicago have purchased a rediscovered work by Sebastiano del Piombo (1485-1547) from London dealers Colnaghi. Christ Carrying the Cross c.1515-17 is one of several versions of an innovative composition which combines monumental figures with the powerful diagonals of the cross.   The AIC did not disclose the price it...

Quando uno chef statunitense tra i più quotati del panorama della ristorazione nordamericana decide di visitare l'Italia ed il Trentino per affinare la propria conoscenza delle materie prime ed esplorare i metodi e l'intero ciclo produttivo, fa un gran piacere. Se per comprenderli meglio decide di fare l'esperienza della vendemmia delle uve che dar...

by Andrew Bugel   Cuyahoga Falls-- Laughter, excitement, family and a lot of Italian culture will be on display July 17 through the 19 at Falls River Square for the seventh annual Festa Italiana. The festival kicks off July 17 from 5 to 11:15 p.m. On July 18, the event will run from 8 a.m. to midnight and July 19 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m....

by Nikitta Foston   Thousands gathered at a church in suburban Chicago on Wednesday to visit a display holding the remains of Maria Goretti, an 11-year-old Italian girl who became the Roman Catholic Church's youngest saint. The skeleton of Goretti, who was stabbed to death during an attempted rape in 1902, was encased in a wax statue ly...

by Gillian Dunlop While some simply associate Columbus Day with a day off of school or western exploration, for sophomore in FAA Thereza Lituma Columbus Day represents the genocide of thousands of Native Americans and Indigenous peoples. The Native American and Indigenous Student Organization, NAISO, which Lituma is president of, started a petitio...

For the "Anno della Cultura Italiana" the Cleveland Museum of Art is doing some big things. Greater Clevelanders are so lucky to have such a prominent art museum filled with some of the world's most celebrated masterpieces. We don't have to travel to New York or Paris to view Van Gogh, Degas or Monet, just to name a few. And the museum continues to...

Festa Italiana, presented by Calypso Lemonades, is calling upon foodies everywhere to participate in its second Chef's Choice Recipe Contest taking place Sunday, July 19 in the Cucina Showcase. Beginning now through June 15, 2015, Festa Italiana is accepting Italian appetizer ("antipasti") recipe submissions by email or by mail. After the June 15...