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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...

by Lou Carlozo   DiPieroYou've got answers? Frank DiPiero has questions: lots of them. An affable and curious guy by nature, DiPiero has turned pride in his Italian-American identity into a shared Internet radio experience with a light-hearted name: "Keepin' It Real with Frankie D."   For him, it marks another step in his effort to pr...

The life of former Saginaw County Judge Leopold P. Borrello was marked by a passion for the law and justice, by love for his family and by nearly two decades of public service on the bench.   Borrello died Sunday, Jan. 18, at the age of 82. One of his three sons, Andre Borrello, said he always looked up to and respected his father. &nb...

Youngstown History Center of Industry and Labor - 151 West Wood Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503. Screening - September 24 @ 5pm: La Mia Strada – My Road. Documentary Exploration of Italian American identity. Director, Michael Angelo DiLauro   La Mia Strada (My Road) is a compelling exploration of ethnicity and cu...

Two community leaders were honored Friday night at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside's Celebrazione Italiana dinner. Carmelo Tenuta, owner of Sports Physical Therapists and senior partner at OccuPro Industrial Solutions, was given the lifetime achievement award.   Carmel Ruffolo, associate vice president for research and innovation a...