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During the 1950s and 1960s, W. 69th Street, north of Detroit, was mostly an Italian neighborhood. Right after WWII, a new wave of Italian immigrants came to the U.S. escaping from the horrors of poverty and the desolation that brought the end of the war.   Some other neighbors came before the war, and helped to welcome new immigrants. The st...

We are Pursuing Our Italian Names Together, Chapter 22. We are also known as and the Italian Family History Club at the Italian Community Center and Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's Italian Area Interest Group. Our next meeting will be April 25, 2015, at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, starting...

One of Cleveland's most historic radio stations has been broadcasting an entirely new message for the last six months. AM 1260, which in its heyday in the 1960's and 70's was known as the Rock and Roll station WIXY 1260, has become "The Rock," Cleveland's Catholic Radio station.   AM 1260 The Rock went on the air in early May, when a group o...

The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo will be held December 9-11 at the DeVos Place exhibition center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Last year's show registered 4,200 people from 42 states and eight Canadian provinces, and 425 companies exhibited in the trade show.   The educational program this year will feature several out-of-s...

Gina D'Ercoli is enjoying getting in touch with her Italian heritage. The Barrington resident plays Peppina in Shattered Globe Theatre's "The Rose Tattoo."   "I am a neighbor of the lead, Serafina," D'Ercoli said. "We are Sicilian immigrants in a town in Louisiana. It's an Italian-American community. We're there to support the lead and hinde...

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute   Silvio Marchetti   is pleased to invite you to   "A Best Seller Ahead of Its Time: The Decamerone by Messer Giovanni Boccaccio"   A Lecture by Carlo Pulsoni

Float group applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Italian Fest Parade, to be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. in Uptown Collinsville. This annual tradition embodies the spirit of Italian Fest and wraps up the festival's activities with a bang.   This year's parade theme is "EAT UP, Italian Style!" What says "Italian dinner" to yo...

Fellini evokes dreams, discoveries, and wonders of his childhood. Made for television, I Clowns is part documentary, part fantasy and allows Fellini to talk about himself by way of the circus.   Clowns received the Nastro d'argento for Costumes by Danilo Donati. Free and open to the public.   Read more   Source: http://www...

Vincenzo "Dontino" Maltempi immigrated from Italy in 1953 at age 32 and set about fulfilling the American Dream, working for a cement company and then for Fairlawn polymer company A. Schulman Inc. It wasn't until 1975 that he turned his love of cooking into his livelihood, buying with his son, Carlo, an old bar and eatery in Akron's North Hill tha...

When it comes to history, there are some things that should never be forgotten. That's the case in the local Italian-American community, which has planned a fundraiser to commemorate a fatal train crash that occurred in Adrian, Michigan, in 1901.   It was the night before Thanksgiving and more than 100 Italian immigrants were traveling...

Italian-born air brush and graphic design artist Simone Millo is chasing a dream. Millo, 26, from Giulianova, Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, finished his second-level degree in visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna (equivalent to a master's degree in the U.S.) in May.   Immediately, he started looking for ways to pursue his dream...

by Leonard F. Amari   Earlier this year, Metra announced the appointment of John A. Milano as the agency's Deputy Executive Director for Administration effective February 1. Metra, of course, is the Northeast Illinois Regional Railroad Corporation, Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority. Milano, 50, who was Metra's...