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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...

Era abruzzese "Il Principe in cucina" dei ristoratori in America. Salvatore Presutti era nato nel 1889 a Pratola Peligna (AQ).   Il grande attore Bob Hope degli "spaghetti fatti in casa" nel Ristorante "Presutti's Villa" disse: "un giorno spero di trovarli anche in paradiso". La storia di un altro figlio d'Abruzzo raccontata da Geremia Manci...

You are cordially invited to attend PARLIAMO ITALIANO, the first Networking event of the year. Meet new members and enjoy a taste of Italian wines & appetizers. RSVP today TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015 - Starting at 6:00pm at DalTile Showroom, 316 W. Hubbard St. - Chicago, IL   IACC Members $15 ...

In the collective memory of Mahoning Valley residents, Brier Hill is known as "Little Italy," site of the city's first Italian settlement on the North Side; home to the Brier Hill Italian Festival, and namesake of the appetizing Brier Hill pizza.   The 45-member Mahoning Valley Chorale will pay tribute to that heritage when it presents From...

The Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation of Genesee County will conduct its 30th annual Scholarship Award Night at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 17 at Terry Hills Restaurant. The Foundation will honor Louis Cinquino and John Borrelli as Outstanding Italian-Americans as demonstrated by their commitment to community. Tickets for the dinner may be purchase...

by Mitch Hotts   Festa Italiana returns to Freedom Hill County Park this weekend with entertainment and activities designed to celebrate the rich heritage of Italian-Americans in Michigan.   The free three-day festival kicks off Friday with the Parade of Clubs and includes a variety of music, food and culture from "the old country" th...

The Italian American War Veterans Joseph J. Gentile Post 2 sponsored an Italian luncheon on April 9 for 26 residents of the Hines VA Hospital Blind Center. A team of 15 volunteers and five high school students hosted the event, distributing colorful fedoras and decorating the party room with festive wall banners and tablecloths.   A sum...

by Miranda Leon   With polar vortexes and chilling winds, it can be difficult to deal with the frigid and desolate days of January in Chicago. One method for overcoming winter's oppression is to celebrate light and its encouraging connotations amid this dark time. The work of internationally-acclaimed Italian artist Marco Rotelli does j...

The Sicilian American Cultural Association will present Gloria Coco with its Medal of merit on Sept. 27 at Monastero's Banquets in Chicago. Tickets for the event are $40 for adults (cash bar) and $18 for children 2 to 12 years of age. Entertainment will be provided by past winners of the Bel Canto Foundation Opera Contest. (773-588–2515) The...

Date: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago In collaboration with: http://davincimasterpieces.eventbrite.com   Leonardo da Vinci and his Greatest Artistic Masterpieces. Join us for the...