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Little Italy Fest-West will once again bring the Old Neighborhood to suburban Addison this summer. Attendees will enjoy the same great food and entertainment at the same great location this year. Only the dates will change. Staged at Centennial Park on Lake Street at Rohlwing Road from July 25 to 28, the four-day extravaganza has been sponsored for...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy in America will honor veteran educator Lyn Scolaro as Person of the Year at a gala on July 13 at Elmcrest Banquets in Elmwood Park. For details, call 630-913-7654. The following profile was provided by the organization. Lyn Scolaro Professoressa Lyn Scolaro is the daughter of Veneto parents Mary (Cecchin-Galliera Ven...

Ohio GOP Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that an Italian company called Modula that makes automated storage and retrieval systems will invest $26.5 million in a Franklin, Ohio manufacturing and logistics hub. DeWine made the announcement with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Jobs Ohio President and Chief Investment Officer J. P. Nauseef and...

Three area residents were recently honored with Leonardo da Vinci awards, an annual recognition given to Italian-Americans of achievement. Honored were Kankakee cardiologist Dr. Mario Massullo; Bert Jacobson, who as been president for six years of the Americo Vespucci Lodge of the Sons of Italy in Kankakee County; and Marie Marsalli, president of t...

It's time to treat your sense at this year's Italian Street Festival! Things are underway with live music and fun. Ten thousand homemade meatballs and 400 bags of cream to fill cannolis made by Italians are needed for the festival. What's their most significant piece of advice when making authentic Italian food? "Garlic, everything has garlic, and...

More than a century ago, Massillon Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry's great-grandparents took a chance. Separately, they boarded a ship in Naples, Italy, and sailed thousands of miles to a land of great opportunity. They were willing to risk it all to provide a better life for their family. They built a life that was based on love, family, hard work and...

Judge Frank Fregiato has been named the key note speaker for the state wide Sons of Italy Ohio Convention to be held June 22 in Columbus. In addition to the attendance by the local Sons of Italy President and the State of Ohio President, the National President, out of Washington, D.C., and the California First Vice President will also be present fo...

Neil Pellicci, who spent 28 years as a top administrator at Komarek School in North Riverside until retiring four years ago, died unexpectedly but peacefully on June 5, 2019. He was 64 years old. In all, Pellicci's career in education spanned 38 years after graduating with a degree in elementary education from Illinois State University. He briefly...

Un funzionario del Consolato italiano a Detroit sarà a Cleveland, nello Stato dell’Ohio, il prossimo 25 giugno per rilevare le impronte digitali dei connazionali che hanno bisogno di rinnovare il passaporto. Il servizio è dedicato ai connazionali che siano iscritti all’Aire e siano registrati nello schedario anagrafico del Consolato. Il funzionario...

Saturday, July 13th -Freedom Hill County Park Sterling Heights 48312 MI. 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.  We are looking for four Italian American idols! The four contestant age groups are: Up to 8 years; 9 to 12 years; 13 to 17 years; 18 and over To enter the contest, please send a clear video, YouTube link o MP3 of either an Italian song or an Italian themed s...

Holy Rosary Catholic Church is pleased to announce the ethnic event of the summer, Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the historic Catholic Church, 520 Stevens Street and surrounding Lacy Park.During the event, the area will transform into an outdoor Italian festival and celebration. The annual summer event is...

The popular, free concert "Opera in the Italian Garden" will be presented in the beautiful Italian Renaissance Cultural Garden (Sunday, July 28, 6 - 7:30 p.m).  The concert highlights two of Italy’s greatest cultural arts, opera and ballet, and features music from well-known operas, Broadway musicals and Italian songs with The Cleveland Opera and t...