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Today, we mourn the passing of Mario Massa. At 100 years old, Mario's legacy and impact on the game of bocce are palpable. A past President of the United States Bocce Federation and former President of the Highwood Bocce Club, Mario loved the game of Bocce and was dedicated to promoting the sport. He was instrumental in the emergence of the United...

Funeral services have been set for Nick DiSalvo, the co-owner of one of the Miami Valley’s most well-known restaurant families. Nicola Frank "Nick" DiSalvo died Thursday, July 11. He was 61. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14 at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd in Kettering. A Mass of Christian Burial will take p...

Ben Lariccia and Joe Tucciarone, authors of the new book “Coal War in the Mahoning Valley: The Origin of Greater Youngstown’s Italians,” will give a presentation at 10 a.m. Saturday in the meeting room of Kravitz Deli 3135 Belmont Ave. Admission to the presentation, sponsored by the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society, is $6 ($5 for society...

The frantic clack ing of a spinning money wheel and the wafting scents of marinara sauce and fried foods on Wilson Avenue can mean only one thing: the annual Italian Fraternal Home Mount Carmel Festival has once again arrived. Though drivers passing through Girard could easily miss the festival if they didn’t know where to look, tens of thousands w...

The tastes, music and culture of old-world Italy -- along with some modern features -- will come alive this weekend at Freedom Hill County Park in Sterling Heights. Festa Italiana, a three-day celebration that begins Friday, has national and local entertainment, along with a Friday night fireworks show, an expanded Family Fun Zone and more. "We've...

Our Lady of Peace Parish will host its 122nd annual festival this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, honoring Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The three-day event will feature rides and games, ethnic food, music, prizes and a fireworks display at night at Mount Carmel Church on Columbus Avenue. Festival hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with fireworks concluding the...

In 1871 a massive fire near Peshtigo, Wisconsin, claimed nearly 2,500 lives and was on its way toward a chapel that was the sight of a Marian apparition. Writer Larry Peterson narrated the story for Aleteia and highlights the first miracle that occurred.  More than one million acres were destroyed in the Peshtigo Firestorm. As far as the eye could...

Headlining this year’s entertainment lineup is the legendary KC and the Sunshine Band and country superstar Phil Vassar—who are sure to put on unforgettable performances! New this year is an entire lineup of regional entertainers from Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as many Italian favorites returning including Tony Spavone, Joe Scalissi, Jenna Esp...

The Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2019 showcasing award-winning films from Italy opens Sept. 5-26 at the Cedar Lee Theater in Cleveland Heights, the Atlas Cinemas Eastgate in Mayfield Hts. and the Capitol Theatre in Gordon Square Arts District. All films ($10) are Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Pre-film dinners are Sept. 5, 12, 19, and 26, 5:30-7...

Gli Sbandieratori Ducato Caetani di Sermoneta negli Stati Uniti d’America. La trasferta del gruppo per due festival dedicati alla cultura italiana di cui saranno ospiti d’onore. Si tratta della “Festa italiana” di Detroit, in programma dall’11 al 14 luglio, dove in qualità di “ambasciatori del folklore” italiano, sfileranno per le strade della gran...

Former resident of Harbor Springs and business owner Erdie Melotti passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2019 surrounded by family in Niagara on-the-Lake. Erdie was born on September 15, 1920 shortly after the family arrived from Italy. In 1921, Giovanni and Marietta returned to Le Marche, a beautiful region in central Italy where Erdie was ba...

Festa Italiana is offering new and exciting beverage options at this year’s festival taking place on Milwaukee’s lakefront July 19-21. The expanded beverage list will include the Aperol Spritz, the official drink, and Peroni on tap, the official beer, of Festa Italiana 2019. In addition, Festa-goers can also enjoy over 25 varieties of Italian wines...