NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Sunday March 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. 4050 West Maple Rd. Ste 250 – Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. Please join us in this special Caffè e Cultura. Maestro Cominetti of the Lombardy region will offer a few remarks on his past teaching career as an Adjunct Faculty at the Sacred Music Arts Academy in Rome and also his founding and artistic direction of the...

Each March, dozens of Italian families, organizations, parishes and businesses in the Chicago area open up their doors and their hearts to the less fortunate by setting up St. Joseph’s Tables. At press time, information was available only on the events in this listing. To be listed next year, call 708-338-0690 or email info@franoi.com.

The patriarch of one of the Dayton-area’s most beloved restaurants died at Kettering Medical Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12, his namesake confirmed. Mamma DiSalvo’s Italian Ristorante founder Rinaldo DiSalvo Sr. leaves behind a legacy of love, his son, Rinaldo DiSalvo Jr., the owner of DiSalvo's Deli & Italian Stores, said this morning.  “He was a...

The youngest of six children, Dominic Guerrieri was born in Chicago and grew up on the Far Northwest Side of Chicago near Foster and Cumberland. His father, Carmen, and mother, Rita (Mariano) were born in Chicago. His grandparents emigrated from Basilicata and Bari, Italy. One of the youngest of 28 cousins, Guerrieri enjoyed his close-knit family....

In the Vigo County Courthouse belfry hangs a 2-ton bell, a gift to the citizens of Vigo County from a donor who played an important role in the Indiana Territory during and after the Revolutionary War. Vigo County was named in honor of this patriot in 1818. Our Historical Treasure this week is a replica of this bell, on display in the County Histor...

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Valentine’s Day with an Italian flair Saturday. “Now, That’s Italian” will feature vocalists Alyson Cambridge and James Valenti performing arias from Italian operas and love songs backed by the orchestra, led by Randall Craig Fleischer.  “The idea started with celebrating Valentine’s Day and a nod to...

It was my parents’ and they got it at an estateabout 1970,” Jean Norgrove told DuMouchelle appraiser Joelle Del Rose at a recent Trash or Treasure appraisal day held at the downtown auction house and gallery. “I think they paid about $5 for it. It’s been in the family ever since.” Del Rose identified the small marble sculpture as a bust of Beatrice...

A growing Ferrara Candy is building a new distribution complex in DeKalb that is expected to employ 500 people by spring of next year. The Chicago-based candy company, which is investing more than $100 million in the project, will be DeKalb’s largest industrial employer once the complex is complete, a transformative development for the college to...

When I left behind my hometown, a suburb west of Chicago, for life in New York City, I said goodbye to those I love most: my family, friends, and... Portillo's. But now, the iconic Chi-town chain is bringing its beloved Italian beef sandwiches, crinkle cut fries, and chocolate cake shakes across the United States.  That is, Portillo's is taking its...

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is observed on January 27, the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan organizes activities commemorating those Italians who suffered persecution under the Nazi occupation during World War II and as a result of the Racial Laws imposed by the Fascist government.  This year the Dante, in collaboration with the...

Former Cubs player Carmen Fanzone still has fond memories of his time in the Windy City. “When I was there, if people found out you played for the Cubs, you were treated like royalty,” the 78-year-old Fanzone says. Sadly, the same cannot be said of Major League Baseball and the union representing today’s players, the Major League Baseball Players’...

GUCCI GETS IN THE GAME: With a psychedelic-looking GG basketball, a West Loop pop-up shop and even a Gucci-themed pin showing up on Google Maps, Gucci is all set to kick off the NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago on Friday. Located at 160 North Morgan Street, the pop-up will feature the Italian fashion house’s rainbow-colored GG Psychedelic Collection...