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Months after Eden Park's Capitoline Wolf Statue was stolen, Cincinnati Parks is working to replace it. The statue — a gift from the City of Rome and Benito Mussolini in 1931 — was hacked off and stolen away in June, leaving Romulus and Remus behind. The thieves cut through the wolf's paws and removed the wolf as the paws remained attached to the pe...

The Cesare Battisti Lodge #27 of the Italian Sons and Daughters in America will honor Jon Biancardi as Member of the Year on Dec. 10 at the lodge’s clubhouse, Villa Cesare, in Schererville, Indiana. The grandson and son of lodge members, Biancardi serves on the board of directors and has spearheaded several new initiatives. In 2017, he launched an...

When: Saturday, December 3 at 4:00pm CT - Where: The Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place, Chicago Silvia Tarozzi and Deborah Walker perform the U.S. premiere of "Canti di guerra, di lavoro e d’amore" a transcription and reinterpretation of Italian folksongs from their birthplace, the rural Emilia-Romagna region, for violin, cello...

Are you in the mood for some delicious Italian food? If the answer is yes, you should check out these places in Ohio (this list is by no means comprehensive!). Bruno's RistoranteLocated in northeast Ohio, Bruno's is considered by many patrons to be one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. When you try some of their food, you'll find it hard...

Apply for a four-year college scholarship from the American Italian Cultural Society in Crest Hill. Applications open on Jan. 1, 2023, and close in May, according to Bryan Wellner, a member of the society’s scholarship committee. The American Italian Cultural Society awards two scholarships each year, Wellner said. One is $1,500 per year for four y...

You don’t have to be Italian to come to the annual Christmas gala fundraiser organized by the Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival committee. But the Nov. 27 event will definitely have an Italian flair to it, according to Michele Fabbro of Steubenville, president of the festival board of directors. The holiday gala is at Undo’s West, located a...

Columbus Day is out and Indigenous groups are in when it comes to Clinton Township’s local government. The township’s Board of Trustees voted 5-1 Monday to “update all references” to the Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” Township Supervisor Bob Cannon voted against the measure, saying it was unfair to take away a day meant to honor...

There is strength in numbers, the adage goes, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Casa Italia in Stone Park, where more than a dozen organizations will join forces to stage the Casa’s eighth annual Christmas Village. The complimentary open house is slated for Dec. 4. A Presepio Vivente, or Living Nativity, will be performed by ARPA/San Nicola...

The Mazzini-Verdi Club will honor Steve Menconi as Man of the Year and Cathy Ciminello as Woman of the Year at the President’s Ball on Dec. 3 at its clubhouse in Franklin Park. To make reservations, call Maria Banducci at 630-443-8722 or Maria Casali at 773-589-0388. The following profiles were provided by the organization. CATHERINE CIMINELLO Cath...

Springfield-area audiences will soon get a sneak peek at a potentially dangerous topic. Unveiling 80-year-old secrets and never-before discussed stories about the Italian-American experience during World War II in the U.S., local filmmakers will present the documentary “Potentially Dangerous” on Monday at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. While man...

Although he grew up in an Italian family, Anthony Taddeo didn’t know much about Italian folk music until much later. The percussionist/composer discovered the musical thread that led to forming Alla Boara while in college, when he heard recordings of Italian folk musicians made by the American musicologist Alan Lomax in 1954. A professional musicia...

In keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii will host its annual Mary & Christmas celebration on Dec. 3. Maestro Paul French will lead the Shrine chorale and orchestra in a program of familiar Yuletide favorites and classics. On the program will be Christmas music from Venice, Rome and Palermo; compositions b...