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Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima presented a check for $525 Monday to the Abilities Baseball Field Project at its general membership meeting at Milano Café. CIAO invited Abilities Baseball co-founders Rachael Chapman Staley and Tracie Sarno Sanchez to speak to the packed room of CIAO members about the Abilities Baseball Field o...

Italian jewelry company Buccellati is launching its Opera collection in the U.S. with a series of events. Unveiled last July in Paris, Opera is a line of gold bracelets, necklaces, chokers, rings and earrings that targets a younger audience compared to the brand's one-of-a kind upscale creations. "For this launch we wanted to team up with loc...

Locals don't have to trek to Chicago to get their fix of authentic Chicago-style pizza now that Chicagoland's own Rosati's Pizza has arrived. Brian Johnson said it was a "go to place" for pizza and other Italian entrees when he and his wife Jennifer lived in the Chicago area.   "We fell in love with Rosati's," he said. "They have great...

Chicago's River North neighborhood is importing two popular New York food meccas: Danny Meyer's Shake Shack and Mario Batali's Eataly.   Shake Shack is rumored to be taking over the shuttered Harley-Davidson store at 66 E. Ohio Street. A representative for the motorcycle brand confirmed to Crain's Chicago last November that their lease was n...

An early masterpiece by the Italian artist Caravaggio is coming to Detroit. "Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy" will be displayed at the Detroit Institute of Arts beginning this week and running into mid-January.   It's on loan from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Conn., and will be shown next to the DIA's own 16th-centur...

The duo behind Bristol restaurant are ready to expand with an Italian-American spot in the West Loop later this year. John Ross and Phil Walters are once again working with Tony Quartaro, the sous chef at Balena restaurant, to open Formento's in the fall. Messrs. Ross and Walters are also involved in Balena, a joint venture with Boka Restauran...

One of Columbus’ newest food trucks, Por’Ketta, is getting ready to launch this weekend. The kickoff event is taking place on Saturday, March 14 at The Ohio Taproom from 11 a.m. to about 9 p.m.   Owner Tony Layne is launching Por’Ketta after years of observing food trucks at spots like Dinin’ Hall. With the youngest of his kids heading to co...

Societa Santa Fara di Cinisi invites everyone to their upcoming Procession and Mass in Honor of Santa Fara di Cinisi at Holy Family Church on May 17. Please bring your club or Society banner to walk along our procession at 10:30 a.m.   Procession followed by an 11:30 a.m. Mass. Following Mass will be food and refreshments in the church hall....

Prevista una scadenza per la data del 25 febbraio 2016, la selezione per una borsa di studio Fulbright - Distinguished Chair - nell'ambito degli Italian Studies presso l'University of Chicago, Illinois per l'a.a. 2016/2017. Il vincitore avrà la possibilità di ottenere un incarico di insegnamento nel settore degli studi italiani nell'ambito di Itali...

On Thanksgiving Eve in 1901, two trains No. 4 and No. 13 collided near Adrian Michigan, killing over 100 Italian immigrants who had recently come to the United States for a better life. On impact, cars on Train 4 exploded but were saved from fire by the quick thinking of the Train's engineer, Aaron T. Strong.   Train 13's cars were shattere...

Many misperceptions surround the spectacles held in ancient Rome, especially as a result of contemporary film and television. For instance, there is the popular belief that gladiatorial combats were the premiere spectacle at Rome: that they attracted the biggest audiences and the most partisan fans. In fact, neither assumption is true. The Circus M...