NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Metro Detroit has been getting wowed by the superbly executed northern Italian cuisine from the kitchen at Tre Monti for years. Since it's been under the helm of Zharko Palushaj for the past five years, the restaurant (which sits behind the San Marino Club castle on Big Beaver Road) has been winning praise time and again. Its portions were bountifu...

By Pati LaLonde   With a growing fan base, Whistling Idiots Comedy Dinner Theatre is no longer the best kept secret in Bay City. As they begin their third season, fans and newcomers will be treated to more than the farces that have made the little theater a hit.   Case in point: "Over the River and Through the Woods," one of owne...

Coram USA LLC, a global manufacturer of automotive components, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 35 new jobs by 2016. The company, which is a subsidiary of the Italy-based Coram Group, will invest $1.1 million to lease, renovate and equip a 20,000 square-foot facility in Fort Wayne. Coram USA plans to move its war...

A new Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage shop has finally opened at 9400 W. 159th St. in Orland Park. The fast-foot restaurant is the second in Orland Park and both are owned by the Motto brothers, who also own Pop's franchises at 14279 S. Wolf Road in Orland Park, 16600 W. 159th St. in Lockport, 11336 Lincoln Highway in Mokena, Romeoville and Elmhu...

by Polly Campbell   Are you looking for a cheap feed or a fine-dining experience? Do you want to try something new, or do you think a restaurant should have been in place a few decades before it can be judged "best"? Any of those ways, you're in luck. There are Italian restaurants in Cincinnati that have been around since the Depression...

by Jon Chavez   The three-day 2014 Italian Business Forum in Toledo this week ended Wednesday night with an odd mix of boxing, wine tasting, a pork roast, and music at the host site, the Park Inn by Radisson downtown.   But the underlying purpose of the forum — to encourage Italian companies to pursue business opportunities in Toledo...

Mario Tricoci, 73, is founder of the Chicago-based Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas. Mr. Tricoci, who lived in Italy until he was 17, finds new inspiration when he returns to Europe to visit, and he elevates trendy looks by replicating them with clothes and accessories from high-end designers. What do you wear to work?We are in black and w...

A recent graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Media MFA program at Columbia College Chicago and an Italian in Chicago, Valentina Vella is presenting A Ride West – live.   The project began in 2012 when Valentina Vella became strangely obsessed with the idea of riding a horse across America.   Read more   Source: http...

Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima wishes to thank the Limaland community and our sponsors for enabling us to produce another successful Italian Dinner. We were able to serve nearly 4,000 dinners, helping us to generate funds for many charities that we sponsor. Among its many philanthropic projects, CIAO of Lima continues to award nea...

Lorenzo Bonomo, professore ordinario di Radiologia all'Università Cattolica di Roma, diventa Socio Onorario della RSNA, la Società di Radiologia del Nord America, che riunisce oltre 54.000 membri provenienti da 136 Paesi del mondo.   L'importante riconoscimento gli è stato conferito il 30 novembre, a Chicago, in occasione del 101° Congresso...

Dear friends from Indianapolis and vicinity. On June 14-15, 2013 I will have the pleasure to be the special culinary guest at the Indianapolis Festa Italiana. I'm so excited to be part of this wonderful event and look forward to come to your city. However, to make the event even more exciting, I will be needing a Nonna to cook with me on stage. Wh...

By Elizabeth Lowe   Local history was made last weekend as three Mt. Morris coaches, six athletes and two teams were inducted into the Mt. Morris Athletic Hall of Fame.   More than 200 people ─ including many from out of state ─ were in attendance for the first induction ceremony, which was "long overdue," said Mt. Morris Athletic Dir...