NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

The Greater Rockford Italian American Association celebrates local Italian heritage through things like Festa Italiana and the Amici Italiana dance troupe, but now the group wants to celebrate the history of local Italian families. The group is asking all Italian-Americans in the Rockford are to take part in the Immigration Histories of Rockford's...

The Italian American Club of Livonia will offer Italian language classes for adults and children starting in September.   Registration takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. Beginning, intermediate and advanced Italian classes for adults start Tuesday, Sept. 19. Classes meet from 6:30-8 p.m. and from 8-9:30 p.m. Tuition is $75 for 12 class...

by Ben Krumholz   In 1979, Errico Auricchio moved from Italy to the United States to make cheese. 35 years later, his Green Bay area based company, BelGioioso, produces 27 Italian Cheeses. "The biggest one is Parmesan," said Auricchio.   Two weeks ago, Auricchio flew to Washington. He told top agriculture officials why he should...

Photographer Richard Haskin and writer Pierette Domenica Simpson are proposing a DETUR in the Art community of Detroit and Turin.   DETUR, (short for Detroit-Turin Exchange) refers to a new path intended to create a cultural bridge for artists of every genre to explore, enrich, and connect with the Art world that now mostly exist...

The Sicilian American Cultural Association will honor a trio of outstanding Italian Americans on Sept. 28 at Monastero's Banquets in Chicago. Josette Weber, Dominic Candeloro and Paul Ciminello will step to the podium at the organization's annual Medal of Merit luncheon. Tickets are $35 for adults (cash bar) and $15 for children 2 to 12 years of a...

March 12, 2015 - Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PMSaks Fifth Avenue - 700 N Michigan Avenue - Chicago, Illinois. This event is designed for those of you who are traveling to Italy this year and want to learn the proper vocabulary to use in a shop!   It will really be a unique shopping experience in Italian language with experien...

Come and enjoy a fun filled day with plenty of fun, delicious food, and the celebration of the Festa del San Francesco di Paola, patron saint of Southern Italy, Region of Calabria. The picnic and celebration will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Lake Lansing Park, Haslett, MI.   The day will b...

The Italian American Executives of Transportation held their 2015 Dinner Dance at Alta Villa Banquets on Nov. 22, 2015. Despite the snow, more than 600 were in attendance, making it once again one of the largest dinner dances of the year. The IAET honored Ron Onesti, president of Onesti Entertainment, as Man of the Year.   A titan in th...

Festa Italiana is just a little more than a week away. And if you're counting down the days until you can experience the largest Italian festival in America, you should keep on reading. We've got the lowdown on some of the new foods you can enjoy while you're there.   First off, pizza seems to be king this year, with three new varieties of p...

di Giuseppe Oddo   La Fiat è ormai, di fatto, un'azienda americana. La società realizza in Italia meno del 9% del proprio fatturato consolidato (il 50% in meno di dieci anni fa). Nella Penisola occupa il 29% dei propri dipendenti e ospita il 28% dei propri stabilimenti su scala mondiale. I suoi profitti provengono interamente dalla Chrysler....

A photographic exhibition by Richard Haskin of Dearborn, and a related documentary by Pierette Simpson of Novi, are the catalyst for launching "Detroit-Turin Exchange" in the U.S. DETUR (for short) is an international project aimed at creating cultural bridges for artists of Detroit and its sister city, Turin, Italy.   The October event segu...

The Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization's 3rd Friday Night Fights is more than your typical fundraiser or brawler's ball. An absolute must for boxing fans, it also raises crucial funds for a variety of worthy causes.   Featuring at least seven boom-boom amateur bouts, Friday Night Fights will rock Medinah Hall in Addison on...