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Italian Heritage Society of Indiana. Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 12:00 AM (EDT) - Speedway, IN Join the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana (IHSI) at Serata Italiana (Italian Party) Saturday, October 24th from 6 p.m. – Midnight at the Dallara IndyCar Factory! Guests will enjoy an evening of Italian...

In recognition of his work to strengthen DUI laws, state Rep. John D'Amico received the Legislator of the Year Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), an organization dedicated to saving lives and preventing drunk driving fatalities.   "Too many innocent lives across the nation have been taken by the careless decisions of drunk driv...

Sausage will be grilling, families will be dancing, and dads will be honored as Onesti Entertainment hosts its 23rd annual Italian Block Party-Oakley Avenue Festa Pasta Vino on Father's Day weekend, June 17 to 19. The Father's Day tradition will feature Italian food specialties representing generations-old recipes from the restaurants located in C...

by Ashok Selvam Mirabell Restaurant's nearly 40-year run evoked a strain of sentimentality in Chicago, as German restaurants have become scarce in the city. Arthuro Aucaquizpi hopes he can continue to channel those decades of good times as he opens Mirabella Italian Cuisine at 4 p.m. today in the historic space on Addison Street. Aucaquizpi will u...

The Americans of Italian Heritage and the Americans of Italian Heritage Charities Inc. have announced the scholarship program available to student residents of Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula and Cuyahoga counties. Four scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded this year. Scholarships will be awarded within three categories: Green, for a grade-point aver...

Join us in our annual tribute to all things Abruzzese. This year, in addition to our Scholarship recepients, we will have a tribute to our own composer and historical figure Francesco Tosti   Featuring the Music of Abruzzese Composer Francesco Paolo Tosti, 2014 Scholarship Awards and Torta Contest Sunday, September 21, 2014 - ConCorde...

by Kirstrin Roble   From roughly 1700 until his death in 1737, Italian luthier and crafter Antonio Stradivari produced more than 1,000 instruments, considered to be "bold and innovative" even in his lifetime. To call a Stradivarius bold and innovative today is an understatement.   The nearly 450 violins that have survived are consider...

A Trip to Eataly: An Italian Food Lover's HeavenIf I could live anywhere, I'd live in Italy. It's warm and friendly, family comes first, and they live to eat and drink. The next best thing? Eataly — Chicago's Italian food megamarket. All things Italian in one city block.   I visited recently for the first time, and over the course of four da...

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Monday, September 21, 2015 Hours: See description for performance times Site: Chicago Cultural Center & City Winery Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and ItalCultura In collaboration with: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/world_music_festival6.html   Pa...

by Jonathan Jones   It's been a long holiday break that we at Visit Lake County have all been recovering from. However, before your friends at Visit Lake County took some much needed time to rest and relax, we had our company holiday lunch at Primo's Italian American Cuisine in Gurneerun by the Khayat Restaurant Group.   Twas a s...

Visit the 40 booths serving arancini, manicotti, panini, gelato and other Italian specialties at the annual Taste of Italy on April 17, a fundraiser for the Italian Community Center. Admission and parking are free; tickets for food are $1.50 each or $10 for a book of seven. Except for fried calamari, which is two tickets, each food item can be had...

To be completely transparent, I love Chicago. I wasn't born there, but I grew up in the city's northwest suburbs and returned to spend most of the '90s in Chi-Town, working for WGN-TV, then launching my own television show, "Culinary Travels With Dave Eckert." That stretch of seven short, amazing years allowed me to become completely immersed in Ch...