NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

By Henry Foy   Fiat-Chrysler is leaning heavily towards a new US headquarters and public listing, its chief executive has suggested, as the newly-combined carmaker eyes New York capital markets. Fiat took full control of Chrysler in a long-awaited buyout announced on New Year's day, creating the world's seventh-largest carmaker by sales, wi...

by Payal Patel   Pinstripes, Inc. will introduce a truly unique indoor/outdoor dining and entertainment venue to downtown Chicago. Located at 435 E. Illinois St., the 33,000 sq. ft. venue will feature exceptional Italian-American cuisine and wine; bowling lanes and indoor-outdoor bocce courts; an outdoor patio, fireplace and bocce courts; an...

The William Ferris Chorale, Chicago's internationally acclaimed professional choral ensemble and Artist-in-Residence at Loyola University, continues its 43rd season with "Ancient Rituals, New Voices: Two Italian Requiems" a program of two large-scale a cappella works composed in post World War I Italy. Featured will be the American premiere of Bona...

by Adam Cairns   The Columbus Italian Club held its annual bocce tournament at its headquarters in Grandview Heights on Aug. 19. The annual tournament has been conducted since the courts were built 26 years ago.   Bocce was an ancient Roman sport that dates back to pre-B.C. era and is still popular within the Italian culture. The summ...

Italian Fest goers will once again enjoy the selection of local food vendors on Aug.19- 20. "Food is definitely the heart of this festival," said Suzanne Anderson, Italian Fest chair. "And our local vendors consistently deliver year after year." Vendors will be offering a variety Italian foods, in the form of small plates priced from $3 -...

When: Sat, September 24, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMWhere: University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 West McNichols Road, Detroit, MI, United States   DESCRIPTIONHosted by the Parducci Society, the documentary, Parducci the Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful, is the story of an Italian immigrant who becomes one of our country's...

Today, Tony De Luca, President of IAC of Lansing, delivered a box filled with hats, gloves and scarves to the Children's Home at St. Vincent Catholic Charities. These donated items were collected through the generosity of its members, at last Sunday's Christmas Party.   As part of the mission of the IAC of Lansing is to help those less...

The 115th Annual Italian Fest was in full swing Saturday afternoon at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming. The fest was put on by the St. Rocco-St. Anthony's Society, an organization originally formed to aid and support Italian Americans.   The event offered fun for the entire family with bingo and an inflatable courses for the kids to...

Eataly e' lieta di celebrare il Carnevale di Chicago! Il 15 di Febbraio, dalle 4 alle 6 p.m., il negozio offrira' una celebrazione dedicata ai piu' piccoli: la Festa di Carnevale dei Bimbi! Condividi con Eataly questa festa colorata e divertente, arricchita da maschere e dolci tradizionali! Le mascherine sono le benvenute! Ingresso libero!  ...

The 2015 Italian Film Festival USA Metro Detroit will take place this April 1 through April 26, 2015. Special appearances will be made by directors Paolo Zucca (L'arbitro/The Referee) and Rolando Ravello (Ti ricordi di me?/Remember Me?), who will discuss their films with audiences after their screenings.   Admission for all events is FREE an...

The Feast of Maria SS Lauretana has travelled a long and winding road from the narrow streets of a small Sicilian town to the open arms of a north suburban shopping center. The journey has been centuries in the making, and the path has been strewn with challenges but paved with faith. "Our feast has been celebrated for hundreds of years in Sicily...

By Jennie Geisler Hutchison   I live in Conneaut, Ohio, and treasure every time I've made the 10-minute drive to Biscotti's Restaurant. Those all-too-rare trips promise exquisite food bordering on (OK, full-on) indulgence. The Italian bread is hot and soft. The salads, with a powerful balsamic dressing, delight.   This time,...