NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

by Ashok Selvam The wait's almost over for the North Shore as the owners behind Ballaro, a new 112-seat Italian restaurant, hope —pending inspections— that they'll open in three to four weeks in suburban Highwood. The restaurant, an homage to Italy's Ballaró market in Palermo, was conceived by two North Shore friends, Mark Newman and Josh Kaplan,...

Sons of Italy Southeastern Ohio, Lodge 2990, will host a Wine Tasting Event fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m. in the Son's of Italy Lodge in the basement of the Redbrick Tavern in Athens at 14 N. Court St. The event is $25 per person and all are invited to attend. Proceeds will benefit the Doug Flutie Autism Association.   A Fl...

This month we highlight the distinguished career of highly respected academic leader, John P. Pelissero.John P. Pelissero, Ph.D., became interim president at Loyola University Chicago on July 1, having previously served as provost.   He is also a political science professor at Loyola, where he has been a member of the faculty for 30 years. H...

The Italian Film Festival returns to Indianapolis for a fifth year on April 1 with a slate of eight films running through April 16. Indianapolis is one of 13 cities around the nation hosting the Italian Film Festival USA. The festival is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Department of World Langua...

Alexander (Alessandro Vincenzo) Capraro nacque a Pietrabbondante (oggi provincia di Isernia) il 7 gennaio del 1895 da Vincenzo e Maria Vitullo. La registrazione della sua nascita fu regolarizzata dinanzi al Sindaco di allora Ruggiero Di Salvo. Giunse in America nel 1905 viaggiando, con i suoi genitori, sulla nave " Sicilian Prince". La fa...

The Cleveland Museum of Art is returning to Italy a medieval illuminated manuscript page, or leaf, after the country showed the work was illegally cut from the book that once contained it.   The removal of the leaf occurred sometime between 1933 and 1952, when the museum bought the work in good faith, museum director William Griswold said Th...

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...