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Societa Santa Fara di Cinisi invites everyone to their upcoming Procession and Mass in Honor of Santa Fara di Cinisi at Holy Family Church on May 17. Please bring your club or Society banner to walk along our procession at 10:30 a.m.   Procession followed by an 11:30 a.m. Mass. Following Mass will be food and refreshments in the church hall....

Prevista una scadenza per la data del 25 febbraio 2016, la selezione per una borsa di studio Fulbright - Distinguished Chair - nell'ambito degli Italian Studies presso l'University of Chicago, Illinois per l'a.a. 2016/2017. Il vincitore avrà la possibilità di ottenere un incarico di insegnamento nel settore degli studi italiani nell'ambito di Itali...

On Thanksgiving Eve in 1901, two trains No. 4 and No. 13 collided near Adrian Michigan, killing over 100 Italian immigrants who had recently come to the United States for a better life. On impact, cars on Train 4 exploded but were saved from fire by the quick thinking of the Train's engineer, Aaron T. Strong.   Train 13's cars were shattere...

Many misperceptions surround the spectacles held in ancient Rome, especially as a result of contemporary film and television. For instance, there is the popular belief that gladiatorial combats were the premiere spectacle at Rome: that they attracted the biggest audiences and the most partisan fans. In fact, neither assumption is true. The Circus M...

Olives – beside olive oil – are a staple of the Mediterranean diet and appear in many traditional Italian recipes, but they are not often considered as a real "ingredient" and are often ignored by modern, creative cuisine. Focusing on culinary traditions and innovations was the aim of the lessons recently held at Identità Golose Chicago, the roami...

by Nick Kindelsperger   The Italian beef stands out rightly as one of Chicago's most distinctive hometown sandwiches, a mess of gravy-soaked meat which should arrive topped with pickled giardiniera and roasted peppers.   As great as the sandwich can be, most versions are built on soft and soulless rolls that offer little flavor of the...

"We hear a lot about change these days: climate change, change of pace, change is good," says Marcia Piemonte, director of events at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii. "For the last several years, Mother Nature has made the weekend of our Festa di Tutti i Santi one of her hottest and stormiest of the summer. This year, a decision was made to change...

The Greater Rockford Italian American Association will hold its annual Hall of Fame and Special Recognition Award Banquet at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort, 700 W. Riverside Blvd. The event will honor Rockford-area Italian Americans who have made significant contributions to the Italian-American community and will feature a socia...

The Air Force hockey team enters this weekend with a bye and coach Frank Serratore dropped a bombshell during his weekly press conference.   He has never lost to Bye. "I look at our schedule and I see Bye listed there," he said. "I am calling it right now. We will destroy Bye. Bye has no chance against us. I have never lost to them. You...

Thanks to this column, and my "check-ins" on Facebook when I am out researching somewhere, my friends know to contact me if they have a question about their Chicago or Italian heritage. I received a call from the sister of one of those friends last week.   She has been bitten by the genealogy bug, and despite her best efforts, she was unable...

by Joyce Mariani   Like a giant that awakens from a deep slumber, Cleveland's Italian community is in the midst of a vibrant cultural rebirth, a "risorgimento culturale," born from a desire to fully embrace the great mosaic of Italy's rich cultural heritage. Ohio has one of the largest populations of Italian Americans, numbering approximate...

by Jim Kasuba   Fundraisers always seem better when good food is involved. If that's the case, it's hard to beat a fundraiser like "A Taste of Italy," which is centered around the sampling of genuine Italian food, as well as Italian and California wines.   Last month's event at the Downriver Italian-American Hall continued a decadelo...