NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

by Jennifer Winot   AKRON — The 66th annual Italian-American Festival is known for tons of food and plenty of fun. This year's event takes place July 12 through 14 at Lock 3 in downtown Akron. There will be food, live music, fireworks and activities for people of all ages, as well as a raffle.   Read more   Source: h...

Believe it or not, the city of Cleveland has a sister city. And not just any city in the world--an Italian city! Vicenza is located in the northeast region of Veneto and tends to be overshadowed by its better known neighbors Padova and Venezia to the east, and Verona to the west.   Although most Americans have never heard of Vicenza, any res...

With its branded product line, a national market, and a few breakthroughs for export sales, BelGioioso Cheese is a model for the future of Wisconsin's cheese and dairy industry. That statement was made by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association executive director John Umhoefer to attendees of the "Cows to Curds to Consumers" field day.   The ev...

Si è svolta il 17 settembre 2013 la cerimonia di rinnovo dell'accordo di gemellaggio tra le città di Grand Rapids e Perugia, che quest'anno compie vent'anni, alla presenza del sindaco di Grand Rapids George K. Heartwell e dell'Assessore allo sviluppo economico e al turismo Giuseppe Lomurno. Il giorno seguente ha avuto luogo una 'luncheon ceremony'...

by Sandra Tornberg   On March 8 the FADM held its 15th Anniversary Gala at the Palazzo Grande. Three hundred fifty members and friends were on hand to pay tribute to the founding members who signed the club's charter in 1999: the late Natale Bucciarelli. Mr. Tonino Corsetti, Mr. Gino Di Carlo, Mr. Leonardo Fabiilli, Mrs. Daniela Allega Fucia...

Bjorn Fratangelo is ready to make a new career highlight. After a 2013 season in which he won two singles titles and had two runner-up finishes at USTA Pro Circuit events, Fratangelo has bounced back from a slow start to 2014 because of injuries to win a singles and doubles title in Italy and advance to today's finals of the Ursula Beck Pro Tennis...

The Italian-American Women's Club of Lake County invites any women of Italian heritage or espousal - from 18 to 120 - to join the club for its camaraderie, friendship and sharing of the Italian heritage. The IAWC mission is "To promote frienships among the Italian-American Women in the Calumet area and among the wives of the members of the Cesare...

The sights, sounds and aromas of Italian food and fun will fill one downtown Indy block this weekend. The Italian Street Festival kicks off Friday evening at Indy's Holy Rosary Catholic Church.   Volunteers have spent weeks prepping the red sauce, meatballs, Italian sausage and decadent homemade desserts. The festival will sell 800 gall...

by Matteo Meneghello   Italian rifle maker Beretta Holding, through its German subsidiary Steiner, announced the acquisition of STS, a company specialized in night-vision binoculars, therefore completing Beretta's strategic move into the optoelectronics field.   STS, based in Beavercreek, Ohio, is owned by Diffraction Ltd, with its he...

by Tim Moran   The former home of Chicago's most notorious mobster is back on the market, with an asking price of less than $200,000. The unassuming, century-old structure at 7244 Prairie Ave. in the city's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood is listed by Redfin at $179,000 - a significant dropoff from October 2014 when it was listed fo...

by Liz Biro   Ask Chicago-style pizza lovers who makes Indy's best deep-dish pie and you'll get a ton of votes for Chi-Town native Giordano's and another ton for Indy's own South of Chicago.   When Giordano's made its Indy debut in January 2015 on the north side, fans crushed the restaurant. Three-hour wait times ensued. The pizzeria...

Gelato artisans Angelo Lollino and Ali Caine Hung competed in the Gelato World Tour at Millennium Park in May, placing second with their flavor 'Chicago Pothole' to advance to the finals in Rimini, Italy, next September. Lollino and Hung vied for the title of "World's Best Gelato" against 15 teams from all across North, South and Central Ameri...