NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

One night in the television studios where a popular television series is produced, the cleaning crew, all immigrants, discover that the armoured door of the room where the camera is kept is open.   One of them, Dilip, decides to "borrow" the camera and film his friend's wedding. Soon the fun escalates and one by one, each of the crew takes t...

By John Harper The oldest remaining private Italian club in Akron is celebrating its 90th anniversary on Saturday, no small feat after 11 of its peers shut their doors. On Cuyahoga Falls Avenue in North Hill, near the border of suburban Cuyahoga Falls, the unfussy brick building clings tenderly to Akron's past. Steel letters spelling Carovill...

By Betty O'Neill-Roderick Eight lovely young ladies of Italian descent made their debuts at the 68th annual Columbus Day Cotillion on Saturday evening. Madeline Bozzelli chaired the celebration, held at Todaro's Party Center. The Gene Fiocca Band played music for the presentation and dancing later in the evening. Guests enjoyed cocktails and...

by Ron Onesti   Dec. 12, 1915, Hoboken, New Jersey ... "Chairman of the Board" to be Francis Albert Sinatra, was born to Italian immigrants. The wiry, blue-eyed kid with a huge smile loved to sing, and at the tender age of 8 sang publically for the first time.   His father, Antonio, a lightweight boxer and Hoboken Fire Department Capt...

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago Vernaccia di Oristano, considered the noble wine of Sardinia, is similar to sherry. Its origins surface thousands of years ago: according to archaeologists,...

By Adrienne Roberts Primanti Brothers Restaurant and Bar, a Pittsburgh-based chain known for its sandwiches with coleslaw and French fries on them, will open two restaurants in metro Detroit: one in Taylor on Wednesday and the other in Novi by early September — the restaurant's first locations in Michigan. The Primanti Bros. restaurant in Tay...

"Every day is a memory," says Michaelle Gamba, manager at her family's restaurant, Gamba Ristorante in Merrillville, as she waves a friendly hello to six men arriving for lunch, regulars she's known since childhood.   When asked if she has any favorite memories to share, Michaelle has a hard time pinning down just one particular moment or pe...

Italian Cultural Institute of ChicagoMonday, April 15, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)Chicago, United States The Director of the Italian Cultural InstituteSilvio Marchetti is pleased to invite you to the presentation of "Never Trust a Thin Cook and Other Lessons from Italy's Culinary Capital," by Eric Dregni2009, University of Minnesota Press...

Gina Madrigrano Friebus recalled the hard work of parents and the life lessons that helped her become a successful businesswoman during Sunday's Columbus Day banquet.   Friebus, a Kenosha native and second-generation Italian American, is one of only two women to be honored by the Italian American Society in the 43-year history of the award....

The Italian Cultural institute presents the screening of Federico Fellini's modern fairy tale I Vitelloni, on Tuesday, Feb. 17th at 6p.m. This masterpiece of Italian cinematography tells the story of five young men who live in a small seaside town, that could be Rimini. Their stories are simple, based on the few possibilities offered by such a...

Cerino's Casual Italian restaurant in Lakewood will close Sunday, April 19. In announcing the closure of his restaurant, 14725 Detroit Ave. at the intersection of Warren Road, owner Eddie Cerino cites the overall needs of his other businesses -- current and future locations.    "The time has come for us to say goodbye to Downtown L...

La comunità lucchese ed italiana di Chicago è in lutto per l'improvvisa scomparsa di Louis Da Prato, personaggio molto noto nella grande città dell'Illinois, fondatore della locale Associazione Lucchesi nel Mondo e del conosciutissimo Mazzini Verdi Club. Dei due circoli, ricorda la Lucchesi nel Mondo, "Da Prato è stato Presidente per molti anni; s...