NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

No need to board a plane for Italy's Venezia: Italia in Ohio is bringing Carnevale to Columbus on Sunday March 2, 2014.   Carnevale, the Italian pre-Lent festival of food and frivolity, is a tradition dating back a millennium and includes parties, music, exquisite Venetian cooking, and above all the masked balls. This year the Refectory Rest...

by Victoria Johnson   You know it's spring when Miko's is open. The popular Italian ice stand in Logan Square will open Thursday afternoon while the Bucktown location will open Friday.   Both Miko's Italian Ice locations close for the winter each year and then re-open when the weather warms up a bit, making it a sort of unofficia...

You've got a look a little harder to find Nonna's, tucked into the back of the big and flashy Formento's on West Randolph, but the search is worth it. "I grew up in New York suburbs going to a lot of old school Jewish delis and a lot of great just Italian neighborhood delis, and I wanted to bring a lot of those ideas to the table here. But do...

by Sandra Tornberg   The Federazione Abruzzese del Michigan held its Festa Abruzzese on Sunday, September 20. Wayne State University Professors Elena Past and Silvia Giorgini-Althoen and a group of their Italian students joined FADM members and friends for a great afternoon. In addition, Consul of Italy in Detroit Dr. Maria Luisa Lapresa mad...

Lou Storino was elected president of the Illinois Water Environment Association for the 2015-2016 year.   A principal civil engineer in the Collection Facilities/TARP section of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Storino is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Illinois and has worked at the district f...

By Janet Podolak   Loretta Paganini grew up in Bologna, considered by many to be the breadbasket of Italy. In the north of the boot-shaped country, its rolling farmland has many crops and is the home for Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Balsamic vinegar and many other products known the world over.   Paganini's mother was a longtime profes...

The Italian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest invites you to attend a Gala Dinner honoring Stefano Pessina - CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Ornella Barra - President and Chief Executive of Global Wholesale and International Retail, Walgreens Boots Alliance. See the bios of Mr. Pessina and Mrs. Barra   Mond...

In north suburban Highwood, there's a new place downtown near the train station which is attracting a loyal clientele due, in part, to their commitment to making everything from scratch. It's a good thing the pasta machine works well at Ballaro, because nearly every table has a plate of one of the restaurant's three or four daily options. &nb...

The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) is inviting a track & field team from the USA to compete in the CONI Youth Games in Italy, June 2-8, 2013. To try out, youth must be ages 11-13 and at least 1/4 Italian. 12 track & field athletes from the US will be selected to travel to Italy (all expenses paid) to compete with kids from all ov...

Giorgio Tavecchio did not play in the Green Bay Packers' disappointing exhibition opener against the Arizona Cardinals.   His parents had flown in from California to watch the free-agent kicker make his debut, as had other relatives from New Jersey. The weather was nearly perfect on the early August evening and 73,000-plus Packer fans were e...

Ohio State's Big Ten tournament existence was saved by a mop-haired Italian bench jockey whose biggest claim to campus fame before Friday was his failed write-in campaign for student-body president.   His "platform," as seen in a comical campaign video that was produced as a brainstorm by the Buckeyes student managers: more snow days. ...

Don Miller FIAT of Madison, Serving Madison, Fitchburg WI, Sun Prairie, Janesville and Milwaukee, invites you to become a FIAT Savant.   Here at Don Miller FIAT of Madison, we only speak one language: cars. Of course, we're fluent in its many dialects, including parts, service and finance.   Read more   Source: http://www....