NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

You need to do little more than drive past the former Juniper 61 at 6030 W. North Ave. to see that a transformation has taken place. That's largely due to the hand-painted exterior signs that grace the building, which is now home to Ca' Lucchenzo Pastificio & Enoteca. In fact, if you love pasta, you'll likely want to make it a point to investigate...

When: Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00pm - Where: Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Avenue, Chicago Filmmaker Matteo Troncone will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. Writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and star Matteo Troncone begins this fascinating and philosophical first-person travelogue with no job, no relationship, and no h...

Years of development at Gervasi Vineyard culminated Thursday with the opening of The Casa, a 24-room boutique hotel. "I don't think we're going to build any more buildings. This is sort of a capstone, I think, for this property," said Scott Swaldo, general manager of GV Destinations — which includes the Gervasi estate and Twisted Olive in Green. Th...

Lou Cardone, former owner of the Onion Roll (1984-2014), died peacefully at home on May 3, 2019 with his wife Judy by his side. One of nine siblings, Luigi "Lou" or "Louie" Cardone, emigrated to Chicago from Ceglie del Campo, Italy in 1955 with his family. After settling on Taylor Street in Little Italy, the Cardone family made their way to Galewoo...

Antonio Pingitore was walking his beat in Kenosha after midnight when he saw a light flashing on the police box on the corner of Sheridan Road and what is now 60th Street. It was March 30, 1919, and Pingitore, an Italian immigrant who joined the force five years earlier, had been called in to work to cover for another officer who was sick. In those...

Dr. Fiore’s award-winning book Pre-Occupied Spaces: Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies continues to be part of and to foster rich discussions about migration on different campuses, while it is still reviewed in journals around the world (Italy, Brazil, England) two years after its publication. The book was at the cente...

An Italian celebrity is coming to Columbus this week. Nicknamed “Il Cannone,” the superstar will be flanked by security guards on a plane, met by police at the airport, transported in an armored car and carefully watched during a nine-day visit here. “Il Cannone,” though, is not a diva with a long list of demands. It’s not even a person. It’s a woo...

At its best, a portrait is a window through which you peer into the landscape of a person’s life. That intimacy makes subjects almost family, and in Joe Vitone’s case, they are. Family Records, his exhibit on display at the Akron Art Museum until Oct. 27, captures his Rust Belt relations over the last 20 years. Here, his Italian-American aunt, Grac...

The Italian Trade Agency of Chicago is seeking to fill a full time Accounting, Human Resources and Administration Head position. Job description: Coordinating with the junior accountant and supervising her work; Budgeting, accounting and bookkeeping of the office; Payments to vendors; Budget monitoring for multiple promotional activities; Entering...

Long before 1400 Woodward Ave. became San Morello, downtown Detroit’s newest restaurant, it was home to a jewelry company. That became a menswear store, then a furrier, later a drugstore, and most recently, from 1997 to around 2012, a hair company called Eastern Wigs. But it first started as T.B. Rayl Co., a hardware store that occupied the buildin...

The Italian American Cultural Club held its April dinner meeting at the Mingo Junction Knights of Columbus Hall in Mingo Junction, with the meal catered by Ohio Catering. The club is holding its monthly meeting at different venues as part of deciding on a permanent meeting place for the group. The May meeting will be held at Le Chateau Pier in Smit...

The Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation (NOIA) is thrilled to launch CIAO! – a unique event creating an Italian experience – in Cleveland. CIAO! will be a day-long celebration of Italian culture; kicking-off Italian Heritage Month. Italian vendors featuring traditional dishes to nosh on, specialty drinks and unique goods and services will lin...