NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Fans of East Coast-style pizza now can get a taste of 'za from an Eastern Market favorite in Detroit's New Center.  Supino Pizzeria, known for its thin-crust pizzas, opened a second location on Woodward in New Center on Wednesday. It may look like New York-style, but owner Dave Mancini said customers told him the pizza is more New Haven-style, whic...

After being forced to shutter for a year because COVID-19, one of our area's most popular annual attractions is back. HerrinFesta draws thousands of people every year. Now in its 30th season, organizers said they're gearing up for a fest that's bigger and better -- than ever. News 3 spoke with the HerrinFesta Italiana President Cris Trapani who sai...

Joseph Girolamo has been called quite a few different things over the years. He's a father, a brother, a great-great-grandfather, a union man, a soldier during World War II and so much more. Now he's adding centenarian to that list. Girolamo will celebrate his 100th year on this earth March 9. His family rented out DeLuca's Restaurant in Westland s...

This might surprise a certain demographic in the audience, but ESPN’s “SportsCenter” anchors weren’t the first to turn sportscasts into comedy sketches. Local news anchors delighted viewers with their creativity and wit long before Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick took both to new levels in the 1990s. Chicago has been blessed to have a few. The late...

William A. Jennaro was a lawyer, judge and storyteller, a Milwaukee original who grew up on the city's near south side, remained close to his roots and devoted years to helping cultivate the Italian Community Center. Beyond his love of family and respect for the law, he also had a passion for playing gin rummy with friends. For more than 40 years,...

Lucas Giolito gave up a solo home run to Ronald Guzman. Other than that, his first two innings of Cactus League play couldn’t have gone any better. Giolito struck out four Rangers, coming back from a 3-0 count on one, and did not walk a batter. Guzman’s homer was the only hit. The White Sox’ likely Opening Day starter, energized by having fans in t...

When: Thursday, March 18 at 6pm (Central Time) - Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - What: Photographing Italy: Identity, History, and the Contemporary Landscape.Truth and Fiction: Constructing Identities in the Second Half of the 19th Century, the second of a series of webinars by Professor Giovanni Aloi, Art historian in mode...

March 7 @ 4:30 pm-6:00 pm EST. Virtual webinar. This presentation is free to the public. Event presentation by Erika Caturegli. Registration is required, here. Organizer: Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan. As March is internationally recognized as a month to remember and celebrate women’s rights, this Caffè Cultura will focus on an important arti...

Detroit-style pizza is enjoying a moment in the national spotlight right now, just as the brick-and-mortar restaurant where it all began celebrates 75 years in the square pizza business.  Buddy's Pizza will honor the milestone with events and specials throughout 2021, including the first annual National Detroit-Style Pizza Day on June 23. Since 201...

Festa Italiana has been canceled for 2021. The Italian Community Center Board Directors made the announcement Friday, Feb. 26.  According to a news release, planning and preparations were on track to proceed with this year’s festival, however, due to the circumstances associated with COVID-19, the directors deemed it the best course of action to ca...

Buona, the Berwyn-based chain known for its Italian beef sandwiches, said it will hire 500 full-time and part-time workers across its locations as it expands its business and enhances cleaning inside its restaurants. In addition to adding positions at its 24 current locations, the company plans to hire 200 employees for locations it will open in Co...

“L’Ora Italiana” — “The Italian Hour” — is cooking up something special. The Italian American Cultural Club’s weekly Italian-American radio show will welcome as its March program guests “the queens of the Italian-American culinary scene” in Mary Ann Esposito and Lidia Bastianich. Co-hosts Frankie DiCarlantonio and Lucia Scaffidi plan to announce th...