NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

Cleveland’s own Russo brothers, directors of Avengers: Endgame, the top-grossing film of all time, will be honored guests at the Cleveland Pops Orchestra’s annual fundraising event, the G-Clef Gala. The orchestra’s fundraising celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel, according to a news release from the...

È cominciata oggi la missione negli Stati Uniti della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, che durerà 5 giorni, con tappe a Chicago e New York, per promuovere il comparto agroalimentare del Friuli Venezia Giulia. La delegazione regionale, guidata da l'assessore regionale al Turismo e Attività Produttive, Sergio Emidio Bini, sarà protagonista del viaggio...

Sunday October 13 2019, from 14:00 to 15:00 EDT. Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44106. Tickets: www.production.gobigriver.com Pamela Dorazio Dean, Curator of Italian American History at the Cleveland History Center, and Michael N. and Monica Johns with the Johns-Carabelli Cemetery Memorials will spotlight Northeast Ohio Italian...

On Sunday, Nov. 3, you are invited to enjoy an Italian style sit-down dinner with an open bar to benefit Ms. Carmelina Antonelli’s “A Touch of Italy” radio program that can be heard every Sunday on the new 101.5FM and 1330AM at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. at the LaVera Party Center in Willoughby Hills. Cocktails follow at 4 p.m. and...

In the course of an exemplary 22-year career in the Army, Enrico Clausi has advanced from Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel while tackling everything from training soldiers and officers to mobilizing troops and equipment. Enrico A. Clausi was born in Chicago and grew up in the Italian neighborhood of Homan and Chicago avenues. “Even the garba...

When: Friday, October 25th at 6pm - Where: talian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 - What: Presentation by translator Francesca Spedalieri of the book, "mPalermu: Dancers and Other Plays," (2019, Swan Isle Press), by Emma Dante. Presented in collaboration with the University of Illinois Chicago on the occasion of the 1...

When you walk by Wicker Park’s Tortello, you’ll see pasta makers mixing, kneading and shaping dough, helping transform flour, water and eggs into an exquisite homemade meal. Sure to entertain anyone exposed to the shop’s floor-to-ceiling front window, “it’s a gorgeous way to show people where pasta comes from, which doesn’t come from a plastic bag,...

Award-winning actor Daniel J. Travanti, a Kenosha native, will be honored by the Italian American Society at its annual Columbus Day Banquet. The event will be Oct. 13 at the Italian American Club, 2217 52nd St. Each year the Italian American Society honors an outstanding community member of Italian descent at the annual banquet. Travanti won two...

More than 500 years after Christopher Columbus sailed the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, the long-celebrated Chicago holiday in his honor could be headed to dry dock. Efforts to eliminate Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day are in the works. Those favoring this change cite historians who have uncovered egregious acts of violence again...

A standout nose tackle in high school and college, Ralph Serpico emerged as a pillar of the community he grew up in throughout his adulthood. From high school football star to Rose Bowl champion and beyond, Ralph “Babe” Serpico was a role model and force for good in his native Melrose Park. “You have a community of mostly working-class Italians, an...

If there’s one thing that carries through to Oliva’s Restaurant today, it’s history — both family history and local history. The restaurant, owned by Pat and Vicki Oliva, opened Feb. 8, 2010, but the Oliva family knew about the property long before, Vicki Oliva says. Pat’s father, also Pat Oliva, operated The Silver Bar out of the location from 197...

University of Notre Dame fencing head coach Gia Kvaratskhelia announced the completion of his coaching staff Tuesday, with assistant sabre coach Christian Rascioni joining the Irish ahead of the 2019-20 season. A native of Trieste, Italy, Rascioni earned his “maestro di scherma” (three-weapon fencing master) diploma from the Accademia Nazionale di...