From pastries to pasta and pizza, Italian food was the focus of the Italian-American Festival at Lock 3 Park, which took place July 13-15. Those who attended the annual event could walk through a midway of booths and trailers offering a range of Italian specialties and other festival favorites. Shown at right is the Corbo’s Bakery booth as an emplo...

The 7th annual Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk steps off on July 15 at Lock 3. The event, held in conjunction with the Summit County Italian-American Festival, benefits the Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial Foundation, which supports organizations that were important to the late Teodosio, including the Akron Children's Museum, Stew...

Donatella was born and raised in the Lazio region of Italy. In 1993 she moved to the USA leaving all of her family and friends behind. At first her new life with her husband in Akron, Ohio was not easy; she felt very lonely and out of place. It took her quite some time to familiarize herself with the new cultural aspects and traditions.   Lo...

The Grand Lodge of Ohio, Sons of Italy in America recently awarded Akron Police Capt. Paul Calvaruso the State of Ohio 2013 Law Officer of the Year award. The award was presented at the evening gala event at the Cherry Valley Lodge during The Sons of Italy biennial state convention. Calvaruso is shown at right accepting the award, with Terry L...

by Katie Byard    Festival-goers can vote for their favorite Italian wedding soup Thursday, during the opening evening of the annual Italian-American Festival at Lock 3 in downtown Akron. The festival — organized by the Council of Italian-American Societies of Summit County — runs Thursday-Saturday, opening at 11 a.m. Thursday in t...

by Jennifer Winot   Admission is free to the 67th Annual Italian-American Festival. The event run from Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13. Festival hours are as follows: FRIDAY — 4 p.m. to midnight SATURDAY — Noon until midnight SUNDAY — Noon until 9 p.m.   There will be plenty of vendors serving a variety of Italian dis...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 5:30 PM - Akron Civic Theatre   The Eighth Annual Vino Italia: A Taste of Italy, will kick off the Italian- American Festival, downtown Akron, July 10, 2013, from 5:30- 8:30 p.m.   Italian Wine Sponsored by: Gruppo Mezzacorona Prestige Wine Imports

Akron is getting its own rustic Italian trattoria when Cipollina opens next week. Laurie Bordonaro, owner of Guy’s Subs, an Akron standard since 1963, is opening Cipollina next door, at 6 Clinton St. Working with her is Jerry Clementi, a former Aroma owner and Buffalo restaurant veteran.   The plan is to open March 9, as Local Restaurant Wee...

By Joyce M. Johnson Nine young women from several area schools were presented Saturday evening as part of the Italian-American Societies of Summit County Columbus Day Cotillion.The event, held at Todaro's Party Center in Akron, included flag bearers from the Kenmore Civic Club as well as a wreath presentation by the St. Monica Society.   "W...

By Betty O'Neill-Roderick Viva La Panza, the premier fundraising and networking event of the Italian community, drew 650 men to Todaro's Party Center on Wednesday for an evening of great food and camaraderie.  Ralph Trecaso and John Montisano co-chaired the event, presented by the Italian-American Professional and Businessmen's Club and the H...