Attenzione sport enthusiasts!!! NIAF member Giovanni Camarchioli, editor of Bel Paese, a newspaper in South Florida, has launched the newspaper's new Italian sports news bulletins. The twice-a-day (morning and afternoon) broadcasts that began on June 1 are in Italian and accessible by phone.   Just call the local number in any of the followi...

The Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization's 3rd Friday Night Fights is more than your typical fundraiser or brawler's ball. An absolute must for boxing fans, it also raises crucial funds for a variety of worthy causes.   Featuring at least seven boom-boom amateur bouts, Friday Night Fights will rock Medinah Hall in Addison on...

Torani will debut its Drink Innovation Lab at Coffee Fest Chicago 2015, held from June 5 to 7 at Navy Pier. (www.coffeefest.com) Slated each day of the fest from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the workshop will allow coffeehouse managers and owners to learn about current drink trends and menu development opportunities.   The lab will include five "innov...

David Fowler never gets tired of eating — or talking about — Italian beef. The Gold Coast resident is co-owner of ItalianBeef.com — a website devoted to reviewing and rating restaurants in Chicago and its suburbs that serve Italian beef, sharing recipes featuring Italian beef and selling beef.   "People love our site — it's all about Italia...

By Vikki Ortiz Healy and Joseph Ruzich Stella Albano's Pizzeria in Cicero reopened Friday, serving up giant pizza puffs, spinach, onion and mushroom pizzas and Italian beef sandwiches the way it has for 25 years, because that's what Giovanni Donancricchia — known as "Pa" to his children who will take turns running the place in his absence — would...

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - Hours: 6:00 p.m. - Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Five Thousand Stories of Italian Migration from the Mountains of Bologna and Modena to America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: a book presentation by Pier Giorgio Ardeni   This...

January 20, 2016 - Wednesday 6:00 PM - Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450 - Chicago, Illinois 60611. On the occasion of Lyric Opera's upcoming production of Nabucco conducted by Maestro Carlo Rizzi, The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Lyric Opera of Chicago, presents...

Anthony Guida took over as president of the Italian American Labor Council of Greater Chicago in January 2015. A member since 2007 and a director since 2008, Guida was drawn to the organization by what it represents and accomplishes, and the sense of family and charity that the organization fosters.   "Our mission is to help Italian American...

Domenica prossima il Ctim Nord America si ritroverà a Chicago per celebrare la Festa della Repubblica. Un'occasione "estremamente significativa", spiegano dalla Direzione del Comitato Tricolore, "dal momento che dopo alcuni anni è proprio il CTIM a farsi promotore di una così rilevante iniziativa per i colori italiani.   Dopo il Consola...

Tom Dreesen explains the need for including Italian American studies in the university curriculum. Memory of the Italian immigrant experience is fading fast and the only way to capture that slice of Italian and American history is serious study and teaching university level teaching, research and writing about the epic struggles and the remarkable...