City commissioners again will consider a resolution to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in Traverse City as opposed to the traditional Columbus Day holiday. City Commissioner Jim Carruthers agreed last June to sponsor the resolution requested by Native American activist group Idle No More Michigan, but then pulled it from consideration before a vo...

By Barbara O'Brien   Akron lacrosse players took a stand in March when they refused to play a game against the Lancaster Redskins because of their name, and now their hometown has made another statement.   The Newstead Town Board, consisting of two Conservatives, two Republicans and one Democrat, unanimously designated the second Mond...

By Graham Johnson There's wide support at Seattle City Hall for transforming Columbus Day into Indigenous Peoples' Day. But the City Council vote scheduled for Monday was delayed so the move can get more attention. Councilmember Bruce Harrell, a co-sponsor of the resolution, pointed out KIRO 7's camera alone in the City Council chambers, and said...

by Louis Varricchio   Rutland County has a large Italian-American population dating back to the marble quarrying and stone-cutting era of the 1800s and 1900s. The Rutland Italian-American Club, located at 73 Grove St., celebrates its 100th anniversary this month. The club welcomes members with Italian heritage and those without but who are i...

Quest'anno la parata del Colmbus Day a Chicago tornerà a sfilare sulla State Street, come richiesto dalla comunità italiana. In vista del 13 ottobre – quando la parata si terrà in tutte le città americane dove più numerosa e radicata è la comunità italiana – il Console generale a Chicago Adriano Monti ha scritto al sindaco Rahn Emmanuel per ringraz...

By Jennifer Dericks   In honor and celebration of Columbus Day, Sparta UNICO will be dedicating a monument to Christopher Columbus. The ceremony will be on Monday at 9:30 a.m. and will feature guest speaker Judge Nepolitano from Fox News.   The monument, along with two flag poles and lighting will be on ground donated by the Township...

The student's last name captured my attention. "Colon," I said. "Wonderful name!" The hesitant student stared at the floor.   As an Italian-American, I proudly celebrate Columbus Day. This Italian dared to sail a voracious ocean that feasted on mariners. At a time when thoughts of sailing off the edge of the earth made the bravest quiver, Co...

On Monday, October 12, 2015, New York City will celebrate Italian-American heritage with more than 40,000 participants and over one million spectators for New York City's 71st Annual Columbus Day Celebration and Parade. The Parade will run north up Fifth Avenue, from 47th to 72nd Street from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM- led by Grand Marshal Alberto Cribior...

By JoAnne Viviano   With the 2015 Columbus Italian festival now in the record books, organizers and participants say they hope to bring back a couple highlights that were new to the festivities this year. Chief among them is making the St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church building a bigger part of the celebration that it sponsor...

This Columbus Day, remember the name and face of Luigi Del Bianco, an Italian immigrant who was the chief carver of Mount Rushmore.   The main sculptor was the celebrated Gutzon Borglum, but according to author Douglas Gladstone's new book, "Carving a Niche for Himself: The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore," the main man o...