At this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia (IEA), formerly the Asian Attractions Expo (AAE), Zamperla will discuss FICO, the largest agri-food park in the world. Based in Bologna, FICO will mark the return of Zamperla to park management in Italy, after the great success of Luna Park in Coney Island and Victorian Gardens in New York City. The project, to be ent...

More than a century ago, Massillon Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry's great-grandparents took a chance. Separately, they boarded a ship in Naples, Italy, and sailed thousands of miles to a land of great opportunity. They were willing to risk it all to provide a better life for their family. They built a life that was based on love, family, hard work and...

The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce’s Saint Liberata committee selected Grace Rizzi-Gallipoli as this year’s Italian-American of the Year. According to chamber executive director David Kennedy, she was selected for her ties to the community dating back to the early years of the festival. Currently owner of G&M Dege Inc., pump and tank contrac...

The City of Newport’s 28th Annual Italianfest kicks off at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Pompilio’s Italian restaurant with Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso’s annual City Bocce Ball Tournament. Teams from eight Northern Kentucky cities will try to knock-off defending champion Cold Spring. In addition to Cold Spring and Newport, cities competing will be Bellevue, C...

Jim Wilson, finance chairman for The Catholic Church of St. Ann in Raritan and co-chair of this year’s St. Ann’s Italian Festa, doesn’t have a drop of Italian in his blood. However, ever since he moved to Raritan 33 years ago, he’s “been Italian by address,” he said. “We used to joke that people would go through your trash to make sure there weren’...

FIAT Club America is preparing to host its 36th annual "FIAT FreakOut" (FFO) national convention from July 10 – 14 in Greensboro, North Carolina. This year's event also coincides with the 120th anniversary of FIAT and the 70th anniversary of Abarth high-performance vehicles. Building off of last year's event, which was one of the most highly attend...

A Board of Alders proposal to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the second Monday of October was met with a demand from dozens of Italians — don’t take away Columbus Day. In the language of a proposal authored by Alder Kenneth Reveiz, D-14, which was discussed by the City Services and Environmental Policy Committee, it is said that because the Q...

On June 1, Maestro Gianandrea Noseda directed "The Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini" by Sergey Rachmaninoff, the "Ancient Arias and Dances Suite No. 2" by Ottorino Respighi and the Symphony No. 2 by Alberto Casella, closing the program of the festival "Unexpected Italy: a celebration of Italian culture" organized by the Kennedy Center for the Perfor...

The Coalition of Italian American Organizations of Delaware County (CIAO Delco) welcomed thousands to the 10th Annual Italian American Heritage Festival at Rose Tree Park last Sunday. The event celebrated Italian American heritage and culture in the Delaware Valley. With the this year’s theme, “A Salute to Fallen Heroes … Never Forget!,” CIAO Delco...

Saturday, July 13th -Freedom Hill County Park Sterling Heights 48312 MI. 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.  We are looking for four Italian American idols! The four contestant age groups are: Up to 8 years; 9 to 12 years; 13 to 17 years; 18 and over To enter the contest, please send a clear video, YouTube link o MP3 of either an Italian song or an Italian themed s...