March 12, 2015 - Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PMSaks Fifth Avenue - 700 N Michigan Avenue - Chicago, Illinois. This event is designed for those of you who are traveling to Italy this year and want to learn the proper vocabulary to use in a shop!   It will really be a unique shopping experience in Italian language with experien...

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...

Big changes are afoot this year for Farmington's annual festival. Instead of the long-running Italian Fest, this year the community will celebrate an earlier event with a new moniker. Summer Festival will be held Saturday. And instead of the hunt for the Grande Pomodoro, this year festival organizers at the Farmington Chamber of Comm...

The Greater Rockford Italian American Association will hold the 2013 Italian Hall of Fame and Special Recognition awards banquet at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at Franchesco's Ristorante, 7128 Spring Creek Road. Entertainment will be provided by the Vince Chiarelli Combo. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The dinner menu will include a combination of chicken, si...

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...

Anthony B. Ferraro has been elected president of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Ferraro is the founder and managing member at the Law Offices of Anthony B. Ferraro. He received his bachelor of commerce in accountancy from DePaul University and his master of science in taxation.   After receiving his...

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...

by Alicia LeGrand-Riniker   Investigating your family history has become a popular activity, but not every search leads to an international partnership. Amber Dhesse of Spring Valley loved her grandmother, but when her grandmother passed away Dhesse felt the loss. Soon Dhesse found herself connecting with family she never knew she had....