Gold Medal Plaza has welcomed a new Dedication Bronze Plaque to the park Saturday in Terre Haute, IN. The Dedication Plaque is in honor of late Italian Immigrant Nick Agresta Sr. who served in World War 2 and raised his family in 12 Points. 12 Points is where Nick continued to show support and patriotism post war by selling thousands of American fl...

The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana will be participating this year’s AES 500 Festival Parade! The parade starts promptly at noon on Saturday, May 28, the eve of the Indianapolis 500 race. More than 300,000 spectators are expected to line the streets of Indianapolis, joined by another one million TV viewers around the country, to enjoy one of t...

While there have been many unique restaurants in Warsaw over the years, Italian eateries have been far and few between. Other than Bella Vitale, which had a short-lived existence in the Wyndham Garden Hotel complex a few years ago, there has never been a major quality, fine dining restaurant that caters to lovers of lasagna, linguine and fettucini....

You know it's really true what they say, you learn something new every day. Of course, a popular piece of Evansville history is the legendary Mesker Park Zoo monkey ship, but did you know the monkey ship is considered a "reasonable replica" of one of Christopher Columbus' ships? I JUST learned about this the other day! Well, not about the monkey sh...

Sometimes you find the best food in unexpected places. On a recent work trip to the Indianapolis area, we were heading out of town and squeezed in one last stop that was a little off the beaten path. I am glad I made a point of stopping there after a contact at the local visitor's bureau told me how good it was. He was spot on. Perillo's Pizzeria i...

A subsidiary of Italy-based Sirmax Group said its new plastics recycling facility in Anderson is now operational. SER North America said it plans to bring total employment at the $30 million plant to 40 by the end of the year. Plans for the 124,000-square-foot facility were first announced in July 2019. The company said it has already hired 25 empl...

Many countries throughout history have their own iteration of pizza, but the type of pizza many Americans have come to know and love is uniquely Italian. It gained popularity in the 1940s when Italian immigrants brought their creation to the masses.  Restaurateur Sam Chamsine grew up in Italy and brought classic Neapolitan-style pizza to Fishers. C...

Indianapolis-based artist Kris Fiore Hanahan’s work, ADRI, has been selected for Fusion Art’s fourth annual Women Artists International Online Juried Art Exhibition. The work was inspired and commissioned by best-selling author Adriana Trigiani. “ADRI was a study from which came a vision,” Hanahan said. “I have followed Adriana Trigiani’s career fo...

The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana Bocce Committee invites you to enter a team for a 6-week bocce schedule. League play begins April 18/19 through May 23/24 with the tournament scheduled for Saturday June 4th. Games are held at Lacy Park, at Greer & McCarty Streets in Indianapolis, IN. The cost is $40 per TEAM of 2.Please provide a second nigh...

IF PASSERSBY last fall wondered what was going on behind that spiffy new Bocca awning at the intersection of 22nd and Talbott streets, the mirrored blackout windows provided no clues. “Are the lights even on yet?” wondered the drive-by Gladys Kravitzes. Even after the business, a restaurant serving “modern Italian cuisine,” officially opened in the...