For those of you who’d like an Art History 101 refresher, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was a painter and sculptor of the High Renaissance, best known for his frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. It took him nearly five years to finish the job, and the resultant masterpieces have been revered ever since. No, no...

This weekend I visited Calderone Club on my latest food adventure. The restaurant is located at 842 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. In addition to their popular thin crust pizza, they offer so many authentic Italian pastas including gnocchi San Marzano, cannelloni al quattro formaggi, ravioli della casa and tortellini al calderone. Their most popular...

Former NFL defensive tackle Tony Siragusa died on Wednesday, according to the Baltimore Ravens. He was 55. "Goose," as his fans would call him, played for the Indianapolis Colts for seven seasons from 1990 to 1996, and then signed with the Ravens in 1997. He was a member of Baltimore's Super Bowl XXXV team, and retired following the 2001 season. "I...

An Italy-based industrial filter manufacturer is expanding its presence in Delaware County. Filtrec says it will invest more than $1 million to establish its new North American headquarters and an assembly plant just south of Muncie and create up to 21 jobs by the end of the year. Filtrec acquired the former Taurus Tool building near State Road 67...

It’s one of Indy’s most loved and most-attended church festivals in Indianapolis, and it’s happening this weekend. That’s right, we’re talking about the Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival. For those who don’t know, this festival is all about food, and it’s happening on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at the Our Lady of Most Holy Rosary Churc...

The city of Carmel has a new special partnership with a town all the way in the Tuscany region of Italy. Cortona, located in the country's Arezzo province, is Carmel's newest Sister City. That means the communities will promote "international goodwill, understanding, student educational exchanges and expanded business relationships between the two...

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...