Ring Road will now officially be called Calabria Way. The Kenosha City Council voted Monday evening to rename the roadway connecting the eastern-most ends of 56th and 54th streets. The change was recommended by several aldermen as a way to recognize’s Kenosha’s Italian heritage.  According to the resolution, principally sponsored by Ald. David Bogd...

Toy donations. Christmas baskets. Scholarship giving. This doesn't sound like the normal activities of a social club, but a social club is still how many members of the Italian American Ladies Auxiliary of Kenosha, who celebrated their 95th anniversary Thursday, describe themselves. The auxiliary, part of the Italian American Club at 2217 52nd St....

When it comes to summer church festivals, longevity and tradition matter. But so does having a good time. Just ask Tom Rizzo, the longtime festival chairman at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. “As I like to say, ‘come for the cannoli, stay for the entertainment,’” he said. The parish is celebrating its 71st annual festival this weekend, an...

Alfred John “A.J.” Capelli, a cherished family physician to many Kenosha residents, died unexpectedly Sunday at Kenosha Medical Center. He was 68. “We are deeply saddened by the sudden, unexpected passing of Dr. A. J. Capelli, a respected and valued Aurora physician and caregiver who made significant contributions to both our community and hospital...

A new event to promote contributions of local Italian-Americans is planned for Thursday at the Christopher Columbus statue near Kenosha’s lakefront. The event begins at 5:15 p.m. at Piazza Cosenza on Ring Road, between 54th and 56th streets, and will feature presentations by Kenosha native Vince Ruffolo, president of Super Industrial Coating, a Rac...

When it comes to summer church festivals, longevity and tradition matter. Just ask Tom Rizzo, the longtime festival chairman at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. The parish is celebrating its 70th annual festival this weekend, and he couldn’t be prouder. “That’s a number we are very proud of — and longer than anyone around,” he said. “And i...

Cari tutti, On behalf of the Officers and Directors of WisItalia I would like to invite you to the 2017 WisItalia Italian Language Program of the Year award event on April 2, 2017. We will be  honoring St. Joseph Catholic Academy (SJCA) in Kenosha WI. At SJCA Italian is taught beginning in 7th grade through senior year of High School. AP Italian s...

A Catholic Mass of celebration will be held in honor of Romano and Lida Lenci's 65th wedding anniversary at Holy Rosary Church on Nov. 29. Afterward, the celebration will continue with a family party at Fireside Restaurant. Although their families were acquainted with each other for several generations, Romano Lenci and the former Lida Del Fra...

The Italian Business and Professional Association will honor five successful Kenosha residents of Italian descent at its annual banquet this month. Rose Marie "Cookie" DelConte, Louise Mattioli, Dr. John Rende and Dr. James and Geraldine "Geri" Santarelli will be honored at the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Italian American Club...

by Joe Potente   One of Kenosha's most recognizable native sons, Al Molinaro, died Friday at 96. Molinaro's son, Michael Molinaro, said his father died at a California hospital, ending a decline that stemmed from a gallbladder infection a few months ago. Known for his TV roles as drive-in owner Al Delvecchio on "Happy Days" and Mur...