In 2012, Steve Del Gardo found a lump in his breast. Although less than one percent of men develop breast cancer, a doctor diagnosed him and he had a double mastectomy. In 2013, Del Gardo founded Protect the Pecs and traveled around the country to educate others about the rare but deadly condition. In 2017, Del Gardo decided he wanted to pursue his...

Community members are remembering Dr. Bernardo "Bernie" Carducci as a beloved friend, colleague and professor. Carducci, 66, died Saturday, Sept. 22. He taught psychology at Indiana University Southeast for 37 years, and he was the founder and director of the IUS Shyness Research Institute. His research on shyness gave him international recognition...

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chef Andrew McCabe a few weeks back and vowed to put his restaurant, bar Vetti, on my list, in part because I was struck by how much he puts into his food. I finally made it in for a meal, and I wasn’t disappointed. First of all, the clean, upscale feel of the place — the neon “bar Vetti” sign on the wall com...

OK granny-aged ladies of Louisville. Here's your chance for '15 minutes of fame' — plus a lot free Italian food.   "I am looking for a sharp-witted Italian grandma," said restaurateur Kevin Grangier. "The kind of grandma who meets you at the front door and gives you a little bit of attitude."  Grangier needs this Italian grandmother — the ultimate...

Spending much of his youth in West Virginia, Brian Grandstaff became quite infatuated with the taste of DiCarlo's Original Pizza. "There's nothing like it," the now Burlington, Kentucky, resident said. "It's crunchy and saucy – just really good pizza." During a trip back to his West Virginia stomping grounds two years ago, Grandstaff acquainted his...

Come out and get some fresh air and exercise while walking the Big Four Bridge with members of the IAA and their family members and friends.  On June 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the IAA will be gathering at the base of the Big Four Bridge in Jeffersonville, IN.  Our plan is to start the walk at 10:00 a.m.   The bridge has various benches along the way...

June 7 - June 10. Newport Italianfest - 1 Levee Way, Newport (Kentucky) 41071. Join us for the 27th Newport Italianfest, named a Top 20 Event for June by the Southeast Tourism Society and held along Newport’s Riverboat Row between the Purple People and Taylor-Southgate Bridges. The festival has authentic Italian food and live Italian music performe...

Each year, the IAA supports the KSO by sponsoring the “Lou Perry Bocce Tournament,” which is named in honor of longtime IAA board member Lou “Mr. Bocce” Perry. The bocce tournament is one of the more popular events at the KSO.  As part of our support, Bob Scorcolini, IAA Board Member and the IAA’s representative to the Kentucky Special Olympics (KS...

Italian-American actor Paul Sorvino and his Emmy-Award-winning wife Dee Dee Sorvino are the authors of a cookbook of authentic Italian recipes “Pinot, Pasta, and Parties,” so it’s no surprise they’re lending their culinary chops to charity. Together the Sorvinos and Angel’s Envy bourbon are offering a dining and bourbon package that will be auction...

Northern Kentucky Tri-ED announced that Jennifer Panepinto has joined the organization as Director, Business Retention & Expansion. Panepinto will oversee Tri-ED’s award-winning retention program, focused on retaining existing primary industry companies in Northern Kentucky and finding opportunities for their continued growth by connecting companie...