Michigan Tech senior Laura De Marchi has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II volleyball first team for the second straight season. De Marchi is a setter from Milan, Italy, and holds a 3.79 grade-point average in biomedical engineering and electrical engineering. She is the fourth Michigan Tech volleyball player to be named an...

Michigan Tech senior setter Laura De Marchi has been named the American Volleyball Coaches Association Midwest Region Player of the Year. She was also named to the All-Midwest Region Team for the third time in her career. Anna Jonynas was also named to the AVCA All-Midwest Region Team. Laura De Marchi was named the GLIAC Setter of the Year and on t...

Look up! You might just notice an ornamental architectural fixture crafted by noted sculptor Corrado Parducci, who completed 13 installations in the Lansing area during the ’30s, ’50s and ’60s in Lansing. Parducci’s work can be seen at Michigan Bell, on the campus of Michigan State University, the Capitol Area District Library downtown main branch,...

The sixth annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World begins Monday, November 15th through Saturday November 21st. The weeklong celebration promoting Italian cuisine is an initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with other agencies such as the Italian Trade Agency (as well as Italian Cultural Institutes). The Italian Em...

A collaboration between the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Detroit Institute of Arts (Dia), By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800, is on view now to January 9, 2022, at the Wadsworth, and travels to the Dia, February 6 – May, 29 2022. An exhibition solely dedicated to Italian women artists, now at the Wadsworth Athene...

Clinton Township officials held a ceremony Thursday to formally swear in the next police chief and two command officers for the police department. With a standing room-only crowd watching from a conference room in the Clinton-Macomb Public Library, the township welcomed new Chief Dina Caringi. Also promoted were police Capt. Anthony Coppola and Lt....

Authentic Tuscan dishes have made their way over to the West side of the mitten, with the opening of Palio, a restaurant offering dishes like Italian entrees, Tuscan pizzas and a full service bar.  Palio opened their first location in 1991 in Ann Arbor, and then opened a second location in 2017 in Grand Rapids at 545 Michigan St. NE.  The name ‘Pal...

Although members have witnessed many changes over the years, the Downriver Italian American Club has been around for over a half-century and is still going strong. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the club held a celebration Oct. 2 at the Bentley Banquet & Conference Center, 646 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte. Approximately 130 members attended the eve...

Fresh mozzarella cheese now is available four days a week in East Bay Township. Buzzelli Foods opened last week at 110 East Hammond Road, in Oleson’s Plaza East. The store also sells marinated knots and burrata — both made with fresh mozzarella — grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, muffins, coffee, Italian bowls, aprons and tote bags. A small grocery s...

Former Lions linebacker Mike Lucci, who played for the team for nine seasons from 1965-73, has passed away at the age of 81, the Detroit Lions confirmed Tuesday. A cause of death was not revealed. Lions principal owner and chair, Sheila Ford Hamp, issued the following statement after learning of his death: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the pa...