Elections for the renewal of the COMITES were held in the consular districts all over the world with at least 3,000 members of AIRE (the Registry of Italian citizens residing abroad). The United States has ten consular districts: New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Boston MA, Detroit MI, Washington DC, Chicago IL, Miami FL, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco...

Just before Christmas in 1913, one of the greatest tragedies in Copper Country history occurred. The Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Rotary has been commemorating the Italian Hall disaster for decades, and will do so again beginning this afternoon. At 4:30 PM the village firehall siren will sound to mark when the first call came in about the stampede that...

At Carlo’s Pizza Plainfield, it’s all about the ingredients. “We make everything from scratch,” said owner Gino Stabile. ‘We make the flour, the dough we make from scratch, we make the sauce, the cheese comes big blocks, and we cut it fresh, we shred it.” Carlo’s Pizza Plainfield, 3150 Plainfield Ave. NE, has been open about a decade, and offers an...

Members of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan (IACCM) recently spent time wrapping Christmas gifts at Friends of Foster Kids (FoFK). Founded in 1919, the IACCM is comprised of 183 Italian Americans who are proud of their Italian heritage. In addition to providing opportunities for business and professional growth, the IACCM provid...

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....