By Nathan Clark   Touting a plentiful variety of homemade Italian and traditional dishes, the Breaking Bread Café in Michigan Center is open and ready to dazzle the taste buds of hungry visitors. Restaurant owners Erica Cole and Doug Grodi opened the Breaking Bread Café at 115 Fifth Street in November, offering a vast selection of food...

The Italian American Alliance for Business and Technology, under the auspices of the Consul of Italy in Detroit, Dr. Maria Luisa Lapresa, cordially invites you to join us for an exciting programProspects for Mutual Growth in Italy and the USA.The Joint Venture As a Business Development Tool.Enjoy a Wine Reception and Strolling Dinner.Wednesday, Oct...

Sostenere il programma AP Italian e premiare gli studenti della Società Dante Alighieri del Michigan che sosterranno l'esame AP nel 2014.   Questo l'obiettivo del Consolato italiano a Detroit che, insieme alla "Dante", ha organizzato un incontro con Luigi Datome, giocatore italiano di pallacanestro della squadra dei "Detroit Pistons", il cui...

By Daniel Bethencourt   In what could be dubbed an act of criminal irony, a statue of Christopher Columbus in downtown Detroit was vandalized just in time for this year's Columbus Day. The statue, located at Jefferson and Randolph right next to city hall, was splashed with fake blood, and a hatchet was taped to his forehead as if it had...

Join us in our annual tribute to all things Abruzzese. This year, in addition to our Scholarship recepients, we will have a tribute to our own composer and historical figure Francesco Tosti   Featuring the Music of Abruzzese Composer Francesco Paolo Tosti, 2014 Scholarship Awards and Torta Contest Sunday, September 21, 2014 - ConCorde...

Tony Ciccone, co-owner ofCiccone Vineyard and Winery, talks with Greening of the Great Lakes host,Kirk Heinze, about the challenges faced by the wine industry and its impact on Michigan's economy.   Michigan apple growers may have benefited from the low temperatures during the winter of 2014, but grape growers and wine producers did not. The...

City commissioners again will consider a resolution to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in Traverse City as opposed to the traditional Columbus Day holiday. City Commissioner Jim Carruthers agreed last June to sponsor the resolution requested by Native American activist group Idle No More Michigan, but then pulled it from consideration before a vo...

When Pierette Simpson was nine years old, her grandparents sold everything in their native Italy to bring her to America. But along the way, The Andrea Doria luxury liner collided with another ship, The Stockholm, and sank. A lifeboat saved Simpson and her family. But 51 people died, and the captain was unjustly blamed for the catastrophe near Cape...

Alfa Romeo is still scheduled to return to the U.S. with the 4C in the second quarter, and more Alfa models will arrive in calendar year 2015, to be sold both in Maserati and "best performing" Fiat dealers, Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said in an hour-long press conference at the North American International Auto Show.   Marchionn...

Singers Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble were discovered when the three singers appeared individually on Italy's televised singing competition – "Ti lascio una canzone." The show's creator/producer Roberto Cenci had the lads perform as a trio during the program's fourth episode, thus launching the group's career. Now Il Vol...