Toni Magni was a recent graduate of the University of Detroit in the early 1970s and heard Grosse Pointe St. Paul was looking to hire a cross-country coach. Magni had never coached before so he asked the advice of Lou Miramonti, who had coached him at Detroit St. Anthony. “I asked him if I should apply,” Magni recalled. “He said: ‘Sure. The worst t...

Lombardo’s Sicilian Pizza has been serving the Muskegon community traditional Italian recipes in an old-school setting since opening up shop in 2015. Foodie enthusiasts and lovers of comfort food have been flocking to the small-town pizza joint at 1401 W. Sherman Blvd. to grab a thin-crust slice of goodness. Owner and namesake of the local spot Jim...

With the coming of summer, the action at the Ray Mariucci Bocce Complex is back and rolling with league play and good times. The Dickinson Area Bocce Association recently started its annual league play at the Ray Mariucci Bocce Complex at the Iron Mountain City Park on North Park Road. The DABA hosts two men’s leagues on Tuesday and Thursday evenin...

The Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan (IACCM) proudly announced the results of its 2023 scholarship competition at its monthly meeting on June 7 at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights. The Honorable Joseph Toia, Macomb County Circuit Court, has been chairman of the IACCM Scholarship Committee for more than twenty years and once again pre...

At an official ceremony in Detroit during Italy’s national day celebration on June 2, Novi (MI) resident, Pierette Domenica Simpson, received the esteemed knighthood award which recognizes outstanding expatriates for their efforts in the preservation and promotion of Italy’s prestige abroad.  Ms. Simpson was nominated by the Consul of Italy in Detr...

On June 2, 2023 the Consulate of Italy in Detroit hosted a celebration to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Republic of Italy.  Consul Allegra Baistrocchi and her staff welcomed almost 500 invited guests to The Eastern, in Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market, an homage to the rich Italian immigrant community of centuries past, with a wink to th...

Jim Saraceni, whose grandparents immigrated to America from Italy, has strong Italian roots that have shaped his life and earned him the Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation’s award for Outstanding Italian American. Saraceni’s grandparents, Arthur and Amelia (Soccio), immigrated to America from Vasto, Italy, which is on the Adriatic Sear. They had the c...

In Macomb County, there are a bounty of tried-and-true Italian-American restaurants serving classics like meatballs, fettuccine Alfredo, fried calamari and chicken Parmesan. You won't find any of that at Mangiabevi Urban Italian in Sterling Heights. Instead, owners Stefano Pecoraro and Mauro Querio are bringing a taste of modern Italy to the east s...

The Consulate of Italy in Detroit has started a new program to bring knowledge about Italy to the schools and libraries in the Consular Jurisdiction (MI, OH, IN, KY, and TN). Consul of Italy in Detroit Allegra Baistrocchi and Pierluigi Erbaggio from the Italian Consulate staff visited the Père Gabriel Richard Elementary School in Grosse Pointe Farm...

On May 18th, B.Energy hosted a delegation led by Professor John Taylor and seventeen students from Wayne State University of Detroit (MI) School of Business, Global Supply Chain Department. The visit to B.Energy gave them a complete overview of the industrial production cycle by analyzing waste management issues and technologies. Particularly inter...