On a 40-acre plot of land in Howell, in the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, stands the humble foundation for the establishment of a worldwide network of health care facilities that St. Pio of Pietrelcina set in motion nearly 70 years ago. In 1956, Padre Pio, as he is best known, founded Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, or Home for the Relief of Suffer...

Who doesn’t love a great Bolognese or a fantastic deep dish pizza? Right now so many of us are supporting our local restaurants with takeout orders from tacos to burgers, and Genesee County is luck enough to be filled with some of the most fantastic restaurants around. Recently we asked on Facebook for you to tell us the "best" Italian food in Gene...

On October 7, 2020, the Italian American Chamber of Commerce (IACCM) held its annual Festa Della Lira. The Festa Della Lira has been one of the IACCM’s main fundraising events going back to the 1990’s. The Festa Della Lira is a $10,000 reverse raffle fundraiser, the proceeds of which are used to supplement IACCM operations and various donations.  ...

Organized by Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan - Detroit Metropolitan Area. Online event. Registration is required. We Are Making Our End-Of-Year Virtual Celebration Special Join us on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 @ 4:00 pm – ON ZOOM! Exclusive Guests: Count Pieralvise di Serego Alighieri and his daughter Countess Massimilla. They are the 20th and 21st ge...

A family of Italian immigrants are bringing the flavors of their homeland to metro Detroit. Cucina Lab Torino by Cuciniamo Italiano is set to open at the end of the month in Troy. Martina Rabajoli, the daughter of the owner and the restaurant's PR manager, says that her family decided to open the restaurant, Cucina Lab Torino, as a home for the fam...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

Will Oct. 12 be Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples' Day in Oakland County? That might depend on who you ask. The Oakland County Board of Commissioners, in an 11-10 vote Wednesday, approved a resolution making Oct. 12 Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which celebrates Native American people and their culture. That’s the day normally reserved for honoring the...

Mission Point’s fine-dining Italian restaurant Chianti is set to open for the season this weekend under the direction of the resort’s new executive chef, Adrian Diday. The late-season opening means fall travelers will be able to make reservations for a specially-curated, five-course prix fixe menu. Some of the options include oysters, zucchini frit...

Congratulations to Rose Carmel Goddard and Miranda Manzo, winners of this year’s FADM Merit Scholarship.  Each of these exceptional young women received $1000 to pursue her studies. Rose Carmel is a University of Michigan Senior majoring in Movement Science in the School of Kinesiology. She is the daughter of Michael and Catherine (Calvano) Goddard...

It’s been three months since the Vincenzis moved to Hillsdale and their home has been a revolving door ever since.  Hospitality is the Vincenzi family speciality. On a typical evening, that means lime cheesecake and fresh pasta are on the table for their guests. Dr. Anna Vincenzi, a new assistant professor of history, will teach Western and America...