Festa Italiana is, of course, the city's major Italian festival and it takes place each July, bringing delectable Italian cuisine to the Summerfest grounds. But each April, half a block west of the Henry Maier Festival Park, at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., A Taste of Italy draws Milwaukee in to check out the ICC and sample tast...

Everything from Roman antipasti and fried calamari to gelato and pizzelle can be sampled at A Taste of Italy, which returns to the Italian Community Center in the Third Ward on April 22. Admission and parking are free; a book of six tickets is $10, and single tickets are $2 apiece. Every item from the 30 or so food and beverage booths costs one tic...

Milwaukee's Larry Baldassaro is the author and/or editor of a number of great books about baseball history, including "Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball," "Ted Williams: Reflections on a Splendid Life" and co-editor of "he American Game: Baseball and Ethnicity." You may also recognize Baldassaro's name from his work for the Milwaukee B...

“It’s rare that he hits a cheap one.” - Mike on Mike appreciation from Blowers. Thirty four minutes later, he did it again. And then thirty two minutes after that he did it yet again. In the top of the bottom of the eighth inning he took pity on Nick Ramirez, who’d just entered, the game, and only knocked a line drive single into center. Perhaps it...

An east side Milwaukee church would be replaced with a new development that provides senior housing, as well as worship space, under a proposal that received unanimous Plan Commission approval Monday. St. Rita Catholic Church, 1601 N. Cass St., is being sold to a group led by developer James Tarantino. Tarantino, who operates Tarantino & Co. and Ca...

Milwaukee Public Schools. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Victory K8 & Milwaukee Italian Immersion School http://mps.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/en/home.htm http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/victory/ Requisiti richiesti: Abilitazione all'insegnamento in Italia o negli Stati Uniti; Minimo tre anni di comprovata esperienza nell'insegnamento su posto comune nella...

The folks behind Sprezzatura, the Italian pop-up concept launched last January, have some new treats in store thanks to a year-long residency at the Phoenix Cocktail Club, 785 N. Jefferson St. Beginning on Monday, Feb. 5, Sprezzatura will debut a special menu of modern Italian happy hour fare every Monday evening from 2 to 6 p.m. throughout 2018. T...

Aperitivo, an Italian-style happy hour of snacks, wine and cocktails, will pop up at Phoenix Cocktail Club downtown on Mondays starting Feb. 5.  Sprezzatura, which last year organized Italian dinner pop-ups, will take over Phoenix, 785 N. Jefferson St., from 2 to 6 p.m. Mondays to operate Aperitivo.

After serving Bay View for 20 years, Rosalba and Calogero Canfora wept when they closed their bakery for the final time in August last year. “It was the most difficult thing I had to do,” Calogero said. “It was very, very difficult to give it up. I cried and she did too.” Rosalba nodded solemnly. Although they agreed it was time to retire, after op...

On a sunny but chilly day in early September 1917, Italian immigrant pastor August Giuliani led a band of Protestant evangelists from Milwaukee's heavily Italian Third Ward on a jaunt to the smaller Italian enclave of Bay View. Giuliani, a former priest, had hopped the Delaware Avenue streetcar with some of his flock on the previous two Sundays, to...