The 40th Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce sponsored by Serpentini Chevrolet will be held on Friday August 23rd, Saturday August 24th, and Sunday August 25th at the Wickliffe Italian-American Club located at 29717 Euclid Avenue in Wickliffe, Ohio. The tournament will host 120 bocce teams (104 Open Division & 16 Women’s Division) under nine covered b...

Members of the Italian American Cultural Club came together to finalize plans for the upcoming Una Serata Italiana event. The fundraiser is scheduled to be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 at Froehlich’s Classic Corner, located at 501 Washington St. in Steubenville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Translated to mean an Evening in Italy, those attending th...

It was with great joy that Fr. James Mayer, O.de M., Pastor of St. Rocco parish and school in Cleveland, blessed the newly placed building cornerstones on June 5, as major, campus-wide construction projects near completion. School students and staff were on hand to celebrate this important milestone. Thanks largely to a generous donation from Tom J...

The taste and sounds of Italy will fill the streets of downtown Akron. The Italian American Festival will open Thursday and run through Saturday. The festival put on by the Council of Italian American Societies of Summit County will feature entertainment and food vendors on Main Street between State and Church streets. Admission is free to the fest...

MY FATHER LEFT HIS BARBERSHOP to work in construction years before I was born, yet he never stopped cutting hair. If you knew Gennaro well enough to visit his Italian home in Cleveland’s inner city, it entitled you to free kitchen haircuts for life. Try finding that in any book on proper hosting etiquette. In any case, it was one helluva perk for h...

Have you ever had a meal so good, you just can’t imagine life without it? A few years ago, locals stepped up to express their concerns when one neighborhood restaurant announced that it was closing. They rallied around the owner, helping him pull through the pandemic and keeping Scotti’s Italian Eatery open. For over 20 years now, this beloved rest...

The 2024 Italian American Cultural Club Scholarship Awards dinner was held June 12 at St. Florian Hall. The annual event is a highlight for the club, whose members celebrate the young people who have excelled in various areas throughout their years in school. The students are awarded for their efforts by the IACC and many donors. This year’s recipi...

Traditional, authentic recipes and clean ingredients are on the minds of consumers lately, and more businesses hope to bring that to the table. Andiamo Artisan Bakery, an Italian bakery, prides itself on bringing all that and more to Hamilton. Founder Vincent J. Palozzi started selling cookies out of his home to local Oxford businesses in fall 2017...

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest has been canceled this year. “After much debate and discussion, the Italian American Foundation of Youngstown feels that we could not provide the successful and quality product … the Mahoning Valley has come to expect and so richly deserves,” John Rossetti, president of the festival, wrote in a Facebook post. “Pl...

A national sub sandwich spot will add its fourth central Ohio storefront before the end of the month.DiBella’s Subs will open its newest Columbus-area eatery on June 26. It will be located at 4980 E. Dublin Granville Rd., on the border of Westerville and New Albany. “We’re so excited to open the fourth DiBella’s in Columbus as we expand our footpri...