It’s just a single painting, one of hundreds on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum. But, oh, the stories it tells. The painting is “La Vecchia,” Italian for “the old woman.” It’s on loan to the Cincinnati Art Museum from one of Europe’s greatest repositories of paintings, and will be on display through May 5. It is an exhibition of a singular pai...

Despite an unusually brutal cold that gripped Cleveland for a few days at the end of January forcing schools, universities and numerous prominent local institutions to close or cancel previously scheduled events, the Western Reserve Historical Society kept its door open on Wednesday, Jan. 30 to welcome a large group of participants to “To be or not...

The Italian-American Festival Foundation Inc. of Stark County has announced it will award $8,000 in college scholarships for the 2019 academic year. This is the 33rd consecutive year the foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $256,000 to Stark County graduates. Applicants must be of Italian-American heritage and a graduate from a Stark County...

More than 50 years ago, Fausto Ferrari staked his claim in the American dream when he opened the Fausto Ferrari Barbershop on Garfield Place downtown. Now his grand-nephews, Tony and Austin Ferrari, are writing a new chapter in that story as their own family brand — The Ferrari Bros. — introduces the new coffee shop and wine bar Mom ‘N ‘Em to Camp...

The Italian-American Festival Foundation of Stark County will award $8,000 in scholarships for the 2019 academic year. Applicants must be 2019 May or June graduates from a Stark County High School and of Italian-American heritage. Scholarships are awarded based on need, scholastic ability, extracurricular involvement and character. Winners will be...

Cleveland comedian Tammy Pescatelli will perform at the Renaissance Theatre for one night only on Feb. 16, 2019 at 8 p.m. Joined by comedians Rocky LaPorte and Josh Sneed, this is one night of guaranteed laughter. The event is part of the Shaw-Ott Medical Comedy Series with additional sponsorship from Nanogate Jay Systems, LLC. Tammy Pescatelli bri...

According to the latest available data, those of the 2000 census, Ohio is the eighth American state for population of Italian origin. Many of them reside in the northern part of the state, particularly in Cleveland, but not only. In our tour of "Italian America" today we stop right here, and meet Pamela D'Orazio Dean, who deals with the history of...

The city of Sandusky will no longer recognize Columbus Day as an official holiday. Instead of having the day as a paid holiday, city workers will have off on Election Day. City officials said they decided to make the switch for two reasons. It prioritizes voting. The move also recognizes Columbus Day’s controversial origins. “What better way to cel...

Thomas S. Citino, age 87, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at his home. He was born May 18, 1931 in Leetonia, Ohio, the son of the late Frank J. and Sophia (Zakaski) Citino. Thomas retired in 1994 from the maintenance department at American Standard Company with 44 years of service. He was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church and was a graduate o...

This year, La Gazzetta Italiana is excited to feature Little Italy’s all over the country. And where better place to start than in our hometown of Cleveland! Cleveland’s Little Italy centers around the historic section of Mayfield Rd. and Murray Hill. It is said that in the mid-1800s, Italian sculptor Giuseppe Carabelli began his famous granite and...