The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is accepting nominations for the Italian-American Man and Woman of the Year through June 22. To nominate someone, send a biography with memories that would make him or her worthy of the honor.   Also enclose two color photos and mail to: The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest, c/o John R. Rossetti, 159 N...

By Daniel Ofman   Cleveland, Ohio is only about the 48th biggest city in the United States and its economy has been struggling. But this week, the city has earned worldwide attention in pro sports. The Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA championship in franchise history. It was also the city's first pro championship in 52 years. And Cle...

West Virginia has a long history of Italian emigration. In 1910 more than 17,000 Italians were living there, making up 30% of the entire foreign-born population of the State: Italy even had a consular office in northern West Virginia. The majority of the Italian immigrants came from the south: Calabria, Campania, Sicilia. In 1907, the worst mining...

Saturday morning, they rolled more than 24,000 meatballs 115,000 raviolis and by hand in preparation for Sunday's feast.It takes volunteers weeks to prepare for the feast in Camp Washington, which benefits Sacred Heart Church. This is church's 104th year and the 30th for the dinner. "We have fun. We've been doing this controlled chaos for a long t...

Lately, a trip to Italy might not be as pricey as we imagined it would be. At least, a little taste of what Italy would be like is what you'll find at Cibrèo. This newly opened, Italian-themed restaurant holds happy hour from 3-6 p.m. every Monday-Friday offering guests a wide array of appetizers, beer, wine, and signature cocktails. After enterin...

If you haven't yet heard Opera Per Tutti in performance, it isn't because they've not yet been to your part of the city. Since their first formal appearance in March, 2007, the company has performed in Beachwood, Solon, Akron, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Hts., Bainbridge, Rocky River and multiple sites in Cleveland, including Little Italy.   St...

Visitors to the Cleveland Museum of Art's Italian Trecento gallery will notice that it is dominated by a painting from Tuscany. An altarpiece painted by the Sienese artist, Ugolino di Nerio da Siena (about 1280-1349), forms a major sightline object in that gallery.   Dating to about 1317, the altarpiece has survived nearly 700 years relative...

When: July 31 at 6:00-7:30 p.m.Where: "Opera in the Italian Garden" 990 East Blvd.- Cleveland, OH 44108 For information: 216-916-7780 250 chairs but bring your own to ensure a seat.   The popular, free concert "Opera in the Italian Garden" will be presented on the lawn of the beautiful Renaissance Italian Cultural Garden Sunday, July 31 at...

The 2013 Columbus Italian Festival will celebrate and showcase all things Italian during its 34th annual rendition Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13 in Columbus' Italian Village outside St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 720 Hamlet St.   "Anything Italian will be here (and) it is fun for the entire family," said festival public relations...

By Charita Goshay   The Stark County Italian American Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year with a return to downtown Canton. The 2016 festival will be held June 23-25 at the Market Square green space in the 300 block of Market Ave. N. The festival has been held at the Stark County Fairground for the past 26 years,...