The distillery at Gervasi Vineyard earned four medals in the 2020 Great American International Spirits Competition. The Canton winery-distillery took home platinum, gold, silver and bronze awards, which were announced this month. In all, 79 awards were given. Gervasi's awards: Platinum: Saints Desire, a small-batch cocktail gin distilled with Itali...

Sometimes a magical moment appears and life gently taps us on the shoulder guiding us to something greater than ourselves. Such a revelation happened upon discovering the great dreams and ambitions of a trio of brave Italian men who came from Italy to America full of anticipation and a burning desire to share Italy’s great cultural patrimony.  Thes...

The streets will be quiet in Little Italy this weekend. For one of the few times since 1898, the Feast of the Assumption will not be celebrated publicly in the neighborhood (other cancellations were in World War I and World War II). The street festival was called off in June due to COVID-19 concerns. Earlier this month, the public celebration of M...

GREAT award winning films from Italy! * SEPT. 17 -Oct. 8 * - Atlas Cinemas Eastgate. We jumped through cinematic hoops to bring you the best film fest this year and some GREAT films from Italy!! There are some changes this year as you can expect: :) We have half the normal seating available to allow for social distancing in the theaters. For each f...

The Columbus Italian Festival Board announced Tuesday the Taste of Italy and the Columbus Italian Festival have been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Taste of Italy was set to take place on October 5 and the 41st annual Columbus Italian Festival was scheduled for October 9-11. "The safety of our neighbors, guests, volunteers, staff, participants,...

Heartfelt THANK YOU! to all the donors!! The Italian Cultural Garden's newly completed restoration ($63,000) of black granite medallions in large 9 ft. circles honoring, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Donatello, Bernini, Palladio & Ovidio! 3 years of planning, raising money, delays,frustration and tears -finally finished!!

The COVID-19 health crisis has impacted Ohio Valley festivals and its vendors. Despite the cancellation of the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, the Sons of Italy are still here making sausage that will be for sale this weekend. The sausage sale takes place Friday through Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. daily. Members of the Sons of Italy Lo...

The cost to remove and store the Christopher Columbus statue formerly outside City Hall on July 1 has cost taxpayers $90,000 to date, according to an ordinance approved by the City Council Monday evening. But the statue’s whereabouts remains secret, with the city continuing to say only that the 65-year-old gift from the city of Genoa, Italy, was ta...

Downtown's new The Lytle Park Hotel opened to the public this June, along with their in-house, upscale Italian eatery Subito and sophisticated rooftop lounge, Vista at Lytle Park. Subito's menu focuses on homemade pastas, stone-oven pizzas, fresh seafood, steaks and antipasti, with executive chef Michael McIntosh at the helm. Guests can choose from...

Twentieth-century American businessman, author and philanthropist W. Clement Stone coined the phrase “You are a product of your environment, therefore choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective.” He also encouraged the masses to “Analyze your life in terms of its environment by evaluating the things around you and deter...