Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima presented a check for $525 Monday to the Abilities Baseball Field Project at its general membership meeting at Milano Café. CIAO invited Abilities Baseball co-founders Rachael Chapman Staley and Tracie Sarno Sanchez to speak to the packed room of CIAO members about the Abilities Baseball Field o...

On August 4, the "Italians are coming" to Emerald Downs to celebrate and honor Italian heritage and traditions while enjoying a day at the races.   Some of the activities are bocce ball and a spaghetti eating contest. We will have a grape stomp for kids and our free children activities in our park include pony rides, face painters and bounce hous...

The 9th ranked baseball team in the world will be playing ELEV|8 Sports Institute High School Baseball Team in Delray Beach, Florida, this Monday, February 24th at 4 pm at Robert P. Miller Park, 1905 SW 4th Avenue. The Italian National Baseball Team are back-to-back European Champions and have won 10 European titles overall. They have qualified for...

by Bob Sutton   The teenage Italian shortstop who has been dubbed the top European baseball prospect will play for the Burlington Royals. Tommy Shields, the manager of the Burlington team, said Marten Gasparini, 17, has been targeted for the Appalachian League club all along.   MLB.com lists the 30 top international prospects and...

The two nations were paired together when the names were drawn on Tuesday and the Americans, who won in Argentina at the weekend to move into the play-offs, will need to get past a team that lifted the trophy as recently as 2013 if they are to regain their place in the World Group.   Much will depend on whether world number one Serena Willia...

di Lorenzo Mannella   Girando per Facebook ti puoi imbattere in cose davvero particolari. Per esempio, sapevate dell'esistenza di uno Juventus Club Silicon Valley? Già, se vivete in California e tifate per i bianconeri avete la possibilità di iscrivervi a un gruppo privato sul social network e mettervi d'accordo per guardare insieme le parti...

Chaperoned by his parents after just becoming a teenager, James Fiorentino took an artist's leap of faith by bringing a prized Joe DiMaggio painting he had done of the legendary Yankee great to an autograph show that DiMaggio was appearing at.   Fiorentino reminisced: "He was always tough at these things and usually didn't sign artwork. He l...

By Paul Reinhard   Mario Andretti's eyes light up like those of a little kid who has just come down the stairs on Christmas morning and spotted a pile of gifts sitting under the tree. "Oh, no," he says, smiling broadly and shielding his eyes from the bright sunshine while walking toward his "gift." "Look at that! Unbelievable! Wher...

On the corner of Wilson and Marconi a tavern was built and operated by Anheuser-Busch as early as 1902. With the onset of Prohibition, it was considered a bad investment to continue operation. So the business was sold and purchased by the Merlo family and was named Merlo's. In Italy, Merlo and his family were farmers and worked pitching hay.  ...

The Salt Lake City Arts Council's is proud to present the annual Living Traditions Festival, a celebration of authentic and traditional folk and ethnic arts. Living Traditions brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to honor cultural traditions and diversity within our beautiful city.   Local ethnic artists—craftspeople, dancers,...