The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Festival will return this week for four days of food, culture and continuous entertainment in the tent stage. Now in its 19th year, the festival takes place on the grounds of OLMC Basilica, which is next to Choffin Career Center, on the hill next to downtown. Admission is $4. Entertainers in the tent stage will...

On May 12, the Maria Montessori chapter of the Societ Onoraria Italica, the National Italian Honor Society inducted 17 juniors, two seniors and one honorary member at the annual induction ceremony. Juniors who were inducted included Isabella Beil, Mia Bruno, Benjamin Burkey, Tyler Catanzarite, Luciano Cardillo, McKenna Connolly, Grace Coppola, Anna...

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is seeking applicants for its pageants, scholarship and man and woman of the year. The festival will take place Aug.4-6 in downtown Youngstown. Information and applications can be found at youngstownitalianfest.org. Pageants - The Miss Italian Festpageant is set for Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. on the main stage for young la...

At Salvatore’s Restaurants, it’s all about the family. The owners – Salvatore Coppola, Mike Carannante and Michele Lucignano – are cousins and business partners.  Together, they’ve created an experience for guests at their restaurants to feel like they are a part of one big Italian family, which might be one of the reasons why The Vindicator’s read...

One sure sign of summer having arrived is the beginning of Italian Festival Season. Italians across the United States can usually find a cultural celebration taking place within hours if not minutes from wherever they may live. The 2013 National Italian American Foundation calendar has identified festivals that will take place throughout the year i...

The 16th annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Festival will open Thursday and run through July 27 on the church grounds, near Choffin Career Center.   The festival stays true to its Italian heritage, with a full slate of musical performances on two stages. Acts include local and regional favorites Rex Taneri, the Avanti Band, Rocky Monaco...

Online Italian food specialist, Gourmet Italian, is thrilled to offer the entire line of Ariosto seasonings at GourmetItalian.com. Ariosto has been making their exceptional products out of Reggio Emilia, Italy, since the 1960s, and started as a restaurant specializing in roasting meats.   Today they use the same traditional techniques a...

Mention the "Steel Museum" and Youngstowners proudly point to the modern structure at 151 W. Wood Street. Officially known as the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, the institution is operated by Youngstown State University Department of History on behalf of the Ohio History Connection.   The museum houses the storied past o...

Since 2010, Dr. Simonini has been Assistant Professor of Italian at Youngstown State University (YSU). She is a frequent writer and conference presenter on Italian American Studies. Recently, she assumed the position of editor of the journal Italian Americana, whose most recent issue will be published by YSU.   LG: It's a real pleasure to he...

Greater Youngstown Italian Fest is seeking young women of Italian descent ages 8 through 13 for the Junior Miss Italian Youngstown title and ages 14 through 19 for the title of Miss Italian Youngstown. The pageant will take place at 6 p.m. July 29 on the main stage.   Contestants also are being sought for the Little King and Queen Pageant fo...