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On Dec. 8, 1967, Gena (Guagenti) Mongelluzzo sat down with Lima News columnist Hope Strong to talk about the Guagenti family, which, necessarily, involved a lot of talking Since Gena’s father, Frank Guagenti, first set foot in Lima in the early 1930s, the extended Guagenti family, which includes Guagentis, Azzarellos, Venturellas and Cecalas, has g...

When: Friday, November 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL - What: Presentation of “I Believe in You” by Luca Badetti How can you believe in yourself and others? Dr. Luca Badetti explores this question in his book "I Believe in You," (New City Press, 2018). Grounded in stories from his life a...

On Dec. 1, 1958, a fire tore through the Our Lady of Angels School on Chicago’s West Side. Ninety-two of the school’s 1,600 students perished in the conflagration along with three nuns, and many more suffered from burns and smoke inhalation or were injured when they jumped from windows to escape. The worst school fire in American history, it devast...

Master stained-glass craftsmen from Studio Arts & Glass in North Canton took advantage of the sunshine Wednesday to install restored glass panels at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on North Hill in Akron. Fourteen of the church’s 87-year-old stained-glass windows are being restored in three phases. The first two phases include the six side win...

It didn’t matter if you had a bad day, a bad check-up, or your car and love life sputtered. Frank Rotondo would have your drink waiting for you and maybe a little advice, if you wanted it. Mr. Rotondo spent 48 years tending bar at L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge and its previous incarnations at the same Lincolnwood address: the Kenilworth Inn and Bones...

Picture an artist in your mind. Is that person male? Probably. The majority of famous artists most people can name off the top of their head are men. But that doesn’t mean that women haven’t had an important place in the history of art. And while most of them have yet to make it into the textbooks, a new illustrated database should go a long way to...

The Sons of Italy thanked hundreds of area veterans for their service Friday with free spaghetti dinners at the organization’s headquarters. Service members from different military branches and eras of conflict ate and talked in a packed hall. “This is an annual function that the Sons if Italy puts on to honor the veterans,” Doug Hartleib, presiden...

At 100, Steubenville native Harry J. “Buff” Buffone distinguishes himself on two fronts. For one thing, he’s among a growing group of centenarians, as more people enjoy longevity and reach the 100-years-old mark. But as a veteran of World War II, he’s in a diminishing circle of men and women, too, as the ranks of those who fought and won the great...

The Grand Lodge of Illinois/Wisconsin, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Celebrating its 94th Annual Columbus Banquet on Oct. 6 at the White Eagle Banquets in Niles. Margurite Rowley, Columbus Banquet Chair, welcomes the guests and introduced the Master of Ceremony for the evening, the Honorable Anthony Calderone, Mayor of Forest Park. T...

Detroit è la principale città del Michigan. Affacciata sul fiume omonimo che la separa dal Canada, con Windsor che la fronteggia sulla sponda canadese, Detroit fu fondata nel 1701 da un ufficiale francese, Antoine Laumet de la Mothe, che la eresse come insediamento fortificato - Fort Detroit - in posizione strategica, nella regione dei grandi laghi...

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Sandy Pianalto, former President & CEO of the U.S. Federal Reserve System's Fourth District, headquartered here in Cleveland. Sandy was born in Valli Del Pasubio, a small town in the Veneto Province in northern Italy. Her family immigrated to Akron in 1960, where her uncles had previously settled. Her...

The Garden Place in Norway will host an IL Mercatino, an Italian-style Market, on Friday to raise funds to support the U.P. Honor Flight. The market will be open from 6 to 9 p.m., with the gift shop transformed into a festive wonderland. This year’s vendors include authors Karl Bohnak and Jack Deo with their book “Sunburns to Snowstorms,” featuring...