NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

There’s no excuse not to be in Iron Mountain this weekend. The 12th annual Italian Fest is partnering with the Tour de Dickinson for a day of fun. On Saturday, August 18th, residents can either race around the streets of Iron Mountain, celebrate Italian Heritage in the city, or both. There will be plenty of things to do at the festival. The bike ra...

How does a 70-year-old professor of kinesiology help a 20-something Major League outfielder deal with a batting slump? Ken Ravizza found a way. He kept his message simple and to the point. "There was a time when he actually jumped on my back," Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber said of Ravizza. "He's like, 'Now, try to hit like this.' It put it in pers...

The Sons of Italy was abuzz with activity on Saturday with 18 bocce teams battling it out in the second annual CompTechPCS/SOI No. 1169 BocceFest Scholarship Tournament. The tournament has become a good tuneup for a large tournament to be held in Lake County in two weeks. “We’re practicing the four-on-four format,” said Holly Hilvers from Lexington...

She is an icon of pop erotica, the sultry superstar who has gloried in basques throughout her career. And as she turns 60 on Thursday, chart queen Madonna will become the seductress who puts the Sex into sexagenarian. In four decades of flirting with controversy, she has sold more than 300 million albums – and is already busy on her hotly-­anticipa...

The intrusive construction that turned Little Italy's Mayfield Road into a one-way street for a month and a half has finished in time for the 120th annual Feast of the Assumption that takes place next week.Once again, Holy Rosary Church's parish hosts this free, family-friendly festival from Wednesday, Aug. 15 through Saturday, Aug. 18. Starting an...

The Italian-American Society of Peoria will hold its 89th Annual Summer Festa Picnic on Sunday August 12th from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm CDT at Hickory Grove Park in North Peoria. (12403 North Hickory Grove rd., Dunlap, Illinois 61525 - Hickory Grove Road off Knoxville Ave, follow signs). The Festa is the major fund raiser for our four scholarship pro...

Salute! Cin cin! Cento di questi giorni! Festa Italiana at Villa Cesare in Schererville returns for a second year, and it's been expanded to three days. Highlights include a spaghetti-eating contest, a grape-stomping contest, a bocce ball tournament and lessons in making pasta and throwing pizza dough. Cesare Battisti Lodge #27 will host the eth...

Reviewing a restaurant each week for Ticket magazine, I've sampled plenty of excellent food so far in 2018. That said, the hot pastrami sandwich at downtown Canton's new Salumeria di Torre Italian Deli & Market was as memorably delicious as anything I've eaten this year. I enjoyed it even more than the towering corned beef-on-rye sandwich I had in...

C&M Crossroads Trattoria owner Lynn Beining has seen cars lined up in Rozellville for years. The problem was most people parking their cars were planning to enjoy a meal at the historic Buck-A-Neer Supper Club, not C&M Crossroads. But Beining said she hopes a new identity for the long-running restaurant will equate to big business in tiny Rozellvil...

Mere weeks ago, Murano quietly opened its doors in downtown Cleveland. The understated arrival only seems appropriate for a gem tucked away near Tea House Noodles at 1852 East 6th St. in the former home of Porcellis. With a crisp, polished décor and amenities like conference rooms and spaces to plug in laptops, Murano is looking to lure area worker...

The city’s new amphitheater will be open next summer, but the Greater Youngstown Italian Festival – the largest annual downtown event – plans to stay right where it is. John Rossetti, chairman of the festival, offered some reassurance to those who think this will be the festival’s final year on Federal Street, where it has become a tradition. The p...

The Italian Trade Agency- Chicago office, is seeking to fill a temporary position for an Assistant Marketing Specialist. ITA Chicago office specializes in machinery, automotive, major food retailers, private label sector, and publishing, among other sectors. More information on the Italian Trade Agency activities in the USA is available at https://...