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by Gillian Dunlop While some simply associate Columbus Day with a day off of school or western exploration, for sophomore in FAA Thereza Lituma Columbus Day represents the genocide of thousands of Native Americans and Indigenous peoples. The Native American and Indigenous Student Organization, NAISO, which Lituma is president of, started a petitio...

For the "Anno della Cultura Italiana" the Cleveland Museum of Art is doing some big things. Greater Clevelanders are so lucky to have such a prominent art museum filled with some of the world's most celebrated masterpieces. We don't have to travel to New York or Paris to view Van Gogh, Degas or Monet, just to name a few. And the museum continues to...

Festa Italiana, presented by Calypso Lemonades, is calling upon foodies everywhere to participate in its second Chef's Choice Recipe Contest taking place Sunday, July 19 in the Cucina Showcase. Beginning now through June 15, 2015, Festa Italiana is accepting Italian appetizer ("antipasti") recipe submissions by email or by mail. After the June 15...

by Lou Carlozo   DiPieroYou've got answers? Frank DiPiero has questions: lots of them. An affable and curious guy by nature, DiPiero has turned pride in his Italian-American identity into a shared Internet radio experience with a light-hearted name: "Keepin' It Real with Frankie D."   For him, it marks another step in his effort to pr...

The life of former Saginaw County Judge Leopold P. Borrello was marked by a passion for the law and justice, by love for his family and by nearly two decades of public service on the bench.   Borrello died Sunday, Jan. 18, at the age of 82. One of his three sons, Andre Borrello, said he always looked up to and respected his father. &nb...

Youngstown History Center of Industry and Labor - 151 West Wood Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503. Screening - September 24 @ 5pm: La Mia Strada – My Road. Documentary Exploration of Italian American identity. Director, Michael Angelo DiLauro   La Mia Strada (My Road) is a compelling exploration of ethnicity and cu...

Two community leaders were honored Friday night at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside's Celebrazione Italiana dinner. Carmelo Tenuta, owner of Sports Physical Therapists and senior partner at OccuPro Industrial Solutions, was given the lifetime achievement award.   Carmel Ruffolo, associate vice president for research and innovation a...

by Sandra Tornberg   Antoinette DelVillano is an architect working in New York City. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. Antoinette entered this photo of her father Antonio DelVillano, uncle Rolando DelVillano, aunts Sandra DelVillano Marchi and Lisa Wagner, and grandfather Gaetano DelVillano in the My...

Her calendar is perpetually full and her energy is seemingly boundless. But when you have the opportunity to sit and chat with Lorraine Dodero, she makes you feel as if nothing in the world is more important than the time she's spending with you at that moment. The twinkle in her eyes and her infectious smile puts you at ease immediately...whether...

Loyola University's Opera Theater will present two one-act operas from "Il Trittico" by Giacomo Puccini, the legendary Italian composer of "La Boheme" and "Madame Butterfly," later this month.   The performances will take place in Italian on Friday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. inside the Louis J. Roussel Performance Ha...

Coram USA LLC, a global manufacturer of automotive components, will invest $1.1 million to expand its Fort Wayne, Indiana, production facilities, creating up to 35 new jobs by 2016.   The company, which is a subsidiary of the Italy-based Coram Group, will lease, renovate and equip a 20,000 square-foot facility in Fort Wayne. Coram USA plans...

by Leonard F. Amari   This month we highlight the distinguished career of architect John Vinci. Subjects for this column come to the attention of the author in various ways.   An article in the Chicago Tribune about the controversial three sets of copper-clad wood exterior doors at the cost of nearly $670,000 in our state capitol br...