NEWS FROM : GREAT LAKES  

La prima conferenza-expo sulle eccellenze tecnologiche italiane negli Stati Uniti si terrà a Detroit il 9 e 10 maggio 2016 presso la Wayne State University. Aziende italiane leader mondiali nell'ingegneria e nell'innovazione tecnologica tra le quali FCA - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Brembo, Comau, Magneti Marelli, Esaote presenteranno i loro prodot...

Local northwest Ohio pizza places must remain competitive because of the seemingly unlimited supply of pizza chains. Each place must promise fresh ingredients, signature recipes, and appealing menus, and deliver on those promises. They must continue to attract a customer base at the right price.   Arturo's Pizza Kitchen opened in Northwood i...

When: Tuesday October 18, 2016 from 6:00 pmWhere: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago, IL On the Occasion of the 16th Annual Italian Language Week in the World, Editor Marinella Mascia Galateria (University of Rome - La Sapienza) will present "Paola Masino: Dressing the Past Outfits, Dreams and Memor...

Dennis Elert has made his own pasta and pizza sauce for years, usually on weekends or at other times when his job as a commercial welder would allow.   Elert, 60, no longer peers through the dark glass of a welder's helmet. Instead, his days are spent on the road delivering, marketing and urging others to taste what he's been ladling over sp...

Palmen Fiat, a Kenosha, Wisconsin based dealer with a large selection of the Italian automaker's signature hatchbacks, is holding an end of year sale that might just make shoppers think twice about that large sedan they were sold on before.     The deals at Palmen on models ranging from the efficient 2015 Fiat 500 Pop and Fiat 500 Spor...

Early in the day Friday the streets of Clinton were pretty calm. The final touches were being put on this year's Little Italy Festival. They're celebrating 50 years of this festival. Something Lynell McCracken with LIFT says is a tradition they love to celebrate. "I think it's a great time to support the Italian heritage and kind of...

by Melissa Silverberg   A new Italian restaurant is opening in a familiar location on the north side of Arlington Heights this fall. Osteria Trulli, 1510 E. Hintz Road, received its liquor license from the village board on Monday, and owners Giovanni DeNigris and Salvatore Perricone said they hope to be open by late October or early Nov...

Portillo's Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef have whet the appetite of Boston-based buyers who are eager to introduce the local favorites to more diners nationwide.   The company confirmed Tuesday that Berkshire Partners is investing in Dick Portillo's eponymous chain, two months after its 74-year-old founder announced he was consideri...

It might be a long way from Sicily, but the owners of Viva Maria have introduced a little slice of Italy to northwestern Ohio. Walking inside the darkened restaurant, one is greeted by strings of overhead lights, flower vases placed on makeshift balconies and soft, moody music — all meant to evoke the feeling of strolling a quiet Italian stree...

by Carmelo Desmone Not far from the chaos of downtown Chicago in the neighborhood known as "Little Italy" along a tree lined street is the Italian American Sports Hall of Fame located at 1421 South Taylor Avenue. I had the opportunity to tour the Hall and spoke with the founder, George Randazzo.   Mr. Randazzo told me how he was trying to s...

Think twice before tossing out those really comfy Allen Edmonds, Clarks, Keens, Gabors, Pikolinos, Kois, Chippewas, Durangos or whatever trusty footwear — flip-flops don't count — you've come to love.   The same goes for that weathered leather jacket with its well-worn patina, that purse that goes perfectly with, well, whatever you bought it...

The Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation sponsors "Carnevale." This annual event features a costume parade, music, games for the children and a pasta dinner.   At the IACL's "Carnevale" prizes will be given for the best children's and best adult's costumes. Reservations are due by Wednesday, Jan. 28. For details and reserva...