More than 100 Italian Americans spent the afternoon of Sept. 29 dancing at America Lodge No. 2245’s 49th annual scholarship Dinner Dance. The Lodge aims to preserve Italian culture and history. Every year, it grants several local students a college scholarship award, as well as five local students with an Italian Language Award. This year, Lodge me...

On Sunday, Nov. 3, you are invited to enjoy an Italian style sit-down dinner with an open bar to benefit Ms. Carmelina Antonelli’s “A Touch of Italy” radio program that can be heard every Sunday on the new 101.5FM and 1330AM at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. at the LaVera Party Center in Willoughby Hills. Cocktails follow at 4 p.m. and...

The pastor of St. Florian Church in Chicago is leveraging his Italian heritage to raise funds for his struggling parish. “St. Florian is a very, very poor parish, and the Fall Fest has historically been our main fundraiser to help us through the coming winter,” the Rev. David Simonetti explains. This year’s fest has morphed into a “gala spectacular...

Paychex founder and billionaire philanthropist Tom Golisano donated his yacht last week to rescue dogs and deliver supplies in the storm-ravaged Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian slammed Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands earlier this month as a major Category 5 storm. The death toll stands at 50 people, a number that is likely to rise. The disaster has prompt...

Win an original signed poster from Martin Scorsese film "Raging Bull" (1980)! Poster is signed by MARTIN SCORSESE and ROBERT DE NIRO, who won Academy Award for Best Actor for this role. The raffle benefits Friends of the Erben Organ (FREO), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, of which Martin Scorsese is Honorary Chair. FREO was formed in 2017 with t...

 Maggiano’s Little Italy© just completed its 16th annual Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish© campaign. During the campaign (May 30-Aug. 7), guests were invited to help Maggiano’s grant transformative wishes for children battling critical illnesses. The campaign raised a total of $725,000, which has been donated to Make-A-Wish. “I’m amazed by our incredible...

Monday, September 16th at 12 noon (Games start). The Castle on Versailles Road, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383. The Italian American Association of Louisville is looking for up to 5 members who want to be on a bocce team (one day only). There will be plenty of fun and food. This team will be playing in the Bob Valvano "V" Foundation celebrit...

You’d hope we wouldn’t have to rely too much on individual Oscar winners to combat an international ecological catastrophe, but the world being what it is, hats off to Leonardo DiCaprio for getting in there. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star is sending $5 million in donations to aid groups responding to the...

The Soul Kitchen is a Community Restaurant, a non-profit community program run by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. A Community Restaurant is a place where individuals or families can come to eat a hot, nutritious meal in a warm, welcoming setting and meet their neighbors. Soul Kitchen: “Times are tough and we understand. If you are unable to pay f...

A GoFundMe page has been established in memory of Anthony “AJ” DeVito, who died suddenly on Aug. 16.  All donations will be provided to the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Rescue Support Organization, of which AJ was a valued member. According to the GoFundMe page, DeVito, 30 of Union, was a proud volunteer firefighter for the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire D...