A bakery in Montgomery County went above and beyond to spread Christmas cheer to their neighbors in need. The Collegeville Italian Bakery filled a 2,200 square foot vacant building with toys and food. The Carcarey family, owners of the bakery, say they started collecting items last month from customers, local schools and other small businesses.Tues...

Italian panettone, a light sweet bread traditionally eaten at Christmas, is becoming a symbol of solidarity in its birthplace Milan thanks to the “panettone sospeso” scheme. Based on a Neopolitan convention, customers can pay for and leave a panettone in the city’s bakeries to be donated to those in need over the festive period.   In Galleria Vitto...

Members of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan (IACCM) recently spent time wrapping Christmas gifts at Friends of Foster Kids (FoFK). Founded in 1919, the IACCM is comprised of 183 Italian Americans who are proud of their Italian heritage. In addition to providing opportunities for business and professional growth, the IACCM provid...

A fundraising event to help benefit the families affected by last weekend's devastating Western Kentucky tornado will take place at Frank & Dino's restaurant in Lexington on Sunday, Jan. 2. Complimentary food and drinks will be served between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the popular Italian eatery. WLKY reported Thursday that 16 people, down from a high o...

St. Leo's Church 140th anniversary campaign has exceeded - and doubled - its $140,000 goal one month ahead of its six-month close, totaling approximately $170,000, the amount before an anonymous donor has committed to matching the $140K. Separately, a generous and anonymous couple who had visited the church last month donated $25K. The Anniversary...

When you’re traveling in a foreign country ,if you pass in front of a fountain ,you stop there   to make a wish by dropping a coin inside it, like thousands of other visitors do every single day.  But did you know what happens to all these coins we throw into the numerous fountains ? If not,before you put your money in a fountain, read this. Why is...

Dr. Margaret Giannini, a pioneer in treating developmental and physical disabilities, died Nov. 22 at her home in San Diego. She was 100. Her son Louis Salerno confirmed the death. Giannini, an internationally recognized expert in the care of people with disabilities, was the catalyst behind what is now the Westchester Institute for Human Developme...

Donate a toy, leave with a free pop! Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage is ringing in the season of giving through the launch of its donation drive with Toys for Tots. The flagship Chicago-based restaurant will participate in the Toys for Tots’ initiative, delivering hope to less fortunate children. To donate, customers can bring toys to the Chicago rest...

Even 20 years later, Dr. Patrick Angelo struggles to explain the freezing February night when he felt a command to get into his car and drive downtown to go feed and warm the homeless. He didn’t know his way around downtown Chicago. But after making some random turns, he arrived at a homeless encampment on Lower Wacker Drive, where he had never bee...

Sons & Daughters Of Italy is holding a drive-up and drop off food collection to benefit the St. Thomas More food pantry. The food collection will be held Saturday between 9 am and 1 pm at St. Thomas Church, 12 Hollywood Avenue, Fairfield. President of Sons & Daughters of Italy, Dan Scirica, said that giving back to communities is one of the reasons...