A Columbus Day celebration will be held at Central Park in Mishawaka on Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. The day-long event recognizes Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the new world, and will also be celebrating Italian heritage month. The celebration starts near the Columbus statue in Central Park. Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood is attending the event. There will...

Everyone was at Sunday’s Columbus Day parade — except the Italian explorer’s likeness. The Christopher Columbus statue at South Philadelphia’s Marconi Plaza, the parade’s endpoint, remained enclosed in plywood, thanks to a last-minute decision by a state appeals court to overturn a local judge’s ruling. A fence surrounding the statue was adorned wi...

Si sono riuniti nel tradizionale luogo Continental Avenue Bridge West Dallas Gateway dove si svolge di consueto la celebrazione del Columbus day e l'Italian Festival, i Rappresentanti delle varie Associazioni Italo Americane, assieme al Cons.del Cgie Vincenzo Arcobelli, per una breve conferenza stampa, dove si annuncia per il prossimo anno l'evento...

With none of the controversy that surrounded the Columbus Day celebration in 2020, the local Italian American community in Scotch Plains celebrated its roots in Montazzoli and other cities in Italy. Speakers included former New Jersey Gov. Donald DiFrancesco, a Scotch Plains native who is the descendant of Italian immigrants, Daniela Nizzardo Selli...

Speaking colloquially, those of us who actually read history know that Columbus got a bad rap even unto beheadings in front of city halls, town squares and hamlets across the land. He has been called a racist, a fraud and a misogynist. We are acutely aware that the truth is always the first casualty of missions espoused by the “woke” crowd. In some...

Despite the weather and light rain, there was a modest turnout at the Columbus Day Parade that was held on Saturday in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood. Pittsburgh Steelers great and NFL Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris served as the Grand Marshal. The parade started on Liberty Avenue near West Penn Hospital and continued through Bloomfi...

The Westborough Select Board recently opted not to entertain a motion to schedule and hold a public listening session about a proposal to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. Gathered for a meeting on Sept. 28, the board decided to add the item to their next agenda due to concern over how the proposal, which was unanimously recommended by...

Arguably the most popular people inside the 2021 Columbus Italian Festival on a sun-soaked Saturday afternoon were the two nice ladies sitting just inside the entrance. And it wasn’t only because Mary Bova and Patty Verrilli were the ones selling tickets to get alcohol. With Frank Sinatra tunes playing in the background, the women greeted old frien...

As the federal Columbus Day holiday approaches, a group of Italian Americans in Baltimore are continuing to raise money to build a replica of the Christopher Columbus statue that was torn down and thrown into the Inner Harbor last summer. The replica is almost complete and and should be done by the end of October, said Bill Martin, an organizer of...

More than 6,000 places in the U.S. took their name from Christopher Columbus. There’s Columbus in Ohio (and Indiana and Arkansas and New York and Wisconsin, and many other states), not to mention the District of Columbia. There are streets and avenues and traffic circles and parks, along with lakes and rivers and mountains — defining features of th...