At an official ceremony in Detroit during Italy’s national day celebration on June 2, Novi (MI) resident, Pierette Domenica Simpson, received the esteemed knighthood award which recognizes outstanding expatriates for their efforts in the preservation and promotion of Italy’s prestige abroad.  Ms. Simpson was nominated by the Consul of Italy in Detr...

On June 2, 2023 the Consulate of Italy in Detroit hosted a celebration to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the Republic of Italy.  Consul Allegra Baistrocchi and her staff welcomed almost 500 invited guests to The Eastern, in Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market, an homage to the rich Italian immigrant community of centuries past, with a wink to th...

In Macomb County, there are a bounty of tried-and-true Italian-American restaurants serving classics like meatballs, fettuccine Alfredo, fried calamari and chicken Parmesan. You won't find any of that at Mangiabevi Urban Italian in Sterling Heights. Instead, owners Stefano Pecoraro and Mauro Querio are bringing a taste of modern Italy to the east s...

On May 18th, B.Energy hosted a delegation led by Professor John Taylor and seventeen students from Wayne State University of Detroit (MI) School of Business, Global Supply Chain Department. The visit to B.Energy gave them a complete overview of the industrial production cycle by analyzing waste management issues and technologies. Particularly inter...

Al passed away on May 14, 2023 at the age of 83. Al is survived by his partner Waltraud (Wally) Prechter and sons Alphonse II and Francesco, along with their wives, Sonya and Kerri respectively, and his grandchildren Steffan, Leonardo and Andrea. He also valued his close relationships with Stephanie Prechter, Paul and Paige Prechter and their daugh...

The Coastal Italian trend is continuing to infiltrate metro Detroit’s dining scene with the spring opening of Aurora Italiana, which aims to draw inspiration from Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Barbat Holdings’s hospitality arm, Prime Concepts Detroit Brands, is in the midst of renovating an 8,500-square-foot space in West Bloomfield that was formerly house...

Today, the prestigious publication Interior Design Magazine hosted the industry’s first Metaverse Architecture and Design Awards (MAD Awards), celebrating all that is design and architecture in a way that was “out of this world” - said Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief. The Consulate of Italy in Detroit was enthusiastic to have been one of the honorees...

Francesca Costa’s name never should have been remembered.  In fact, had it not been for her great-niece’s steadfast and unwavering love, any remembrance of Francesca’s life would have been lost to time — and that’s exactly how the rest of her family wanted it. Italian American author Karen Tintori joins us this week to discuss her 2007 work, “Unto...

Starting this weekend, the Italian Film Festival USA will be back in Metro Detroit for a new edition! Starting this Saturday, April 1, and ending Sunday, April 23, the Italian Film Festival USA will be back in Metro Detroit in its traditional, multi-city, in-person format! We are eager to share with you Italian films on wide screens and get back to...

“The Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony is Sunday, April 23rd at 5 p.m., honoring six distinguished inductees. The first inductee is Patricia Montemurri; she shined a spotlight for the Detroit Free Press. Here is her biography, written by MSU School of Journalism Professor Joe Grimm: As a Detroit-area journalist, including nearly 3...