The COVID-19 pandemic has canceled the Little Italy Festival for 2020, but that didn't stop students at one local middle school from finding a way to hold the event virtually. Maria Sellers, a teacher at South Vermillion Middle School says the virtual option will let you learn about the history behind the festival.  She says those who visit virtual...

“No race is won until the tape is crossed and I realized that all the time. It’s hard luck, but it’s all in the game. I did my best, and since I’ve lost out, I’m for the man who picked the prize.” – Ralph De Palma after the 1912 Indianapolis 500  Few scenes across the decades of the Indianapolis 500’s history would more greatly move those that witn...

About three years ago, Justin Jones’ love of hospitality and coffee led him to open Georgia Street Grind in downtown Indianapolis. Then, after finding success with what he calls his “proof of concept” at that location, he decided to turn his attention to bringing a new kind of coffee shop to the city: a neighborhood gathering place, inspired by cla...

It’s a statue that has overlooked Mishawaka Avenue for 28 years, but according to some in the area, it only symbolizes racism against the original people who called Michiana home. Central Park's Christopher Columbus statue was installed in the heart of the town in 1992 to celebrate 500 years of modern European exploration (Leif Erikson is accepted...

Frank Conforti of Frankie’s Deli in Oakbrook Terrace and Dr. Tim Fendon of Good Advocate Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove have been friends since childhood. When coronavirus patients began pouring into the hospital’s emergency room, Conforti didn’t hesitate to lend a hand. “The day it started, Tim called me and said, ‘Hey, we’re all working 16-h...

On June 4 the Cedar Grove Chapter of UNICO National awarded their annual scholarships to their recipients at their homes.  They were Taylor Schmey, Stanley Duwal IV and Christopher Schoner.  All three demonstrated outstanding achievements in the classroom, community and school activities.  We'd like to congratulate them as they embark on the next c...

Following the Daytona and Road Atlanta rounds, the 488 Challenge Evos of the North American series will return to the track as scheduled over the weekend of 26 July. The venue will be Indianapolis instead of Laguna Seca as previously planned. However, the latter will play host from 25 to 27 September after the fourth race of the season at COTA from...

INOX Market Service will invest $15 million to establish its North American headquarters in Delaware County, IN, creating up to 101 jobs by the end of 2024. The Padua, Italy-based company, which has operations in Europe, Mexico and India, will launch INOX Market North America (IMNA) and construct and equip a 139,800-square-foot facility in Muncie....

An event that annually draws 40,000 fans of Italian food to the southeast side of Downtown Indianapolis has been postponed. The Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival, which was scheduled for June 12 and 13, is postponed indefinitely due to concerns about COVID-19. Italian Street Festival organizers said in a statement that they will post updates to t...

Tiny Warren, Indiana, population around 1,250, is the home of Golfo di Napoli Dairy, an Italian cheese-making plant with an attached cafe. The plant and cafe are actually outside Warren, and easily accessible from Interstate 69. Just take the Warren exit, 278, go east about a mile and you’re there. But you may think you’ve been transported to the...