Mario Andretti became the Mario Andretti of legend on May 30, 1969. That’s the day he won his first and only Indianapolis 500 in commanding fashion, defeating second-place Dan Gurney by nearly two laps. He never took the checkered flag at The Brickyard again, but had an epic driving career that stretched into the 1990s. It included a Formula 1 cham...

Sofia Carozza, of South Bend, has been named valedictorian of the 2019 University of Notre Dame graduating class. She is a 2015 graduate of Saint Joseph’s High School in South Bend. Carozza will present the valedictory address during the May 19 commencement ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium. She is a neuroscience and behavior major in the College o...

To our memory, we don't think that it ever existed in any world-class sports competition a dominion equal to that for years exercised by the Dallara, Italian excellence, in the Indianapolis 500, the more than a hundred years old mythical car race, the most famous in the world in the collective imagination of insiders, enthusiasts or just curious. T...

For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt of vacationing on the beautiful island of Capri just off the coast of Italy; the gorgeous beaches, the rugged landscape, and of course the Italian cuisine all scream vacation to me.  I’m probably a few years (probably more like 20) from making this dream a reality, so in the meantime I can visit Capri righ...

Italian film writer and director Wilma Labate will speak at the IU Cinema starting Wednesday, accompanying screenings of her films. The visit is part of the cinema’s 10th annual “New Trends in Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema” series. The series is organized by the IU Department of French and Italian. Labate made her first film “Ambrogio” in...

Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.. Schrott Center for the Arts (Butler University) - 610 W 46th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7.50 for children and students with a Butler ID. They can be purchased in person at the Clowes Memorial Hall Box Office or online. Butler Opera Theatre is prese...

Enjoy the local premieres of SEVEN recent, critically-acclaimed Italian films at the 2019 Italian Film Festival USA of Indianapolis. Cristiana Thielmann, Italian Instructor, DePauw University and Indy Italian, shares the details: Indianapolis Italian Film Festival, April 5 – 20, Lilly Auditorium at IUPUI - 755 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 4620...

The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana Bocce Committee invites you to enter a team for an 8-week bocce ball schedule. League play begins April 1/2 through May 20/21. Games will be held in Lacy Park, at Greer & McCarty Streets. - Please provide a second night preference, if applicable. - If your requested evening is filled, we will look to your 2nd...

A massive feast is underway in Mishawaka to honor St. Joseph. St. Monica's Catholic Church is hosting two dinners to feed the community. The church expected hundreds of people to come grab a plate. So many people they needed two different dinners to fit everyone. With that many people, it took a lot of cooking. People joke that Italians cook enough...

Art Angotti, who was known in Indianapolis as the "ultimate entrepreneur" and worked to bring a Major League Baseball team to the city in 1985, has died after a 10-month battle with cancer. He was 74. Angotti for years led Artistic Media Partners, which at one time owned as many as 20 radio stations. But he was, perhaps, best known as the man who r...