For more than 50 years, Labor Day Weekend has been Clinton, Indiana’s "time to shine." That's with the Little Italy Festival. The festival celebrates the Italian immigrants who founded the community. Of course, the amusement rides are a huge draw to the festival for kids and adults alike. But this year, there was a bit of a hiccup in the set-up.  N...

The Italian American Women’s Club of Lake County, Indiana, is seeking women of “Italian heritage or espousal, from ages 16 to 116” to join their organization. The group hosts a dinner meeting on the second Thursday of the month at the Villa Cesare Lodge, 900 Eagle Ridge Dr., Schererville. The next meeting is Sept. 13. “The club’s goals are to have...

After two years of quietly producing impeccable charcuterie behind locked doors and hawking those meats and sandwiches at the Garfield Park Farmers Market, Turchetti’s Salumeria in Fountain Square finally opens its shop to the public. Starting Aug. 24, the part butchery, part café, 1106 Prospect St., will serve food and sell some of its cured meats...

As a result of a collaboration between Indiana University and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, it's now possible to view some of the world's most admired ancient artifacts and sculptures in 3D without traveling overseas. A newly launched website, www.digitalsculpture-uffizi.org, was unveiled Tuesday in a ceremony at the historic Uffizi Galler...

Salute! Cin cin! Cento di questi giorni! Festa Italiana at Villa Cesare in Schererville returns for a second year, and it's been expanded to three days. Highlights include a spaghetti-eating contest, a grape-stomping contest, a bocce ball tournament and lessons in making pasta and throwing pizza dough. Cesare Battisti Lodge #27 will host the eth...

In one of our most moving You Are There exhibits to date, talk to Italian prisoners of war in the chapel they built at Camp Atterbury – their home away from home. In 1943, approximately 3,000 Italian POWs were held at Atterbury during World War II. That it held prisoners of war is surprising to many, but the legacy of this time period lives on as p...

Co-owners Jason Gray and Derick Crumpacker see a fine line in how to offer an upscale dining experience: they want to strike a balance between casual elegance while avoiding the pretension that some may associate with higher-end restaurants. And the pair, along with their CFO Terri Caskill, may have nailed that balance with Giasone’s Ristorante, th...

A sculpture dedicated to immigrants will be erected in downtown Logansport. The Logansport Pharos-Tribune reports that the sculpture will be carved out of white Italian marble, depicting a family of luggage-toting immigrants, including a mother, a father and a child. The 12,000-pound sculpture will stand about 13 feet high in Heritage Park. Money w...

It's a near-100-degree Monday afternoon, and staff members of Muncie's newest fine-dining restaurant are scurrying to bring coolers of wine indoors to keep them chilled.  The wines will be sampled by Yorktown residents Daniel Stackpoole and Summer Hellis, who own the new 21-and-over wine bar and Italian eatery, osteria32. But these tastings are not...

The Cubs or the Yankees?  The Sears (Willis) Tower or the Empire State Building?  The “L” or the Subway?  These are all questions that are sure to get residents of both the Windy City and the Big Apple into a heated argument.  We’re not going to get into any of that since this is a food column, but we are going to dive into another fight-worthy com...