An accomplished author and presenter credited with inspiring a new generation of people searching for their ancestry is the recipient of the Indiana Historical Society's (IHS's) 2018 Willard C. Heiss Family History/Genealogy Award.  Carol Faenzi of Indianapolis will be honored at IHS's annual Founders Day dinner on Monday, Nov. 5, at the Eugene and...

As part of an economic development mission to Italy, Indiana has opened a business development office in Milan. During the three-day trip, members of the delegation also met with businesses in Italy's "Motor Valley" to promote collaboration with the state's automotive manufacturing and motorsports industries.During the trip, delegation members join...

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...

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...

The Italian Street Festival of Indianapolis is right around the corner and the chefs are already hard at work. All the action happens in the basement of The Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The festival starts Friday, June 8 and ends Saturday evening, June 9. On the menu: homemade spaghetti sauce, homemade pizza, homemade cannoli, homemade cheesecake,...

Some people say we Italians have three loves in life: God, our families, and good food...and not always in that order! The difficulty comes in finding all three things in the same place...that is, unless you're in Indianapolis. Because here, you always know where to find them! Indianapolis' much-loved and most-attended church festival! Our Lady of...

It's one of the best known street festivals in Indianapolis: the Italian Street Festival! Holy Rosary Catholic Church puts on this summer tradition and people love to come over to check out the food. Kay Feeney-Caito and Lisa Meister joined us on Eyewitness News Sunrise Saturday morning to talk about the festival coming up next weekend - how long i...

Mario Andretti hasn’t raced full-time in IndyCar in 24 years, but if anyone ever asks the racing legend how he’s enjoying retirement, he’ll quickly correct them. “I’m not retired,” he told USA TODAY Sports on Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway while promoting Firestone. “I’m only retired from one phase.” Andretti is an active ambassador for moto...

The Indianapolis 500 is, in the words of the famous Italian writer Alessandro Baricco, truly a “legend”. It has become stuff that dreams are made of for generations of Americans and Italians alike, for more than 100 years, thanks to our common passion for cars and races. The Indy 500 is a tradition and, indeed, a symbol: strongly grounded in realit...

Holy Rosary Catholic Church is pleased to announce the ethnic event of the summer, Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the historic Catholic Church, 520 Stevens Street and surrounding Lacy Park. During the event, the area will transform into an outdoor Italian festival and celebration. The annual summer event is...