Video: https://youtu.be/ZKtN6pMhTwE or https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=960258314470622 October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

Will Oct. 12 be Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples' Day in Oakland County? That might depend on who you ask. The Oakland County Board of Commissioners, in an 11-10 vote Wednesday, approved a resolution making Oct. 12 Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which celebrates Native American people and their culture. That’s the day normally reserved for honoring the...

Mission Point’s fine-dining Italian restaurant Chianti is set to open for the season this weekend under the direction of the resort’s new executive chef, Adrian Diday. The late-season opening means fall travelers will be able to make reservations for a specially-curated, five-course prix fixe menu. Some of the options include oysters, zucchini frit...

Congratulations to Rose Carmel Goddard and Miranda Manzo, winners of this year’s FADM Merit Scholarship.  Each of these exceptional young women received $1000 to pursue her studies. Rose Carmel is a University of Michigan Senior majoring in Movement Science in the School of Kinesiology. She is the daughter of Michael and Catherine (Calvano) Goddard...

It’s been three months since the Vincenzis moved to Hillsdale and their home has been a revolving door ever since.  Hospitality is the Vincenzi family speciality. On a typical evening, that means lime cheesecake and fresh pasta are on the table for their guests. Dr. Anna Vincenzi, a new assistant professor of history, will teach Western and America...

The 2020 Sant’ Ippolito Festival has been canceled, according to the Sant’ Ippolito Society website. The Diocese of Lansing, Sts. James, Cornelius, and Cyprian Church as well as the festival committee were concerned about public health and safety risks. There will be a Mass celebrating the Feast Day of Sant’ Ippolito on Thursday, August 13 at 5:30...

This story begins, as so many do these days, on Twitter. Last May, Nicole Tersigni, a Detroit-based writer, logged onto the social media platform at the end of a long day. She was tired and frazzled from looking after her 8-year-old daughter, who was home sick at the time. “So I go online just to kind of scroll through Twitter and zone out for a li...

Bella Notte Ristorante was born out a desire for restaurant ownership when it opened in November 2001. Annette Walker runs the business at 137 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson, but her husband, Gregory Walker, provided the Italian heritage. Gregory Walker’s grandfather and grandmother immigrated to the United States from Italy through Ellis Island in 19...

His family is Italian and he’s from Chicago. Now he’s brought his homemade Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich family recipe to Metro Detroit. We tried the food at Matt & Mo’s Italian Beef in Hazel Park to see if it’s as good as a place we crave when we go to Chicago, Portillo’s. The food stand is located inside Doug’s Delight Ice Cream Shop at 241...

Though its name and location both recall a heavy industrial past, Milwaukee Caffe in a former automotive manufacturing neighborhood in Detroit is all about executing the finer details of coffee from within a small but welcoming space. From co-owners Carlo Liburdi and Ashley Davidson, the small shop opened last month in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction...