Tannin has a new home. Chris Roelofs opened the Italian eatery in Okemos in 2013. He closed the Okemos location in October and reopened the restaurant on Michigan Avenue in Lansing last week.  He said the East Side location offers a more central locale for his customers.  “We were kind of far outside the main population area," he said. "We wanted t...

Virginia Errigo began her passion for being in the bakery business working at Detroit’s Roma Bakery, founded by her father, Hugo Imperi. It was there that she created the bakery's famed pepperoni rolls, said her son, John Errigo. "When she was a little girl, she played with the dough and she used to put pepperoni in it and that's how it started," h...

Long considered the lesser of the two terminals at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in terms of food options, the North Terminal is finally getting some well-deserved updates. Among the latest improvements: a brand new outpost of metro Detroit favorite Cantoro Italian Market Trattoria. The location, which opened in April inside the North Terminal’s pre...

On May 5, Consul Manca attended the “Concert of the Finalists” organized by the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan. This event concluded the Italian Songs and Arias Vocal Competition for Michigan High School Students, which has now reached its 25th edition. The ten young finalists performed in front of a large audience of Italians and Italian-American...

On Friday, June 14th, the Italian car designer Leonardo Fioravanti was presented a Lifetime Design Achievement Award at the EyesOnDesign Car Show event. Fioravanti designed numerous Ferrari’s most iconic models, including the famous Ferrari Daytona, Dino and Berlinetta. Fioravanti, the 7th Italian to receive this remarkable award, was recognized fo...

Barcelona's summer schedule is taking form, and the Blaugrana have secured two friendly matches against the Italian side Napoli with both to take place in the United States. Barça is taking advantage of the Spanish Super Cup change scheduled, which allows them to extend their pre-season, opening space for the games against Napoli set for August 7th...

Phil Martelli is trading his crimson and gray wardrobe for maize and blue. The former Saint Joseph’s coach announced on Twitter Monday that he has accepted an offer to be an assistant men’s basketball coach under Juwan Howard at Michigan. “THE NEXT CHAPTER!!!” Martelli tweeted. “@umuchbbal @JuwanHoward THX to @saintjosephs @A10MBB, Big 5, Philly ho...

Saturday, July 13th -Freedom Hill County Park Sterling Heights 48312 MI. 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.  We are looking for four Italian American idols! The four contestant age groups are: Up to 8 years; 9 to 12 years; 13 to 17 years; 18 and over To enter the contest, please send a clear video, YouTube link o MP3 of either an Italian song or an Italian themed s...

Fiat Chrysler says construction is set to begin immediately on a new $1.6 billion assembly plant on Detroit's east side. A representative of the automaker told state officials Tuesday that vehicles are expected to start rolling off the line at the plant by late 2020. The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved land deals and community benefits agr...

Peter Secchia and Mike Jandernoa will be this year's honorees when the Economic Club of Grand Rapids gathers for its annual dinner May 29, headlined by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. “We are pleased to recognize and honor two extraordinary individuals at our annual dinner event this year,’’ said Lorna Schultz, executive d...