It was good food, good laughs and good conversation Sunday during the 28th annual CIAO Italian Dinner at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. "That's what being Italian's all about," dinner co-chair Terri Crosina Spencer said. "It's a good day to be Italian. Everyone is today."   The dinner has become a Lima institution over the years, with...

The La Macchina Moto Bell Car Show II is scheduled for Sept. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at RiverWoods golf course Akron. There is no admission fee to view the cars. This is an invitation only car show for registered vehicles. The show will include more than 300 antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, exotic cars and custom vehicles.  ...

All 2014 Stark County graduating seniors are eligible to apply for our scholarship. Please visit your High School Guidance Department for details on how to apply. All completed scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2014.   The Stark County Italian-American Foundation was organized with the following objectiv...

  WTI Magazine #46    2014 October, 29Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   I just came back from a couple of very intense weeks in the US, between New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Illinois. I've met several beautiful friends in the Italian American community, I've attended important events, I've had very positive feedbacks about what We t...

  WTI Magazine #51    2015 January, 9Author : Robert Sergio Simon      Translation by:   Of the many traditions that began in Italy and spread throughout the world, one of the most famous is Carnevale. This pre-Lent festival has endured for nearly ten centuries from before the age when Venice ruled commerce throughout the Mediterranean Sea. Toda...

A seguito della riunione straordinaria del 2 marzo a Roma e di quella ordinaria del 12 Settembre in Connecticut, il coordinatore del Ctim Nord America, Vincenzo Arcobelli, ha nominato quattro nuovi responsabili per altrettante circoscrizioni statunitensi. Si tratta, sottolinea Arcobelli, del primo passo da compiere per "dare un seguito all'impegno...

Coming from a restaurant like Two Urban Licks in Atlanta, Michael Serdula had plenty of ideas on how to run a commercial kitchen. That boisterous and beloved big city restaurant is praised for its progressive farm-to-table approach, and Serdula had every intention of establishing a similar program at his new gig up north as opening chef of Pastina....

The Italian American Professional and Businessmen's Club of Akron and Summit County (IAPBC) announced its recent scholarship award winners, who were honored at a luncheon at Todaro's Party Center. Shown below, from left, are students who received $5,000 scholarships: Vincent Di Giacomo, of Green High School; Joe Rizzo, of Walsh Jesuit High School;...

by Leon Bibb   In a little shop in Westlake, Ohio, the hands of Glenn DiMauro seem to never stop. He is surrounded by mountains of shoes of all types. One by one, his hands pick up items which have been on many hundreds of sets of feet.   DiMauro is a cobbler of extraordinary ability. So much so, he has been recognized by the Sho...

Movies are a wonderful way to tell stories, and in the US many millions of people – either of Italian heritage or not – love to be told stories about and from Italy. That is why cinema is one of the most important tool of the promotion of our culture in America. Every year, hundreds of events involve the showing of an Italian movie somewhere in th...