CANTON Scott and Kim Shapiro, the owners of TD's Tailgate Grill at 2236 Tuscarawas St. W, decided earlier this year to split the sports-themed restaurant in half and add a separate Italian restaurant in the newly created space. I attended a soft opening of Cavatelli's Italian Kitchen shortly before its June 2 opening. Invited to order anything off...

by Sam Roberts Frank Palopoli, a chemist whose team of researchers invented Clomid, the world's most widely prescribed fertility drug for women, died on Saturday in Montgomery, Ohio. He was 94. The cause was heart failure, his son Frank said. Over nearly 50 years, millions of women have become pregnant because of the relatively inexpensi...

The Americans of Italian Heritage and the Americans of Italian Heritage Charities Inc. have announced the scholarship program available to student residents of Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula and Cuyahoga counties. Four scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded this year. Scholarships will be awarded within three categories: Green, for a grade-point aver...

The Stark County Fairgrounds was the place to find stromboli on Saturday.If you arrived early enough, it also was the place to check out a Lamborghini sports car and see an authentic Italian marching band. The 28th annual Stark County Italian American Festival wrapped up on Saturday. It offered three days of entertainment centered on the heritage...

Intonarumori: Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners conducted by Luciano Chessa. Presented in collaboration with Consulate of Italy in Detroit and Honorary Consulate of Italy in Cleveland "Today, noise triumphs and reigns supreme over the sensibility of men," Russolo wrote in "The Art of Noises," a Futurist manifesto of 1913. Luigi Russolo (1885 -...

An old Italian saying is: "Once you start something, always finish." This was on full display Sunday as CIAO hosted its 26th annual Italian Pasta Dinner at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center. CIAO, or Charitable Italian American Organization, made sure there was enough of Italy's finest foods for guests to eat, while also trying to...

by Darren Sweeney   It's a restaurant in the heart of Chagrin Falls that promises to treat you like family. M Italian, located at 22 West Orange Street, was created to celebrate the Italian heritage of owner Bret Adams' wife, Michelle.   The restaurant features classic Italian dishes like pasta and salads, along with pizzas cooked in...

The Toledo Opera's new production of Aida, which opened last night in the Valentine Theatre, delivers an impressive balance of spectacle and intimacy, with a Pharaoh's treasury of powerful singing, abundant and convincing drama, and plenty of color and action.   The Valentine stage literally bursts with life from the opening scene to the fin...

The Solon Italian Club has been staying busy this summer, awarding scholarships to local students at the Installation and Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 25, and planning Italian Heritage Night with the Lake County Captains, scheduled for Friday, July 11 at Classic Park in Eastlake.   In early April, the Solon Italian Club Scholarship Commi...

"It's an opera of the now," said director A. Scott Parry. "It's real human beings going through real experiences on stage in real time. It's geared heavily towards entertainment. I would love for people to forget everything they think they know or associate with opera before they attend." "Don Giovanni" is the Italian opera based off the legend of...