It was a night of Italian food as Hope Hall School hosted a fundraiser to benefit its School Scholarship Program.   The second annual Taste of Italy dinner benefit was held at the Italian-American Sports Club.Participants paid $40to enjoy Italian cuisine like eggplant parmesan and chicken marsala. A chinese raffle, 50/50 drawing and Italian...

by Kerry Feltner   A new restaurant has opened at the Rochester Public Market. Fiorella is a casual Italian eatery that focuses on sustainable cuisine, with Gino Ruggiero as its chef. He worked as the head chef at Restaurant 2Vine for more than a decade, has co-authored a cook book and won awards from Best Chefs America in both 2013 and...

by Sean Dobbin   Bishop Salvatore Matano will approach the door of Sacred Heart Cathedral on Jan. 2 and knock three times on the door. Bishop Robert Cunningham will open it.   The symbolic gesture will mark the beginning of two days of worship to install Matano as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Rochester. The Jan. 2 solemn vespers...

Si informano i connazionali che il 10 e l'11 maggio 2013 è prevista una missione consolare a Rochester per la raccolta delle impronte digitali per il rilascio dei nuovi passaporti biometrici con l'obiettivo di agevolare l'ottenimento del passaporto da parte dei connazionali residenti nelle aree più distanti da Manhattan. Tutti i connazionali inter...

The Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank DiMino Way, Rochester, will hold an Elvis birthday show at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 and a Rat Pack impersonation performance at 7 p.m. Feb. 20. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door for the Elvis Birthday Show with Patrick Johnson and $25 in advance or $30 at the door for the Rat Pack, which features F...

by Justin Fanizzi   Sharing a sense of community is important to the Italian American Community Center of the Greater Rochester Area. That's one reason the center, located in Gates, enjoys hosting its luncheon for members — and for the public.   The IACC Luncheon, currently in its eighth year, aims to provide delicious food and g...

If you think teenagers left alone in a basement with keyboards, a drum set, guitars and a sound system could spell trouble, just wait 30 or 40 years. What you might end up with is Franco Gallelli & Friends.   The five west-side musicians — Gallelli of Gates, bassist Lino Presutti of Hilton, and drummer Gino Romantini, keyboardist/ba...

New facilities and equipment investments drive LiDestri Foods' operations in Rochester, NY, and Fresno, CA. Last year, LiDestri also made a major investment in its Fresno, CA, plant by becoming as Davis believes "the first in North America" to be able to fill and package low-acid, retorted, spouted pouches using robotic retort loading and unlo...

The Rochester Lancers have a new look for their home and away player jerseys. The team will be wearing custom Eletto brand kits with a traditional look of the original Lancers teams. The teams primary home colors will be in blue and the away jerseys will be yellow.   The player jerseys were custom made by Eletto, an Italian soccer apparel br...

  The Italian American Community Center of Rochester will host three musical events to wrap up the summer. On Aug. 19, Rochester native Ernie Capone will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Capone sings music from the 1950s and 60s, including the works of Frank Sinatra and Elvis.   The concert is free and the community center will have food and...