Petition by Silvano D. Orsi -- Little Italy Neighborhood Association. To be delivered to Mark Assini, Gates Town Supervisor, Lovely Warren, Mayor of Rochester, NY, The New York State House, The New York State Senate, and Governor Andrew Cuomo.   Let's collaborate as a community and take bi-partisan action together in 2016, to officially...

The Italian American Community Center will celebrate its 23rd annual Christmas Gala on Dec. 6 in its Grand Ballroom, 150 Frank DiMino Way. The event is open to the public and proceeds from the event will be donated to SIS (Sustain. Inspire. Survive.), an organization committed to improving the quality of life of those battling breast cancer....

Nazareth College's Casa Italiana is teaming up with Italian Cultural Institute in New York City and the University of Rochester's Modern Languages and Cultures to bring film director Fred Kuwornu to Rochester for screenings of his films Inside Buffalo and 18 IUS Soli on January 29 and January 30.   Both screenings are free and open to the pu...

by Greg Livadas Giovanna Taviani, a celebrated Italian film director, will be an artist-in-residence at Rochester Institute of Technology, which sponsored her visit to Rochester to show her film, "Ritorni (Homecomings)," at the High Falls Film Festival.   "Other than being a director, she has created a documentary film festival in Sicily an...

by Jim Mandelaro   Four local women will be honored by the Italian American Community Center this month for their exemplary work in business and the community. The 18th annual Women of the Year dinner will be held on Friday, May 22, in the IACC grand ballroom, at 150 Frank DiMino Way in Gates.   Former radio personality Dee Alexa...

Offering old-school classics made with family-tested and -approved recipes and techniques, Cerame's Italian Villa in Brighton has been in business for 40-plus years.   Upon entering the restaurant in Winton Place Plaza, we were greeted by a dimmed display case, filled with pre-sliced cakes and cannoli and serving as a partition between the b...

This Major Arena Soccer League's Rochester Lancers will hold their annual kick-off dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Italian-American Sports Club, 1250 Buffalo Road in Gates.   It's a chance for fans to meet and mingle with players for the indoor soccer team and its dance team, too. For ticket information, call the Lancers' of...

by Ralph Meranto International Tenor Elio Scaccio comes to Rochester on Friday October 16 at 5:30 pm for an evening of food and music at the Italian American Community Center.   A performing artist since early childhood, the release of his first CD "Lettere D'Amore," in 2010, launched a tour of concert halls, clubs, festivals, TV and radio....

For the 15th consecutive year the Italian American Community Center will feature its Festa Italiana with a variety of programs ranging from international entertainment, great Italian food and activities for young and old. The Festa Italiana will run on July 16, 17 and 18 on the ground of the IACC on Manitou Road in Gates. In pursuit of its mission...

Republican Town Supervisor Mark Assini made it official on Tuesday night: He is running for Congress again next year against longtime Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport. Assini kicked off his campaign at the Italian-American Community Center in Gates. Assini ran against Slaughter in 2014, when he lost to the incumbent by just under 9...