Gates Supervisor Mark Assini, a Republican, officially announced his candidacy for the 25th Congressional District last night. And in a somewhat subtle way, Democrat Louise Slaughter confirmed she'll be running for re-election.   Just before the start of Assini's 5:30 p.m. announcement at the Italian American Community Center in Gates, Slaug...

It's About Caring for Kids (IACKids) is extremely pleased to announce an annual partnership with the Golisano Children's Hospital & Pediatric Social Work Team. IACKids has pledged an annual commitment of $25,000 to assist families with some of their most basic needs during their child's extended hospitalization at the Golisano Children's Hospit...

The year was 1915, a year after the Great War started. Michael Salamone's great-grandmother Marie LaMonica left Italy as a child with her family and boarded a ship to get to America. The ship was crowded and infested with pests. When she arrived at Ellis Island, she fell ill with a high fever.   Great-Grandma Marie was only a year old at th...

The Galbani Little Italy Festival, a celebration of the Little Italy Neighborhood in Gates, will be held Aug. 12-14 at Gates Memorial Park, 160 Spencerport Road, Rochester. The festival will feature live entertainment will be provided by La Muralla, Mambo Kings, Fever: The Wrath of Polyester, Joey and Maria's First Ever Comedy Wedding, Ignite! and...

Da domani e fino a sabato 11 maggio, un funzionario del Consolato generale d'Italia a New York sarà in missione a Rochester per raccogliere le impronte digitali dei connazionali che abbiano bisogno di un nuovo passaporto.   La missione, sottolinea il Consolato, ha l'obiettivo di agevolare l'ottenimento del passaporto da parte dei connazional...

By Katie Libby If you're opening a restaurant that focuses on fresh and local ingredients, is there a better location than the epicenter for fresh and local in town, the Rochester Public Market? Gino and Allison Ruggiero didn't think so when they opened Fiorella (5 Rochester Public Market), a new, casual, Italian eatery.   Gino worked throu...

by Krista Pilla The Italian Women's Civic Club (IWCC) has been giving scholarships to students at local colleges for the past 90 years. This year was no different, as three St. John Fisher College students are the recipients of the Dante Scholarship. The three recipients are: Dina Berardi, Juliane Barbato (Didas) and Patti VanAuker. The scholarsh...

by David Riley   She had to make a choice. If she had stayed in Italy with my father and me, then she would have lost the right to come to America because she would have been 21 the next year, and no longer a minor.   So she made the choice of leaving my father and me in Italy and coming here to join her family and find work, pretty m...

The Italian American Coalition for Kids is partnering with over a dozen area food and beverage establishments for a holiday fundraiser.   Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit families in need of financial assistance during their child's long term inpatient/outpatient hospitalization. IACK Co-Founder John Butera discussed the fundra...

Downtown Rochester will be holding its first Italian Festival in over 30 years. This information comes to us from The Little Italy Association, Inc. They say that the "Galbani® Little Italy Festival" will take place at the Downtown Festival Site, which is located on Exchange Boulevard, on August 12 and 13 of this year. They say that...