The Nashville Metro Council approved a resolution Tuesday requesting that the second Monday of October, often known as Columbus Day, be recognized as Indigenous Peoples' Day. It came after Mayor Megan Barry earlier this week signed a proclamation declaring the day Indigenous Peoples' Day. The council resolution, adopted by a 26-5 vote, carries no b...

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced Stefano Mezzabotta has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Bridgestone Americas. Stefano will be based in Nashville and will report to Bill Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Bridgestone Americas.  In this role, Mezzabotta will be responsible for leading and overseeing the vision,...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Quattro Eroi Lodge No. 1414, will celebrate Italian Heritage Month with a pasta dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1034 Pond St. The dinner will include all-you-can-eat pasta, meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee and dessert. A cash bar and take-out will also be...

The University of Tennessee at Martin will host Luca Bonomi, president of the Societa Dante Alighieri in Siena, Italy on October 2-5. The Societa Dante Alighieri or the Dante Alighieri Society is a society that promotes Italian culture and language around the world. Today this society is present in more than 60 countries. Bonomi became associated w...

Local restaurateurs Danny and Brittany Alcala are aiming to fill a niche with their new North Chattanooga Italian restaurant called Red Sauce. The duo said they aren’t looking to compete with other local Italian restaurants, such as Boccaccia Ristorante Italiano or Il Primo. Instead, they are looking to bring a new style to town. “This is going to...

Sole Mio's closing and the planned local debut of Gino’s East would be the latest shift on Nashville's dining scene. "Food and beverage operators continue to have very strong interest in Nashville and SoBro is the bullseye for many of these operators," said Austin Benedict, a retail broker at CBRE in Nashville. "I think that Gino's would do great t...

Maryville High School tenth grade students set a record for participation in the DAR Christopher Columbus essay contest with more than 60 students submitting an essay, according to Belva Dawson, contest chairman. Participation certificates were presented to 20 students with the top-rated essays. The winning essay was written by Mason Walk, who rece...

The Nashville Italian Lights Festival will turn its focus to the sky on Aug. 21 for the epic solar eclipse. The festival actually starts on Friday, Aug. 18 at Bicentennial Mall State Park. The four-day event will offer a variety of food, wine, music and traditions. On the day of the eclipse though, the festival will turn its focus to the sky. “So t...

The historic total solar eclipse happening next month will take place during Nashville’s Italian Lights festival. The festival, which features the culture and cuisine of the Italian old country, begins Friday, Aug. 18 and continues through Monday, Aug. 21 at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville. The eclipse takes place tha...

New York Times best-selling author Adriana Trigiani has never forgotten her Appalachian roots. Though some of her stories take place in other cities and states, Trigiani said she always finds a way to incorporate parts of her Southwest Virginia home into everything she writes. “People say to me all the time, ‘How does Appalachia play into this...