We are Pursuing Our Italian Names Together, Chapter 22. We are also known as and the Italian Family History Club at the Italian Community Center and Milwaukee County Genealogical Society's Italian Area Interest Group. Our next meeting will be April 25, 2015, at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, starting...

Dennis Elert has made his own pasta and pizza sauce for years, usually on weekends or at other times when his job as a commercial welder would allow.   Elert, 60, no longer peers through the dark glass of a welder's helmet. Instead, his days are spent on the road delivering, marketing and urging others to taste what he's been ladling over sp...

Palmen Fiat, a Kenosha, Wisconsin based dealer with a large selection of the Italian automaker's signature hatchbacks, is holding an end of year sale that might just make shoppers think twice about that large sedan they were sold on before.     The deals at Palmen on models ranging from the efficient 2015 Fiat 500 Pop and Fiat 500 Spor...

Think twice before tossing out those really comfy Allen Edmonds, Clarks, Keens, Gabors, Pikolinos, Kois, Chippewas, Durangos or whatever trusty footwear — flip-flops don't count — you've come to love.   The same goes for that weathered leather jacket with its well-worn patina, that purse that goes perfectly with, well, whatever you bought it...

by Daniel Gaitan   Kenosha Unified theater offers a heavy helping of melodrama with "Italian American Reconciliation," an intimate exploration of love, loss and loneliness. There is a 7:30 showing tonight (May 22) and Saturday (May 23) in the school's Black Box Theatre, 3700 Washington Road (Room 150).   "It's a story about relat...

Carroll University's Wind Symphony will join together with 30 Italian musicians from the City Band of Norcia and the City Band of Bevagna to perform an "Italian Serenade." The concert, which also features international maestro Filippo Salemmi, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at Sun Prairie High School. Guest conductor Salemmi will shar...

KENOSHA — The Italian American Society, 2217 52nd St., will celebrate its 89th Columbus Day banquet Oct. 13. State Rep. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, will be the master of ceremonies. Each year the society honors an American of Italian decent whom they feel has attained much success and has brought honor and respect to the Italian heritage.  ...

With its branded product line, a national market, and a few breakthroughs for export sales, BelGioioso Cheese is a model for the future of Wisconsin's cheese and dairy industry. That statement was made by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association executive director John Umhoefer to attendees of the "Cows to Curds to Consumers" field day.   The ev...

By Courtny Gerrish Whether you like Italian beef, Wisconsin style, or a good batch of wings, all are an option for clean dining. Here are this week's Blue Ribbon Award winners. Craving an Italian beef sandwich? BEEF-E's food cart has you covered.   "We would always drive down to Chicago all the time, and we would have to stop at Al's o...

Umberto Davi of Willowbrook, a principal in the Western Springs Law Firm of Umberto S. Davi P.C., was installed as president of the Illinois State Bar Association at the organization's 139th Annual Meeting on June 19 at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis.   "Umberto is not only a lawyer's lawyer, he is a gentleman's gentleman," Il...