A Catholic high school in Wisconsin will not change its name from “Columbus Catholic High School” after a petition from alumni and other members of the community requested the change. But with Columbus statues coming down in cities across the country, one expert says the explorer has been mischaracterized. The Wisconsin petition, which was started...

There are many paths to TikTok fame during coronavirus lock down: reunited families, at-home haircuts, a naked spouse surprising another. Luca Petrogalli has taken a very different route to virality. Petrogalli, 19, is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. These days he has become the big man on campus. In fact, he may be the only...

The Italian Workmen’s Club of Madison has canceled Festa Italia 2020. The festival was scheduled for May 29-31 at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg. The event celebrates Italian and Italian American culture. “The coronavirus has impacted our nation, state and local community.  Cancellation of our event is the responsible thing to do in order to protect...

Are you looking to get your Chicago hot dog and Italian beef fix during the state's "Safer at Home" order? TMJ4 News is committed to highlighting local and essential businesses that need your help. At Martino's Italian Beef on 13th and Layton, a large sign on the front entrance reminds customers they're still open for carryout and parking lot pick-...

First Summerfest gets postponed and now Festa. Organizers broke the news Tuesday that Festa Italiana 2020 will be canceled. The Italian Community Center Board of Directors says it was the most responsible decision to cancel the festival in the midst of the global pandemic that has already closed so many other festivals and businesses. "The coronavi...

Trattoria di Carlo has been open in Oak Creek for 18 years. The restaurant features authentic Italian cuisine. Owner Carlo Pedone says to him, every customer that walks through the door feels like family. Carlo checks in with his own family daily. Some of them live in Italy, and he worries about their safety and health because of the coronavirus pa...

The bi-annual World Championship Cheese Contest Judging took place at Monona Terrace in Madison, WI last week, and seven BelGioioso Cheeses were awarded prestigious honors during the three-day judging event.  With a total of 3,667 entries from 26 nations, the competition was highly competitive, and BelGioioso Cheesemakers succeeded in six different...

Husband and wife Marc and Mary Ann Bellazzini are vegetable farmers, sheep raisers, wine and vinegar makers, cooks, restaurant owners, farm stay hosts and parents to two boys. They do a little bit of everything. “And a whole lot of nothing,” Mary Ann Bellazzini says. What she means is that she and Marc Bellazzini first took the leap into second car...

Sunday, March 15, 2020 -11:30am – 5:30pm. Serb Hall | 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI. Buy Tickets Now! Pasta Fest is a family friendly event featuring a great pasta meal, with sauce from Milwaukee favorite Barbiere’s Italian Inn. Homemade Italian-style all-beef meatballs, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverages round out the meal. There ar...

When Gianni Toffolon started making cheese, it was because he needed a job. He knew after his first batch that making cheese was more than a job. Toffolon considers cheese an art, and it is his lifelong passion. He’d never even heard of Wisconsin when he came from Italy in 1979 to work as a cheesemaker at BelGioioso Cheese in the Green Bay area. Fo...