Local News

"Taranta on the Road" Cleveland Premiere

October 2018 |
Thursday, Oct. 4 - “Taranta on the Road” Cleveland PremiereCapitol Theater. Pre-film dinner: Il Rione 5:30-7 p.m.Amira and Tarek arrive on the coast of Italy and find themselves seeking help with their journey from an Italian band of musicians who...

Learn Italian at the WRHS Cleveland History Center this Fall

October 2018 |
The Western Reserve Historical Society is pleased to announce that Basic II level language classes will be offered again this Fall. Classes will be taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all...

Viva la Panza - An 80-Year Tradition for the Italian American Professional and Businessmen's Club

October 2018 |
Viva la Panza, “hooray for the stomach” or “joy to the belly” according to an article published March 29, 1943 in the Akron Beacon Journal, described the event as a tradition to eat until your knife and fork scream for help! Started a few years...

St. Rocco Church Celebrates Pastor's 25 Years of Service

September 2018 |
St. Rocco’s Roman Catholic Church has celebrated Father James Mayer's 25 years as pastor. Fr. James Mayer has been a part of St. Rocco’s Church since he was young, and he even worked part-time at the church as a teenager. Throughout his years...

Opera in the Italian Garden 2018

September 2018 |
A beautiful evening of grand opera and ballet was offered to the Cleveland public July 29 marking the 10th annual “Opera in the Italian Garden.” An audience of 3,200 people enjoyed performances by the Cleveland Opera and Cleveland Ballet. This free...

Summer Tradition in Northeast Ohio

September 2018 |
In 1906 a group of Italian immigrants built a church in a small part of northeast Ohio. Wanting an Italian-speaking parish, they built a legacy which continues today. Almost 30 years later, Our Lady of Mount Carmel began hosting their Summer...

Celestino Petrarca: A Newspaperman's Fight Against Prejudice

September 2018 |
Dal 1902 al 1938, l’area metropolitana di Youngstown ha vantato un settimanale in lingua italiana, Il Cittadino Italo Americano. Elpidio Buonpane ne avviò la pubblicazione nel 1902 e nel 1920 la vendette all’imprenditore Celestino Petrarca. In soli...

Italian American Heritage Family Picnic

September 2018 |
The Italian American Community of Akron, Summit County and NE Ohio is coming together to celebrate our traditions of faith, family and community. Many have participated in efforts the past couple years to bring the Italian American community of...

Learn Italian at the WRHS Cleveland History Center this Fall

September 2018 |
The Western Reserve Historical Society is pleased to announce that Basic Italian I, Basic Italian II and Intermediate level language classes will be offered again this fall. Classes will be taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with...
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