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"Sigaro - Per Favore!" (Cigar - Yes!)

February 2017 |
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Mayfield Smoke Shop at 12307 Mayfield Rd. in Cleveland’s historic Little Italy. Owner and Founder Nicole Laurienzo was born within walking distance on Murray Hill. Her full-time love affair with...

Saving history: Literature in the Italian American Collection

February 2017 |
Of interest to the majority of patrons who access the WRHS Italian American Collection are original photographs and documents. Both relate, a lot, to the Italian American community and, because they are original, make a good connection to the past....
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The Old Man

February 2017 |
Vince Guerrieri is a journalist and author in Cleveland. He's “left Youngstown, but has never really escaped it.” He’s written at length about Youngstown for Belt, POLITICO, and Ohio Magazine. Vince Guerrieri è un...

Let's Talk About "Lit"

February 2017 |
For about five years, Connie Sancetta, Italian American Cultural Foundation president and WRHS Council on Italian American History chairperson, has been hosting a small group of people who meet to discuss Italian and Italian American literature....
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D'Agostino & Little Italy's Roman Gardens

February 2017 |
In more recent times, it’s the Trattoria Roman Gardens at 12207 Mayfield Rd. in Little Italy. But, during yesteryears, it was simply Roman Gardens and the food and fame were co-owned and served by the D’Agostino family: Domenic and his...

This White House and The Quagliata's

January 2017 |
The Quagliata family is acclaimed as owners and operators of some of the area’s finest restaurants. The continental awards-winning Giovanni’s Ristorante in Beachwood, Alfredo’s at Holiday Inn Mayfield, Crostatas in Highland...

Memories are Made of This - Fr. Stanley Klasinski, Pastor St. Clare Parish, Lyndhurst, Ohio

January 2017 |
Padre Stanley Klasinski, Pastore di St. Clare Parish, a Lyndhurst, è recentemente tornato a Sant’Agata di Militello per visitare i luoghi di provenienza della madre, emigrata negli Stati Uniti a soli dieci anni. Il racconto del...
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Matt Zone

January 2017 |
Matt Zone, Consigliere Comunale di Cleveland di origine italiana, è stato eletto presidente della Lega Nazionale delle Città (NLC) durante l’ultimo giorno dei lavori del convegno annuale svoltosi a Pittsburgh lo scorso novembre....
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Saving history: Where's the Chef?

January 2017 |
One of my duties as Curator for Italian American History is to assist researchers with inquiries into Italian American history, be it for genealogy, school projects, articles, books, or general interest. I often direct researchers to the resources...
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