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Little Italy’s Columbus Day Parade

November 2016 |
A record number 121 units performed before a record crowd at Cleveland's Little Italy’s Columbus Day Parade on Monday, October 10. Leading the bands, politicos, Italian lodges, and clubs were Cleveland’s very own Mayor Frank Jackson and...
Local News > Cleveland

Saving history: Professor Pietro Oddo and the Verdi Italian Band

November 2016 |
The Italian Banda, a band comprised mostly of brass instruments, can be traced back in Italy to the early 19th century. It has its roots in the military band tradition. The bande brought opera and classical music to those who could not afford to...
Local News > Cleveland

Letter from Mayor Frank Jackson

October 2016 |
As Mayor and as a man of Italian descent, I am proud to celebrate Italian American Heritage Month in Cleveland. Italian Americans build upon the diversity of our city in all areas from history and art to education and economic development. Since...
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Saving history: Last Year in the Past

October 2016 |
Each year a number of activities are undertaken through efforts of the Western Reserve Historical Society and by me as Curator for Italian American History to save the history of our Italian American community. While some of those activities are...
Local News > Youngstown

The First Italians in Trumbull County, Ohio

October 2016 |
Nel numero del 5 marzo 1857, il Portage Sentinel annunciò la scoperta di un fossile sul terreno di una fattoria che sarebbe poco dopo diventato il villaggio di Coalburg, nella Contea di Trumbull. La scoperta fu del tutto accidentale,...
Local News > Cleveland

Author to Speak about Relationship of Italian American Fathers and Daughters at IAWN Event

October 2016 |
Benvenuta! is an annual networking event hosted by the Italian American Women’s Network. They have a special evening planned for this year at The Music Box Supper Club on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m.  The IAWN has reserved the Rusty...
Local News > Cleveland

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church-East: The Fire of June 13, 1949

October 2016 |
Note:  Parts of this story were written by Daniel LaVigne from his personal recollections. It includes excerpts from articles in the Universe Bulletin and Cleveland News. Story edited by Pamela Dorazio Dean.“As a kid of six-years-old and...

Fr. Jim Ragnoni

October 2016 |
I was very fortunate to know Father Jim for some 40 years, but I got to know him especially well the last 20 years due to our affiliation with the Italian American Professional & Businessmen's Club (IAPBC). He was the Chaplain of our club. I...

NIAF Anniversary Gala Weekend

October 2016 |
At the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), every month is Italian American heritage month, but October in particular holds a special place in the Foundation’s heart as it is the month of the annual NIAF Anniversary Gala Weekend. For...
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