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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...

Italian American Veterans Post 1 (IAV) in Lorain

September 2016 |
On Saturday, October 1, 2016 beginning at noon the Italian American Veterans Post 1 (IAV) located at 4567 Oberlin Avenue in Lorain will host its 8th Festa Italiana. Opening with the IAV Color Guard then Hip to That with Maria DiDonato will...
Local News > Pittsburgh

Century-old Penn Mac Anchors Pittsburgh’s Strip District

September 2016 |
In operation since 1902, the Pennsylvania Macaroni Company is one of Pittsburgh’s oldest retail establishments and one of the area’s best-known Italian specialty stores. A popular shopping destination for locals and out of town...
Local News > Columbus

What’s more Italian than Pizza? Some might say OPERA!

September 2016 |
The annual Columbus Italian Festival will be held on Columbus Day weekend, October 7-9. The festival is presented by and located on the grounds of St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church. The 2016 festival theme, according to general chair...
Local News > Cleveland

Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee Announces 2016 Honorees

September 2016 |
Each year, the Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee, established by Mayor Frank Jackson who is an Honorary Co-Chair along with Councilman Matt Zone, solicits nominations of individuals and businesses in the Italian American community to...
Local News > Cleveland

Italian Ambassador Visits Cleveland History Center

September 2016 |
The recent Republican National Convention brought a lot of different people to Cleveland. In addition to the politicos were dignitaries, namely ambassadors from 70 different countries. Their interest was not only to observe the convention process...
Local News > Cleveland

Italian American Women’s Network to Share Stories and Family Recipes at Alta House

September 2016 |
The 6th annual IAWN Show and Share Potluck is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28 starting at 6 p.m. at the Alta House in Little Italy, 12510 Mayfield Rd. This free event is open to anyone who wishes to share and listen to stories about their Italian...
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