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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...

Learn Italian at the WRHS Cleveland History Center

January 2017 |
The Cleveland History Center is pleased to offer another series of Basic Italian Language Classes taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels in several local...

IAPBC holds 78th annual Viva La Panza fundraiser

January 2017 |
Oltre 660 ospiti hanno partecipato a Viva La Panza, una raccolta fondi per borse di studio a favore di studenti di origine italiana svoltasi lo scorso 26 ottobre. L’impeccabile esecuzione e la generosità dei partecipanti hanno...
Local News > Youngstown

Mary Papaolo Facchini: A Successful Life in the Mahoning Valley Nourished by Strong Italian Roots

January 2017 |
My mother, Maria/Mary, was born in 1931 in Sulmona, Italy during the Great Depression to parents of very modest means. Actually, her life was not much different from that of her parents or even her grandparents. The house had no running water or...
Local News > Columbus

Deana Martin Sings Dino on NEW YEAR’S EVE

December 2016 |
New Year’s Eve brings the daughter of Dean Martin to Columbus, OH. Deana Martin sings Dino and premiers her new album, “Swing Street.” Deana appears with a 17-piece orchestra for a dinner, show and dance. Enjoy original tunes,...

Perrino Builders and Remodeling on the Move

December 2016 |
Perrino Builders and Remodeling è in procinto di trasferirsi dall’attuale sede a Mayfield Heights in un nuovo, molto più ampio spazio espositivo a Chesterland dedicato alla progettazione e alla costruzione di abitazioni e arredo...
Local News > Cleveland

Saving history: Hope Finds Fiorelli

December 2016 |
They called him the “East Side Baritone.” William Angelo Fiorelli was just a teenager when his melodious voice developed and he sang wherever he could in his home town of Cleveland. The son of Charles and Grace Fiorelli, immigrants from...

Adriana Caso and Her Art

November 2016 |
My grandfather came to America from Sicily through Ellis Island in 1925 with his brother and cousin. Later, my grandmother also joined him. He was a metal worker and worked on the railroad. My father was a first generation Italian American...
Local News > Youngstown

Louis Adovasio: He Tamed the Mahoning River!

November 2016 |
Debiti e decessi per infortuni sul lavoro afflissero spesso la vita dei primi immigrati che trovarono un impiego nei cantieri nella valle della contea di Mahoning. Uno di loro, Louis Adovasio, riuscì, invece, a superare i vincoli e le...
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