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Nominate an Honoree for 2019 Italian Heritage Month

June 2019 |
The Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee organizes the Opening Ceremony for Italian Heritage Month in Cleveland each year. It is chaired by Pamela Dorazio Dean with Honorary Co-Chairs Mayor Frank Jackson and Councilman Matt Zone. The...

"Opera In The Italian Garden 2019"

June 2019 |
The popular, free concert "Opera in the Italian Garden" will be presented in the beautiful Italian Renaissance Cultural Garden Sunday, July 28, 6 - 7:30 p.m.  The concert highlights two of Italy’s greatest cultural arts, opera and ballet, and...

CIAO! A Unique Italian Experience in Cleveland

May 2019 |
The Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation (NOIA) is thrilled to launch CIAO! – a unique event creating an Italian experience – in Cleveland. CIAO! will be a day-long celebration of Italian culture; kicking-off Italian Heritage Month. Italian...

Successful Benefit for Helping Hands Ministry at Club Molisani Charities

May 2019 |
On March 23, over 150 people gathered at the Club Molisani Charities hall in Wickliffe, OH to play bocce, bid on prizes and participate in a $5 side board to raise money to benefit Helping Hands Ministry of St. Paschal Baylon Church in Highland...

29th Annual Italian Heritage Club of Benedictine High School

April 2019 |
The Italian Heritage Club of Benedictine High School announces its 29th Annual Festa to be held in the Benedictine High School cafeteria on Saturday, April 27, 2019. From 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. attendees will enjoy dinner, dancing and music. All...

Italian Language Lessons at WRHS

April 2019 |
The Cleveland History Center, in collaboration with NOIA Foundation is pleased to continue offering a series of Basic and Intermediate Italian Language classes taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching...

To Be or Not to Be an Italian Citizen: This is THE Question!

March 2019 |
NOIA Foundation and Western Reserve Historical Society hosted a presentation on recognition of Italian citizenship for individuals of Italian descent born in the United States. Despite an unusually brutal cold that gripped Cleveland for a few days...
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John S. Gentile (Salvatore Gentili) - Successful Restaurateur and Importer

March 2019 |
I primi italiani ad insediarsi nella valle del Mahoning arrivarono durante la guerra del carbone del 1873, quando 7.500 minatori in sciopero furono rimpazziati da immigrati italiani e afroamericani della Virginia portati dai proprietari delle...

James J. Malatesta Celebrates 100 Years

March 2019 |
By the grace of God, James Malatesta will turn 100-years-old on March 30, 2019. Jim was born in Syracuse, NY and moved to Cleveland’s Little Italy in 1924 at the age of 5. He is the oldest living graduate of Murray Hill School. Jim and his wife,...
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