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Western Reserve Historical Society Welcomes Guests to New Cleveland History Center in University Circle

January 2019 |
Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) is pleased to announce the completion of Phase II of a Master Plan to transform the grounds of the Cleveland History Center, WRHS’s main campus and headquarters in University Circle, Cleveland. The...
Local News > Youngstown

Early Italian Leaders in Youngstown: A Series in Four Parts

December 2018 |
L’Italia intesa come nazione aveva da poco compiuto 12 anni quando i primi immigrati italiani arrivarono nella valle di Mahoning. Questi pionieri fecero sbarco a Castle Garden, New York e nella primavera del 1873 si trovarono a lavorare nelle...
Local News > Cleveland

Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de' Medici's Valois Tapestries

December 2018 |
Cleveland Museum of Art - Through January 21, 2019 On view for the first time in North America, the recently restored “Valois Tapestries,” a unique set of 16th-century hangings, are unveiled in this exhibition. These fascinating and enigmatic...

Saving History - Rosemary Rosaria Del Balso Colarochio’s First Communion Veil

December 2018 |
Among the most important rites celebrated by Catholics is the First Communion. This is when a child usually around the age of 7 or 8 accepts the body and blood of Christ symbolized in the Eucharist for the first time. Special attire is required for...
Local News > Pittsburgh

In Calabria, Italy a Pittsburgh-born Rabbi and a Local Catholic Priest Offer an Interfaith Memorial Service for Jews Murdered in Pittsburgh

December 2018 |
On Saturday evening, November 3, 2018, exactly one week following the brutal attack on American Jews, a tiny village in the mountains of Calabria, Italy, Serrastretta, offered an interfaith memorial service to honor the dead and to speak in a...
Local News > Cleveland

Parliamo italiano!

December 2018 |
The Independence Civic Center and the NOIA Foundation Cultural Committee are pleased to offer Italian Language Classes. This 8-week, 90-minute, Wednesday evening course is designed for individuals with rudimental or little knowledge of Italian or...

Sandy Pianalto, former President & CEO of the U.S. Federal Reserve System's Fourth District

November 2018 |
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Sandy Pianalto, former President & CEO of the U.S. Federal Reserve System's Fourth District, headquartered here in Cleveland. Sandy was born in Valli Del Pasubio, a small town in the Veneto...

Joseph Mandato, a "Doughboy" from Collinwood

November 2018 |
A photograph of Joseph (Giuseppe) Mandato in his WWI Army uniform hangs prominently on the second floor of the Highland Heights home of his daughter Victoria Mandato Thomas. It is placed so that Victoria can see her father every night before going...

2018 Cleveland Italian Heritage Month Honorees

October 2018 |
In celebration of Italian Heritage Month in the city of Cleveland, the Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee is proud to honor the following outstanding Italian Americans for their contributions and service to our community. Tom Cirincione...
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