Author: Daniele Fioretti

From “We the Italians”: Rocky Colavito’s Statue Unveiled

A statue in honor of Rocky Colavito, a sport legend in Cleveland, has been unveiled in Tony Brush Park in Cleveland’s Little Italy and Rocky himself participated in the ceremony. Please follow this link to read the article:

Italian Fall Festa in Dayton, Sept. 10-12, 2021

The Italian Fall Festa is one of the most important Italian events in the Dayton area; it takes place every year the weekend after Labor Day with food, dance, and traditional Italian music. It is a great opportunity to get together and celebrate the Italian heritage. The schedule is: Friday Carryout Lunch, Sept 10, 2021,…
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“Martin Eden” by Pietro Marcello on August 26th, Cleveland Italian Film Festival

You do not want to miss the screening that opens the Cleveland Italian Film Festival this year: “MARTIN EDEN ” Drama, Adventure, Romance Thursday, AUG. 26, 7:30 pm Cedar Lee Theater Winner of Italy‚Äôs Oscar garnering 12 wins and 59 nominations this is a truly great film with a riveting story, brilliant acting and beautiful…
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Mary Kovach Interviews Ryan Fisher

We are happy to share the link to Mary Kovach’s interview to Ryan Fisher, Editor In Chief of “Italian America”! Thank you, Mary, for your great work! interview

Family Pictures shared by Joe Geraci

It is with great pleasure that we publish some family pictures shared by Joe Geraci. The first picture was shot in 1908 for the baptism of Joe’s great-uncle, Frank Sansone. Fabiano Sansone (Joe’s maternal grandfather) is holding the baby, and Carl Sansone (the second Joe’s maternal grandfather) is at the right of Fabiano. Guiseppe Geraci…
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Cleveland Italian Film Festival 2021

We are happy to announce that the 2021 Cleveland Italian Festival will take place on August 26, September 2, and September 9, 2021, featuring 3 award winning films from Italy with English subtitles. The screenings will take place at 7:30 pm. All tickets are sold in advance at Thursday, August 26 at 7:30 pm,…
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Mary Kovach Joins the Limelight Network with Her Show: “Rockstar Manager”

Great news! Our friend and contributor Dr. Mary Kovach has joined the Limelight network with her show: “Rockstar Manager”! We are very proud and happy to share the news published on Congratulations, Dr. K! link:

Cleveland Challenge Bocce Tournament, August 27-29, 2021

It is great to see in-person activities happening again! You do not want to miss the Cleveland Challenge Bocce Tournament, which will take place in Wickliffe, OH, at Wickliffe Italian-American Club, 29717 Euclid Ave, Wickliffe OH, 96 teams will compete for more than $20,000 in prize money. Source:

A New Italian American Podcast

We are pleased to announce the creation of a new podcast on Italian American culture, the “Ben V. Marconi Lodge: Order of Sons and Daughters of Italy in America”, available on Google Podcasts. We spoke with the creator of the podcast, Emma K. Coleman, and this is what she said to us. Enjoy! Emma, thank…
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Letters from the Past

It is my pleasure to include in this project some letters exchanged in the 1950s-1960s between members of the family of Annie and Susan Settevendemie. Part of the family was in Ohio, part was in Abruzzo, Italy (Pratola Peligna), but they maintained a strong and affectionate connection over the years. We make these letters available…
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