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July 2020 |
Weekends got a little sweeter for Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood this summer. A new food cart, Mount Granita, will serve up Italian ice in the neighborhood every weekend, Thursdays through Sundays, according to a press release. The new...

Carl J. Matt June 27, 1933 – June 4, 2020

July 2020 |
Carl J. Matt of Jeannette, PA passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the age of 86. He was born June 27, 1933, in Jeannette, a son of the late Carl and Anna Mento Matt. Carl was a veteran of the Korean War having served with the U.S. Army. He was...

Rev. Fr. Arcangelo Manzi, O. De M. September 19, 1938 – April 21, 2020

July 2020 |
The Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy mourns the loss of a dear Friar, Father Arcangelo Manzi, O. de M., who entered into eternal life on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 after being infected with the Covid-19 virus. Father Manzi died in Marymount...

Cleveland's Italian Cultural Garden Open For the Summer

July 2020 |
Beautiful weather in early June brought out a great group of volunteers who donated their time getting the Italian Cultural Garden in shape for summer. Preparing the Italian Garden, dedicated in 1930, is a large, annual undertaking involving...

Feast of the Assumption in Cleveland's Little Italy Cancelled Due to COVID-19

July 2020 |
Add the Feast of the Assumption, a summertime favorite on the Cleveland festival circuit that draws thousands to Little Italy, to the list of events that won't happen this year because of the pandemic. In a joint statement with Fr. Joseph Previte...

Local Chef Cooks Online With a Fun Twist

June 2020 |
Local chef Anthony Quagliata of Artisan Anthony’s and AQAmarketing put a little spin on the popular cooking how-to videos many chefs have been posting on social media throughout quarantine. He introduced his followers to Daddy Daughter Dinners. In...

From the Tomato Fields to the Air Waves and Back Again

June 2020 |
Not too long ago, Paul Guglielmo was best known as “Pauly” the co-host and producer of the Brother Wease Radio Show on 95.1 WAIO in Rochester, NY. Paul’s love for radio started at a young age. While studying at John Carroll University, he began...

Local Teachers are Superheroes Too

June 2020 |
Resilience and determination are well-known qualities of Italian Americans. Since the late 1800s when millions of Italians left behind everything they knew and embarked on a journey to America in search of the “American Dream,” Italians have proven...

Pioneer Women of the Cleveland Public Library

May 2020 |
While doing some research through the Cleveland Public Library on my great-aunt Minnie Monti and her involvement with the early history of the library, I stumbled across some very interesting information on her mother, May MacDaniel Sweet. May...
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