ICC cancels 2020 Festa Italiana

Published March 31, 2020

The 2020 Festa Italiana, which had already been shortened due to the Democratic National Convention, has now been completely canceled.


Ballet announces groundbreaking for new Third Ward home

Published June 4, 2018

A year and a half after news emerged that the Milwaukee Ballet would build a new dance center on Italian Community Center-owned land in the Third Ward, the arts group is breaking ground on the project.


Festa Italiana and the ICC launch quake relief fund

Published April 8, 2009

To aid relief efforts after the shattering earthquake that rocked Italy's Abruzzo region on Monday, Milwaukee's Festa Italiana and the Italian Community Center (ICC) launched a relief fund to help collect local donations.


ICC hosts 80 works by Sicilian photographer Leone

Published Nov. 10, 2008

A Sicilian native, photographer Giuseppe Leone knows his land and his people. That's what makes the exhibition of his photographs of Sicily so interesting. "Sicily -- Baroque Imagery and Religious Celebrations" opens Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Ave., and runs through the end of the month.


Ciao, Dominic

Published Jan. 29, 2008

I'm saddened to report the passing of attorney Dominic Frinzi, a major figure in the Italian community in Milwaukee for decades.


Immersion schools open doors for kids

Published Oct. 17, 2006

Last week, K4 teacher Analisa Wolter opened up her classroom to visitors. Wolter is the first teacher to lead an Italian immersion class at Milwaukee Public Schools' Victory School on the far South Side.


French ambassador cheers on Les Bleus from Brew City

Published July 5, 2006

The French Ambassador to the United States, Jean-David Levitte, was in Milwaukee today to watch the France/Portugal game at the Alliance Francaise, 1800 E. Capitol Dr. in Shorewood. France won the match, 1-0, in Munich, Germany on a penalty kick by Zinedine Zidane to advance to the final on Sunday.


Jennaro named one of America's best lawyers

Published March 11, 2006

Cook & Franke partner William A. Jennaro, a retired Circuit Court Judge, has been included in the 2006 "Best Lawyers in America." Jennaro was selected for his abilities in the area of mediation and arbitration (Alternative Dispute Resolution).


Italian Community Center hosts Taste of the Vine

Published Jan. 12, 2006

In an effort to keep its Italian hertiage strong in Milwaukee, the Avanti Committee has organized its fourth annual Taste of the Vine wine tasting event to take place at the Italian Community Center on Friday, Jan. 13.


Italian Community Center updates Third Ward ristorante

Published March 22, 2004

The Italian Community Center (ICC) Ristorante plans to renovate its current space by the time Summerfest rolls around this year and, with ICC Board approval, will change the name to Café La Scala.


WisItalia gives culture a leg-up by boosting language

Published June 14, 2003

Al Rolandi is a man with a dream; to integrate Italian language classes in schools across Wisconsin. Armed with a whole bunch of reasons, Rolandi helped create WisItalia in December 2000 and has been changing school curriculums ever since.


Downtown parking for pennies

Published Sept. 12, 2001

According to a June survey, parking rates in America's downtown areas are increasing at a rate well above the national rate of inflation. We don't believe the high-priced hype -- it can be easy and inexpensive to park in downtown Milwaukee. Here's how.