Italian community center

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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.

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Milwaukee Talks: Festa Italiana co-chair Dean Cannestra

Published July 20, 2017

We talked to Dean Cannestra, president of the Italian Community Center - for which Festa is an annual fundraiser - and chair of Festa Italiana, about this year's event, running July 21-23, and about the traditions of Festa Italiana in Milwaukee.

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Upgrades to Italian Community Center honor the past while looking to future

Published June 14, 2017

Significant upgrades are in the works for the Italian Community Center, an entity which has only seen minor renovations since opening in 1990. This year will see upgrades to the ICC's meeting rooms, ballroom and Festa Hall, with future improvements planned for Cafe La Scala and the adjoining courtyard.

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When a secret stops being a secret

Published Dec. 15, 2016

When the desire to keep something a secret meets journalists trying to find out that secret, there is a confluence of competing events. The organization wants to release the information on its own time. The journalists want to get it first.

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ICC membership votes to sell 1.8-acre parcel to Milwaukee Ballet

Published Dec. 9, 2016

On Thursday night, 86 percent of the membership in attendance at the Italian Community Center voted to sell a 1.8-acre parcel of the center's parking lots in the Third Ward, adjacent to Summerfest, to the Milwaukee Ballet for $2.4 million.

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A Taste of Italy slated for April 17

Published April 8, 2016

Get a taste of Italy - including favorites like arancini and calimari - while supporting the work of the Italian Community Center on Sunday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.