La Finestra (The Window)

A window into the Italian-American community.

Thanksgiving: The History??

THANKSGIVING AT PLYMOUTH In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers—an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their faith and other individuals lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World. After a treacherous and uncomfortable crossing that lasted 66 days, they dropped anchor near the tip of Cape Cod, far north of their intended destination at the mouth of the Hudson River. One month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay, where the Pilgrims, as they are now commonly known, began the work of establishing a village at Plymouth. Throughout that first bru

Thank you, Sun Theater.

The IAC of Lansing would like to say "thank you" to Mr. Chuck Pantera, owner of the Sun Theater in Grand Ledge, for hosting the IAC of Lansing and for showing the Italian comedy movie "Johnny Stecchino, featuring Roberto Benigni. Admission to the movie was free and donations were accepted for the Italian earthquake relief. A great time was had by all. Thank you.

COMITES (Comitato Italiani all'Estero)

The Comitati degli Italiani residenti all'estero (COMITES) of Detroit, held its Board Meeting on Saturday, November 12th, at the COMITES' Office located in Shelby Township. Many agenda items were discussed regarding culture, Italian language, and many other topics that affect Italian citizens who live in North America. COMITES of Detroit represents the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. A very important item that was discussed is the Referendum vote to be held on December 4, 2016. Though COMITES does not have a position on how you should vote, it strongly encourages that those eligible make certain to VOTE! It is your right. To obtain additional information on the

Hurrah...New Website!

Introducing the Italian-American Club of Lansing's new website with tid-bits of interest.

Exciting Updates!

The IAC of Lansing held their monthly Board meeting and all Board Members were excited about the new website. Thank you to Gino and Boni Federici for their extensive work on creating the new interactive webiste. Also discussed, were two upcoming events - The Italian movie "Johnny Stecchino" on November 20th, at 12:30 p.m., at the Sun Theatre in Grand Ledge, free admission. On the December 4th, the IAC will host it's Annual Christmas Party, at Guerrazzi's Restaurant, from 1 - 4 p.m., with a possible visit from Santa Claus. An extensive lunch menu of pasta, chicken, and salad. A nominal fee applies. Bring your family! The IAC of Lansing holds their monthly Board Meetings on the first Thursday

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