Sandy's first book, "Cleveland's Little Italy," with Arcadia Publishing is out and available from area bookstores or by ordering below via paypal for $19.99 with FREE shipping in the US and Canada.
From the cover:
"Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood, on the city's east side, developed in the late 19th century, peopled with Italian artisans and craftsmen, many of whom were drawn to jobs carving monuments for the nearby Lake View Cemetery. The compact area relied on the local parish, Holy Rosary; charitable institutions, such as Alta House; and the cohesiveness of the neighborhood to sustain itself. It also produced a number of interesting "favorite sons," including Angelo Vitantonio, the inventor of the pasta machine; championship boxer Tony Brush; and Anthony Celebrezze, Cleveland mayor, federal judge, and Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson."
"The area continued to grow until after World War II, when residents 'graduated' from the old neighborhood to Cleveland's eastern suburbs. During the last twenty years, however, Little Italy has experienced a rebirth and today, the area combines Old World charm with a vibrant art scene, new housing, and a host of popular restaurants."
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