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Food, fun delights visitors of Addison's Little Italy Fest-West

Published: Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 3:55 p.m. CDT
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Dressed in Venetian costume, Nahin Cano (from left) and Sky Catanzaro, both of Chicago, look at jewelry for sale Aug. 8 at the seventh annual Little Italy Fest-West in Addison.
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Screams abound Aug. 8 from the Freak Out ride at Onesti's Little Italy Fest-West in Addison.
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Nathan Cates, 8 months, of Schaumburg, bounces to the music on the lap of his grandma Peggy Barsella of Addison on Aug. 8 during Onesti's Little Italy Fest-West in Addison.
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Ellen and Bill Nuccio of Addison look over one of the Vespas on display Aug. 8 at the seventh annual Little Italy Fest-West in Addison.
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Frank Placek of Wauconda and Margie Nison of Mundelein dance while the Jack Miuccio Band plays Aug. 8 at Onesti's Little Italy Fest-West in Addison.
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Jack Miuccio (left) sings with his band Aug. 8 at the seventh annual Little Italy Fest-West in Addison.
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Italian statues are part of the ambiance Aug. 8 at Little Italy Fest-West in Addison.

ADDISON – Onesti’s Little Italy Fest-West returned Aug. 7 through 10 for its seventh year in Addison.

The festival in Centennial Park featured homemade food, fireworks, a carnival and Italian entertainers from across the country. One special guest was Deana Martin, Dean Martin’s daughter, who performed Aug. 9 and 10.

In addition to musical entertainment, attendees also enjoyed comedians, juggling and magic at the annual event.

Addison police and firefighters tested their skills with a grape stomp contest Aug. 9, and spectators watched a wresting exhibition Aug. 10.

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