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Family, friends and longtime customers are remembering a legendary Dubuque business owner. Mario Bertolini, 73, owned Mario's Italian Restaurant in downtown Dubuque. He died Wednesday evening. With recipes straight from Italy, Mario's Italian restaurant has been a mainstay in Dubuque for almost 40 years. "Word of mouth I think. A lot of people know...

Cav. Vitale will speak about the founding of Ciao St. Louis and will give us an inside look at its current activities. This new endeavor is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the sharing and preservation of Italian heritage through the sponsoring and/or support of Italian-American events in our community.   Ciao St. Louis also serves a media outl...

As Pat Venditte looked on from the shade, his bocce team, the Venditte Girls, gave the team from Sons of Italy a run for their money. A flick of the wrist, a gentle toss and then the slow roll of a ball down a carpeted court on Omaha’s riverfront. First a Venditte Girl, then a Son of Italy and back and forth, in the game that is a mix of croquet...

"Dear Vic," I had typed in a letter dated January 15, 2016. "It was nice to visit with you on the phone today, on this frigid, bone-chilling day ... I can't believe the postal service couldn't deliver the card to you because of 'insufficient address'! Buffetta is a Mountain Iron name if I ever heard one... And I still love the story about you tell...

The smell of homemade pizza, cannolis and cheesecake will waft through the southeast side of downtown Friday and Saturday. Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 520 Stevens St., is hosting its annual Italian Street Festival. It’s billed as Indianapolis’ most-attended church festival. This year’s event runs from 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and including mu...

Thursday night marks the start of the 93rd Santa Lucia Festival in Omaha, a four-day celebration. For festival-goers, the heat and humidity will be a concern this weekend as temperatures are expected to climb well into the 90s with heat indicies around the triple digits. Thursday morning, organizers were out finishing set up at the Lewis and Clark...

A national tomato growers supply company honors a Missouri Advanced Master Gardener this spring by selling tomato seeds she saved for decades. On the cover of its 2017 catalog, the Tomato Growers Supply Co. features “Mrs. Maxwell’s Big Italian,” an heirloom beefsteak tomato prized for its flavor. The dark pink tomato is the result of seed-saving by...

When: Sunday, June 18, 2017 3:00 - Where: Powell Hall, 718 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103 Sinatra: 100 Years and Beyond is a celebration of the life and music of the twentieth century’s most remarkable singers of the Great American Songbook – a star of radio, television, movies and countless live performances throughout the world. Join the STL S...

La Comunità siciliana di Saint Louis ha dimostrato grande operosità e impegno nel raccogliere i fondi da inviare alla cittadina di Amatrice, recentemente colpita da un tremendo terremoto, che ha prodotto morte e distruzione. La capacità di attivarsi e coinvolgere i Consiglieri del Comites, i tanti Clubs italiani e con l'importante collaborazione de...

St Ambrose (Italian Neighborhood Church)  parish will celebrate Msgr. Bommarito’s 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood on Sunday, June 11. The 11 am Mass will be celebrated in his honor, followed by a reception in the parish hall. All are invited and welcome to attend. Sunday June 11 11 AM CDT. Saint Ambrose Church - 5130 Wilson Ave, Sa...

How many meatballs and cannolis can you eat? Just imagine sitting down in front of a platter of a couple dozen meatballs. How about a dessert tray filled with cannolis? That’s right my friends, we’re talking about a meatball and cannoli eating contest right here in Kansas City. One of Kansas City’s favorite festivals, Festa Italiana, the celebratio...

The Italian American Veterans of Luzerne County held their annual Memorial Day ceremony Sunday at the Independent Italian Cemetery on Stites Street in West Wyoming. Other Memorial Day events planned for today include: • Plains Twp. will hold its annual ceremony at 8 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Maffett and River streets, Plains Twp. The Plains A...