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“Buongiorno” or Good Morning in Italian! Do the names Padroni, Baseggio, Guenzi, Rizzolo, DeSoto and Campanella sound familiar? These are just a few of the familiar family names of Italian immigrants that made their way to Logan County during the past 120 years. Many of these immigrants not only helped to settle the northeast Colorado plains, but t...

The presentation will provide an overview of  the thousands of items of scientific and medical evidence that has been acquired from the Shroud of Turin to date. The presenter will further discuss millions and billions of unfakable items of scientific evidence that could also be acquired if the Shroud was tested at the atomic and molecular levels.  ...

The angelic voices of the Sistine Chapel Choir have garnered critical acclaim and recognition as they travel and perform around the globe. Through its liturgical music, the Choir communicates a message of peace and closeness among people, even if they are of other faiths or other religious confessions. “The Sistine Chapel Choir is delighted and hon...

Growing up in Florence, Italy, Nada Vergili was just steps away from some of the world’s most iconic spots—and had a front-row seat to a lifestyle overworked and stressed-out Americans want more of. Now her Charlotte-based tour company, Nada’s Italy, located in the heart of Dilworth, is all about sharing that way of life, “la dolce vita,” with peop...

For the third time, Michael Di Lauro has brought one of his interesting documentaries to St. Louis for viewing. The documentaries have been shown at the Missouri History Museum, once at Rose of the Hill and this time at the Browning Hall Auditorium at Webster University on February 2. This last time, he was sponsored by CIAO St. Louis and the Webst...

An annual benefit event showcasing food, wine and spirits will salute all things Italian. Michael Rodgers, executive chef of Maggiano’s Little Italy at the Denver Pavilions, will prepare a special menu for the VIP luncheon at Edesia, scheduled for April 8 at the Wine Country Inn, located at 777 Grande River Drive in Palisade. The VIP luncheon is se...

Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 pm. Co-presented with the Italian Cultural Center Minneapolis/St Paul. MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART - 2400 Third Avenue South - Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404. Presenter: Patricia Fortini Brown Thoughts of Venice conjure up a city surrounded by water, as depicted in Jacopo de Barbari’s woodcut map of 1500, one of Mia’s trea...

US Senate candidate Tony Monetti will be visiting West Plains on April 2.The Republican Senate candidate will be at the West Plains Civic Center from 6-8 pm that day. The conservative Republican will be discussing his platform and goals if elected to the US Senate. The eldest son of Italian immigrants, Monetti graduated the Air Force Academy and fl...

The parish hall of St. Ann’s Church was comfortably full of people on March 17. Parishioners and members of several nearby non-Catholic Christian churches gathered to celebrate, no, not St. Patrick’s Day, although the “wearin’ of the green” was seen on many there. St. Ann’s was celebrating St. Joseph’s Day a bit early. The centerpiece of the celebr...

Cari Amici della Comunita' degli Italiani - St Louis, finalmente ci riuniamo a Pan d’Olive per la prima volta quest’anno avendo rimpiazzato la nostra riunione di Febbraio con il riuscitissimo Carnevale Veneziano della, e per la, Comunità degli Italiani - St. Louis, al ristorante Cielo con Chef Gian Nicola Colucci.Questo 4 aprile siamo felici di pre...

On a July day in 1908, 17-year-old Carmine Thomas Simplegio Pitera set sail for America, joining his brothers and a wave of Italian immigrants. His arrival in a new country called for a new name, at least in the eyes of immigration officials at Ellis Island: Carl Pedro. Pedro started a small shoe-repair shop that grew with time, evolving into a dow...

Hundreds of Four-Staters came out to small-town Scammon, Kansas this afternoon to get some authentic Italian food. Saint Bridget's Church held its annual Italian dinner. For $15 folks could get spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, polenta and much more. All the money raised from the dinner will go towards the church's charity programs and general fund...