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The fifth annual Festivale Italiano will be Saturday and Italian food and games will be the highlight of festivities at the Liberty Lake Farmers Market during market hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The festival will feature a booth of the Italian American Club of Spokane, Order of Sons of Italy in America Lodge 2172. Professional sausage maker and retailer...

Ciao a tutti! We are honoring our Italian and Italian-American veterans at the Festa Italiana Portland opening ceremonies this year. We need to find Italians who served in the Italian Armed Forces and Italian Americans who served in the American Armed Forces. Please help us get in contact with these special heroes! If you or a friend or a family me...

If you love Italian food and music, you’re in for a treat at Arcosanti’s Italian Night event on July 8. The well-known “urban laboratory,” founded in the 1970s by Paolo Soleri, is the venue for the evening. This Arcosanti tradition celebrates the heritage of Soleri, who was born in Torino, Italy, and features a special meal served outdoors under th...

Their structures are still standing more than 1,500 years after the last centurion snuffed it: now the Romans’ secret of durable marine concrete has finally been cracked. The Roman recipe – a mix of volcanic ash, lime (calcium oxide), seawater and lumps of volcanic rock – held together piers, breakwaters and harbours. Moreover, in contrast to moder...

The path to Third Avenue and Main Street has been anything but straight for a sculpture that will be installed there as a tribute to the community’s Italian heritage. “A Farmer’s Prayer” was unanimously accepted into the city’s public arts collection by the Walla Walla City Council on Wednesday. The bronze statue, created by Walla Walla Valley a...

The Italian Heritage Collection at the Dorothea and Henry H. Hood Local History Center, Citizens Library, Washington, is seeking the donation of program books from the Washington County Italian Heritage Festivals held in the 1980s in downtown Washington. The program books, about 70 pages in length, were given out free and included stories about loc...

Summer arrives at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens with First Italian-inspired display on June 12. The summer display by designer Ed Libby and the Bellagio Horticulture team brings the island of Capri to the Las Vegas Strip. Featuring a rugged landscape with multicolored villas high above a cove-studded coastline, 16-foot stone archways,...

Hive Modern in Portland's Pearl District hosted a VIP open house with Patrizia Moroso on June 1. The intimate event was well attended by the city's creative community. In addition to key furniture Morosopieces, the catered Italian menu and flowing Prosecco added to the ambience. Patrizia Moroso's warm and outgoing personality invited conversation w...

Festa Italiana returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square, " Portland's Piazza" August 24-26, 11am to 11pm. Get ready for nonstop Italian! Italian Food, Entertainment, Vendors, Opera and 2 Wine/Beer Gardens For Entertainment we will feature two large bands. Ray Massa's EuroRhythms, from Dublin Ohio is an Italian American show band that will have you on y...

The idea began with the band Hundred Waters, but given, in part, the general vibes and communitarian spirit, they don’t really take credit for it. “I believe that the stars align in a lot of things like this,” says Zach Tetreault, the band’s drummer, and a cofounder of FORM Arcosanti, which, with its location and tiny, by-application-only audience...

While it may sound crazy, Americans are notorious for not using their vacation days. But instead of proving tireless dedication to our employers, it often leaves workers frustrated and frazzled. Sometimes we fear leaving inboxes unattended, sometimes it’s sticker shock for that dream cruise, trip, or theme park. But no matter the reason, working wi...

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art has announced an October event, unveiling a groundbreaking and unprecedented retrospective of seminal Italian-born American artist and architect, Paolo Soleri. Organized by SMoCA Curator of Contemporary Art Claire C. Carter, Paolo Soleri: The City Is Nature focuses on drawings, sculptures and models that Mr...