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This past June, the Italian community had a panel discussion with students and researchers coming directly from Italy to study and research at universities in the United States. The panel discussion centered around the reasons why Italian students were choosing St Louis as a destination to study and conduct research. Club Italiano Per Piacere, dedi...

A big addition is coming to the Hill neighborhood in South St Louis.  A piazza is going to be built in the heart of the Italian American community.  You will find piazzas all over Italy.  They are an open-air gathering place that is usually located next to the neighborhood church.  It’s a place where people gather after a church or neighborhood cel...

The Twin Cities food scene is definitely something to boast about, especially when it includes a catering service with recipes straight out of Italy. Richard and Larry D’Amico started D’Amico Catering in the 1980s, when they opened their first locations in Minneapolis, D’Amico Cucina and Azur. As sons of Italian immigrants and second-generation res...

A thoroughly restored 1969 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder is for sale on eBay with a buy-it-now price of $199,900. The gorgeous two-seater is offered by the Daniel Schmitt & Company classic car gallery in St. Louis, Missouri. Intermeccanica was founded in Turin, Italy in 1959 by Canadian Frank Reisner. He hoped to blend reliable American powertrains...

At Jim Butler Alfa Romeo and Jim Butler Maserati, located at 3050 S. Hanley Road in Maplewood, customers can find the luxury Italian car of their dreams and the best in service. Brad Sowers, president of Jim Butler Auto Group, says that the franchise was opened because the two brands bring a new luxury to St. Louis. Sowers says that they operate ac...

If you’ve ever shopped at a local boutique, then you know the joy of finding a unique piece of clothing that doesn’t exist anywhere else. But where do these unique items come from? And how do designers get started in the process of producing their own clothing brand? Often times, makers have to resort to high purchase orders, confusing processes, a...

Thinking back on this holiday weekend, I'm especially thankful for a couple of drives into the northern Colorado mountains this fall inside impressive vehicles built in the hills of Italy. They're the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio all-wheel-drive SUV and 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia AWD luxury sport sedan. Of both, I'd say, "È bellissimo" — so beautiful.

Enjoy an evening of the world's finest Italian cars at Pazzaluna in St. Paul on Thursday, July 27th. This event is hosted by Wheels of Italy, an organization dedicated to Everything Italian On Wheels. Enjoy an Italian Piazza atmosphere, Italian Vehicles, Live Music, Pazzaluna Signature Drinks, Beer, Wine and Food. Food and beverage service outside...

Raffaele De Vito, professor emeritus, was honored with the Silver Stirrup Award for Meritorious Service at the 45th Annual Team Kansas awards banquet June 6 at Emporia State University. The Silver Stirrup Award recognizes De Vito’s spirit of leadership and dedication for his service on the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council, where he s...

One of the largest solar energy initiatives in Minnesota, the Aurora project, has been completed, its owner said Tuesday. The Aurora project features 16 separate solar power plants in Minnesota that together will provide electricity to Xcel Energy under a long-term contract. Aurora, which cost $290 million, is owned by Enel Green Power North Americ...

Representatives from Italian business and government joined state leaders in marking the beginning of operations for the Story County Wind Farm Wednesday. The farm is primarily run by Building Energy, a renewable power company based in Milan, Italy, in cooperation with Des Moines-based energy firm Optimum Renewables. The $58 million project include...

If you are a java junkie, you may be unwittingly contributing to landfill waste. But a Faribault coffee roaster thinks he has found a sustainable answer to the conundrum. The parent company of Hills Bros. Coffee and Chock Full O’Nuts has partnered with the tiny Minnesota-based operation to convert millions of pounds of roasted coffee-bean waste int...