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The Honorary Consulate of Italy will receive the public at the offices of the Italian Institute until August 31st, at the dates/times posted at www.coitalianhc.com. The Honorary Consul kindly thanks Maria Chiacchio for hosting us during this period of transition. Our new offices will be open to the public starting on September 1st, 2017 at the time...

JoAnn Gambaro Arpiani, the matriarch of the Gambaro family and Hill icon, turned a beautiful 100 years old on June 27. The Italians are fond of the phrase “Cent’ Anni” wishing someone to live for one hundred years and you can almost always hear the phrase at a Baptism or at a birthday party. Most people do not reach this stage in their lives but th...

Salida bids goodbye to Sam DeLeo, 95, as he is laid to rest at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 in graveside services. The son of Italian immigrants, Sam was born Feb. 18, 1922 in Salida. He was seven years old when he and his two older siblings lost their parents while the family was living in upstate New York. He returned to Salida to live with his gran...

The annual Corpus Christi Procession was held at St. Ambrose Church on Sunday, June 18, after the 11:00 Mass which was con-celebrated by Monsignor Vincent Bommarito and Monsignor Salvatore Polizzi. Immediately after the Mass, the congregation began lining up in front of the church. Parish members lead the way carrying the cross and candles. Anthony...

Ciao St Louis has reserved the Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton. The event will begin at 4pm and can go as late as 11pm.It’s going to be casual and all are welcome to bring a dish of their choice. Meats/fish, main courses, side dishes, appetizers, desserts, wine, beer, etc. are all welcome. Alcohol is permitted. Please post on the event...

Rochester’s Historic Southwest gets its own 187th Street, Little Italy. With the kind of plans Pasquale Presa has for his neighborhood, it makes sense that he’s drawing on the traditions from some of the most significant of all time. “We want to build a true neighborhood place that Rochester is missing. I’m bringing the old ways of how I grew up in...

Few people have had more of an impact on Denver’s current dining scene than Frank Bonanno. The New Jersey native and his wife, Jacqueline, own and operate ten establishments in this city. Mizuna, Luca, Bones and Vesper Loungein Capitol Hill; Osteria Marco, the Green Russell, Russell’s Smokehouse and Wednesday’s Pie in Larimer Square; Salt & Grinder...

The Italian American Heritage Festival of Iowa is focusing on the regions of Veneto and Sicily this year. For the last eight years, the cultural hall at the festival educates people on different regions by foods, clothing, and crafts. A few chefs will be cooking up foods from both Veneto and Sicily, so people can experience the different tastes. Ex...

Saturday August 12 6 - 10 PM - American Italian Heritage Society - Omaha, NE - 5110 N 132nd St, Omaha 68164. Join il Palazzo for an Ode to the Rat Pack featuring Gooch and His Las Vegas Big Band! Start the night with a gourmet meal created by Chef Paul with an opening act by Aaron Shoemaker, and finish with the sultry renditons of Dean Martin, Fran...

Classic lasagna is a top seller at Maggiano’s Little Italy but so is its specialty pasta, Our Famous Rigatoni “D” with herb-roasted chicken and Marsala cream sauce. Maggiano’s version of Italian-American comfort food also includes prime steaks and veal, fresh seafood (including Parmesan-crusted tilapia and lobster carbonara), signature salads, sand...

Save the date, and don’t miss a wonderful educational opportunity!  St Cloud State University professors, Christine Imbra and Steven McCullar, will join ICC scholarship award recipient, Jessica Gehrke, as they compare Italian higher education to our system in the United States! The SCSU team has a long term relationship with the University of Macer...

Two new bocce courts in Franklin Park, a Maryville Parks & Recreation facility located along the east side of the 700 block of North Main Street, are nearing completion and should be ready for play in early August. Workers smoothed out the pea gravel playing surface at the 12-foot-wide by 60-foot-long courts early Wednesday. Parks & Rec Director...