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If education is all about breaking boundaries and surpassing limits, studying abroad may be one of the most effective and enjoyable ways to learn, at least according to Davide Bolognesi, former visiting professor of Italian.   "I was particularly impressed by the students," he says of his time teaching at CC during the Spring 2014 semester....

By: Robin Intemann Popular neighborhood pizza joints are as common in places like New York City or Chicago as 24-hour public transportation, yet even Manitou Springs has its own local favorite in Savelli's Pizza, Pasta, Subs. Much remains unchanged since the locally-owned pizzeria opened in 1998. The smiling faces that greet and serve are new...

BY TEREZ A. PAYLOR   The Broncos have hired away Brock Olivo to be their special-teams coach, a source told The Star on Thursday. Mike Klis of Denver 9 News reported it first. Olivo has been the Chiefs' assistant special teams coach for the last three years. He replaced Kevin O'Dea, who left Chiefs coach Andy Reid's staff in Januar...

By Pete Fontaine Last month, Peter A. Goneconte, president of the Young Pannese Social Club, an Italian-American organization founded in 1912, joined Administrator Gerry Coulliard and Johnston residents Elly and Vinny Palumbo to present Donna Russillo, Chief of Voluntary Services at the Veterans Administration Medal Center in Providence and an alu...

By Ashley Dean Condolences to City Park West and nearby residents on the loss of Il Posto. I know it hurts to lose your local spot for upscale Italian food — I'm right there with you. But its new location in River North is awfully nice. 26th and Larimer looks... different. Yes, it's very Nu Denver.   But Il Posto has been faithful...

Enjoy wine, light refreshments and a special presentation this Thursday, January 19, at 7 p.m. Cynthia Curran PhD, will present "Donna Leon and Venice: The Tale of Two Cities".   In her series of crime novels set in Venice, Donna Leon's primary focus is on a major crime (usually murder) and its solution by her police detective Commissario Gu...

by Camila Orti   Omaha Fire Department officials estimate a fire caused around $250,000 in damage to an iconic neighborhood landmark. Crews responded to a two-alarm building fire Friday afternoon at the Sons of Italy Hall near 11th and William streets. Officials said the structure caught fire around 2:25 p.m. A second-alarm was cal...

By Karla Walsh On a recent Wednesday, stuff on one of the coldest nights of the year, I scurried into Cosi Cucina for my second visit to the Italian Clive restaurant. From the warm greeting at the door and the bright wood-fired grill behind the bar, to the crackling fireplace and the promptly-delivered fresh rolls, I wanted to suggest to our frien...

By Jim Holland Running a successful restaurant, Michelle Peregrine believes, is like planning a party at your house every day. "It's a lot of details," said Peregrine, who knows quite well about pulling off such festive events as owner and manager of Botticelli's Ristorante Italiano in downtown Rapid City for the past 16 years.   "If you c...

by Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis   ICC Members & Friends! Tickets for the 9th Italian Film Festival are now available! We're proud to present eight films never before seen in Minnesota, and a celebration of acclaimed director Sergio Leone with a showing of his masterpiece, Once Upon a Time in the West.   We are also...

Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, MO has add outdoor bocce courts for their member's enjoyment. These outdoor grass court have been set on the croquet course. Plans are to make the courts more permanent by removing the grass and adding a more level and faster courts with sides for a more profession game. On January 2, 2017 the Italia America Bo...

By Tony and Sarah Nasello We normally begin a new year with a super-healthy dish, but after nearly a week of battling post-Christmas stomach and cold flus, all our little family wanted was some comfort to ring in the New Year. Thank goodness for Giovanni's Comforting Pasta Bolognese.   Our 12-year-old son, Giovanni (or Gio), created this re...