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For 18-year-old Angelica Dore, 2017-18 is turning out to be a year of first-time experiences: Studying anatomy at the high-school level and playing on a basketball team. Sampling new foods, such as peanut butter paired with jelly. Watching with wonder as grown-ups, not just children, wear costumes for Halloween. “I do recommend it,” the young woman...

As a veteran architect, he appreciates the landscape of Columbus that especially includes favorite Eero Saarinen. As a seasoned artist, he loves the local colors of globally recognized textile specialists such as Alexander Girard. “So I feel very much at home,” Guglielmo Botter said. That’s even though he has been more than 7,500 miles from his res...

The holiday season is such a special time of year!  It’s a time to catch up with friends and family, and a time to kick back, relax and enjoy the end of a successful year.  And for most Americans, the holidays mean eating – lots of eating!  The air is filled with thoughts of holiday parties and dinners and many restaurants now offer a number of way...

This year’s celebration will begin Sunday, December 10th at 3:00PM with the lighting of the Christmas fire, a candlelight procession to the altar of St Lucy, followed by a prayer service for those who have departed in 2017. Ragazzi Italian Folk Dancers will perform 2 Christmas dances. Traditional “cuccia” will be served. Open to the public, free of...

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.

Where in the world would you find public baths warmed by thermal springs, elevators lifting live wild animals onto an arena battlefield, paved roads throughout the empire, citizens dressed in ‘sheets,’ a currency system and grand monuments depicting ‘glorious’ dictators? Where is the place that believers of a religious idea were martyred, yet later...

Remember that old holiday song, "Over the River and Through the Woods?" So does Nick Cristano, a young Italian-American man from New Jersey who, for 29 years, has "born the heat, and religiously shown up for dinner" at his grandparent's home. "It's such a happy song," says Nick, the fictional lead of Joe DiPietro's comedy play "Over the River and T...

Pizza making at Rusciano's Authentic Taste of Napoli, North Liberty's newest pizza restaurant, is a savory science that has been passed down for decades in Naples, Italy. Rusciano's co-owner and executive chef Gennaro Rusciano, a Naples native who emigrated from Italy in 2016, knows pizza like the back of his dough-flipping hands. His starter dough...

This morning, Eater published its annual list of the country’s 38 best restaurants, and, for the fourth year running, Boulder’s Frasca Food and Wine made the cut. In his review, Eater restaurant critic Bill Addison calls Frasca’s “the most thoughtful service team in America.” The announcement comes just as Frasca’s owners are preparing to reopen on...

Don’t miss this year’s Christmas celebration! After three years of lovely evenings, the Federation of Italian-American Organizations will host its fourth annual Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 8th at Favazza’s Rose of the Hill. Continuing the theme of “Traditions of Italian Christmas”, this evening promises to be a memorable occasion and will...

Hill 2000 and the Hill Business Association (HBA) invite you to CHRISTMAS ON THE HILL to kick-off the Christmas season, Saturday, December 2, 2017, Noon – 8:00 p.m., with events at St. Ambrose Church, The Hill Neighborhood Center, and Gelato di Riso. Sample fresh salsiccia (in front of St. Ambrose Church) and roasted chestnuts. Bring family and fri...

Sebastian Maniscalco continues to build upon arguably the most successful year of his career yet: In 2016 he was named Just For Laughs Stand Up “Comedian of the Year,” selected for People Magazine’s annual “Ones to Watch” package, and his third hit special Why Would You Do That? was declared Showtime’s most successful comedy/variety special premier...