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The Dante Alighieri Society of Pueblo held its 38th annual Scholarship Awards Celebration, featuring presentations in Italian by each scholarship winner followed by the Little Italy Buffet and an array of Italian-themed desserts. Alegria Ribadeneira was honored as Person of the Year for her outstanding leadership in foreign language education. Eigh...

Quando sei arrivato nelle Twin Cities, avresti voluto un consiglio su dove cercare casa? Sei ancora alla ricerca del miglior ristorante in città per mangiare una buona carbonara? Vuoi sapere dove gustare un vero espresso? O hai bisogno di un suggerimento su come rinnovare il passaporto? Hai nostalgia di casa? Vuoi conoscere altri italiani che come...

A longstanding restaurant just last month reimagined itself in the St. Louis neighborhood known as, simply, The Hill, when J. Devoti Trattoria transformed from Five Bistro, plating modern farm-to-table Italian. Chef-owner Anthony Devoti named the restaurant and its continuing market counterpart, J. Devoti Grocery, after his great-grandfather, Josep...

Many new restaurants have opened in Liberal in the past few years and recently, one restaurant announced its return to the Liberal area.  Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, which was in Liberal for a few years back in the early 2000s on U.S Hwy 54, recently announced its reopening, this time in the Landmark building.  “We started in Texas and slowly move...

The Italian American Club of Livonia held its 23rd annual dinner/dance fundraiser at its banquet center on Sunday April 29, 2018 to benefit St. Louis Center in Chelsea. Led by Committee chairwoman Mary Galasso, past president of the IACL, more than 200 people were present to enjoy a gourmet dinner of Chicken Florentine, Penne Pasta with Palomino sa...

I have strong beliefs about food. I believe sausage goes only in gravy and the gravy goes only over biscuits. I believe tomatoes should be avoided, because they feel squishy in your mouth. I believe olives are fine for decoration, but should never be eaten. And I believe that pasta of any kind is just way too complicated – to prepare or to eat....

Patio Gardens & Landscaping has been a fixture on the corner of the Westbank Expressway and Avenue G in Marrero for almost half a century. Just at its 44th birthday, owner Wayne Nocito announced that it is closing its doors on June 9. "I'm turning the page and moving on, but it sure is hard to shut the doors," Nocito said with tears in his eyes. Th...

Parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Easton will host the annual Festa Italiana in June. The community celebration runs June 1, 2 and 3 at Holy Cross Park near Easton in Williams Township. The festival is a major fundraiser for the Easton parish and features food and entertainment each night, plus a Tricky Tray drawing on Sunday,...

James L. Penasa — lifelong Coloradan, long-time Montrose resident, veteran and long-time active member of Zion Lutheran Church — passed away on May 7, 2018, at his home.  Jim was born to Italian immigrant parents Serafino and Mary Penasa in Rico, Colorado.  Jim attended grade school at the one-room school in Ophir and in Telluride. The family then...

You don’t need Google Translate to figure out how to say joie de vivre in Italian. It’s Anthony Benedetto, or idiomatically, Tony Bennett. Experiencing Bennett in concert is watching joie de vivre come of life. In his performance Thursday at the sold-out State Theatre in Minneapolis, the ageless crooner was so full of vitality, charm, warmth, humil...

Si legge e si sente spesso parlare del successo degli Italiani all'estero nei campi del design, della moda, della enogastronomia, ma tanti sono anche fuori dall'Italia per motivi di studio e di ricerca. Per la riunione del 6 giugno del Club Italiano Per Piacere abbiamo qualcosa di veramente nuovo per voi: intervisteremo quattro italiani che sono a...

Enjoy a highlight of the St. Louis Opera Theatre season with Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” May 19 – June 23 at the Loretto-Hilton Center.  In the opera, Violetta has one important rule:  Never fall in love.  She insists on her freedom.  Then she meets Alfredo, and things get complicated.   It’s a Verdi masterpiece and includes the directing debut...