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Centennial has options when it comes to Italian food. The city is home to some high-quality and very long-standing Italian family restaurants, where the recipes have been relatively untouched for decades and where the food is prepared from scratch. Here are four of the more notable locations to get your authentic pasta fix. GeJo’s Original Italian ...

The Zoppe's have quite the family history, and it starts with a love story 175 years ago and comes full circle on Sept. 8-10 in Nottingham Park. For the Zoppe Italian Family Circus, it all started 175 years ago, in 1842, when a young French street performer named Napoline Zoppe, looking for work, met a graceful ballerina named Ermenegilda in Budape...

City Councilman Bert Myrin wants Aspen to treat Columbus Day similar to what cities such as Denver, San Francisco and just recently, Los Angeles, have already done: Change it to Indigenous Peoples Day. For now, however, Myrin has not gained enough traction for the change to take effect by the time Columbus Day rolls around Oct. 9. The first-term co...

The Sons of Italy Italian Festival is slated to kick off at 4 p.m. Friday at Macon Plaza, Fifth and Macon. The Friday night event costs $5 per person and will run from 4 to 10:30 p.m., featuring live music by Foggiest Notion and Southern Belle. Pizza and Italian sausage sandwiches will be for sale, and a beer tent will offer alcoholic beverages. Th...

A collection of relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina — known to many as Padre Pio — will be visiting the Archdiocese of St. Louis for the first time later this month. The relics will be on display for public veneration from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Assumption Church in Mattese. Auxiliary Bishop Mark Rivituso will celebrate Mass at 7 p.m. T...

Over 2,000 people signed a petition to replace the Christopher Columbus statue at the State Capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota with a statue of the seven time Grammy Award-winning singer Prince. Community organizer Wintana Melekin created a petition to replace the Columbus statue with a Minnesota icon and Purple Rain singer Prince. The petitio...

Darren Powell has made a career out of recognizing soccer talent, and he knew there was something special about Gianluca Busio when he first saw him — even if Busio was just five years old at the time. “Even as a five-year-old, he stood out on the field with exceptional technical ability,” says Powell, now head coach of USL’s San Antonio FC. “He ha...

Missouri’s Little Italy is in a small neighborhood, south of Forest Park, in St. Louis. The area is known for having exceptional Italian restaurants, groceries, and bakeries. With endless opportunities for great dining, unique architecture, and rich history, The Hill is one of St. Louis’ best destinations! So grab your friends and head to Missouri’...

If your dream pizza comes with a cracker-thin crust, a mound of gooey Provel and, yes, squares instead of slices, you'll want to get to the Hill this fall. St. Louis' old-school Italian neighborhood will be hosting a festival to determine the very best St. Louis-style pizza around: the St. Louis Square Off.For $25, attendees will get to sample eigh...

Denver’s newest farm-to-table restaurant, like many of the others, has a local focus. This one, though, is local to a region half a world away. Palizo Italiano is now serving regional northern Italian food, including house-made pastas, in Platt Park. The restaurant replaced southern joint Fourteen Seventytwo at 1472 S. Pearl St., next door to Stell...

The Minnesota Lynx announced Monday that they have signed Italian forward Cecilia Zandalasini for the remainder of the season. Zandalasini averaged 9.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game for Famila Schio of the Italian league last season, and represented Italy at EuroBasket 2017 in June. She averaged 19 points and 9.6 rebounds per game during the tou...

Please join us for a traditional Columbus Day Dinner sponsored by the Gulf Coast Italian American Cultural Society. The event will take place at the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis, MS at 5:30 p.m.  President of the National Italian American Foundation John Viola, last year Keynote speaker, said that it is important to remember that Columbus...