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There’s a robust family atmosphere that fills Sal Vitale’s and Sons, with the same richness and flavor of their Italian food. The authentic Sicilian restaurant at 1010 Park Ave. has been a family tradition since opening in 1984, said owner Salvatore Vitale, beaming with jocularity and pride as he speaks about it. “It’s all about the quality, and...

Marco’s Pizza, recently recognized as America’s favorite pizza company, is targeting the greater Des Moines area for growth. The company has announced plans to introduce 15 locations through strategic franchise partnerships. To drive development efforts in the market, Marco’s Pizza’s leadership team is hosting a town hall at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, J...

La Comunità siciliana di Saint Louis ha dimostrato grande operosità e impegno nel raccogliere i fondi da inviare alla cittadina di Amatrice, recentemente colpita da un tremendo terremoto, che ha prodotto morte e distruzione. La capacità di attivarsi e coinvolgere i Consiglieri del Comites, i tanti Clubs italiani e con l'importante collaborazione de...

St Ambrose (Italian Neighborhood Church)  parish will celebrate Msgr. Bommarito’s 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood on Sunday, June 11. The 11 am Mass will be celebrated in his honor, followed by a reception in the parish hall. All are invited and welcome to attend. Sunday June 11 11 AM CDT. Saint Ambrose Church - 5130 Wilson Ave, Sa...

Local theater is alive and well in Bozeman. A new production of the Broadway show Over The River and Through The Woods has just opened at the  Kaleidoscope Playhouse. It’s a comedy about a young guy from New Jersey who has dinner every Sunday at his grandparents’ house. The Italian family finds out their grandson Nick, played by Bozeman comedian Ro...

How many meatballs and cannolis can you eat? Just imagine sitting down in front of a platter of a couple dozen meatballs. How about a dessert tray filled with cannolis? That’s right my friends, we’re talking about a meatball and cannoli eating contest right here in Kansas City. One of Kansas City’s favorite festivals, Festa Italiana, the celebratio...

Summer has arrived in Minnesota, and so has the ICC's popular Passeggiata! What better way to enjoy the sunny Twin City days than to walk around beautiful Lake Calhoun, and speak a little Italian in the process! Those interested will gather at the West Lake Street kiosk, behind Tin Fish, at 11 AM, on Saturday, June 24th, and will walk clockwise. Le...

The Italian American Veterans of Luzerne County held their annual Memorial Day ceremony Sunday at the Independent Italian Cemetery on Stites Street in West Wyoming. Other Memorial Day events planned for today include: • Plains Twp. will hold its annual ceremony at 8 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Maffett and River streets, Plains Twp. The Plains A...

When Geno’s announced its opening, and chose to leave the dubious name “Dago” out of the business of making Italian sandwiches, we were very happy. First, because more Italian sandwiches! And second, because something this delicious doesn’t need a potentially offensive nickname attached to its otherwise glorious existence. There’s nothing offensive...

The third annual "Giro del Lago di Como"  5K Fun Run and Walk will be held on Sunday, August 20 at 9:00 AM. The Start Line is on the east side of Lake Como in Saint Paul. This is a fun event for individuals and families. All participants will be given shirts. There will be prizes awarded to the first two finishers in both the Run and the Walk. Come...

L’organizzazione no profit, Ciao St Louis, ha una nuova iniziativa che si chiama Imparare L’Italiano Giocando. Questa iniziativa è stata pensata per i bambini per farli crescere in un ambiente dove possono imparare la lingua. Ogni mese, ci sarà un meet-up dove i genitori di bambini dai dodici anni in giù, possono partecipare in varie attività ludic...

Francesca Mannino came to St Louis when she was only 10 years old with her entire family and spent an entire 15 years of her life in the Gateway City. Now, she is back in her Sicilian hometown as a personal tour guide. Being bi-lingual makes her job fairly easy. Having lived in the United States, she is a perfect fit for first-time American tourist...