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La Festa Italiana is on the move. It will be outside a newly constructed American-Italian Heritage Center at 132nd and Fort this year.   The center called Il Palazzo will be a little piece of Italy in northwest Omaha. It will have a banquet hall and members can take courses on Italian music, language, history, and cooking. It's on sched...

A new Colorado-based distributor is offering North American dealers an array of Italian brands, both well known and obscure in these parts.   Italian Bicycle Group N.A. is distributing brands including: Almarc Nuova, Artigiana Selle, Barco Cicli, Bistark, Cecchini Team (Chakra, Gold Race and Olympic Ring), Chiossi Cicli, Ciclitorino, Ciocc,...

How many clubs in the world experience fan protests ... during preseason? AS Roma, for one. The Giallorossi are already under plenty of pressure a full month before the start of the new Serie A campaign on August 25 — a direct result of a sixth-place league finish and an Italian Cup final loss to archrivals Lazio.   Although the club h...

Representatives of the Italian milling industry are visiting North Dakota to learn more about hard red spring wheat, the state's staple crop.   The North Dakota Wheat Commission says the Italian team includes a representative of the largest spring wheat broker in Italy and also officials with medium-size, family owned milling companies in th...

Il tesoro storico del giudice della Corte Suprema Dominic Massaro contenente oltre mezzo secolo di esperienza italiamericana, donato al Immigration History Research Center della University of Minnesota adesso può essere consultato da studiosi e studenti con un semplice click.   Il giudice Massaro, uno di una dozzina di americani di discenden...

by Joshua Page   Shortly after ie Italian Eatery opened, a marquee in the parking lot read, "Hi." That's it. No boasting. No big promises. Just a simple welcome. Like the message, everything about this restaurant — from the service and food to the decor and vibe — is straightforward and approachable.   Ie doesn't try to be the most fa...

Crossing the ocean can be an important step in the journey to creating American teachers who engage in culturally responsive teaching. University of Kansas educators have published writing detailing a program that takes future educators to Italy to participate in a full-immersion study abroad program that results in a better understanding of the ch...

Tivoli's Italian Restaurant in Centerville has recently begun offering delivery services to try to draw in more customers. Their main objective is to offer delivery to workplaces, although they ask for a minimum of one days notice for group or catering orders.   Owner Fortino Vargas opened the restaurant in June of 2014 after moving to Cente...

Join us for a new Italian Heritage class, where we offer topics ranging from cultural traditions to historical events and individuals who sparked change. This month we feature Carnival in Venice – a storied festival that has survived hundreds of years and continues to mesmerize visitors from all over the world. Discover the history of Car...

Go ahead, take a spoonful. Or even two. Lynne and Massimo Romeo, as well as their sons Mirko and Gabri, won't mind one bit as you sample their delicious gelato. They know you'll be coming back for more.   #Ciao offers a repertoire of 40 gelato flavors, with 18 on hand at any one time. The top three best-sellers, Lynne says, are dark chocolat...

by Alex Perry With some exceptions, Italian is the language of opera, and not just in the verbal sense. In order for an opera singer to truly understand the material, they need to understand the culture from which it came. It would make sense, then, for Wichita State's budding opera stars to visit the boot-shaped country to bolster their...

Festa Italiana of Minnesota announced today that its twice-held annual festival has been postponed until 2014. The organization will instead host a series of smaller events culminating in a three day festival next summer.   "Our greatest challenge since converting to non-profit has been to raise enough capital to produce an event on the scal...