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by Patt Johnson Max Stanco wants to bring a bit of Italy to Des Moines. The New York businessman is opening an upscale Italian boutique in downtown Des Moines that will feature clothing, shoes and accessories, mostly for men. He has rented street-level space in the Des Moines Building, 513 Locust St., and will open a modern boutique that...

by Pamela Silvestri   Called the "Feast of All Feasts" by organizers, the San Gennaro street festival is ready to roll for 2015. The event, which attracts over a million revelers in a salute to the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, is set for Sept. 10-20.   1. THE HISTORY Little Italy's San Gennaro festival began in 1926, a celebration...

WTI Magazine #68    2015 September, 18Author : Expo 2015      Translation by:   WAME & Expo2015 (World Access to Modern Energy)* is an initiative at Expo Milano 2015 designed to increase public awareness of a problem, that of exclusion from access to electricity by a large part of the world's population. It als...

by Jessica Carr   I will always be a tough critic when it comes to Italian food. No, I'm not Italian, but I did study abroad there last summer. There is nothing quite like eating a plate of spaghetti in Florence or stuffing your face with pizza in Venice. Wow, those were good times.   Now that I'm back in the Knoxville, find...

Marie Lacobelle will be honored Friday as West Haven's Italian-American of the Year. Lacobelle, the daughter of an immigrant father from the Campania town of Cerreto Sannita in the province of Benevento, Italy, and a New Haven-born Italian-American mother, is known for her civic-mindedness and her propensity to give back to the city.  ...

  WTI Magazine #70    2015 October, 16Author : italia.it      Translation by:   When it comes to historical Italian coffee, you can not help but talk of Venice. It is in this lagoon city that the tradition of coffee was born, that due to its position and its trade relations with the Arab world, which then sprea...

by Margaret Morgan   On October 27, Lidia Bastianich's latest cookbook "Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine" subtitled Everything You Need to Know to be a Great Italian Cook, will be released by Random House. What Julia Child brought to the kitchen with her"Mastering the Art of French Cooking" Lidia Bastianich has done with her late...

Deputata eletta in Nord America, Fucsia Nissoli (PI) è intervenuta oggi nell'Aula di Montecitorio per dichiarazioni di voto, tutte favorevoli, su alcune importanti ratifiche di Accordi internazionali a nome del suo Gruppo parlamentare. In particolare, sull'Accordo di cooperazione con gli Usa sulla esplorazione spaziale, Nissoli ha sottolineato com...

The Italian American Veterans Museum will screen the Oscar-winning film "Mister Roberts" at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 7. The screening will benefit Hines Veterans Hospital. Admission is alcohol free toiletries and other items, such as aftershave, mouthwash, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shaving cream and disposable razors, combs, and...

by Marissa Conrad   Pasta and prosciutto butter toast await in the West Loop. "I'm getting my second espresso right now," says Sarah Grueneberg with a laugh as she bustles around the kitchen of Monteverde, her new Italian restaurant in the West Loop.   It's a busy morning: Besides the typical dough prep — most pastas on the menu...

Italian Christmas Concert by Umberto Palmeri, who was born in Naples, Italy. Umberto will sing old and contemporary Italian songs and Italian Christmas Carols, accompanied by guitar. He has a wonderful voice and genre bias and has been well received. This is a fundraiser.   The event will be held in our Italian Culture Center on Sunday, Dece...

by Chad Lawhorn Gelato. Sorbet. Cannoli. Am I showing off my bilingual skills here? Of course. Am I pointing to stains on my tie? Well, yes, but neither of those are really the point. I'm mainly working up to tell you that a new dessert shop — with a specialty in Italian dishes — is coming to downtown Lawrence.   Lawrence businessman Dan Bl...