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Italian sausage, herbs, wine – lots of wine – and the Lazzarone secret family ingredient were just a few things Gina Lazzarone was cooking up early Sunday for the annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival in downtown Reno.   Her grandmother's sauce has been a tradition in the festival's sauce-cookers competition, and after 33 years, it finally...

Take I-5 South toward Portland, Ore. Once in Portland, do yourself a scenic favor and ride into downtown via the Fremont Bridge. It’s majestic. Other transportation options include the train, which has wonderful scenic views in the daytime. Plus the architecture and interiors of the Seattle and Portland stations are a sight to see.   For mor...

Corrado "Joe" Manfredi, the owner of Manfredi Auto Group, died Saturday in Florida, a friend and longtime business associate confirmed. He was 77. Born in Mola di Bari, Italy, Manfredi moved to New York City and trained at Brooklyn Automotive. After working as a mechanic and service manager for six years, he launched the Manfredi Auto Mall in...

by Italian Club of Salt Lake   While many were enjoying their holidays over the last few weeks, cialis our wonderful Director and ICSL President, click Giuliana Marple, remedy spent her time volunteering and providing aid to the earthquake-struck regions of Central Italy. This past Fall, the regions of Umbria and Marches were rocked with a...

John Arena started making pizzas professionally in 1967, at age 13, in his family's pizzeria in New York. He and his cousin Sam Facchini came to Las Vegas from New York in 1980, driving a borrowed car. They had freshly minted college degrees — Arena's in communications, Facchini's in accounting — but they'd end up opening a pizzeria; all they had,...

It's not a bit of brilliant, new, 21st-century insight that movies are in the business of selling dreams made to seem real. The perspective is as old as cinema itself, and sometimes, the more outlandish the dream and the more outrageous the film version of reality; the better the results.   But once in a while a film comes along that turns t...

For 32 years, the Eldorado has brought the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy to downtown Reno during the Eldorado Great Italian Festival. The festival, held each year over Columbus Day weekend, is a celebration of Italian culture and traditions.   Set for October 12 and 13, the festival transforms downtown Reno into Little Italy with a gra...

By Tom Stankard Celebrate Italy and Iron County's Italian heritage Saturday during the city's annual Festival Italiano on Silver Street. This year, there's something for everyone, said Rita Franzoi, the Hurley Chamber of Commerce event coordinator. There will be live music, street dancing, outdoor dining and more throughout the day. &nb...

Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls opens a new exhibit this Friday, "Rome: Military Genius & Mighty Machines". The Italian artisan created exhibit showcases the early culture and engineering created by the Roman Empire. Visitors learn how 2,000 year old technologies are still applied to how we live today.   Inventions such as pile...

by Paul Rogers   "If God would have a singing voice, he would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli." So said Las Vegas headliner Celine Dion of the celebrated Italian tenor with whom she dueted on the 1999 hit single "The Prayer."   Bocelli, whose 80 million albums sold worldwide make him the best-selling classical music solo artist of all...

The 2014 ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter (near) Summer meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 4th in the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004) from 5.30pm to 8.00 pm.   We are pleased to host four outstanding speakers: Mark Nassutti, novelist, will talk about how his Italian roots made possible to write a novel set i...

Over the summer, Luigi De Nunzio's 'Al Boccalino' restaurant was moved a block away from its decades-long home near the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Claiming negative impacts from ongoing construction on the Viaduct replacement tunnel and the seawall project, De Nunzio was frequently interviewed leading up to the relocation. He said business had dried...