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David Soren, a Regents' Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, has spent more than 30 years working in the Italian region of Umbria, overseeing archaeological excavations, museum projects and the UA's largest study abroad program, Arizona in Orvieto.  Much of his work has taken place in the small town of Lugnano in Teverina, where...

Italian energy giant Eni will start exploring for oil off Alaska after the United States authorized it to start drilling, despite environmental concerns. The US Interior Department’s safety and environment watchdog on Tuesday approved an application by Eni’s American subsidiary to drill wells under the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska. It is the first...

RM Sotheby’s 18-19 January Arizona auction is one of 2018 first major auction, and is set to include the sale of one collector’s substantial collection. A total of 11 cars will be offered, ranging from one of the earliest Alfa Romeos to a Ferrari California T.The collection is being offered entirely without no reserve, and while all the cars on off...

Trento, Italy–based Aquafil, a producer of polyamide (nylon 6), announced the opening of its first carpet recycling facility in the United States. Aquafil Carpet Recycling ACR #1 will invest $10 million in a leased 116,890-square-foot building in Phoenix, AZ, to set up its technology to recycle nylon 6 waste from carpets back into raw material, fur...

Sal Fontana of Bremerton, Washington went to be with the Lord at the age of 80 on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Sal served honorably in the Army and was awarded the Korean Service Medal. For many years afterward, he was the owner of Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant on Kitsap Way.  He was a longtime member of Abun...

La Bella Napoli continues its music series with a combined spectacle of music and magic starring acclaimed tenor, Joe Spinella. As a Tribute to Pavarotti, favorite arias and standards from the great maestro's repertoire are performed with a dash of real magic. Patrons get a bit of that concert experience while Spinella crafts his illusions, produci...

When: December 2, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm - Where: Christ the King Church and School, 405 N. 117th, Seattle WA 98133, Brannan House (event location), 11544 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle WA The Celebration: La Befana is a beloved character in Italian Christmas folklore, similar to Santa Claus. An old woman all dressed in black, she is always sweep...

Federal agents were rounding up members of a radical “Italian anarchistic society” with ties to Spokane. Agents were looking for six Italians, living in or near Spokane, who were members of the Coreola Studi Sociali. “We have their names and have picked up clues to their whereabouts,” said an agent. “We expect to have them in custody soon.” Agents...

For Frank Greco, owner of Baci Italian Bistro, running an Italian restaurant has always been a family business. “Right after the construction fall — when the interest rate went up — my dad and I decided to go into the restaurant business,” he said about opening his first eatery in 1986 in Illinois. “It was my dad and I, my mom and my sisters.” He w...

More than 1,200 low-income children and their families were served a special Thanksgiving meal courtesy of Piero’s Italian Cuisine. The Thanksgiving feast included preparing 400 pounds of turkey, 1,000 pounds of potatoes, and 300 pies. It was all to make people like Tiffany Hill and her family happy this holiday. They’re Vegas transplants and had n...

The owner of several popular Italian eateries in Center City is looking to take his family name to Sin City. Marc Vetri, who sold much of the Vetri restaurant family to Urban Outfitters in 2015 but remains the restaurant group's, plans to open an Italian restaurant at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas in 2018. The resort's holding company, Red R...

In a recent interview on “UO Today,” James Harper, an associate professor in the UO Department of the History of Art and Architecture and a specialist in 16th- and 17th-century Italian art, talked about a major exhibit of The Barberini Tapestries now on view at the UO. Harper curated "The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome," an e...