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Locally owned Babbo Italian Eatery has announced that it raised $43,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital during its grand opening Day of Giving event on Thursday, April 19. The all day celebration was in honor of its eighth restaurant opening at Scottsdale at Talking Stick, according to a press release. During the grand opening Babbo donated 100 per...

The closure of Tucson’s only dealership for Italian motorcycles in late 2016 left enthusiasts without local dealer service for several months last year. Now, the Old Pueblo has not only regained its dealership for Ducati and other Italian brands, but it has gained a new, full-service motorcycle showroom and repair shop. On Any Moto, mainly a servic...

REVEL is teaming up with the crew from Fiamme Pizza to bring a delicious wine and pizza pairing dinner from 6 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Fiamme Pizza is making a selection of their unique Neapolitan pizzas to be paired with a hand-picked selection of REVEL’s Italian wines. When it comes to the pizza, it’s a 13-inch pie and you can have it topp...

Several relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina will come to the Archdiocese of Seattle for public veneration on Saturday, May 5, at St. James Cathedral in Seattle. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain will celebrate Mass in honor of the saint at 9 a.m. with veneration of his relics from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The relics were in Portland last summer. The relics will...

Festa Italiana Portland returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square on August 23rd for 3 days of summer Italian American FUN. NONSTOP ITALIAN: Local Food, Wine/Beer Gardens, Vendors and Entertainment.    Returning to the Festa is Portland's favorite Italian American dance band, Ray Massa's EuroRhythms, a seven piece band from Ohio. They will have the crow...

John Anzalone is no stranger to uphill battles. He landed his first principal job at 32, and he bested a field of 43 applicants to land the top spot at Eldorado High School, where the graduation rate jumped up by 24 percentage points during his tenure. Now at the helm of Sierra Vista High School, his latest challenge is running for Congress in a la...

Salt Lake County Councilman and Utah businessman Sam Granato has died after a battle with cancer, his family said Wednesday. He was 67 years old. “Sam passed away peacefully at home this afternoon surrounded by loved ones,” his family said in a statement. “He fought an amazing battle with cancer over two years.” Granato, a Democrat, was first elect...

On the 23rd of April, the first Boeing 737MAX 8 of the new Italian carrier Air Italy, formerly known as Meridiana, rolled out of the paint shop in Portland, Oregon featuring the airline’s colorful livery. Air Italy currently operates a fleet of 11 aircraft, 8 Boeing 737NGs, and 3 Boeing 767-300s, which have previously been used by their predecessor...

James Beard Award-nominated chef Cathy Whims has introduced Enoteca Nostrana, a new wine bar alongside her famed Italian concept Nostrana in Portland, Oregon. Milanese design practice Memphis Group served as the inspiration for the design, which is characterized by gold geometry and an array of patterns. Home to up to 3,000 bottles, a custom, two-s...

Gondolas don't last long, which is why vintage ones are scarce. Travelers can see one of the world's oldest and intact Venetian gondolas in Las Vegas, not Italy. Through the summer season, the gondola, believed to have been built around 1850, is displayed in the waterfall atrium at sister properties The Venetian and The Palazzo. The vessel, w...

One of Jim Siri’s first memories was as a 5-year-old, riding a plow horse as his father worked the field on the family farm. Now at 65, Siri is still working the farm, along with his own sons. The Siri family is part of a continuous story of Italian family farmers, produce wholesalers and retailers that have fed Oregonians and supported their Catho...

It’s not uncommon to see red and green in Carefree in December for Christmas, but the colors of the Italian flag were in abundance on Saturday and Sunday April 14 and 15 as the Italian Festival came to Carefree. Carefree has the most Italian restaurants per capita than anywhere else in Arizona so an Italian Festival was a perfect fit for the town....