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"I will always be proud of what he accomplished and only wish I can someday be remembered in the same light as he is today" — East Fork Fire District Chief Tod F. Carlini   When asked about his role model during a 2004 interview with The Record-Courier, Tod Carlini never hesitated in his answer. It was his father, the late Tod V. Carlini, wh...

Thirty-eight years. That's how long DeNicola's Italian Restaurant has been a part of Portland, and every inch of the place glows with a comfortable, heartwarming authenticity that New Portland can't hope to equal. That same trusty charm carries over in their Pizza Week pie: While the DeNicola family experimented with more exotic concoctions for Piz...

EVERYTHING ABOUT Fillmore Trattoria is decidedly Old Portland: the menu isn't pretentious; the electric guitars on the wall were hung by the ponytailed chef/owner; and the glass of decent Italian red is just $7. Except this is a San Francisco import.   What a difference a few years makes for this former home to Noisette and then to Le Vieux,...

Hundreds have died in the mountain villages and towns of central Italy following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 24. The quake was so strong that it was felt in Rome, 93 miles away. At the epicenter was the tiny hamlet of Amatrice, which has been turned to rubble after continuing aftershocks.   But members of the Buffalo Niagara Italian-A...

by Mauro Battocchi   Giorgia Efficace, one of the great officers of the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco, has been in Portand yesterday and today and will be in Seattle until Sunday to issue electronic passports. As you know, this process generally requires nationals to travel to San Francisco and present themselves at the Consulat...

By Alan Snel The former owner of the Light Group is launching a new group of restaurants called Clique Hospitality, and is building its first restaurant at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in western Las Vegas.   Andy Masi, with partners Brian Massie and Shane Monaco, is working with international chef Luciano Sautto on the new Italian res...

Today the world has lost one of its great minds. Paolo Soleri, architect, builder, artist, writer, theorist, husband, father, born on Summer Solstice, June 21, 1919, has died at age 93. Paolo Soleri spent a lifetime investigating how architecture, specifically the architecture of the city, could support the countless possibilities of human aspirat...

by Samantha Bakall   For the past three months, a small Southeast Portland pop-up called Project Grace has quietly produced some of the most intriguing new Italian food in Portland. Now, that pop-up is gearing up for the next step. By early fall, Project Grace will transform into Renata, a 110 seat, 3,000-square-foot Italian restaurant...

There is very important breaking news, that I'm the lucky one who our president, Angelo Cassaro, chose to deliver the message. Our Annual Memorial Day BBQ. Sunday, May 25th, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. $15.00 for members and their guests ($5.00 for children under 12). No host bar.   This is going to be great! After a year's (plus) hiatus, the BBQ's...

Con 12 espositori, tutti dell'alessandrino, dal 30 maggio al 2 giugno il Piemonte è tra i protagonisti del Padiglione Italiano del JCK Show di Las Vegas, uno dei più grandi eventi al mondo della gioielleria, cui presenzieranno tutti i principali brand leader del settore del design orafo e della realizzazione di gioielli.   La partecipazione...

Maserati is known for crafting ultra-luxury, high-performance cars with a suitable price tag to match. However, as the Italian manufacturer continues to expand throughout American markets such as Seattle, the goal is shifting slightly.   In an effort to compete directly with the likes of Audi, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Maserati has re...

by Felice Rotondaro   Cari amici, beginning Monday March 9th, 2015, local realtor and all-around character David Madrid will be hosting a new radio show called "Northwest Italian Radio Show." The show will air every Monday from 3-4 on KKNW 1150-AM.   Each week, David will share stories, music, and information about the Italian America...