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Missioni a Portland e Seattle per il funzionario itinerante del Consolato generale d'Italia a San Francisco che nelle due città raccoglierà le impronte digitali dei connazionali che hanno bisogno di un nuovo passaporto. La missione avverrà mercoledì 11 e giovedì 12 marzo a Portland; venerdì 13 e sabato 14 marzo a Seattle.   I connaziona...

"I have an obsession with marble," Kevin Chambers, the former Chefstable operations manager, says. In May, Chambers, with culinary guidance from friend and former Bluehour chef Thomas Boyce, will be opening Marmo, a refined, casual Italian deli in downtown Portland.   Italian for marble, Marmo has been a dream in the running for Chamber...

by Samantha Bakall   The transformation of downtown Portland's formerly decrepit west end into a bustling shopping and dining district seems to be creeping south. Marmo Deli and Bar, which took over a former Big Town Hero a block from Central Library, implies it has made it to Southwest Morrison Street.   The new cafe, owned by a form...

One of Seattle's best-known Italian chefs is expanding his geographic reach. In partnership with long-time associate Tricia Harte, chef Luigi DeNunzio is taking over the vacant Pizza Hut space at 2743 E. Madison (at the corner of Martin Luther King) and hopes to open Aglio e Olio before the end of the year.   DeNunzio is a fixture of Seattle...

WHEN: Friday, March 25, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)WHERE: 14300 Greenwood Ave N – 14300 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133 Questa lecture in italiano e' aperta ai soli membri de Il Punto! This lecture in Italian is open only to Il Punto members. Due to the size of the room, we must limit the number of participants to 25. Re...

By Mauro Battocchi I am pleased to share with you news that an outstanding scholar has been appointed to The College of ldaho's new Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Chair in Judaic Studies. Dr. Federica Francesconi, currently of the University of Oregon's Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, will join the College of Idaho faculty next fall...

Join us to celebrate the New Italian Cultural Center "Il Punto!" at our First Annual Dinner Celebration and Fundraising Event April 25th, 2015. 7pm-11pmCourtyard Hall - 720 238th St SE - Bothell, WA 98021   Our goal is to create a unique organization that becomes a centralized point of reference for the entire Italian Communi...

di Fulvia Caprara   Con «Salvo», nel 2013, avevano lasciato a bocca aperta l'esigente platea del Festival di Cannes.   Adesso, dopo la cascata di premi ricevuti per quell'esordio folgorante («Grand Prix» e «Prix della Révélation» alla Semaine de la Critique, Nastro d'Argento, Globo d'oro e 4 nomination ai David di Donatello) Fabio Gra...

By Rita Cipalla A century ago in Black Diamond, Wash., the freight trains arrived empty twice a day and twice a day they left, loaded with coal. Railroad assistant Amos Ungherini would go down the line each day in a hand-pumped "speeder" to weigh the cars. Back then, the railroad was more than just a way to get coal to market. It was the lifeblood...

Ansaldo Honolulu, a joint venture between Ansaldo STS and Hitachi Rail Italy, unveiled the first driverless and staff-less train for urban transport in the U.S. in Honolulu.   The joint venture between the two Italian subsidiaries of the Hitachi Group will design and manufacture Honolulu´s rail transit system, as well as build 20 driverless...

The world's largest eyeglass maker has signed a deal with the U.S. department store chain Macy's to open up to 500 LensCrafters optical retail centres inside Macy's. Macy's and Luxottica already have a deal that has put 670 Sunglass Hut's in Macy's department stores, with the number tripling in the last six years.   The companies said i...

By Al Mancini Europeans can be a bit obsessive about the authenticity of their native cuisines, and the pedigrees of the chefs who create them. In fact, when Bella Vita opened with much fanfare in the District at Green Valley Ranch in October, the owners went so far as to tout it as "obsessive Italian cuisine."   Much was also made about th...