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After numerous delays, organizers are tentatively setting a date to reopen Sons of Italy at the end of the month. They hope to open the doors for the organization’s signature lunches and dinners by Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, said Dan Matuella, state lodge president. But there’s a chance the opening could be pushed back to the first week of February. Th...

Michael Salardino, a lifelong supporter of Pueblo and numerous local organizations, is the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year. The chamber is scheduled to hold its 109th annual meeting on Jan. 24 at the Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St. The evening is set to begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a si...

Twelfth century Italy faced many of the same tendencies and upheavals as modern day America. An affluent society with burgeoning travel and trade at home, the Crusades causing constant conflict abroad, a wealthy church that many felt had lost touch with the people, and everywhere a “pleasure-seeking culture,” according to Glenn Myers, professor of...

The Avon Town Council will examine Columbus Day on Tuesday, and the seven-member board is expected to consider a recommendation to stop observing the holiday in Avon. The recommendation comes from Town Manager Eric Heil, whom the Town Council asked in October to prepare a recommendation on renaming the holiday. Heil said in 2019, some members of to...

This real photo postcard of the Holy Rosary Church’s Christmas crib was taken during the 1941 holiday season. Missionaries of St. Charles founded Holy Rosary Parish, located at 911 E. Missouri Avenue, in the 1880s to serve the Italian immigrants in Kansas City, who settled near the old Market Square (now City Market) area. Still standing after the...

Joe Saranella remembers it like it was yesterday. It was the summer of 1945 and he was aboard the USS Greeley steaming toward an American military base in China. The World War II campaign in Europe was won and the Allied Forces were turning their complete attention toward invading Japan, known as Operation Downfall. The Navy Department experts who...

Colorado is riddled with we call “ghost towns.” Abandoned after the mining boom became a bust, people vanished from these once-thriving communities and left a bit of the past behind, of which we can still see today. While some have remained quiet, others have managed to thrive in the modern world, and even some seeking to reclaim their past, like C...

Rena Guest, born in 1929, remembers every detail of growing up in the Tyrol Mountains in northern Italy. Her father was the only baker in the valley where she was raised. She recalls the need to wear what she calls “powerful shoes” because she lived in a mountain village close to the Swiss border. She had her first ice cream cone at age 7 when her...

Saturday December 14, 5:30-8pm. The California Building: 2205 California St NE, 55418. RSVP appreciated. Antonella is an in-depth personal portrait, an exploration of the interior world of a unique and unforgettable 62-year-old Italian woman. This multimedia project, which contains photography, videography, audio and text, was created by Lisa Venti...

On Thursday, Dec. 19, 6:30 pm, join Ileana Tamberlani, native Italian from Rome, for a fun night of Italian Holiday Traditions! Tombola is the most traditional Christmas game in Italy, everybody plays it with their family and friends over the holidays. No knowledge of Italian is required. Numbers and words of the game will be in Italian and in Engl...

Ciao a tutti, è il nostro piacere invitare tutti i nostri soci al nostro evento di Dicembre che accadrà il 4 Dicembre alle 18:30. Vorremmo festeggiare Natale e la stagione delle feste con tutti voi.  Avremo buona compagnia, buon cibo e divertimento. Giocheremo a tombola e competerremo per i regali migliori che saranno forniti dal club. Questo event...

Downtown Sioux Falls has made an incredible recovery from the state it was in in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. The downtown pedestrian mall, which itself was an effort to breathe life back into the area, not only failed, but made an already-bad situation even worse. Fortunately, there were a number of area residents who believed in the h...