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Sarà il Minnesota ad ospitare la Convention ITTONA (International Tyrolean Trentini Organization of North America), l'appuntamento che ogni due anni riunisce in una diversa località i Circoli trentini di Stati Uniti e Canada. Il Circolo trentino del Minnesota è al lavoro da oltre un anno per organizzare l'evento, giunto alla sua ventesima edizione...

by Michael Kelly   He was a charming Italian named Franco with a little wooden fishing boat. She was a tourist from Omaha named Holly, visiting a small village on the Italian Riviera with a friend. Franco was flirtatious at first when they met in 1982, but he was 15 years older. Their relationship, Holly says, never became romantic.&nb...

Festival Italiano will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 12th and 13th at Belmar Shopping Center. Belmar is located at the southeast corner of Wadsworth and Alameda. If you've never attended this event, you should! It's the largest Italian festival in the state and has free admission. Can't beat that!   The IABA (as well as many of t...

When three of our four daughters were able to meet us in Kansas City for a reunion, we decided to relive a family tradition: visiting a museum. So, we explored the best show in town.   Da Vinci: The Exhibition runs until May 1 at Union Station. The exhibit is billed as "an immersive experience that unlocks the mind of a master." We found thi...

Another new restaurant is coming to 1930 S. Oliver. The appropriately named Oliver's Little Italy will open in the next week or so for an Italian lunch buffet. "It's in a good spot for a lunch buffet," says Scott Cosentino, who is opening the business with Dyan Gordon.   The 7,000-square-foot space has been home to a number of rest...

Jay King of Fridley is a third-generation Italian-American, on his mom's side of the family. When he joined the planning committee for the Festa Italiana, a relatively new festival that celebrates Italian heritage in Minnesota, "it was like coming home," he said. In fact, he found out that one committee member is a distant cousin, he said.  ...

The Marion County community invited people to share its Italian heritage at the 9th annual Feast of the Seven Fishes festival.   The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a centuries-old custom observed primarily by southern Italians, consisting of a seafood meal served on Christmas Eve. Local restaurants showcased their heritage ties, with cultural...

The Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa is pleased to host "An Evening In Turin" fundraising dinner to be held Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Embassy Club West. Dinner will be prepared by visiting chefs Antonio and Stefano Latini.   Together, the father/son team own Villa Somis and Nove Merli restaurants near Turin, the capita...

Mrs. Kemoll introduced our city to Sicilian fare in 1927 in the intimate curtained-off dining room adjacent to her living quarters -- cozy, but with room to grow in elegance. Four generations later, Kemoll's Italian Restaurant has sophistication covered: • $55 for $100 to spend on food and drink for two • Dazzling panorama of the Arch and city from...

If you wanted to find out what some of the first truck farmers around Denver grew, Rick Grippa would be the man to ask.   His family's farm in unincorporated Adams County goes back four generations to the Italians who settled near Clear Creek, only a few decades after famed Colorado mountain man Jim Baker built his ferry across it.  ...

To enter Basso you descend a broad, curving stairwell into a cavernous basement. Gas lamps flicker along the wall, casting long, dancing shadows on the diners seated in the booths beneath them. Is it 1897? No. The massive bar at the center of the dining room is a wholly modern creation, with sleek liquor bottles and a distinctive tap handle for eac...

The Italian ambassador to the United States visited North Dakota for the first time Wednesday, stopping at the University of Mary to share his vision for trade potential between the two nations and highlight cultural exchanges.   Claudio Bisogniero told dozens gathered in the U-Mary business school auditorium that Italy needs economic growth...