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The tradition of St. Joseph Day altars and tables began centuries ago in Sicily. The Sicilians had been suffering from famine because of the country's poor farming and little if no rainfall.   When they could not provide for their families any longer, the Sicilians turned to their faith. They prayed to St. Joseph so they would have a success...

An orange-haired ball of fire, celebrity chef Mario Batali moved quickly through his "Sicilian Summer Supper" recipes Friday during a Food & Wine Classic demonstration in the basement of the St. Regis Aspen Resort.   He made cauliflower griddle cakes (with smoked ricotta), couscous with clams and fennel, and tuna "dice" with mint and gre...

Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 pmMinneapolis Institute of Arts2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 How does the Codex Leicester fit into a lifetime of creative and intellectual pursuits? Hear Leonardo da Vinci scholar Claire Farago discuss the Codex Leicester in the context of the artist's profuse and varied drawing practices—from prep...

A redevelopment project would bring 19 new town houses to Omaha's Little Italy neighborhood, an urban corridor where new residences, restaurants and other businesses have replaced unkempt lots and boarded-up structures. New development now dots the old neighborhood. The changes excite some residents of the old neighborhood, though other longti...

Duluth's Heritage Preservation Commission is fighting for St. Peter's Church, located at 810 W 3rd St. in Duluth, to be officially declared a local historic preservation landmark. The commission states the building, although currently vacant, meets four of seven of the criteria for designation. The commission points out that only one criteria must...

Denver and Venice may have certain, well, dissimilarities—but if Angelica Daneo, associate curator of painting and sculpture at the Denver Art Museum, has her way, you'd never know it while walking through the halls of the Denver museum this fall.   Glory of Venice, entering its second month at the DAM, brings some of Venice's finest works o...

The Italian Cultural Center would like to invite adult students of Italian, as well as members and friends of the ICC, to join us for a very special evening at La Cucina di Nonna Rosa Ristorante Italiano in Robbinsdale, Monday, June 17, 2013. The festivities will begin at 6:30 PM.   Entertainment will be provided by native Italian musician,...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation is thrilled with the Colorado House State, Veterans and Military Committee's recent vote of 7 to 2 rejecting a bill that would have ended the celebration of Columbus Day as a state holiday.   Colorado was the first state to recognize Columbus Day in 1907, when Italian-American Denver resident Angelo Noce lobb...

The drone of children babbling and crying during Father Timothy Elliott's homily did not phase him one bit. He knew their presence was a precious gift, all because of a special saint. Families came to St. Gianna Church for Mass April 30 to meet Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla on her historic first visit to the Wentzville parish, founded 10 years ag...

On Sunday, May 5, 2013 St. Ambrose Parish will hold its annual "La Festa" on the grounds of St. Ambrose church in the historic Hill Neighborhood. St. Ambrose parish has been the foundation for this historic neighborhood for over 100 years and looks to continue this tradition with its largest fund raiser of the year. Festivities will begin at 12:00...

Sister Mary Anne Leto (Mary Jacinta), CHM, 87, died July 1, 2015, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston. Services are at Bishop Drumm, Our Lady of Peace Chapel. Vigil will be 4 p.m. Monday, July 6, and funeral Mass will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7. Burial services and interment will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Mount Olivet Cemetery,...

It all started with Hieronymus Bosch. My Wednesday morning Bible study was learning about Christian art and we had gotten up to the Northern Renaissance when our teacher, Rev. Chris Shorow, mentioned that a painting by the Dutch master, Heironymus Bosch had just been authenticated at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. There are on...