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With crisply starched fatigues, World War II veteran and 101st Airborne Division patches fixed on his uniform, paratrooper boots glistening, Private First Class (PFC) Vince Speranza marvels at the thrilling twist his life took in his mid-80s. Now 95, the veteran, retired history teacher, widower, father and grandfather, has a popular book called Nu...

The Italian-American Cultural & Heritage Society of Washington County is currently accepting applications for $3,000 scholarships from high school students in Washington County who will be graduating in 2021. To qualify, students must demonstrate high academic achievement with at least a 3.5 QPA in a rigorous academic or career and technical cur...

McMenamins Kennedy School in NE Portland is home to local beers, music and mementos of the school’s colorful history. The building was renovated by the chain in the ‘90s and now serves as a lively neighborhood hub; however, if you take a walk through its hallways, you will be transported back to the early 1900s — childhood shenanigans and all. The...

Seguiteci live sulla pagina Facebook del Consolato di San Francisco il 4 giugno 2020 alle 6 pm (PST) per l’ultimo appuntamento di #italiandigitaltownhall. Si tratta di un incontro dedicato agli esperti italiani della comunità medica e scientifica impegnati in prima linea contro il COVID-19 in California del Nord e Hawaii. Potete già inviarci le vos...

Now more than ever, we’re seeing the world is a much smaller place than we think. The Aspect Foundation has brought the world closer together through its foreign exchange program. Students from around the world arrived in Yuma last July as part of a 10-month foreign exchange program, not expecting a global pandemic to interrupt their American exper...

Saturday January 25, 2020, Scuola Italiana di Portland. Free Talk on Multiculturalism by Angela Zagarella from Portland State University on January 25, 2020 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm at Scuola Italiana di Portland at 1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. Who are the Italians? What does it mean to be Italian? What happens when a country changes from bein...

The phrase “you play the hand you’ve been dealt” is a fancy way of saying “use the resources you have at your disposal and operate realistically within the limits of your circumstances.” The story of Neapolitan native and current Portland, OR resident Pina Di Rosa is the saga of an individual that has overcome numerous difficulties to achieve a sat...

Father Joseph Cataldo was in frail health throughout his life, but he built an immense spiritual legacy across the Inland Northwest. Cataldo was born in 1837 in Sicily and became a Jesuit priest in 1852. He came to the western United States as one of the first Jesuit missionaries in the region. The sickly young priest arrived in the area around 186...

Love Italian food? Want to prepare fabulous Italian dishes yourself? Why not learn from the source? Join Southwestern Oregon Community College for its first-ever study abroad course in Italy. The Cuisine and Culture of Italy (CRT*0202*65) course is a study abroad opportunity that will be traveling to Italy on Aug. 26 through Sept. 5, 2020. Everyone...

Join us for the next Free Talk: Hidden Gems of Italy on November 2, 2019 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at Scuola Italiana di Portland, 1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. Alessandra, Scuola Italiana Board President and owner of Customized Journeys, will share with us her perspective on the geographic, political and cultural diversity that makes Italy so f...

There is no such thing as a normal day for Michael Bruno. His day includes back-to-back meetings with deans, faculty senate, student leaders and other university leadership. This is ontop of being a scuba instructor. Bruno juggles multiple responsibilities because he serves as provost at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, however, he doesn’t take...

A lot of sister cities are based on business. But a true sister is someone who you’re family with. That’s what Kim Wisnosky, who is co-chair of Medford’s All-Sister City Program, said of Medford’s sister city: Alba, Italy. Sunday, 26 students and two chaperones arrived from Alba, Italy to spend a week with students from North and South Medford and...