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There's a new voice in the debate over Pueblo's Christopher Columbus statue. After weeks of protests on both sides of the issue and no decision made on whether to keep or remove it, the Pueblo City Council says it has passed an agenda item on first reading. It will go for final presentation on August 10 and if passed, the city will be allowed to hi...

A fundraiser has been launched for a restaurant that's been around for nearly three decades in Littleton. Angelina's Italian Restaurant patrons started raising funds after they learned that the eatery may be forced to close its doors amid the coronavirus outbreak. The restaurant, which is owned by Bob and Chandra Travlos, is struggling under the...

Art—literary, visual, performative—has served throughout history to translate the suffering experienced by individuals and societies during a catastrophic pandemic, as well to conceive and, indeed, to spur renewal of the individual and of the social order. The Medieval author Giovanni Boccaccio sets his masterwork, the Decameron (1351), in the mids...

Another Salt Lake City restaurant is saying arrivederci. This time it is the iconic Cannella’s Restaurant and Lounge, which is closing after 42 years in business. “It had a really good run,” owner Joe Cannella said Tuesday, “but it’s become harder and harder to make it work.” Cannella said 2020 started off rocky for the Italian eatery, with the Jan...

While the city waits for the arrival of storied local spot The Blue Star’s third illustrious iteration (...no news yet) the Shooks Run neighborhood can stop in and see what the Blue Star Group can do with Italian food. Stellina Pizza Cafe stands where the Little Market & Deli once stood, a historic neighborhood spot currently co-owned by BSG owner...

ESPN’s Taylor Twellman is talking Gianluca Busio transfer rumors. And this isn’t the first time. His latest report has “3 Big” Serie A (Italy) teams “keenly watching” the young Sporting Kansas City midfielder during the COVID Cup MLS is Back Tournament. Additionally a club from the Netherlands is watching as well according to Twellman. Rumors of Bu...

George Di Ciero, a man whose dedication, passion and love for Broomfield as its city and county manager for 43 years, has passed away. Di Ciero, 77, died Tuesday night after a year-long battle with cancer. He was diagnosed lat spring with colon cancer and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. It went well for six months, but they learned it had sprea...

The yearly Italian festival will have a new look this year due to the coronavirus. Traditionally held in early June, the 96th Santa Lucia Italian Festival will be held on August 22nd and 23rd. The organizers had to put the festival on hold because of the virus. The festival will be reduced to two days instead of the normal four. Of course, the fest...

The new weekly series AUTENTICO aims to showcase classic Italian cuisine from native Italians who live in St Louis. Authentic Italian food is simple, healthy, seasonal, and where luxury ingredients are used in moderation. Italian food is hyper-diverse within each region and the series' goal is to highlight each region's unique flavor and tastes. Ea...

Team Italy and Colorado Rockies catcher Drew Butera homered off left-handed pitcher Jake McGee in the first intrasquad game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on July 11, 2020. In his first at-bat in the game while hitting eighth in the lineup for Team Purple against the Pinstripes, 36-year-old Drew Butera drilled the third pitch offered by relieve...

Since 1938, visitors have flocked to the mountains just west of Golden to learn about and pay tribute to Frances Xavier Cabrini, the Catholic saint who established 67 schools, hospitals and orphanages around the U.S., including in Colorado. Now, the rest of the state is about to become more familiar with Cabrini as well, as a result of the Colorado...

For more than a century, the Christopher Columbus Piazza in the 100 block of Abriendo Avenue has served as the hub for celebrations of the federal holiday dedicated to the Italian explorer. Built in 1905 by members of the local Italian community, the monument, capped by a large bronze bust of Columbus, has come to symbolize the opening of the New W...