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by Molly Reitter   It's a tale of two restaurants. One side is redolent of a corner New York City pizza joint, with bright red walls, black-and-white checkerboard flooring and a walk-up counter. It is vibrant, busy and extremely aromatic. The other side is like walking into a secret; think drippy candles in Chianti bottles and Fran...

2012 COLUMBUS DAY PARADE DIGNITARIESThe Columbus Committee is proud to announce that Father Hugh Guentner, will be our Parade Starter, George Falagrady, will be our Grand Marshall, Fred Marzano is our Italian of the Year, and Mike Abruzzi and Diana Frazzini are the Parade King and Queen. Congratulations to our 2012 Columbus Day Parade dignitaries!I...

Il design brianzolo va in mostra negli Stati Uniti, a Denver. E lo fa in maniera virtuale. L'American Instutute of Architects, l'associazione di Washington che riunisce 81 mila architetti statunitensi, ha infatti invitato l'Italian Furniture Design e la Camera di Commercio di Monza e Brianza a partecipare ad 'Aia Virtual Expo 2013', un evento virt...

By Ann Marie BushA scene from a 1970's movie — and some extra money won at an area casino — led Topekan Gary R. Constantino back to doing what he loves — cooking Italian food. Constantino's bright green, red and white Italian eatery on wheels can be found parked in downtown Topeka during lunch Monday through Friday.   Fabiano's, which serve...

by Peter Roper   Pueblo County Transportation Director Greg Severance's fondness for using gangster terms for labeling city trash companies "mafia haulers" in his emails to City Council members didn't amuse the local Order of the Sons of Italy.   In an Aug. 6 letter to Severance's employers, the Pueblo County commissioners, the Italia...

The location of the newest addition to Boulder's lineup of Italian eateries, Via Perla, which opened in March, shouldn't come as surprise to anyone with a rudimentary command of Italian.   It does, however, raise the question of whether there's an American restaurant in Italy called Pearl Street situated on an actual Via Perla. Gnocci A...

by Josh Nguyen   Italian-American Heritage will celebrate its sixth annual festival even bigger this year. "Come on down, everyone is Italian this weekend," said Darren Marasco, chairman of the Italian -American Heritage Festival. The festival will once again will be held at Western Gateway park this year and they have expanded. &...

I fondly remember frequently dining at the original Arcobasso's Italian Ristorante located in North County years ago. Founded, owned and operated by the Tom Arcobasso. It was THE place to dine with my college musician friends.   It was quite the cultural experience. Not only was the authentic Italian food unbelievable, Mr. Arcobasso himself...

There’s a definite chance of speed-ball coming to the Rocky Mountains next season. The Knicks visit the Nuggets Monday to begin a five-game Western swing and will face a squad fronted by new interim coach Melvin Hunt, who last week replaced fired Brian Shaw.   Though the Nuggets may not begin looking for a long-term candidate until after the...

by Mary Palcich Keyes   More than 50 members and some guests attended the annual membership meeting of the Hibbing Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 24. Attendees first took time to enjoy and learn from the newest exhibit in the Society's museum, located on the lower level of the Hibbing Memorial Building.   Erica Larson, the...

Brother-sister business partners, Paul and Aileen Reilly, the duo behind Beast + Bottle, are opening are opening the doors of their new Uptown eatery, Coperta, today at 5 p.m. A casual, large format concept, Coperta took shape after the siblings traveled through Southern Italy last summer, exploring regional specialties and quaint village hospitali...

The Italy Semester photo exhibition "Un.It Unescoitalia: The World Heritage Sites in the Work of 14 Photographers" will be delayed by several days due to a delay in shipping the exhibition from the Miami Dade Public Library in Florida to Missouri Southern State University.   The exhibition will open on Thursday, Aug. 22 (instead of Monday, A...