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È stato pubblicato a giugno di quest’anno il libro di Thierry Rinaldetti “Efrem Bartoletti. Umbro cantore della rabbia operaia nel Minnesota dei primi del novecento”. Il volume narra le peripezie migratorie di Efrem Bartoletti che dal piccolo paese umbro Costacciaro emigrò a Hibbing, nel Minnesota, dove divenne attivista del movimento operaio in es...

Five dollars at the Iowa State Fair goes further than you think. Know the right stand and a snow cone, some cotton candy, a strawberry shake, a ride down the big slide or even an order of X-Treme Balls (pork tenderloin balled up on a kebob with pickles and onions) will only cost you a Lincoln. But all the Scarpino family wanted for their $5 was a s...

Parma native Matteo Bocchi threw 2.2 scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts and two walks in his Triple-A pitching debut for the Iowa Cubs against the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington on August 5, 2019. The 23-year-old Italian pitcher entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with Rainiers shortstop Daniel...

The beard, flecked with white, didn’t last. Chris Colabello, the former Twin, shaved it before the Kansas City T-Bones, his current team in the independent American Association, left town after last weekend’s series with the St. Paul Saints.  He also coaxed a teammate into giving him a haircut, reviving the modified Mohawk he sported with the Toron...

The first batch of Italian exchange students arrived on Friday, August 1st at St Louis Lambert International Airport. Bianca, Chiara, Samantha, and Luna were all smiles as they met their host families for the very first time. The Italian Community of St Louis (Comunitá degli Italiani - St Louis), along with the St Louis-Bologna Sister Cities Organi...

The 115th celebration of the MSS Feast, held on Sunday August 18 at Holy Savior Church will show yet again the very close connection of Norristown to the city of Sciacca in Sicily. The MSS Feast, which is highlighted by the traditional street procession through the east end of Norristown, with 25 people carrying a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary,...

Not everyone lives in RiNo. Or LoHi or LoDo or whatever other neighborhood hybrid moniker is fashionable right this second. Yet those seem to be the primary places getting a Certain Kind of Restaurant. This Certain Kind of Restaurant (or CKR, if you will) holds a monopoly in the Union Station neighborhood. It’s taking over LoHi and it’s settling in...

The Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a national non-profit dedicated to providing free school supplies to students most in need, will partner with Carrabba's Italian Grill to host a Back-to-School Wine Pairing Dinner at over 200 Carrabba's Italian Grill locations throughout the U.S on August 14. For thirty years, Carrabba's Italian Grill has been co...

On the surface, there’s nothing all that surprising to have painted portraits of an Italian mom and dad inside St. Paul’s Caffe Biaggio. “She was the mama of the neighborhood,” said John D’Agostino, talking about his mom Giovanna. She was legendary in the Twin Cities during the ’70s, as the owner of her homestyle Italian restaurant in the Dinkytown...

Ciao St. Louis and the Italian Club of St. Louis invite you to our co-sponsored event an “ITALIAN FAMILY PICNIC” on Sunday, August 11, at 1 p.m. at Watson Trails Park, 12450 West Watson Road in Sunset Hills. This event is for children, grandchildren and adults! A delicious lunch of GRILLED SALSICCIA, HAMBURGERS and HOTDOGS will begin around 1:30 p....

For decades, owners of old Italian cars in the Denver area have brought their broken machines to Aspen Import Auto in Englewood, where veteran Fiat and Lancia expert Tom Dotter and associates would do whatever they could to keep those beloved 128s and Bravas and Betas on the road. Dotter passed away unexpectedly in May, leaving behind a yard full o...

A German-Italian artist is in Kansas City photographing Holocaust survivors. Luigi Toscano started on a mission to fight anti-Semitism and racism about four years ago. So far, he’s photographed about 400 people, documenting their stories and showing them in public displays all around the world. He says he continues to be inspired by them. Toscano s...