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My name is Aarilee Lorenzen and I am thankful for receiving the ICC Massimo Bonavita Memorial scholarship this year. I took my first Italian course Spring semester of my freshman year at the University of Minnesota; at that time, I was just adding an extra course and Italian was something I had never had the opportunity to study before. Of course,...

The holy symbolic objects of Saint Padre Pio had hundreds of people in line at the Cathedral of St. Joseph today. All for one reason, to view his relics and honor the saint. “Padre Pio was a very humble obedient man, and he had a lot of pain,” said representative from the St. Pio Foundation Barbara Fitzgerald. “A lot of physical pain a lot of menta...

In 2020, the Italian Film Festival (IFF) celebrates its eleventh anniversary! This time again, the IFF will offer two award opportunities for the best short films made by emerging filmmakers working and living in Italy and Minnesota. The Building Bridges: Emerging Filmmakers Awards ask filmmakers to submit short films that present their very own ar...

Tower Grove Park’s board has decided to keep the Christopher Columbus statue at its current location. The board said in a statement on Wednesday that the statue will stay near the Grand Avenue entrance to the park, and park officials will add signs nearby “with important historical context about Columbus and the history of the park’s land.” The sta...

The Dewitt Performing Arts Series will kick off with its first show with The Four Italian Tenors. This is your ticket to a new generation of world-class tenors. This group presents an extraordinary program of well-known American standards. This show will give way to an unforgettable experience, and is coming Tuesday, October 1 to the Cole Auditoriu...

The World Trade Center of St Louis hosted its annual convention Growing Global on Wednesday, September 25 at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton, Missouri. The conference brings thousands of individuals and businesses together from around the world in what is St Louis' largest and most high profiled international event. Representing Italian interests in St...

If ravioli, sausage and cannoli sound good to you, then you’re in luck, the Frontenac Education Foundation’s annual Festa Italiana is set for Saturday. Festa has been a tradition for the Frontenac community since 1999. The event was created to relieve some of the costs of college tuition and textbooks.  At first could only offer $50 scholarships pe...

“The end of the Dark Ages”, Claudia Scarlata. Thursday, October 3, 2019. 6:30 – 8:00 pm, The University of Minnesota, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics (room B50): 116 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Co-presented with the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registrati...

Ciao a tutti! Spero che tutti si siano divertiti quest’estate. Alcuni di noi hanno avuto il piacere di vedere alcuni di voi a vari eventi come la festa di Ferragosto e The Festival of Nations mentre per altri la riunione di Ottobre rappresenterà la prima opportunità di riunirsi con altri appassionati della lingua e cultura italiana da mesi. Per la...

Monday, September 30, 2019. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT. History Colorado Center, 1200 North Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. You are invited to join us for the first History Colorado InSights & InPerson Series event.  This program offers participants the opportunity to hear in person from individuals making history matter.  Monthly, historians present insi...

Whether you begin a meal with "buon appetite" or "tuck in," Central Standard's Food Critics can point you in the direction of a hearty dish personalized to your palette. Pitch food writer Liz Cook says we're living in a good time to find a range of Italian cuisine. Prior to the early 1990s, she says, American perception of Italian dining was locked...

When the late Franco and Domenica Pignataro opened Franca’s Real Italian Restaurant on NASA Parkway in 1971, it was the only restaurant for miles, and I-45 could be seen from their window. Nearly 50 years later, the once-empty fields around the restaurant are bustling with numerous eateries and businesses. Despite that change, Franca’s still stands...