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The Montana House of Representatives gave initial approval to remove Columbus Day from the list of state legal holidays and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. The House voted 62-38 to approve the creation of Indigenous Peoples Day, on the second Monday in October. Missoula Democrat Shane Morigeau is carrying House Bill 219. He says Christopher...

The brochure that my mother, Nives Rovedo Cappelli, had sent me from Poughkeepsie, New York only titled it The Hill, but on a background of red, white and green it was called “The Italian Hill.” My mother, native-born Italian daycare teacher, is also the author of a memoir titled Manhattan Immigrant Girl.  Along with the brochure I found some artic...

As sailed a fellow countryman so long ago, new Minnesota United goalkeeper Vito Mannone, too, crossed the ocean blue seeking adventure in a new world. Italian born and raised, Mannone has left behind a professional career built in England’s Premier League and second division for MLS and a new country in which he has vacationed, including his honeym...

Roberta Gambarini at Dakota, Minneapolis, MN - Sunday, February 17 at 7:00pm. Enter to win two tickets to see Roberta Gambarini at Dakota on February 17th! "Gambarini is a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae."  – Boston Globe A native Italian, Roberta Gambarini has been turning heads since her 1998 move to Boston, Mass...

Two years ago, fire raced through a South Omaha landmark. As rebuilding started, hope grew for reopening the Sons of Italy hall. Then, as 6 On Your Side first reported, the project abruptly stopped. For decades, Sons of Italy attracted pasta lovers and politicians hungry for votes. "The place is near and dear to a lot of peoples’ hearts," said dan...

When Luca Papini started selling Italian leather products in Sioux Falls, his operations were limited to the trunk of his car. Fast-forward five years and the entrepreneur and business owner is relocating Luca's Italian Leather Boutique to one of the most heavily-trafficked commerce centers in the state of South Dakota — 11th Street and Phillips Av...

Wednesday February 6 2019, from 18:30 to 21:30 CST. Pan D'olive, 1603 McCausland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63117. Cari Amici di Italiano per piacere, Per la prima riunione del 2019, avremo un programma speciale riguardante una regione d’Italia molto cara a tanti dei nostri soci e simpatizzanti, programma che sarà presentato dal dottor Franco Sicuro, un...

Writer Rosanna Staffa was a 20-something Italian immigrant staying in a friend's New York City apartment when, early one morning, she heard a knock at the door. "Who's it?" she remembers asking. "This male voice said, 'The exterminator.' I thought, 'Oh, God.' " Staffa panicked. She told him to go away. After the man finally left, she grabbed a few...

It started with suet. Some say camp administrators decided that Italian internees should cook with suet instead of olive oil to cut costs. Others say lower ranking internees, who had been crew members on the ships they were taken from, suspected that former officers were getting olive oil while they were stuck with beef fat. Either way, tensions hi...

When you’ve got a craving for authentic Italian food, nothing hits the spot quite like generous portions of your favorite dish. That’s exactly what you’ll find when you visit Missouri’s all-you-can-eat Italian buffet, The Hill. Inspired by South St. Louis’ “The Hill” neighborhood, this mouthwatering restaurant is the only of its kind in the area. N...

Alignment is key. Whether it’s about car wheels, shakras, or humor, it’s essential that elements designed to work together be arranged so that they complement and build upon individual virtues and needs, rather than clash in opposition. The humor in Minnesota Opera’s The Italian Straw Hat does not align with what I want as an audience person. My ed...

There’s an effort at the state Capitol to do away with Columbus Day. The holiday has become controversial with many claiming a man who treated Native Americans so poorly doesn’t deserve to be celebrated. Rep. Adrienne Benavidez, a Democrat representing Adams County, is proposing a bill that would replace Columbus Day with Colorado Day, the first Mo...