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By Scott Brandenburg   Fourth-year Oakridge volleyball coach Kim Hanson was looking forward to the 2015 season knowing it could be one of the best teams at Oakridge in quite some time. Then Hanson saw Stefania Garofolo warming up on the first day of tryouts, and she grew even more excited.   Garofolo wasn't a player Hanson was or...

Creamy, herbaceous with just a touch of sweetness — the ricotta filling in the Lasagne Napoletana al' Forno at Fratello's has the power to evoke rhapsodies of joy.   Beyond the filling, this dish owes its success to each element, capable of anchoring a dish individually, harmonizing completely — a meaty tomato sauce with enough acidity to st...

"L'anno che sta per concludersi ha confermato in questa parte degli Stati Uniti l'immagine di un'Italia attiva e propositiva, che conferma di essere un protagonista del presente nel pieno rispetto della sua storia e della sua identità specie nella scienza, nel commercio e nella cultura. L'Italia ha dimostrato di essere in grado di interagire con i...

When brothers George, Richard and Anthony Martinez named their new company Main Street Boys LLC, the street they were referring to is in Yonkers, N.Y."Our mother is from Naples and our father was from Cuba," Richard Martinez said. "Our mom raised us as a single mom, and it wasn't easy for her. Us and our sister had humble beginnings. We came from n...

by Thor Christensen   Andrea Bocelli has boosted the popularity of opera as much as anyone since Pavarotti. Yet the multi-million-selling star of countless PBS pledge drives hasn't totally erased opera's image as the caviar of music: It's ambrosia to some, but a lot of people think it tastes like salty fish.   The Italian tenor says o...

by George Morris   It may be an irrational fear, but when an eatery moves from a long-standing location to someplace new, patrons may worry that something important got left behind. Patrons of Anthony's Italian Deli have nothing to dread. The new Anthony's is no longer a hole in the wall, and there's nothing wrong with that.   Not tha...

Traci Andrighetti is the author of the national bestselling Franki Amato mysteries and the Danger Cove Hair Salon mysteries. Traci wrote her first mystery in her bedroom closet with her cousin Louisa when they were just twelve years old (it was called The Message in the Driftwood, à la Nancy Drew). But then she abandoned writing completely to pursu...

Italy's ILAPAK SpA, the international flexible packaging equipment manufacturer, is expanding its US manufacturing with the development of a new, state-of-the-art production facility in North West Arkansas to serve its North American customer base.   This investment creates production capacity to meet growing US customer demand and allows th...

US debut of this one-act play by and with Massimiliano Finazzer, introduced by Michela Lucenti's dance choreographies inspired by the famous "Vitruvian Man". The performance will arrive in California in the fall.   Performed in Italian language with English subtitles. Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - Hour...

by Nadia Chaudhury   The Italian wave isn't over yet. Italian restaurants are still coming strong in Austin with today's announcement of two new spots as part of The Arnold complex on East 6th, Gatto Nero and Enoteca Gattino. The project is being developed by New Waterloo and development company Transwestern.   At 1617 East 6th...

The iconic Campisi's Italian restaurant chain is coming to Lubbock.The oldest family-owned Italian restaurant in Texas will be taking over the former Zio's location at 82nd and Quaker, near Subway and Starbucks. The opening is scheduled to occur Summer 2016.   The first Campisi's opened in Dallas in 1946. The most famous Campisi's location i...

There is no foreign cinema as likely to make you hungry as Italian cinema. Whether sensual (La Dolce Vita), whimsical (Life is Beautiful) or gloriously dubbed (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly), the very sound of the language will only serve to remind you, as you sit in that darkened theater, how very hungry you are. This is not a sensation you are l...