Who: Order Sons of Italy in America, Cabrini Lodge, No. 2826 What: OSIA Cabrini Lodge's scholarship awards When: May 17 Where: Our Lady of the Meadows church hall   Highlights/honorees: The Cabrini Lodge's 10th annual scholarship awards presentation included an Italian dinner, dessert and drinks. Scholarship recipients were Sarah Lira, Ma...

by Dan Daru   Who would have thought an Italian restaurant in Boulder would have the fate of the Broncos in their fettuccine? Jay Elowsky does. He owns Pasta Jay's in Boulder and has been feeding the Broncos franchise for years. "They understand the value of complex carbohydrates for fuel two days before a game and so they've been...

Movies are a wonderful way to tell stories, and in the US many millions of people – either of Italian heritage or not – love to be told stories about and from Italy. That is why cinema is one of the most important tool of the promotion of our culture in America. Every year, hundreds of events involve the showing of an Italian movie somewhere in th...

by Joanne Davidson   Mention the words "glass art" and the first name that comes to mind is likely to be Dale Chihuly. Which is understandable, considering the popularity of his current display at Denver Botanic Gardens.   But someone equally as talented, and as well-known, is Lino Tagliapietra of Italy. Pieces he has created can be s...

When I was a kid growing up in Greeley, the highlight of my year was choosing where to celebrate my birthday. I always picked a day at Elitches, before it moved to downtown Denver, when the venerable amusement park burst with meticulously groomed flowers and lush landscaping.   After a picnic lunch of fried chicken my Mom brought along in a...

Gelu Italian Ice has opened its standalone location outside of Sutherlands at 2405 F Road in Grand Junction. Gelu also operates mobile carts and serves Italian ice treats at fairs, farmers markets and festivals in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. The location at Sutherlands — dubbed the "ice box" — offers a place where people can drive up,...

by Dallas Heltzell   Both in its previous and current incarnations, a pioneering spirit has propelled a restaurant space in the Cottonwood Square shopping center in Greeley. For 25 years, the spot at 2400 17th St. was home to Potato Brumbaugh's, whose menu reflected the Western ranching culture and whose name was taken from a character...

Italian immigrants entered the Great Plains first as missionaries such as Fra Marco da Nizza (1495-1558) and Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711), and later as adventurers such as Count Leonetto Cipriani (1816-1888) and Italian American Charles Siringo (1855-1928).   Since Italy was not a unified country until the Risorgimento (1860-70), early...

After successful visits to America, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, two first class relics of St. Anthony of Padua will return to America for a ten-day tour of the Archdiocese of Denver beginning on October 14 and ending on October 23. Father Mario Conte, OFM Conv, Executive Editor of the Messenger of Saint Anthony, will travel from the Basili...

Italy came to Pueblo last night, well, an Americanized version of it, in the form of O Sole Trio, a two-singers-and-a-piano-man team from New York City, who performed an enjoyable variety of Italian-flavored songs as the latest installment of the Center Stage Performing Arts Series at the slightly warm Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center....