Eyewear maker Safilo has announced plans to open a new North American Distribution Center in Denver, CO. The company took possession of the new Denver Logistics Hub on June 18, with the expectation of being fully operational within the third quarter of this year, according to a press release. The existing Safilo North American Distribution Centers...

Spinelli’s Sauce Company is proud to share its bold new look rooted with inspiration from Italy — celebrating with vibrant colors, fresh ingredients, and classic flavors of their recipes. “We partnered with Ellen Bruss Designs to create a feel that will really set our products apart from the competition. Our new labels celebrate not only the tradit...

The outdoor world is meeting in Denver, CO, for the largest trade fair in North America this week – Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Carvico and Jersey Lomellina, leaders in the production of warp knitted and circular knitted fabrics, will exhibit at the show, presenting the excellence of Made in Italy fabrics for the world of sports and outdoor. Ca...

St. Michael Catholic Church will host its second annual St. Anthony Festival celebration at 9 a.m. June 23 at 1029 College Ave. The event includes mass, followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament and statues of saints while praying the rosary. A spaghetti dinner prepared by the Sons of Italy will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost for the...

Recent viral tweets warned that an Italian company was about to build behemoth developments at the Grand Canyon. Local and federal officials scrambled to assure the public otherwise. The information that had spread so rapidly on social media was outdated and inaccurate, they said. True, some tweets had outdated links and gotten details wrong. For e...

As any nonna will tell you, simplicity is the key to superb pasta. Logan Stephenson, Panzano’s new executive chef, agrees. “My approach is bare bones,” he says. “Simple pastas made with four or five ingredients—nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.” After just two months at the helm of the downtown Denver Northern Italian stalwart located inside the Mon...

Joseph Carochi, who recently graduated from Cañon City High School and was the battalion commander for the JROTC program, was named the Cañon City Noon Lions Student of the Month. The son of Joe and Audra Carochi, his recent grade point average was 4.29. He took Spanish, AP Calculus, Honors European Literature and  LETV III. Carochi has received ma...

When Rebecca Tapia de la Torre and her husband, Enrique, returned to Colorado after living in Italy for six months, they wanted to bring back some of the Italian culture they'd grown to love. Little did they know they'd soon be running a cafe inside a furniture upholstery shop. Friends of the Tapia de la Torres owned Rico's Upholstery in Wheat Ridg...

When Daniele Treves came to the Roaring Fork Valley to work at the marble quarry, he didn’t expect to find a host of last names from his home back in the Aosta Valley of Northern Italy. He soon learned, however, that the majority of the early families to stake claims in the area were Italian, and many of those were Aostan. Even those unfamiliar wit...

Denver is currently experiencing pieces of the Italian Renaissance at the Museum of Nature & Science. The exhibit known as Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius is running from March 1 to August 25. One of my friends recommended the art exhibit, and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to dig a little deeper in the history of Leonardo da Vinc...