The Italian American Club of Maui will host its annual Christmas celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Class Act Restaurant at University of Hawaii Maui College.   The Italian food luncheon is open to the public. The cost is $40 per person (including children). Reservations, along with a check payable to Italian American Club of Maui, a...

The countdown is on: In a week from now, BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi (IT) will tackle his next big challenge. On Hawaii (US), he will contest his first ever long-distance triathlon on Saturday, 11th October.   This triathlon is anyway a real endurance test for non-disabled athletes, as it consists of a 3.86 kilometre swim in the open...

by Mauro Battocchi   Sergio Barbieri, the passport officer of the Italian Consulate, travelled to Honolulu, Seattle and Portland last month and issued 151 electronic passports. This process generally requires require nationals to travel to San Francisco and present themselves at the Consulate in person.   In fact, the passport office...

The overall winner of this years Gelato World Championship is Italy, followed by Spain and Australia. The Team USA came in 7th in the overall classification. Fourteen countries qualified and were accepted by the organizers, but Germany withdrew on short notice.   The countries participating this year were Argentina, Australia, Chile, Italy,...

The Italian American Club of Maui held its annual Christmas party at Class Act Restaurant on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus in December and had a candle-lighting ceremony to install the 2013 officers.   The officers include Fred Rawe, secretary; Diane Alba-Means, public relations; Laura Platania Moscatelli, vice president; Mary...

The Friends of the Libraries, Kona will host a free, family Read Aloud Program from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kailua-Kona Public Library.   The program will have an Italian theme. Authors Laura Guluzzy and Lisa Corker will present their writings, "Dinner of the Seven Fishes" and "Carmela," exploring Italian traditions and the immigran...

Chef Pier Antonio Micheli and his wife, Stephanie Micheli, have opened Le Nonne Hawaii, a new Italian restaurant in the Kapolei Marketplace at 590 Farrington Hawaii. Micheli, a native of Forte dei Marmi, Tuscany, says Italian cooking is in his blood. His recipes also are backed by experience, with 17 restaurants under his belt.   Read more...

REDValentino opened its doors at Ala Moana Center June 4. It's the first Hawaii location for the high-end Italian brand, and only it's fifth stand-alone boutique in America.   A sister label to luxury giant Valentino, REDValentino offers fashions and accessories with a similar upscale feel but infused with a heavy dose of whimsy.   Re...

Thanks to the growing success of the super We Love Italian "Let Us Adopt Italian Language Students" campaign, grants are now available through COMITES of San Francisco, the "Committee of Italians Abroad" in our area.   The purpose of the grants is to promote and support teaching and learning of Italian language and culture in Northern Califo...

Recently taking 1st place in the Star-Advertiser's People's Choice Awards for Hawaii's Best Italian restaurant, Arancino Ristorante Italiano will be celebrating its recent success with a special menu. Created by Executive Chef Daisuke Hamamoto, Arancino's will also feature their food at the Best of Honolulu Festival, which is happening on July...