By Natalie Hurst & KBOI Web Staff   Boise's Italian American Club celebrated its 40th year and dedicating new bocce ball courts Wednesday night. The games began on the new courts with a wine toast at Boise's Municipal Park. The original courts were built back in 2008 when there was one league with eight teams. Now the group has...

by James Patrick Kelly   Bodovino is opening a second Treasure Valley location on Saturday, Aug. 27, and the food menu will be noticeably larger than its wine-bar concept at 404 S. 8th St. in Boise. The new Bodovino Ristorante will be in Fountain Square at The Village at Meridian, situated in the former Cacicia's Cucinas Old World Sicil...

Date: Sunday, June 29,2014 - Location Julia Davis Park, Shelter #1(Same location as last year near the bocce courts)Event: Annual Summer Potluck Picnic & Bocce TournamentTime: 12:00 - 4:00 Men's Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. This year, phone calls will be made to all men members to coordinate this breakfast and setup for the picnic. It's hard...

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...

We've heard about the rush of Italians to buy Agretti when it comes to market in spring, but it's easy to grow here, and edible in late spring and early summer as well. It seeds itself and is even growing as volunteers on a berm of compost near my garden.   Agretti is a non-leafy green, also called Saltwort or Roscano, a little salty, and sa...

It was a breathtaking sight for U.S. investigators involved in the hunt for stolen Italian cultural artifacts more than 1,900 years old. Some of the sought-after antiquities lay swaddled in blankets on the floor of a Del Mar, Calif., garage. They were turned over to authorities by the third wife of late multimillionaire Allen E. Paulson, whose...

Almost everything you could want at an Italian dinner will be available at the 11th annual Italian Buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in the College of Southern Idaho's Desert Café, said Doug Maughan, college public relations director, in an email to the Times-News. The annual event tests the skills of CSI's Culinary Arts and Hospitality st...

Rita's Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice brand with more than 600 stores, will celebrate the grand opening of its newest location on May 7 in Ammon. Mayor Dana Kirkham and her husband Ryan, as well as David and Shawna Chamberlain, are proudly bringing Rita's to the Ammon area. The group was also awarded an area development agreement for...

One of the best Italian dinners in town will be served by CSI Culinary Arts students at the 12th annual Italian Buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 in the College of Southern Idaho's Desert Cafe. The event tests the skills of CSI's Culinary Arts and Hospitality students as they prepare and serve a buffet for the general public. The evening's menu inclu...

Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls opens a new exhibit this Friday, "Rome: Military Genius & Mighty Machines". The Italian artisan created exhibit showcases the early culture and engineering created by the Roman Empire. Visitors learn how 2,000 year old technologies are still applied to how we live today.   Inventions such as pile...