This year I was honored to assist in the founding a new Italian language program in St Louis with friends and supporters at the Italian Community of St Louis (Comunità degli Italiani - St Louis). It would not have been possible without having met Dr. Antonio DiTucci of Gateway Science Academy, a public charter highschool in St Louis He was instrume...

Tower Grove Park’s board has decided to keep the Christopher Columbus statue at its current location. The board said in a statement on Wednesday that the statue will stay near the Grand Avenue entrance to the park, and park officials will add signs nearby “with important historical context about Columbus and the history of the park’s land.” The sta...

The World Trade Center of St Louis hosted its annual convention Growing Global on Wednesday, September 25 at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton, Missouri. The conference brings thousands of individuals and businesses together from around the world in what is St Louis' largest and most high profiled international event. Representing Italian interests in St...

Ciao a tutti! Spero che tutti si siano divertiti quest’estate. Alcuni di noi hanno avuto il piacere di vedere alcuni di voi a vari eventi come la festa di Ferragosto e The Festival of Nations mentre per altri la riunione di Ottobre rappresenterà la prima opportunità di riunirsi con altri appassionati della lingua e cultura italiana da mesi. Per la...

Whether you begin a meal with "buon appetite" or "tuck in," Central Standard's Food Critics can point you in the direction of a hearty dish personalized to your palette. Pitch food writer Liz Cook says we're living in a good time to find a range of Italian cuisine. Prior to the early 1990s, she says, American perception of Italian dining was locked...

Hilarity ensues in the improvisational comedy “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” set to keep audiences on their toes at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Sept. 13 and 14. The interactive improv show, directed and co-produced by Southeast student Francesca Bucci, follows the wedding and reception of an Italian-American family. The wedding...

Born in January 1920 in a small village in northern Italy, Enrico Sesenna grew up the youngest of nine sons. As a child, he toiled in the vineyards owned by his family while also maintaining the fields where they grazed their cattle. It was a peaceful time, with World War I behind them and most Italian families unable to foresee the changes that wo...

The Italian Community of St Louis has been growing at a rapid pace in the past three years due to strong leadership and a growing economy. In the past decade alone several hundred Italian nationals have relocated to the St Louis area according to reports from the Italian Consulate of Chicago. On Saturday, August 17, the community along with the St...

Modern cuisine is a moving target. As any chef that’s been in the business for more than a year will tell you, tastes change and trends come and go. So when you call a restaurant “modern,” you’re committing to constant evolution. In the case of Plate Italiano Moderno, that evolution was hastened by a disastrous fire at the restaurant’s first locati...

After many blessings and speeches about a new piazza opening in the Hill neighborhood on Sunday, the large iron gate finally opened and Sophia Gordon, 8, had her chance. Out of a few hundred people in attendance for the unveiling, she was one of the first to toss a coin into the 23-foot diameter pool of a marble fountain imported from Italy. She wo...