by Shannon O'Brien   A popular Midtown restaurant was robbed and the owner ended up in the hospital on Tuesday. Police say a man followed the owner into the store and attacked him, then got away in a yellow cab. For 13 years, Franco Cupini has owned the restaurant and says he has never had any trouble until Tuesday.   "I am lucky...

In September, MU and the Italian government announced an agreement for a loan of 249 vessels of previously unstudied black-gloss pottery from the Capitoline Museums in Rome to be examined by MU students and scholars.   It was the launch of an extremely rare project, as Italy had done only temporary international art loans in the past.  ...

Sunday, february 8 at 1.30 pmGarozzo's Ristorante - 526 Harrison St, Kansas City 64106 **Please make sure to R.S.V.P. by phone or email (jhvalet@aol.com). The Club is responsible for 90% of R.S.V.P.'s even if you don't show up.**   Ciao paesani! We have scheduled our next meeting for Sunday, February 8th. This will be a combination of...

Esce in questi giorni l'ultimo numero dell'anno di "It@lico", mensile dell'associazione "Italiano per piacere" diretto a St. Louis da Franco Giannotti.   Si tratta, spiega Giannotti, di un numero "in qualche modo dedicato alla montagna con il resoconto scritto da Anna Di Palma Amelung sulla "Storia dell'alpinismo italiano", le varie foto dis...

When young people are in middle school, they are thought to be at the peak of self-doubt. They're restless, can lack direction and don't always have confidence, even as they are trying to find out who they are. "Everyone is so afraid of the middle school years," said Staci Eddleman, principal of Westport Middle School. "It's a tough time for k...

Starting Tuesday, a hot salami truck will be making its way around St. Louis each weekday. Gioia's Deli Food Truck will serve up its hot salami, roast beef, salami and beef, Italian trio, poor boy, turkey, the veggie and porknado downtown, in company parking lots and industrial parks. The truck will also be present at festivals and events such as...

Exploring Italy, particularly the wine and cheese region of Tuscany, is almost always on a wine-lover's bucket list. Meandering through the gorgeous countryside, indulging in fine food and savoring incredible local wines – this is the year to make it happen!   Join St. James Winery, along with the University Club of MU, and the Mizzou Hospit...

Make no mistake, we want him back. In for his first visit to the U.S. Capital of Chess is Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana, one of only three players in the world with a chess rating that has surpassed the 2800 watermark.   He's here to pick a fight with the other two, Armenian GM Levon Aronian and World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen, as part of th...

During Wednesday evenings Hill 2000 board meeting, Charlie Oldani was voted as the new President of Hill 2000. Charlie grew up on the Hill and is also a St. Ambrose school alumni.   Charlie succeeds Joe Barbaglia who served as President for 6 years. Joe was required to step down as President after fulfilling his term in accordance with the H...

by Michael Stavola   Among the events at Festa Italiana in the Frontenac on Saturday, none is more anticipated than the food sampling, where patrons can try a diverse range of food. Despite the Italian undertone, the event will have a variety of cultural food, passed down from early settlers to Southeast Kansas. Proceeds from the event,...