CNM returns from holiday break on January 5 and begins registration for Elementary Italian I offered by Rome native, Annalisa DiNola. Don't delay in taking advantage of this unique opportunity to start from scratch or brush up and hone your language skills.   An enthusiastic Annalisa explains, "The class will focus on communication skills an...

Marco's Pizza is seeking entrepreneurs who want a piece of the hot New Mexico restaurant market. Prime locations are available, and Marco's is actively seeking franchisees to bring fresh, Ah!thentic, Italian-style pizza to the Land of Enchantment. Job growth is up 1.2 percent in New Mexico, making it a great spot for new businesses like Marco'...

In the New York and New Jersey area, there are dozens of Italian clubs and thousands of Italian Americans involved in them. In Las Cruces, there is one. "We are a cultural social club," said Al "Chance" Cella, founder of the Sons & Daughters of Italy in Las Cruces group. "To continue to stay in touch with our traditions, our heritage."  ...

Andrea "Drew" Bacigalupa, a longtime artistic fixture on Canyon Road as well as a writer, teacher and World War II veteran, died Sunday at his Santa Fe home. He was 91. "He was a complex man in that he had a lot of things going on," one of his sons, Ruan Bacigalupa, said Tuesday. "He was a writer and an artist and a draftsman-illustrator for the S...

The Red Nation, which consists of a large group of American Indians and allies, have joined forces with a student led organization in its effort to abolish Columbus Day in New Mexico. The student led organization at the University of New Mexico (UNM), released a Call to Action – Abolish Columbus Day at UNM – with other students and the local c...

Ciao, Roswell! Roswell is preparing itself for one of the cycling world's largest events, the Giro d'Italia's Gran Fondo. Roswell will be the host city for the southeastern leg of the world tour in October.   The three-week long race takes place in Italy every year. In an effort to promote Italian culture and the feel of the event throughout...

The New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival prepares to roll out in Albuquerque on February 8 for an 8-day run celebrating Italian cinematic excellence and iconic Italian cuisine, and with some new, first-time-ever features.   The big news in the films lineup will be the screening of Il Capitale Umano (Human Captal), awarded the 2014...

By Davide Arminio   Sixty years ago in Gallup, New Mexico, a new construction site sprang up. It wasn't a store, nor a house or a facility. It was the Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral, designed to become a city landmark, conceived and made possible by a large contribution of the local Italian community.   Gallup is a city born of both...

Last year's tournament was held indoors during the festival in February. This year the festival takes it back outside in the month of April at Haynes Park in Rio Rancho. Advance registration is required, and March is sign-up month. That leaves plenty of time to practice, practice, practice and hone your skills.   The tournament runs on Satur...

Each year Italian Festivals of New Mexico produces the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival to raise funds for the state's only hospital dedicated to the care and treatment of newborns, infants and children.   The 2014 week-long celebration of Italian cinema and culture resulted in a donation of $26,000. It was presented to the Hospital du...