The 8th annual NM Italian Film & Culture Festival is poised to deliver its strongest lineup yet of acclaimed contemporary Italian films. Among them is Il Capitale Umano (Human Capital), which walked away with top honors, including Best Film, at the 2014 David di Donatello Awards (Italy's equivalent of the Oscars). It was also Italy's submission...

by Russell Contreras An Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open hospitals and schools in New Mexico territory took a step Friday toward possible sainthood with documents about her purported good deeds being sent to Rome.   In a public Albuquerque ceremony, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe formally closed...

Rita's Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 stores, announced it has awarded franchise and area development agreements for New Mexico and three cities in southern Colorado, Durango, Pagosa Springs and Trinidad, to RNM Management, Inc., owned by Dave and Mark Gaulden, Albuquerque residents and long-time entrepreneurs. A...

The two new bocce courts at the North Domingo Baca Multicultural Center in Albuquerque are ready and waiting to host the monthly bocce games sponsored by the Club Culturale Italiano. Get ready to play on Albuquerque's first and only regulation size courts on February 20 at 1:45. This will be different – and fun! Come by anytime to take a few practi...

What better way to ensure the future of the great Italian game of Bocce in New Mexico than to teach kids how to play? That was the motivation for John and Cathy Paolino to conduct a four-day Bocce Training Camp in June at Haynes Park in Rio Rancho. It was also a good way to give back to the community that generously allowed free use of the Haynes P...

A plate of spaghetti, a glass of wine and thou. It's still enough for most of us, and even in Santa Fe we can still get it at Piccolino, a small, friendly Italian-American place on Agua Fria Street.   Best of all, the spaghetti and the wine, as well as dozens of other classics ranging from deep-fried calamari and braised lamb shank to chicke...

Monday, February 15, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Osteria d'Assisi - Santa Fe, New Mexico. Cavaliere Lino Pertusini, Honorary Consul of Italy, Santa Fe, invites you to meet his esteemed guests: Hon. Antonio Verde, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles; Hon. Rosalba Maniaci, Italian Consular Agent of New Mexico; Valeria Rumori, Dir...

As in cities and towns across the US, the ancient game of Bocce is trending big in Albuquerque. Joe Marchese, arguably the city's most avid and skilled player, stands ready to move it further forward. Beginning on Wednesday, January 14 at 1:00p Joe will be on hand at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center offering tips, tricks and techniqu...

by Karl Terry   He might have been an Italian from Raton at the core, but he became a true Portalesano long before his life in the desert ran out on Aug. 20 at age 81. I really didn't know Tony Gennaro closely, but like a lot of other people who got acquainted with him, if you chatted with him once you felt like old friends. When you sa...

This weekend you have the chance to experience the very best of Italy and help UNM Children's' Hospital at the same time.   It's all with the New Mexico Film and Culture Festival that goes the February 8 through the 16. Maria Aroncho Berry is the festival's director and is here to tell us all about it.   Read more   Source:&nbs...