The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Cibola HIgh School, Albuquerque, NM, has an opening for a full-time Italian teacher, beginning in August 2014.   The position involves teaching levels 1 through AP. Cibola, part of the Albuquerque Public Schools District, is an urban high school with approximately 1800 students and a growin...

After 3 years representing Italy in Los Angeles, Consul General Perrone will end his mandate in September. "It has been a great honor to serve Italy in City of Angels and in the South-West of the US," he indicated, extending his gratitude "to local authorities, business and individuals for their outstanding cooperation and partnership." "Witnessing...

Italian immigrants entered the Great Plains first as missionaries such as Fra Marco da Nizza (1495-1558) and Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711), and later as adventurers such as Count Leonetto Cipriani (1816-1888) and Italian American Charles Siringo (1855-1928).   Since Italy was not a unified country until the Risorgimento (1860-70), early...

The Italian workshop has been an institution at Albuquerque's Bear Canyon Senior Center for several years, and it's wildly popular. Workshop leader, Alex Trujillo, reports that the group is at capacity, with 21 students. But don't let that deter you from calling the Center and leaving a message for Alex. Participation fluctuates as people go on vac...

Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department has announced plans to build two new bocce courts. The first, to be completed in mid-summer, will be located in the Jerry Cline Recreation and Tennis Complex (7205 Constitution, NE) at the corner of Constitution and Louisiana.   The second is scheduled for a fall opening at the North Domingo Baca M...

Southern Italy meets central New Mexico during three days of events at various Albuquerque eateries that will pair Italian wines with special bites, appetizers and small plates.   Diamante Zulli, a third-generation winemaker for Martin Ulisse Wines, is traveling thousands of miles to visit the Duke City. Zulli will make stops at The Stumblin...

For the first time in its eight-year history, the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival will have a title sponsor. Make that a pair of title sponsors! Fiat of Albuquerque partners with Scalo Northern Italian Grill in first-line support of the ever-popular festival and its exclusive beneficiary, the UNM Children's Hospital. Each of these community-...

By Jackie De La Porte   History is history and Christopher Columbus ushered in the European "Age of Discovery" in 1492. Although there may have been many forays by previous explorers, Asians, Vikings, etc., into what is now known as the Americas; it was following Christopher Columbus' exploration into the "New World" which, yes, was i...

Work continues on an important contribution to the chronicled history of our state and our nation. Produced and directed by New Mexico Italians, Fulvio Ottaviano and Claudio Ruben, Canaries in a Coalmine, will be an hour-long documentary telling the story of the 1913 mining disaster in Dawson, NM.   The second worst mining disaster in US his...

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) introduced Indian country tourism to the Italian market for the first time at Showcase USA-Italy, March 1-3.   During Showcase USA-Italy, AIANTA representatives met with more than 100 Italian tourism trade professionals including tour operators, travel agencies and travel media....