Feeding the multitudes, as Nancy Manzari puts it, is no problem. She has been doing that with her good Italian cooking for years. Next month, Manzari’s new restaurant, Nonna’s Kitchen, will bring traditional Italian cuisine to Spearfish, with a soft opening planned for Sunday, Dec. 15 at 544 N. Main St. “I’ve always done this for free, I might as w...

Downtown Sioux Falls has made an incredible recovery from the state it was in in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. The downtown pedestrian mall, which itself was an effort to breathe life back into the area, not only failed, but made an already-bad situation even worse. Fortunately, there were a number of area residents who believed in the h...

Dalle pendici d’Aspromonte in Brianza, passando per l’America, fino a conquistare il tetto del mondo nella disciplina “Prova 2X20”, suggestiva disciplina a cui prendono parte due cavalieri e una mandria di 20 vitelli, in cui l’obiettivo principale è quello di riuscire, con il proprio cavallo, a separare dalla stessa mandria i due capi con il numero...

The holy symbolic objects of Saint Padre Pio had hundreds of people in line at the Cathedral of St. Joseph today. All for one reason, to view his relics and honor the saint. “Padre Pio was a very humble obedient man, and he had a lot of pain,” said representative from the St. Pio Foundation Barbara Fitzgerald. “A lot of physical pain a lot of menta...

Lou Del Bianco, grandson of stone-carver Luigi Del Bianco, after 25 years of struggles convinces the authorities that it was his grandfather who carved the fine features of the four American Presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, of the now famous bas-relief sculptures carved directly on Mount Rushm...

When Luca Papini started selling Italian leather products in Sioux Falls, his operations were limited to the trunk of his car. Fast-forward five years and the entrepreneur and business owner is relocating Luca's Italian Leather Boutique to one of the most heavily-trafficked commerce centers in the state of South Dakota — 11th Street and Phillips Av...

While much of the rest of the country is celebrating Columbus Day today, in South Dakota the state government, schools and citizens are recognizing a different holiday: Native Americans' Day. South Dakota is the only state in the country to celebrate today devoted to Native Americans rather than the Italian navigator Christopher Columbus -- and it'...

It all started with one man wanting to show the abilities of the human body. Cirque Italia is a new kind of circus. They have ditched the animals and added water, 35 thousand gallons to be exact. "The owner of Cirque Italia, Manuel Rebecchi, he's from Italy. He came to America, he wanted to bring something unique to the American public," says Morga...

I have strong beliefs about food. I believe sausage goes only in gravy and the gravy goes only over biscuits. I believe tomatoes should be avoided, because they feel squishy in your mouth. I believe olives are fine for decoration, but should never be eaten. And I believe that pasta of any kind is just way too complicated – to prepare or to eat....

The faces on Mount Rushmore, an American icon, were brought to life by the hands of an Italian immigrant. Luigi Del Bianco, a native of the northeastern region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, was the “chief carver” and “granite expert” for the massive monument.“Out of Rushmore’s Shadow” written by Luigi Del Bianco’s grandson, Lou Del Bianco, chronicles L...