By Neal P. Goswami   The author of a book about Italian-born stone carver Luigi Del Bianco, who resided in Barre, is hailing the federal government's decision to recognize Del Bianco as the chief carver of Mount Rushmore. Doug Gladstone said he heard about Del Bianco's work on Mount Rushmore and his family's quest for him to be recogniz...

For its 100th birthday, the National Park Service gave a long-awaited gift to many Italian-Americans and all unsung artists: Italian immigrant Luigi Del Bianco was finally recognized as the chief carver of Mount Rushmore.   The park service acknowledged on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Facebook page on May 4 that Gutzon Borglum, the d...

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...

This Columbus Day, remember the name and face of Luigi Del Bianco, an Italian immigrant who was the chief carver of Mount Rushmore.   The main sculptor was the celebrated Gutzon Borglum, but according to author Douglas Gladstone's new book, "Carving a Niche for Himself: The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore," the main man o...

by Jill Meier   The opening of Marco's Pizza in Brandon later this month could be considered "a little present for everybody," according to local residents Josh and Stephanie Holdinghausen, who will open their fifth Marco's Pizza located at Holly Crossing (112 E. Holly Blvd.) in Brandon by Christmas.   The Holdinghausens also own and...

In America fanno furore le maximoto definite «cruiser», cioè adatte ai viaggi comodi sulle lunghe distanze. Lì ci sono molti mezzi a due ruote di produzione locale che rispondono a queste esigenze, ci sono le classiche Harley Davidson, e andarle a sfidare sul loro terreno è una mossa da meditare bene.   Adesso la Moto Guzzi sbarca negli Stat...

by Lou Del Bianco   Get the National Park Service to formally recognize Luigi Del Bianco as the Chief Carver on Mount Rushmore. Luigi Del Bianco lived the American Dream by coming to America and becoming the Chief Carver on Mount Rushmore. Luigi's job was in carving the "refinement of expression" in the faces. When you look at those 4 presi...

One of the world's greatest musical instruments, the 16th-century Amati "King" cello, has temporarily left its home at The National Music Museum (NMM) in Vermillion for a special summer-long exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, running through Sept. 8. Says National Music Museum Director Cleveland Johnson, "The 'King' is one o...

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

To meet the growing demand for pizza in the growing states of South Dakota and Montana, Marco's Pizza® franchise is seeking to partner with entrepreneurs who want a slice of the action. How big is the demand for pizza in South Dakota and Montana? The oil boom in North Dakota has added a ton of momentum behind the economies of South Dakota and...