The seeds of a changing St. Louis were sprouting last May in the cafeteria of a Catholic grade school in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods. At St. Ambrose on the Hill, more than 100 neighbors were gathered to listen to a proposal by developer Doug Sansone and his Chicago partners to tear down a long vacant warehouse and manufacturing bu...

Sansone Group and Draper & Kramer have received approval from the city for their planned development on The Hill and has closed on the former warehouse/industrial complex. The site spans almost 11 Acres on the east side of the neighborhood, on which the developers will build a high-end, residential development. Ground breaking is scheduled to begin...

St. Ambrose Parish on the Hill invites everyone to the St. Joseph Altar on Sunday, March 19, 2017.  There will be a Mass in Italian in St. Ambrose Church at 11:00 a.m., followed by a short procession to the School Building, right in back.  The Mass will last about one hour, so the festivities in the school will begin around 12:30 p.m. There will be...

Antonio Indelicato and Maria Lombardo immigrated to the US in 1920 from Siculiana, a small town in the province of Agrigento.  Together they had 8 children, 7 boys and one girl, Salvatore, Anthony, Alfonso, Joe, Michael, Anthony, John and Giuseppina.  The first son named Anthony passed away at a very young age due to spinal meningitis. Antonio open...

If you are planning on signing up for bocce, then you better hurry up! There are 32 team slots total, and today we signed up our 15th team! It’s amazing! And don’t forget about the early bird sign up! Have your team registered by March 13th at 5pm, and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Milo’s gift certificate, that you’ll receive when...

“Ciao, Bella! We’re off to Italy!” Yes, that could be you after your next shopping visit to your neighborhood Schnucks. Between Wednesday, February 22 and Tuesday, March 14, 2017, Schnucks’ annual sweepstakes contest, “Taste of Italy,” fills stores with hundreds of authentic Italian products so you can recreate your favorite Italian recipe at home...

Mark your calendars and come celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph Sunday, March 19, 2017 at St. Ambrose Church. It is not often that this annual event for the parish falls on the actual feast day of St. Joseph. That makes this year’s celebration that much more special. “There may be some minor changes, but the feast will continue the same traditions o...

Italian Club Meeting March 22 Program Preview - Renaissance Women and the Arts: Courtesans (by Dr. Cynthia Stollhaus) Dr. Cynthia Stollhans is a Professor of Art History at Saint Louis University where she teaches courses in the art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance. Her courses include: High Renaissance Art and Culture; The Art of Rome;...

For the upcoming after dinner lecture at the 2017, February meeting of the Italian Club, Professor Anthony Perrone will revisit the world renowned Sicilian town of Palazzo Adriano. The main purpose for revisiting it is now just for having been chosen as the central setting for Giuseppe Tornatore’s Academy Award winning movie, Nuovo Cinema Paradiso,...

In the year Modesto opened its doors and introduced diners on the Hill to tapas, Food & Wine was touting heirloom beans and trash fish as some of the year's hottest culinary trends. Bubble tea was new to the U.S., and seemed utterly foreign. Rachael Ray made her first appearance on the Food Network. That was 2001. Which meant that by 2016, it had c...