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In 1850, Elder Lorenzo Snow started missionary work in Italy. Now in conjunction with the dedication of the Italian Temple slated for March 2019, a history of the church from then to now is being collected to make up the “Italian Project.” “We were asked to find a copy of the Book of Mormon in Italian,” said Elder Lorenzo Henry Semadeni who serves...

The family and friends of an Ogden man gathered Monday to celebrate his 102nd birthday. "Every day I learn something new, and that's how you keep young, keep your mind going," Jim Favero told FOX 13. Favero, born October 8, 1916, served in the military during World War II, and he credits "proper eating, hard work and exercise" for his longevity. A...

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s artistic director Kevin Irving introduced the dance company's debut of Napoli with a disclaimer. After praising the efforts of the troupe to learn the work and the crew for their striking set design, he noted that the three-act performance was, essentially, a fairy tale and therefore steeped in sincerity. It was a strange an...

Yes, they did it again. The Lazzarone family, a longtime Reno clan, bested about 40 other cookers from around the West to win the pasta sauce contest at the 37th annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival, Sept. 6-7 in downtown Reno. This year marks the third win for the Lazzarones in the last five years. The family emerged as the top cooker in the 201...

Portland Opera is thrilled to begin the 2018/19 season with Verdi's La Traviata. A crown jewel of grand opera, La Traviata tells the story of the brilliant and beautiful Parisian courtesan Violetta Valéry as she falls in love with Alfredo Germont. Haunted by her reputation and illness, Violetta navigates sexual politics and confronts societal expec...

If you’ve ever faced the dilemma of where to find good authentic Italian food in the Islands, you’re not alone. Insert Festa Italiana, and all of our pasta, pizza, wine and gelato dreams have come true. The second annual event brings a taste of Italy to Honolulu with a mix of authentic Italian food, drinks, performances and a showcase of European l...

Eldorado Great Italian Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Downtown Reno from Second to Fifth streets. Cost: Admission and entertainment are free. The food, of course, costs money. Sauce-tasting: For $5, you can get a four-compartment muffin tin to try sauces from more than 25 family sauce-makers. Entertainment: Music...

The Milford community is mourning the passing of John Filone, one of three brothers who purchased the Mount Haven Country Resort and turned it into a roaring success and a beloved local institution with help from their sister, Theresa. John died on Friday, Aug. 24, at 75. He leaves behind his wife, Lorraine Filone; sons Jeffrey Filone and his wife,...

On Saturday, September 22, Casa Italiana di Las Vegas, in collaboration with the West Charleston library, presented guest speaker Raffaele Di Martino, of Di Martino Law Group. Di Martino’s practice is focused on corporate, immigration and real estate management. He has been instrumental to many foreign companies and entrepreneurs in establishing or...

Flagstaff City Council may be ready to declare Indigenous Peoples Day to occur on the second Monday of October, the same day as Columbus Day. A resolution to do so was originally brought up in 2015 by Councilmember Eva Putzova. But rather than passing a purely symbolic resolution, Council, pushed by indigenous members of the community, voted unanim...

Festa Italiana, Hawaii’s first-ever and only Italian festival, offers locals and visitors alike an opportunity to taste the many amazing flavors of Italy in one extraordinary evening. After a successful first year, where over 6,500 people were in attendance, the festival will return to Honolulu’s vibrant Kakaako District on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018....

The Italian Festival is Sept. 29-30 at Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, with music, dance, authentic foods, workshops and activities for everyone. This will be the 20th year for the popular festa Italiana Seattle. There will be a grape-stomping competition and pizza tossing, and a new event called Opera for Kids,...