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Danilo Gallinari will likely opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent this summer. But don't be surprised if he ends up signing a new long-term deal with the Nuggets. In a recent interview with BlitzTV, the Italian forward said he would love to remain in the Mile-High City and play for the Nuggets. "The relationship between...

Nearly 19 years after opening in the Freight House, Lidia’s Kansas City is now offering a children’s menu. Cody Hogan, Lidia’s new general manager, said Lidia’s has always catered to families with children, but now it has a dedicated menu featuring smaller, simplified versions of the restaurant’s classic Italian dishes. Prices range from $7 to $9.5...

A floral-themed fashion show; the celebration of the lowly carnation; and lecture-demonstrations on paper flowers, Tuscan gardens, and finding inspiration in the art of botanical drawing—those are just single petals on the bountiful bloom soon to burst at Mia (Minneapolis Institute of Art). As always, spring will have officially sprung when Mia ope...

An Italian restaurant in Hilltop neighborhood caught fire Friday night. Denver fire responded just before 6 p.m. to Locanda Del Borgo, located at 3rd and Holly. Flames were coming up the restaurant's chimney. Firefighters quickly got things under control and say no one was hurt. The restaurant's owner, Giancarlo Macchiarella, says the fire started...

A dream come true, Cattivella, a restaurant owned by chef Elise Wiggins, opens today in the still-growing Stapleton neighborhood. The Italian restaurant is the first to open in the Eastbridge Town Center development, one that will also house Concourse from chef Lon Symensma, Los Chingones and Hash from chef Troy Guard, and an outpost of Next Door,...

Although the Pannese Society of Rhode Island is small in numbers, the Johnston-based Italian-American non-profit is now the state’s leader in International Student Cultural Exchanges. That became fact Tuesday when four Johnston High School students, who were armed with knowledge of the Italian language and customs, boarded a Peter Pan Bus Company m...

A lot of veal has been parmed since 1967, which is when Rich Ronzio and Charlie Mugavero opened the first Rich & Charlie’s, a small Italian deli at Delmar Boulevard and Old Bonhomme Road. The four-restaurant chain has started celebrating the milestone by offering specials that appeared on the original menus. The company now is owned Ronzio's nephew...

A slice of Italy is headed across the street from one of the most popular parks in Fort Collins. City Park Gelato & Amore plans to open April 24 in the former Little Caesars Pizza building in the City Park Plaza development. The eatery at 1720 W. Mulberry St. will serve about a dozen varieties of homemade gelato — an Italian-style ice cream — as we...

A tale of courage and survival was on the big screen April 8 as part of the Italian Film Festival USA of St. Louis. Pierette Domenica Simpson, a survivor of the 1956 sinking of the Italian luxury liner the Andrea Doria, shared her story during the  screening of her documentary, “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” Ms. Simpson was introduced to...

Having languished in circuit court limbo for more than a year, the appeal case of Little Italy’s incorporation is still waiting for its day in court. Last spring, Little Italy residents appealed a decision by Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde denying their petition to incorporate the roughly 380-person community into a city. In March 2016, petitioner...

Photography Exhibition & Opening Party. Visions of Italia: Photographs by Lisa Venticinque. Saturday, April 22, 7-9pm. Forti’s Sunrise Market & Cafe - 1085 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN. Free event; RSVP here Several years ago, Lisa Venticinque made a trip through Italy, winding her way along the Mediterranean from Palermo up through Tuscany to Cinque...

Philip Serafini, the son of Italian immigrants who trained more than 200 U.S. Navy pilots during World War II, and went on to teach social studies and science in Denver Public Schools before acting as principal and assistant principal, has died. Serafini was 97 when he died on April 10. He was born in 1920 in Denver, the youngest of 10 children of...