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St. Michael Catholic Church will host its second annual St. Anthony Festival celebration at 9 a.m. June 23 at 1029 College Ave. The event includes mass, followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament and statues of saints while praying the rosary. A spaghetti dinner prepared by the Sons of Italy will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost for the...

The Helena City Commission passed a resolution Monday evening to change the name of Columbus Day, a federal holiday in October commemorating the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492, to Indigenous Peoples Day. A half-dozen people made public comment at the meeting in favor of the commission’s decision. Roberta Duckhead Kittson...

If you use your cell phone to post on social media about your perception that mining is hazardous to our air and water quality, and we need to promote wind energy instead, Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni will revel in the irony, just a little bit. “A windmill has 200 tons of steel in it and 4-9 tons of copper in it. It has a whole bunch of...

When Daniele Treves came to the Roaring Fork Valley to work at the marble quarry, he didn’t expect to find a host of last names from his home back in the Aosta Valley of Northern Italy. He soon learned, however, that the majority of the early families to stake claims in the area were Italian, and many of those were Aostan. Even those unfamiliar wit...

Denver is currently experiencing pieces of the Italian Renaissance at the Museum of Nature & Science. The exhibit known as Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius is running from March 1 to August 25. One of my friends recommended the art exhibit, and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to dig a little deeper in the history of Leonardo da Vinc...

Nearly eight decades have passed since Dante Tini left his beloved home and family in Virginia and joined the Navy. He would die at just 19, killed when Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, and the United States was at war. On Saturday the remains of Dante Sylvester Tini were blessed at a funeral Mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in...

You are cordially invited to the 20th Annivesary celebration of Club Italiano Per Piacere, on Wednesday, June 5th at Pan D'Olive Restaurant (1603 McCausland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63117). Italiano Per Piacere is the only Italian speaking club in the Midwest. On this occasion the Italian Community will also celebrate the Festa della Repubblica with Vice...

The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization was honored to have participated in the 200th anniversary celebration of the collaboration between the US and Italian governments in Bologna on May 14th 2019. The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities was re-founded in October of 2017 and is under the jurisdiction of the World Trade Center - St Louis, fu...

With enthusiasm and an infectious smile, Adolfo Affatato approached the microphone at St. Ambrose Church in the Hill neighborhood of south St. Louis.  “Good morning. I don’t speak English,” he said in English looking out at a full church on a Thursday morning. He did what he could in an opening statement, addressing the crowd as “my dear friends, m...

Opera180 of Kansas City concludes its 1st season with the classic La Boh'me, with music by Giacomo Pucciniand libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Performances are May 30, 31, and June 1 at The Drawing Room by Weinberger Fine Art at 1903 Wyandotte in downtown Kansas City. The production will be sung in Italian. Opera180 produces its first...

Duluth's Italian American Club spaghetti dinner is coming up Wednesday, so club members were prepping for the big dinner Sunday at the American Legion. Folks were doing that by making the tasty meatballs that go with the pasta, a team effort to prep meatballs for the expected 1,000 attendees. Club members are making 2,500 meatballs for the event us...

Relics of St. Pio, better known as Padre Pio, have been touring in the Americas for the past two years, venerated by more than 500,000 faithful Catholics. They will visit Kansas City’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception May 15. The relics — Padre Pio’s glove, crusts of his wounds, cotton gauze with blood stains, a lock of his hair, his mantle a...