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Downtown Sioux Falls has made an incredible recovery from the state it was in in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. The downtown pedestrian mall, which itself was an effort to breathe life back into the area, not only failed, but made an already-bad situation even worse. Fortunately, there were a number of area residents who believed in the h...

Sunday November 24 2019, from 16:00 to 21:00 CST. 10199 Woodfield Ln, St Louis, MO 63132-2922, United States. You are cordially invited to "Friendsgiving all'italiana"!  Come and join us on Sunday, November 24th for a celebration of Thanksgiving "Italian style". All are invited to bring a dish or share a bottle of your favorite wine, beer, or spiri...

Missoula County commissioners on Tuesday approved an application for federal funding to restore barracks used during World War II to imprison American citizens of Japanese and Italian descent. “This is a crucial step toward the full restoration of these buildings and in helping to advance the Historical Museum’s effort to tell the story of these in...

Ferrari, Maserati, and Pavarotti all hail from St. Paul’s sister city in Italy: Modena. Not interested in exotic cars and opera? This northern Italian city also holds a claim to creating tortellini, tortelloni (not the same thing!), Parmigiano-Reggiano, prosciutto, and the dark, syrupy aceto balsamico (balsamic vinegar).  You may not have realized...

In the summer of 1823, President James Monroe gave orders to Maj. Stephen Long to explore the lands surrounding the Red River Valley and make some maps.This was not an uncommon request in the early days of the United States. At the same time Long was about to undertake his map-making expedition, an Italian gentleman by the name of Giacomo Beltrami...

On Monday, four men who have demonstrated ongoing support and recognition of the cultural and heritage significance that Columbus Day symbolizes will be inducted into the Pueblo Columbus Day Hall of Fame. Only one, however, has an Italian surname: an accurate reflection of what the New Columbus Day Celebration is all about. Three years ago, in an a...

Outside the Cathedral of St. Raphael in Dubuque, Iowa, is a small park named Cathedral Square. At its center is a sculpture of several figures: a priest, a miner, a riverboat captain and a farming couple. According to the artist, each figure represents the progression of settlers who came to call this area of Iowa home more than 175 years ago. Firs...

The holy symbolic objects of Saint Padre Pio had hundreds of people in line at the Cathedral of St. Joseph today. All for one reason, to view his relics and honor the saint. “Padre Pio was a very humble obedient man, and he had a lot of pain,” said representative from the St. Pio Foundation Barbara Fitzgerald. “A lot of physical pain a lot of menta...

Tower Grove Park’s board has decided to keep the Christopher Columbus statue at its current location. The board said in a statement on Wednesday that the statue will stay near the Grand Avenue entrance to the park, and park officials will add signs nearby “with important historical context about Columbus and the history of the park’s land.” The sta...

The World Trade Center of St Louis hosted its annual convention Growing Global on Wednesday, September 25 at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton, Missouri. The conference brings thousands of individuals and businesses together from around the world in what is St Louis' largest and most high profiled international event. Representing Italian interests in St...

If ravioli, sausage and cannoli sound good to you, then you’re in luck, the Frontenac Education Foundation’s annual Festa Italiana is set for Saturday. Festa has been a tradition for the Frontenac community since 1999. The event was created to relieve some of the costs of college tuition and textbooks.  At first could only offer $50 scholarships pe...

Monday, September 30, 2019. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT. History Colorado Center, 1200 North Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. You are invited to join us for the first History Colorado InSights & InPerson Series event.  This program offers participants the opportunity to hear in person from individuals making history matter.  Monthly, historians present insi...