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Pope Francis on Saturday recognized the heroic virtue of the life of a 17th century Italian Jesuit missionary who evangelized – and mapped – much of what is now northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. On July 11, the pope formally recognized the life of Servant of God Eusebio Kino, S.J., as one of heroic virtue. Kino, an explorer and mi...

A 92-year-old local tradition that commemorates the Virgin Mary and a miracle will be vastly different this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel — a beloved annual event that typically attracts hundreds of faithful followers who march together through the streets of Westerly behind an an enormo...

Fredric "Rick" Rosati, CEO of the national pizza restaurant group Rosati's Pizza, died unexpectedly June 15 due to natural causes at his home in Cave Creek, Arizona, the chain announced Monday night. He was 70. Rosati was the driving force to franchise the Rosati's Pizza concept in 1979, a company statement said. He opened his first restaurant at t...

A smooth-talking bunco artist nearly separated Corrado Fantozzi, 25, an Italian railroad worker, from his life savings. An Italian man named Antonio Regis befriended Fantozzi by asking the way to the Catholic church. While strolling through the Spokane streets, Regis told him that he had recently inherited $18,000 from an uncle who owned a gold min...

Some good news for Spokane’s Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. Executive Director Wes Jessup says the museum will be allowed to extend the run of an important exhibit about Mt. Vesuvius. That has been closed since March because of the coronavirus. "The Pompeii exhibition comes from Naples, Italy and we organized it to be here during the 40th an...

Prominent cancer researcher Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, has joined the Desert Research Institute and Renown Health, both based in Reno, Nev., the organizations announced May 18. Dr. Pandolfi will serve as a faculty member of the Renown Institute of Health Innovation — a collaboration between Renown Health and Desert Research Institute — and as di...

For more than two decades, Nonna Maria's has been serving up authentic Italian food in the community of Oracle, but now it's not just the dishes inside the restaurant that have folks talking. From Snoopy to the Statue of Liberty to a special tribute for essential workers. "I've gotten response from Italy, Illinois, all over the place really. it's r...

The beauty of this digital fundraising cabaret is that its host, local Italian American choreographer Alice Gosti, was able to invite performers from all over the world to participate. See Italy's Meredith Pellon, Fox Whitney (with Gender/Tender), and Fabiana Mangialard; Boston's Sofia Engelman; New York's Phoebe Rose Sandford; and members of Gosti...

Festa Italiana Hawaii, Hawaii's first & only Italian festival, celebrates where “Ciao Meets Aloha” - the intersection of Hawaiian and Italian cultures. During these trying times, Festa Italiana Hawaii is eager to show aloha (compassion, kindness, love) to the people of Italy and the local Hawaii restaurant community. The festival has launched a ter...

Celine “CeCe” Cimino (Patricelli) passed away suddenly February 21st surrounded by her loving family; vivacious and vibrant to the end. Celine was a long time Mercer Island resident where she was known for her years of primary school teaching, her Italian cooking and her radiant personality.  Born in Seattle in 1939 to a large Italian family, Celin...

Essendo il Console Onorario d’Italia prossimo al raggiungimento dei limiti d’eta’ si rende noto che il Consolato Generale d’Italia a San Francisco intende procedere alla nomina del Console Onorario a Portland, Oregon. Il Console Onorario, che opererà sotto la direzione del Consolato Generale di San Francisco, sarà chiamato a svolgere primariamente...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm. New Season's Market, 7703 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin OR. Lucia Galizia will share her life's story with our group - a very interesting one! You won't want to miss Lucia first-hand! Here's a little about Lucia: she came to the U.S. from Naples in the mid-1960s and has been a driving force behind the Italian communi...