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The Clark County Commission on Tuesday unanimously agreed to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day once a year but lawmakers were also clear that the new designation would not replace beleaguered Columbus Day despite sharing the same date. Beginning in 2021, every second Monday in October will be designated Indigenous Peoples’ Day, in part, to acknowle...

Tuesday September 1 at pm Pacific via Zoom. Register Here. Zoom link will be provided to attendees on Sunday. We have the rare privilege to host Anita Sanseverino from the East Coast this month to share the fascinating history of Naples. For Anita's full background, click here: Anita Sanseverino's Bio. Her presentation will focus on the illustrious...

My family started arriving in Portland from southern Italy in 1951, and established roots in the southeast area of the city. My Italian family felt that aside from the sunny weather they were used to south of Naples, the terrain and the things they enjoyed doing (gardening, fishing, mushroom hunting for porcini, & making wine) were just as vibrant...

Gary John Guglielmo, a third-generation member of Santa Clara County’s oldest continuously operated family winery, died unexpectedly July 15 at his home in Post Falls, Idaho, according to Gena Guglielmo.  Along with his two brothers, George E. and Eugene (Gene), Gary helped expand and guide the family winery established in Morgan Hill by their Ital...

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...