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In questi giorni in tour negli Stati Uniti, dopo essere stata ad Atlanta per un breve saluto agli italiani del posto, l’on. Fucsia Nissoli, deputata di Forza Italia eletta in Centro e Nord America, il 13 e 14 settembre è a Salt Lake City. È la prima volta che un parlamentare italiano va a incontrare la ormai florida comunità italiana lì residente....

Students from every department at the University of Utah study Italian for many reasons ⁠— for creating films, understanding history, pursuing a minor or wanting to study abroad. In a small department, professor of Italian language and culture and Section Head Giuliana Marple said, “[The students] make my day. It doesn’t feel like work with their e...

It’s Wednesday morning. The year is 1950, the place is a three decker on 21 Mayberry Ave. in South Medford, the time is 4 a.m. On the first floor, Lucy DePasquale is making 24 cups of coffee in her two coffee pots on the stove. She pours them into an urn on the floor and starts on 24 more cups. Neither of her two little girls are awake yet. Neither...

The San Gennaro Foundation of Seattle is excited to announce San Gennaro Festival of Seattle is back September 6-8th. Now in its seventh year, this three-day Italian festival in Georgetown brings together the best in Italian cuisine, a beer and wine garden, activities for kids, merchandise booths and three nights of live music and dancing. This yea...

Festa Italiana, an annual celebration of Italian culture and traditions, will mark its fifth anniversary this year by using profits from the event to support Catholic Community Services of Utah’s homeless and refugee outreach services. “Festa Italiana SLC was born out of members of the Italian American Civic League (IACL) who had the idea of creati...

If there is one word most often used to describe Gail Sacco, it is “fighter.” It was a term she embodied until her death Tuesday after a two-year-plus battle with lung cancer. She was 63. She spent the last weeks of her life doing what she was best known for in Las Vegas: serving the homeless. No longer able to venture out, she had her husband, Jos...

Sep 7, 2019 – Nov 10, 2019. PORTLAND ART MUSEUM. 1219 SW Park Avenue. Portland, OR 97205. Giovanni “Gianni” Rodari was a celebrated Italian writer, journalist, and children’s author. Considered by many to be Italy’s most important twentieth-century writer for children, Rodari was awarded the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1970 to reco...

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960, the most comprehensive curated collection of journalistic images capturing the faces of Italy after World War II, will be on display at arteitalia (442 Flint Street, Reno) September 27 through December 29, 2019. This free exhibit documents not only Italy’s economic and social conditions in the mid-20t...

Clark Hinckley, son of former Church President Gordon B. Hinckley and author of “Christopher Columbus: A Man Among the Gentiles,” spoke about the importance of Columbus during an Education Week session on Wednesday, August 21. Hinckley began his address by sharing a series of experiences he and his family had that related to Columbus. He served as...

Joe Conforte deserves his induction among the inaugural six honorees in the Nevada Hall of Fame. Nevada author and publisher David Toll (“The Compleat Nevada Traveler”) announced the lineup last week. Mr. Conforte was the only one of the six still alive. Then came news of his death down in the land of Cariocas and breast reductions. The only other...

Nathan Brovelli, bell attendant at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, has been named a "Na Hoku O' Ka'anapali" by the Kaanapali Beach Resort Association. Launched in July 2018, the program recognizes "shining stars" who act as ambassadors of the resort area. As bell attendant at the front entrance of The Whaler, Brovelli is often the first and...

Like many people in western Nevada, I have a few choice pieces of antique yard art at my home to remind me of the rich, cultural heritage of our area. Some people have a weathered wagon wheel or perhaps a rusty old mine car once used to carry ore out of the mines. Because my family and I came from an agricultural background, my favorite piece of an...