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For more than 100 year Italian immigrants have left their imprint on the Pacific Northwest. Working as farmers, truck drivers, coal miners, in construction, and of course in the restaurant industry, they helped shape Seattle.  For the last 80 years many of those in the West Seattle and Burien area dreamed of a location where Italian culture could b...

It's official! Festa Italiana has been approved to host a "Live" Italian Festival at Seattle Center this year on Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26, 2021. Details are still being finalized but in all probability, most of the event will be outdoors with an emphasis on Cooking Demos, Food Booths, the All-Italian Dog Show and an expanded Classic Ita...

Medford's Italian sister city helped raise money for a donation of nearly $5,000 to the Phoenix-Talent Schools Fire Relief Fund, the Medford-Alba Sister City Association announced on Monday. "Our friends in Alba were devastated to hear of the Southern Oregon fires that affected our community," the Association said in a statement. "They immediately...

Prima visita a Casa Italiana-Italian Cultural Center a Seattle per la vice presidente del Comites di San Francisco, Francesca Morabito, che qui ha incontrato la console onoraria Elisabetta Valentini e il direttore della Casa Italiana Franco Tesorieri. Casa Italiana, spiega il Comites, “sarà la sede non solo di tutte le organizzazioni e comunità ita...

Sat, February 27, 2021. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CET. Organized by Portlad State University. Free event, register here. Italy, a country of emigrants, victims themselves of prejudices and discriminations in the past, faces its own ‘hidden’ legacy of colonialism and racial discriminations. Inspired by the the Black Lives Movement protests in Usa, black and...

Originally formed 60 years ago, the Italian American Club of Las Vegas had evolved quite a bit through the decades. It was once a private social club for men only, eventually taking the big step of purchasing its current property on Sahara Avenue near Eastern Avenue and building a new headquarters, then expanding into a restaurant and lounge that w...

March 2, 2021. 8:00 pm Pacific. Organized by Italian Portland. Please click here to register. A link will be sent the day before the event. REGISTRATION here. Travel to Italy not on your calendar yet? How would you like to tiptoe around the Civic and Archeological Museum of Manduria, in the South of Puglia? It's almost like being there! Join us as...

Tiny glass beads from Venice made their way to Alaska decades before Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World. The beads, the color and size of blueberries, were uncovered in a house pit in Punyik Point, a seasonal Inuit camp near the Continental Divide in Alaska's Brooks Range. Archaeologists determined the objects were created between 1440...

Arizona restaurant legend Tomaso Maggiore, a fixture on the Valley culinary scene for more than four decades, died after battling cancer, the family announced Saturday. He was 73. Maggiore, who was born and raised in the Sicily region of Italy, opened Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant on Camelback Road in 1977. He would go on to launch more than 50 resta...

Burien’s new Casa Italiana – Italian Cultural Center (13028 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98168) will be hosting a no-contact Food Drive on Saturday, Feb. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. “As we continue through the times of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are those among us who need help more than ever,” organizers said. “ Please join us, in this, our inaugural...

In the early 1990s, a group of residents began lobbying Seattle city government to add another sister city to its roster – this time, one from Italy. It would be a first, since at the time Washington State did not have a sister city from the Bel Paese.   After some discussion, the group settled on the city of Perugia, the capital of Umbria. Perugia...

January 5, 2021. 8:00 pm Pacific. To start off the new year, we are privileged to have Susan Pohl presenting her unique story from Umbria, Italy. Has there been a time over the years that you wanted to pick up and leave the US? Susan did it seven years ago! Please click here to register. A link will be sent the day before the event. REGISTRATION. I...