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After canceling the 2020 season because of the pandemic, SIFF Cinema Italian Style returned to Seattle for a week in early November, showcasing 13 films to celebrate the festival’s 13th season. “Seattle loves this festival,” declared SIFF’s Artistic Director Beth Barrett. “And it’s no wonder: these films are passionate, heartbreaking, funny, inspir...

Chef Cathy Whims is an icon in the Portland food scene. She studied with Marcella Hazan and the very founder of Slow Food, Carlo Petrini, was present at the inauguration of one of her restaurants, Nostrana. She is a six-time James Beard “Best Chef: Pacific Northwest” finalist and winner of the coveted 2011 “Leccio d’Oro Osteria Prize” instituted by...

When he was a high school student, Jevahjire France spoke at the opening of a new community technology lab dedicated to serving South Salt Lake’s youth. France, who was a member of Cottonwood High School’s robotics team, knows the challenges many students face accessing the latest technology. During that October 2019 event, France expressed appreci...

Christopher Columbus is staying put. And Marcus Whitman, in statue form, will move from Washington, D.C., to Walla Walla County. On Monday, Oct. 18, the Board of County Commissioners members Todd Kimball, Greg Tompkins and Jennifer Mayberry voted to allow the statue of Columbus to remain on the lawn of the Walla Walla County Superior Court, where i...

Do you love ravioli, fettucine, spaghetti and all things Italian?! The annual Great Italian Festival is turning downtown Reno into little Italy for the weekend. The festival, hosted by the ROW, is a celebration of Italian culture and traditions which includes live entertainment, a sauce cooking contest and of course a lot of pasta. If you are inter...

Romano’s Macaroni Grill is taking their award-winning menu from the kitchen to the classrooms, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month.  On Monday, September 27 Italian restaurant, Romano’s Macaroni Grill provided educators at Wai’alae Elementary School with 100 Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti meals. “Excitement and gratitude describe what we,...

Why do Italians eat what they eat? How does food reflects the culture of a nation? Is there even a concept of ‘National cuisine’ in Italy? How much did religion influence food and meals throughout the centuries? What contamination is evident in Italian regional cuisine? How can food have different uses and meaning for different people within the Me...

If you were to shrink Italy and all of its culture, food and music into a 74-acre campus, you would end up with the Italian Festival at Seattle Center. This celebration of all things Italy runs Saturday and Sunday at Seattle Center. With multiple wine gardens, live music, cooking demonstrations, bocce (lawn bowling) and more, the Italian Festival h...

Everyone’s Italian when THE ROW brings the Great Italian Festival back to downtown Reno this October. For the 39th year, experience the flavors, sounds and style of Italy right in the heart of The Biggest Little City during the Great Italian Festival from Oct. 9-10. Experience a festival unlike any other, as guests celebrate the Italian culture, tr...

Seattle Center Festál: Italian Festival, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25 and 10 a.m.-6 pm., Sunday, Sept. 26, at Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion and Green, features art, music, food, dance and participatory activities for the entire family. The festival is the first in the 2021 Festál series to take place in person. The Italian Festiv...

A new 1,300-pound marble monument showcasing the artistic traditions of Cagli, Italy, and bonding the small town with Spokane is on permanent display at the Connections Garden at Riverfront Park. Cagli is Spokane’s newest Sister City, a relationship established in 2016. Spokane’s other Sister Cities are Nishinomiya, Japan; Jilin City, China; Limeri...

From pizza to meatballs and spaghetti, we love Italian food! Lucky for us and all other Italian food and culture lovers out there, there's a festival happening this weekend featuring great Italian food, dancing, and more. The Italian-American Civic League of Utah (IACL) is pleased to announce Festa Italiana SLC—held Sept. 18-19, 2021 at The Gateway...