The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Cibola HIgh School, Albuquerque, NM, has an opening for a full-time Italian teacher, beginning in August 2014.   The position involves teaching levels 1 through AP. Cibola, part of the Albuquerque Public Schools District, is an urban high school with approximately 1800 students and a growin...

The Italian workshop has been an institution at Albuquerque's Bear Canyon Senior Center for several years, and it's wildly popular. Workshop leader, Alex Trujillo, reports that the group is at capacity, with 21 students. But don't let that deter you from calling the Center and leaving a message for Alex. Participation fluctuates as people go on vac...

Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department has announced plans to build two new bocce courts. The first, to be completed in mid-summer, will be located in the Jerry Cline Recreation and Tennis Complex (7205 Constitution, NE) at the corner of Constitution and Louisiana.   The second is scheduled for a fall opening at the North Domingo Baca M...

Southern Italy meets central New Mexico during three days of events at various Albuquerque eateries that will pair Italian wines with special bites, appetizers and small plates.   Diamante Zulli, a third-generation winemaker for Martin Ulisse Wines, is traveling thousands of miles to visit the Duke City. Zulli will make stops at The Stumblin...

For the first time in its eight-year history, the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival will have a title sponsor. Make that a pair of title sponsors! Fiat of Albuquerque partners with Scalo Northern Italian Grill in first-line support of the ever-popular festival and its exclusive beneficiary, the UNM Children's Hospital. Each of these community-...

By Jackie De La Porte   History is history and Christopher Columbus ushered in the European "Age of Discovery" in 1492. Although there may have been many forays by previous explorers, Asians, Vikings, etc., into what is now known as the Americas; it was following Christopher Columbus' exploration into the "New World" which, yes, was i...

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) introduced Indian country tourism to the Italian market for the first time at Showcase USA-Italy, March 1-3.   During Showcase USA-Italy, AIANTA representatives met with more than 100 Italian tourism trade professionals including tour operators, travel agencies and travel media....

by Italian Culture Center of New Mexico   When Pia Lima came to New Mexico from California in 2012 she thought she would be vacationing for 3 months in Taos before proceeding to the East Coast - little did she know that 4 years later, two cultural associations and a score of International exchange agreements would translate into a...

When the 8th edition of the popular annual festival rolls out in February it will, for the first time, have a theme. Festival 2015 will train the spotlight on creative talent of Italian heritage living and working right here in the Land of Enchantment.   IN FILMMAKING: Two award-winning Italian filmmakers, both Santa Fe residents, will be fe...

In New York City, one cannot throw a slice of pepperoni without thwacking an Italian joint of one kind or another; in Albuquerque, the situation is practically reversed. Jeff Spiegel and Katie Gardner moved from NYC back to Albuquerque a few years ago, finding the dearth of Italian restaurants as a call to action: M'Tucci's Kitchina threw open its...