The Cristoforo Columbo Fellowship is gifted to graduate students, faculty, and/or independent scholars pursuing research on Italian people and their communities of Butte, Montana. Fellowship awards of $500 -$3,000 s. Award funds are to be used for research support, including travel and lodging expenses, but not as salary. Awards are to be used for...

My go-to entree at Lucca’s, located on Helena’s downtown walking mall, is always the veal scallopini. I intend to try other dishes, but I always fall back on the veal when push comes to shove. It’s scrumptious and more than filling! When you have the same executive chef at Lucca’s for 14 years, that being Mike Hyyppa, you can expect consistency in...

For Sofia Bertei, the only home she has known until just a few months ago, was in Genoa, Italy. But Sofia wanted to be a foreign exchange student and that meant leaving home in Italy for a year. “I decided to be a foreign exchange student because I’ve always been curious about other cultures and also because I think the experience is going to make...

In honor of the 21st annual Week of the Italian Language in the World, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles & San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles & San Francisco, would like to invite K-12 students to participate in a poetry contest that will showcase their creativity and...

Libby’s menu expanded last week when Dorio’s, an Italian restaurant with an old-school, home-style flair, marked its soft opening. Chef Johnny Coiro Jr., who launched the California Avenue eatery, said he aims to deliver fine Sicilian dining to southern Lincoln County. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Coiro draws on more than 10 years of experience in...

Siblings Emily and Michael Annandono have both worked in restaurants since they were 15. In 2006, they became the owners of a restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio’s Little Italy neighborhood called Michaelangelo’s Ristorante. On March 2, 2016, they opened a restaurant of that same name in Big Sky, Montana.  Michael originally discovered Big Sky when he ve...

Billings MT- Join Principal flutist Tyler Menzales as he leads the BSOC strings through Bach’s series of courtly dances, culminating in the highly spirited Badinerie. Montana soloist Carrie Krause brings her “supreme virtuosity and flair” to Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons. The live stream only performance begins at 7:30 PM on Saturday, January 23,...

Chef Joe Sciarrotta, a Helena local, has spent the better part of his life preparing and serving food in a professional setting and will now fulfill a lifelong dream of owning his own restaurant through a food truck.Sciarotta credits his upbringing in a very traditional Italian family for his love of food, which has led him to open his new venture...

Missoula County will begin a full architectural assessment and begin planning for the restoration of two barracks once used to house Japanese Americans and Italians at Fort Missoula during World War II. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $40,000 contract with A&E to assess what historic elements remain in the dated buildings and what it will cost...

I will admit – I am a foodie. There is something to be said about a beautiful plate of food. Meals are often the centerpieces of gatherings, or an evening alone when solitude is paired with a glass of wine and a hot dinner. Chef Robert Carrington at Pom Italian Eatery understands the comfort and importance of nourishing food. Carrington grew up wit...