ARTCORE will feature Cristina Fontanelli this Saturday at 7:30 pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Cristina has become a well-known personality through her recordings, her appearances on TV, radio, in concert, nightclubs, and opera, and through her acting debut on network television.   Her most recent role is as PBS-TV/NY Affiliates Host fo...

Marco's Pizza, the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States, is targeting the Rocky Mountain States for growth. With 15 franchise locations already open and operating throughout Colorado and Wyoming, the company has announced plans to open more than 35 additional locations through strategic franchise partnerships in the coming years. &...

As immigrants from the different regions of Italy settled throughout the United States, many brought with them a distinct regional Italian culinary tradition. Many of these foods and recipes developed into new favorites for the local communities and later for Americans nationwide.   Italian Immigrants came to Wyoming in the late nineteenth a...

While enjoying Orsetto the other evening I stated emphatically, at least a few times, "I want to eat here every night." I could be exaggerating, but not by much. Partners Joshua Governale and Fred Peightal have given the whimsical pig of Cafe Genevieve a stylish new bear brother at Orsetto. What a delight. The location on Center Street now shines....

There was a time in the not so distant past when Metro Hospital at M-6 and Byron Center Avenue in Wyoming stood out in a sea of underdeveloped land.   Now, upon exiting M-6 into Byron Center Avenue, one is welcomed by a promising stretch of development dotted with retail stores, fast food chains and businesses. The developer's dream around M...

With his mop of gray hair and a red instrument case, Nando di Modugno could be mistaken for a classic rock guitarist on tour.   Then he opens the case, revealing a classical guitar. He removes the instrument and begins plucking a tune. Instead of the frantic buzz of rock and roll, di Modugno weaves a graceful melody, his fingers running up a...

Cheyenne's members of the Mia Maria Lodge of the Order of Sons of Italy want to share their heritage with you. "We are working with the city to fund a Bocce Course in one of our public parks," says Jenny Craig, a runner who is a member of the group.   These groups of Italian- Americans want to introduce the age old game of Bocce Ball to Chey...

Italian immigrants entered the Great Plains first as missionaries such as Fra Marco da Nizza (1495-1558) and Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711), and later as adventurers such as Count Leonetto Cipriani (1816-1888) and Italian American Charles Siringo (1855-1928).   Since Italy was not a unified country until the Risorgimento (1860-70), early...

Described as "A Night of Everything Italian-American," the Park County Arts Council will sponsor a performance by O Sole Trio. The show will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Wynona Thompson Auditorium. O Sole Trio has performed Italian arias, popular Neapolitan songs and jazz standards throughout North America.Their most recent credits inclu...

Italian immigrants entered the Great Plains first as missionaries (Fra Marco da Nizza, 1495-1558 and Eusebio Francisco Kino, 1645-1711 were two) and later as adventurers ( Count Leonetto Cipriani, 1816-1888 and Italian American Charles Siringo, 1855-1928, for example). Since Italy was not a unified country until the Risorgimento (1860-70), early tr...