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Casa Italiana is gearing up for its annual Italian Car Show on Saturday, July 27, 2024, and is calling all Italian car enthusiasts to showcase their prized vehicles. The free event promises a “bellissimo” day of automotive splendor, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Car aficionados can expect to see an impressive lineup of Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Ferraris, La...

The story behind the new fine Italian cuisine restaurant, Bruschetta, started growing roots pre-pandemic in the Bay Area. Erik Rhoades had owned and operated a restaurant for about four years before he brought in chef Victor Guerrero. After a successful run at that location, Rhoades ultimately sold the restaurant right before COVID hit, then moved...

On July 2, 2024, alongside the celebration of the first 1,000 flight hours achieved by the F-35A assigned to the 6th Wing, the 156th Squadron “Linci” (Italian for “Lynxes”) was reactivated at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The primary mission of the squadron, which served as a fighter-bomber squadron with a focus on maritime attack and reconnaissanc...

An Italian Air force precision demonstration team made a colorful green, white and red flight over the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday as part of a North American tour headed to Los Angeles and Huntington Beach, California, for the U.S. Independence Day holiday. Italy's Aeronautica Militare team is called Frecce Tricolori, or “Tricolor Arrows” in E...

Mention Pinocchio and most Americans immediately think of the 1940 blockbuster film by Walt Disney that introduced the feisty wooden puppet with the pointy nose to millions of children. But the Disney film classic – despite winning two Academy Awards — bears little resemblance to the original book, The Adventures of Pinocchio – Story of a Puppet by...

He is Neapolitan, 37 years old and born in Vomero. Dario Sammartino has become the winningest Italian player in history, and on the night of June 27 he won his first bracelet at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, after 12 years of trying. The Neapolitan player beat Norwegian Jon Kyte, winning the bracelet and reaching the monstrosity of prizes...

When Ryan Turcott first approached Gonzaga University officials about an idea to partner with an Italian basketball team, Turcott, the school’s MA Sports Administration Program director, said they looked at him like he was talking nonsense. But on Wednesday night, Italian youth athletes and their coaches from Pistoia Basket 2000 and DLF Udine Baske...

So many restaurants out there claim to serve “authentic” Italian food, but when the Curbside Italian Kitchen in Silverton says it—they really mean it! The owners, Pietro Sangiorgi and Giulia Burato, are actually from Verona, Italy and purchased this adorable little cafe just last year. However, running a small-town restaurant wasn't always their pl...

A glass artist for more than 75 years, Lino Tagliapietra is considered the greatest glass-blower of all time. His work has had tremendous impact on the studio-glass art movement internationally, including the Pacific Northwest, a mecca for glass art.  But when asked to describe himself at the beginning of a new documentary about his life and art, T...

Washington’s Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (SMWE) continues to divest itself of wineries and brands. Wine Spectator has learned that Tuscany's Marchesi Antinori has purchased sole ownership of Col Solare, a premium Washington winery the two companies launched as a 50-50 partnership in 1995. The sale includes the brand, a winery and 29 acres of vines....

Gonzaga University and Gonzaga Preparatory School are both named after Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J., whose feast day is celebrated by Catholics on June 21. Aloysius Gonzaga was an Italian noble who is recognized as the patron saint of youth. He served people dying of the plague during the height of the Black Death and eventually succumbed to the il...

Over a century ago, a tight-knit network of Italian American families started selling local produce in Portland’s Central Eastside. It began on a single city block and expanded from there — carts and wagons overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables often arrived before dawn to set up shop. It was “farm-to-table” before “farm-to-table” needed a s...