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Who: The Italian Business Club Foundation (IBC)- A local nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and celebrating Italian culture! What: Italian Marketplace ~ Italian Food, gelato, olive oil, wine, music & entertainment, games, art, activities for the entire family!   Where: Beautiful Cannery Square "Piazza" in Old Tow...

by James Patrick Kelly Grimaldi's pizzeria at The Village at Meridian plays its New York City theme well. The red-and-white checkered tablecloths will have diners humming Billy Joel's song, "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant." And yes, you can get "A bottle of white, a bottle of red, perhaps a bottle of rose instead," because the wine list bo...

A $1,500 scholarship is being offered by the Italian American Club of Maui. IACM is an Italian heritage club whose mission is to promote the Italian culture through fellowship, good food, and friendship.   The IACM also raises funds for a yearly scholarship that is awarded to a high school senior on Maui to apply to their continuing higher e...

After the overwhelming success of last year, the Italian-American Civic League is set to hold their second annual Festa Italiana, September 17-18. Located in the expansive plaza of The Gateway, the festival promises to expose locals to rich Italian culture with over a dozen food vendors from across Salt Lake Valley. Attendees can enjoy the culinary...

By Dan Wheat   He arrived in Wenatchee a year ago, heralded by those who hired him at Washington State University as one of the best thinkers in tree fruit physiology and production in the world. And Stefano Musacchi hasn't disappointed as endowed chair of tree fruit physiology and management at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension...

THE PLACE: My friend is more than happy to accept my invitation to lunch at the new Skipolini's Italian in the Summit. She doesn't know anything about the restaurant, but she can't wait to go. Why the eagerness? Because my friend lives in the provinces — I mean, off Mount Rose Highway — and she's always lamenting the lack of good dining option...

It's been 20 years since Americans were first introduced to Mario Batali on "Molto Mario." Batali showed us the beauty of Italian cuisine on his Food Network shows, and used his pasta-making skills as a weapon to battle challengers on "Iron Chef."   He and business partner Joe Bastianich have created more than two dozen restaurants, inc...

Even before you arrive at the Ferragosto Italian Street Festival you begin to see its positive impact on people and community. Colorful green, white and red flags flap lazily from light poles while sharing a soft summer wind with soothing swirling soprano notes letting everyone know it's that time of year again.   "The Ferragosto has been a...

When it comes to playing a hunch-backed dwarf, Michael Corvino is head and shoulders above the competition.   The Bronx-born baritone is in Phoenix to star as the title character of Arizona Opera's "Rigoletto." It's a role he's sung in more than 100 performances at New York City Opera and companies around the globe.   Read more  ...

by Nikki Buchanan   It's opening day at Virtù Honest Craft, and Gio Osso is feeling pretty good, despite what he describes as the previous evening's "cluster" for Friends and Family night. According to Osso, nearly everything that could go wrong did, but then, that's the point of F&F anyway, getting at least one or two of the kinks worke...

The theme of Tuesday's Italian American Parade will be "Benvenuti Amici." Or in English, "Welcome Friends." The parade is scheduled to step off at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Spanish Springs Town Square.Volunteers in the resident-run parade will begin set up early Tuesday morning. A large crowd is anticipated and Villagers are encouraged to get...

by Paul Rolly   Beneath the protective shade of a large poplar tree in the southeast corner of the historic Fort Douglas Cemetery lies the grave of Nicola Daugenti, the first Italian World War II prisoner of war to die in Utah. His family was informed of the 21-year-old sailor's death in 1943, but relatives had no idea of his whereabout...