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Making wise food decisions every day from the ground up

Making wise food decisions every day from the ground up

Gigi Berardi is one of those lucky individuals, someone who has successfully mixed professional interests with personal passions. For more than 30...
Our Lady of Mount Virgin: the  little church with the big heart

Our Lady of Mount Virgin: the little church with the big heart

More than a century ago, Our Lady of Mount Virgin, located in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood, was once the heart of Seattle’s Italian community...
Robert Joffrey: achieving the American dream through dance

Robert Joffrey: achieving the American dream through dance

This spring, as Seattle and the world comes to a halt in the battle against the coronavirus, every act of kindness, every moment of beauty, becomes...
Staying connected in times of crisis – the Italian way

Staying connected in times of crisis – the Italian way

In a time of unprecedented global public health challenges, when every sector of our social and economic fabric is at the straining point, it is...
Seattle’s Civita Institute honors founder with exhibit in Italy

Seattle’s Civita Institute honors founder with exhibit in Italy

Astra Zarina, who studied architecture at the University of Washington in the early 1950s and later became a UW professor, began traveling to the...
Stefano Catalani leads Gage Academy of Art into its fourth decade

Stefano Catalani leads Gage Academy of Art into its fourth decade

Relevant, passionate and fiercely devoted to the arts: these words are used to describe Gage Academy of Art, a fine art school in Seattle that...
Science, art and friendship merge in Dué Cucina Italiana

Science, art and friendship merge in Dué Cucina Italiana

It’s not often you find a nuclear engineer and an MBA graduate running a restaurant. But the unique talents and interests that Filippo Fiori and...
Merlino Foods: Delivering Italian products in Seattle for 120 years

Merlino Foods: Delivering Italian products in Seattle for 120 years

Many Italian immigrants who arrived in the Northwest in the late 1890s found themselves toiling for low pay in dangerous and physically demanding...
Italian masterpieces travel to Seattle Art Museum this fall

Italian masterpieces travel to Seattle Art Museum this fall

From Raphael to Titian, Parmigianino to Gentileschi, 40 magnificent works of art from southern Italy’s largest museum arrive in Seattle this month...

Filmmaker Laura Luchetti explores unlikely friendships amid violent realities

The new film from director Laura Luchetti , Twin Flower (Fiore Gemello) explores unlikely friendships and the loss of innocence, set against the...