Showing posts from May, 2011

Presentation on "Wines of the Venetian Empire"

It may seem a bit early to send this announcement, but events like this tend to sell out quickly.  Details below

UW Italian Studies Board has an upcoming event that should   be of interest to oenophiles everywhere.   It's a presentation on "Wines of the Venetian Empire" by Chris Zimmerman, with a tasting of six wines that he'll be presenting plus light antipasti.  
Takes place on Friday, June 24th at 7pm in the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall on UW campus.   Guests can rsvp to Jennifer Keene at It's a great event for a good cause.

Job Opportunity for Italian-speaking Executive Assistant

Just received  this morning the job opportunity and today is the deadline. If you're interested, you'll have to hurry.

à presto,

Summary: Searching for executive assistants Name: Casting Team (Cable Network) Category: Business and Finance Email: Media Outlet: Cable Network Deadline: 07:00 PM EST - 23 May Looking for an accomplished executive assistant who is accustomed to working long hours for a high profile client. Must be
extremely professional and must speak Italian and English. To be considered, please write to with
  the following details: · Full name & current occupation. ·
  City & state of residence. · Brief bio, including career
  goals. · Description of your background with Italian
  language/culture. · A few [non-returnable] photos of
  yourself. · Your best contact phone number(s), e-mails,
  etc. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.
  Maria Marsala
  Business Strategist, Coach,  Speaker,

International Student Exchange

The following comes from a nonprofit company called International Student Exchange. They have been working with Exchange Students since 1982. Their website is

A host family is needed for a High School Foreign Exchange students from Italy, for the 2011 fall semester. A potential host family is needed for a boy who is mature, and a great student. He enjoys skiing, bowling, sailing and boating, and loves to play basketball. He can't wait to meet his new American family.
Students come with good English skills, full health insurance and their own personal spending money, and mainly the desire to be a member of an American family. We ask our families to provide a bed (shared room is okay with similar age range) and meals eaten with the family. Host families do not need to have teenagers of their own; young families as well as empty nesters are excellent high school student hosts this year. 
For more information about the students and the program, contact JaminHenderson a…

Italian Films at SIFF 2011!

Italian Films at SIFF 2011!
Dear Friends of ItaliaSeattle,
The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) starts this week and features a number of new films from Italy plus the 1960 classic "La Dolce Vita." Enjoy!
à presto,

Our Life May 21, 1:30pm Egyptian Theatre
May 24, 6:30pm Admiral Theatre
May 29, 8:30pm Everett Performing Arts Center
Buy Tickets
An emotionally wrenching story of a blue-collar builder trying to buck the odds and become a success whilst beset on all sides by corruption and compromise. A gritty slice of contemporary Roman proletarian life. Winner, Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival.   (dir. Daniele Luchetti, Italy/France 2010, 93 min)

Angel of Evil June 3, 9:30pm, SIFF Cinema
June 5, 4:00pm, Egyptian Theatre
Buy Tickets
A stylish, warp-speed portrait of one of Italy's most notorious crime figures, ranging from his beginnings as a childhood shoplifter to his repeated incarcerations and daring escapes, and his eventual coronation as the leader of one o…

Puget Sound Business Journal

Dear Members of the Italian Community: I'm a reporter for the Puget Sound Business Journal. I am working on a piece about what's been happening with the 200 unsecured private investors who put money into Michael R. Mastro's "friends and family" account. It's been almost two years since Mike Mastro was forced into involuntary bankruptcy in one of the largest bankruptcies in state history. There's been a lot of attention paid to the trial but the public shouldn't lose track of the human cost of Mastro's bankruptcy. I would like to do a follow up with some of Mastro's "friends & family" investors to see what impact his bankruptcy has had on their lives. They deserve to have their stories heard.
My questions include:
*  When Mastro's business first collapsed, investors seemed to split into two camps - those who blamed the recession and those who attributed his failure to questionable business practices. Has their attitude towards Ma…

Lions Clubs International Needs Italian-Speaking Volunteers

Dear Friends of ItaliaSeattle
This might be fun and/or interesting. Details below.
a presto, Felice
 My name is Ida Malone and I'm looking for bi-lingual people (Italian-English) who would like to help us out this summer. The Lions are having their International Convention in Seattle, starting in late June thru July 8th. We even have a parade on July 5th in the morning.
We are all volunteer organization with 3.2 million members in over 200 countries and geographical areas.

We are expecting around 15. thousand members and quite a number of them from Italy. If this is something you and the members of your organizations would like to help us with, please call me: 360-710-8949 or e-mail me.

Thank you for your consideration. Ida Malone

Italian Night at Tidbit Bistro

Tidbit Bistro's second Italian Night is this Wednesday, May 4 from 6-9 p.m. at Tidbit!

This is a night where Seattleites can go to speak Italian with others in the area, have a great meal and enjoy wine, grappa, espresso and more over great conversation.

Dinner menu is online and offers prix fixes for $40, $20 and $15.  All menu levels come with complimentary glass of wine, espresso and house made bread. Italian music and a movie will also provide entertainment and ambiance.

Free 90 minute parking in Tidbit's garage. Tidbit is located at 1401 Broadway Seattle (at the corner of Broadway and Union) 98122. Call for reservations (206) 323-0840 or go online