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Members of Corona D'Italia Lodge No. 807 held their monthly meeting on April 12 at Pizza Joe's. Clemmy Sirimarco, president, hosted the pizza luncheon served by secretary Jackie Perno, Esther Santillo and guard Lois DiFrischia. Historian Mary Jane Folino voiced the invocation and the business session followed with Louise Vitullo, treasurer, present...

Sons of Italy, Lodge 2561 recently donated to The Valerie Fund. Accepting a check from Sons of Italy President Joseph Jannarone is Bella Rocco, Parsippany. The Sons of Italy has been supporting The Valerie Fund for a number of year. The Valerie Fund’s mission is to provide support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood...

The Antonio Meucci Lodge met April 10 at Undo’s, with Vice President Tony LaRosa reading invocation and Carol Truax leading the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by members singing “God Bless America.” President Regina Truax welcomed guest Emily Wagglei. Secretary Rita Orler called roll and read the minutes, which were approved. Linda Pfabe gave the t...

Elizabeth may be becoming a culinary capital, at least for Italian cuisine. For the second time in just a few weeks, an Elizabeth eatery has been singled out as one of the best. This time, it’s Santillo’s Brick Oven Pizza that’s been named the Best Pizza in New Jersey by The Daily Meal, who have already ranked Spirito’s as one of the nation’s 50 Be...

Does anyone make better cookies, pastries and desserts overall than the Italians? We don't think so! And bread? Please.  But here's the problem: Walk into a well-stocked Italian bakery and you're confronted with dozens of different cookies and pastries, many that look alike, many with unpronounceable names. Sfingi, sflogliatelle. Pannetone, panna c...

Virginia’s potential next commitment has never played a second of AAU basketball, but he can speak four languages and is a talented pianist. The class of 2017’s Francesco Badocchi, described by his high school coach as a “well-kept secret,” is on a recruiting visit to UVa this week. The Cavaliers offered a scholarship to the 6-foot-7 forward on Th...

Have you bought your tickets for the second annual Carnevale? At 6 p.m. this Tuesday, April 25, the Rehoboth Touch of Italy becomes an Italian Street Fair with unlimited food, wine, masks, valet parking, auctions - you name it. And it’s all to raise money for the Touch of Italy/RehobothFoodie.com Culinary Scholarship Fund.  So why a scholarship fun...

Quando da Manhattan si attraversa il Lincoln Tunnel e si approda nel territorio del New Jersey, salta subito agli occhi la quantità di attività commerciali che portano nomi italiani. Il Garden State, così è noto lo stato al di là dell’Hudson River, è una delle aree d’America con una più ampia popolazione di origini italiane: quasi il 18 per cento d...

La Famiglia Scholarship Program of the Little Italy Lodge is accepting 2017-18 applications from high school students whowill attend full-time at an accredited college or university. The fund, in place since 1999, has awarded over $137,000 in scholarships to young Italian-Americans. Four $3,000 awards will be distributed. The chief fundraising sour...

Members of the Delmarva Chapter of UNICO National met at the home of John and Connie Subelka to form committees and finalize plans for the fourth annual Bocce Tournament to be held on May 13. The tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton. The rain date will be May 20. The entry fee will be...

Downtown Baltimore's newest coffee shop Filicori Zecchini is set to open April 24 on the bottom floor of the PNC building at 1 E. Pratt St. The nearly 100-year-old Italian coffee company is taking over about 1,700 square feet previously occupied by Nature's Table, a soup, salad, wrap and smoothie restaurant that closed in 2015 after less than three...

The Westfield chapter of UNICO National invites residents to attend its "Rediscover Your Italian Heritage" event on Sunday April 30, 2017 at Westfield Community Room, 425 East Broad St., Westfield, NJ. Celebrate the culture, traditions and history of Italian Americans in a fun and festive atmosphere that will include food tastings, demos,a fun Ital...