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A note from COPOMIAO President Basil M. Russo: Starting with International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’ll honor women of Italian descent to spotlight their contributions, from culture and industry to philanthropy and activism. The inaugural Donna Distinta (Distinguished Woman) Award goes to an outstanding leader and social innovator, Dr. Gilda Ror...

Sunday, March 20th at 3:00pm ET- WEBINAR. In collaboration with Georgetown University, Department of Italian & NIAF (National Italian American Foundation). RSVP here. Giorgio Chiarva will present his book in conversation with Anna Lawton, PhD, Writer and Publisher, Sara Gay Forden, journalist at Bloomberg and author of the book House of Gucci, Prof...

The UNICO Rehoboth Chapter plans the following March events. All will be held in the St. Edmond Parish Hall on King Charles Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. La Festa di San Giuseppe. Blessing and distribution of St. Joseph’s Bread to participants and food shelters. 9 a.m. March 19. Zeppole and Italian Baked Goods Sale. Benefits the St. Vincent d...

To be celebrated while living is a good thing, especially when an impressive life story is praised at age 100. Civic leader Ed Toriello recently experienced that. Stafford Township honored him with a proclamation for service in World War II and community service at home, and the Kiwanis Club of LBI thanked the former club president for key work on...

In Ocean City, the town is getting a splash of Italian flare with the return of the St. Joseph’s Day Festival. Sponsored by the Ocean City Lodge of the Son’s and Daughters of Italy, the festival will reopen its doors to the public after a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers tell 47ABC, you can expect the same authentic Italian...

The Basking Ridge Chapter of UNICO was established in February 2020.  UNICO stands for - Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, Opportunity.  As a chapter of UNICO National (Unico.org) our mission is to promote Italian heritage, culture and image, be of service to our local communities and charities, scientific, cultural, and educational litera...

A Centreville sculptor has re-created the controversial Christopher Columbus statue that once sat in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood, restoring what he sees as an artistic accomplishment and a cornerstone of local Italian American pride. Acknowledging his bias as an artist, sculptor Will Hemsley said, “I view things aesthetically [and] as a r...

Members of the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey visited Cooper University Health Care to pay tribute to nurses for their efforts throughout the pandemic by donating a supply of collectible toy Hess trucks. The nurses at Cooper will have a chance to win one of the trucks to give to a child in their life through a special giveaway. “We w...

From March 3-13 the menu at Gran Caffe L'Aquila in Philadelphia will be inspired by recipes of Nenne Sanguineti Poggi (from her autobiography, What Color To Paint Oneself?), realized with ingredients from exceptional Italian products. On March 3rd at 6:00 p.m. the Consul General of Italy Cristiana Mele will open the event sharing the values of "Be...

A popular event will return to the streets of downtown Butler this summer. Thursday night Butler City Council approved an agreement to bring the Butler Italian Festival back for a 5th year. The festival will run from 5 p.m. on Friday, August 26th through 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 28th on Butler’s Main Street, which will be closed from Cunningham to...

Belleville and Forino, an Italian town of 5,376 residents about 500 miles south of Rome, have reestablished their sister city ties. The resolution to adopt Forino as a sister city was approved at the Feb. 8 Belleville Township Council meeting. Forging ties with Forino can create “great benefits to all residents from the cultural exchange with other...

The Westfield Public School District superintendent said the district mistakenly did not name Columbus Day on the school calendar for the coming year and will be returning it to the calendar. “The absence of Columbus Day listed by name on the 2022-2023 calendar was an inadvertent omission when the document was reformatted for the coming school year...