The Dorchester District Two (DD2) Educational Foundation has received a generous donation from a Summerville Italian food festival. Over 10,000 people came to downtown Summerville on October 9 to enjoy the Summerville Italian Feast. The event celebrating Italian cuisine and culture featured students from several DD2 schools. Summerville High School...

A new GoFundMe campaign was recently launched by the Società Madonna Della Fontana and Spilingese Social Club in Newark, New Jersey to help raise money for the creation of a new processional statue of the Madonna della Fontana. Devotees will carry the statue during the Annual Feast of the Madonna della Fontana and San Michele Arcangelo, celebrated...

The afternoon of November 22 started with a few members of the Morris County Lodge of the Sons of Italy arriving at Parsippany Child Day Care Center on Baldwin Road in Parsippany with a truckload of Holiday Turkey Dinners, ready to be distributed to various locations in the general Parsippany area. 18 boxes of those meals, along with assorted pies,...

Maria Fundora looked out on the crowd at her annual fundraising dinner for pancreatic cancer research, and she saw hope. Twelve survivors of one of the deadliest forms of cancer were there, and that was hugely uplifting to Maria. “When I first started, there were no survivors in the room, only family members and friends who, like me, have lost some...

UNICO (Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, and Opportunity) is celebrating 100 years in 2022, and We the Italians wants to celebrate with all our Unicans friends. This is why we are happy to welcome a past President of UNICO National, Mr. Paul Alongi, who will help us know more about this historical family of Italian Americans that has been...

There was no shortage of tears at the Italian American Cancer Foundation’s 40th Anniversary Gala. It’s an effort that began in the 1980s through the initiative of renowned breast cancer surgeon Umberto Veronesi and entrepreneur Alessandro di Montezemolo. It was Veronesi who envisioned a partnership between Italy and the United States to expose youn...

A local Italian restaurant expressed its appreciation for Springboro Intermediate teachers in a delicious way on Friday. Roma’s Pizza and Pasta, located at 282 West Central Avenue in Springboro, donated enough food for fifty teachers and staff who were all invited to the pasta lunch, according to a Nov. 4 release. Labi Troni, Owner of Roma’s Pizza...

It’s not every day that you find yourself locked down in the midst of a global pandemic with a one-toothed puppet of Italy’s legendary La Befana, but through a mix of serendipitous circumstances, that some might call fate, I spent the pandemic living out an urban version of ancient Italian legend. For those who may not know, in Italian folklore, th...

A local Travis business received an honorable citation from the city’s public advocate for feeding Central and South American migrants that have been sent to the community as they seek asylum. Owners of the business, Verde’s Pizza and Pasta House, over the past few weeks have fed dozens of migrants simply out of the kindness of their hearts. Public...

Joseph Romeo was recently honored with the Distinguished Service Award for his work in the Franklin Square community. The Associazione Culturale Italiana di New York, a nonprofit Italian American organization that works to keep the Italian culture alive and well within various communities in the state, bestowed him with the award on Sept. 10 at Rus...