“The Grandfather Challenge” program is sponsored by The Jason Project, Inc., which was formed by the parents of Jason Matthew Nipper, who passed away in June of 2014 at age 26. This private foundation provides outdoor/wilderness and hiking excursions and similar programs which are designed to build self-confidence in struggling youth, as well as tr...

The Longmeadow chapter of UNICO, the Italian-American community service organization, was well on its way to filling a pickup truck with donated blankets and towels for veterans in need Saturday. Ironically, it’s the same day the UNICO’s national leadership is holding its regional convention in Springfield, an event these Longmeadow UNICO members w...

Some of Chicago’s best young singers will perform arias and art songs by iconic Italian composers at the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia’s Vocal Scholarship Awards Dinner and Concert. The event will start at 2 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Casa Italia Community Center and feature a wine and cheese reception, concert and dinner. Scholarships from th...

The Italian Welfare League, a non-profit dedicated to helping Italian-American children with serious health conditions or disabilities will celebrate its 100 year anniversary this fall. The organization will host a Luncheon on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City to pay tribute to its history of providing services to...

During this Holiday Season, members of the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey will continue to support Big Brothers & Big Sisters of New Jersey by providing toys and gifts for children in single parent families. Come join us in East Hanover at Vespucci’s Marketplace on December 4th to collect toys for families in need. We are very apprec...

What an Amazing Night! Viva La Panza, the premier fundraising and networking event of the Italian community, drew 450 men and women to Todaro’s Party Center on Wednesday October 28, 2021 for an evening of great food and comaraderie. The event downsized from 670 attendees to 450 was in recognition of Covid concerns. The celebration presented by the...

The Santa Maria bell, which accompanied Christopher Columbus' flagship on his expedition to the Americas in 1492, will be auctioned off on November 18 in Miami. The American Cancer Society will benefit. The bell was discovered by former Italian naval officer and underwater salvage expert Roberto Mazzara in 1994 off the coast of northern Portugal. I...

Today is World Pasta Day: the day of pasta, symbol of Italian excellence and also of the world that is starting again. To take a look at the numbers concerning this phenomenon, 2021 shows a constantly growing trend worth about 17 million tons of spaghetti consumed. What makes pasta unique is its ability to intercept those trends that see the global...

Joe Italiano's Maplewood, Moorestown Mall Location proudly participated in the Tractor-Trailer Challenge that took place on Sept. 25/26 in the parking lot of the Moorestown Mall, 400 Route 38, Moorestown, New Jersey. "Joe Italiano's, Maplewood is happy to donate to families, near and far from our restaurant's community who are desperately strugglin...

Romano’s Macaroni Grill is taking their award-winning menu from the kitchen to the classrooms, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month.  On Monday, September 27 Italian restaurant, Romano’s Macaroni Grill provided educators at Wai’alae Elementary School with 100 Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti meals. “Excitement and gratitude describe what we,...