There is strength in numbers, the adage goes, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Casa Italia in Stone Park, where more than a dozen organizations will join forces to stage the Casa’s eighth annual Christmas Village. The complimentary open house is slated for Dec. 4. A Presepio Vivente, or Living Nativity, will be performed by ARPA/San Nicola...

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...

The Bayonne Chapter of Unico National has named long-time member Dr. Brian Beebe as our 2022 Man of the Year. It is not often that we are given an opportunity to show our appreciation for those among us who make life a little better by touching the lives around them. In addition to honoring our Man of the Year, the Bayonne Chapter of UNICO National...

Bloomfield UNICO, the Italian service organization, held its 26th annual Columbus Day observance this past Monday morning, Oct. 10, at the Christopher Columbus monument on the Green, across Broad Street from the Civic Center. Always a charming public event in Bloomfield, it attracted a small gathering of fourth-grade essayists, parents, principals,...

Richard A. DiLiberto Jr., the chairman of the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture, was elected as one of 15 national UNICO trustees at July’s annual convention in New Orleans. DiLiberto, who will serve a three-year term as a trustee, said he is honored and excited to help steer new generations of deserving young people toward colleg...

Clark UNICO members hosted the 15th Annual Italian American Feast last weekend. UNICO Vice President Ralph Bernardo said there were thousands of visitors this year to enjoy the four-day event under beautiful fall skies. Throughout the weekend attendees enjoyed freshly created food, a variety of live entertainment, wine, beer, rides, carnival games,...

UNICO Rehoboth Area will open its annual meeting season with a presentation about Frank Sinatra at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 in the St. Edmond Parish Hall. The guest speaker for the evening will be Richard Muti, a Rehoboth Area Chapter member and award-winning writer, who will present a Power Point lecture about his sixth book, “Cent’Anni: The Sinatra Legend...

The President of the Orange/West Orange Chapter of UNICO Frank Gonnella presided over a flag raising ceremony on the steps of West Orange Town Hall on October 6. Gonnella thanked West Orange Mayor Parisi and members of the municipal government for their support. The brief ceremony celebrated Italian pride and culture within the local community. Cad...

The Torrington Chapter of UNICO National and the City of Torrington will hold its annual Columbus/Italian Mayor of the Day celebration at 9 a.m. Oct. 12 in the Coe Memorial Park Civic Center. This year's recipient of the Italian Mayor of the Day is Victor M. Muschell, who serves as counsel for the Torrington City Council, and has served his communi...

The Board of County Commissioners invites residents to Union County’s 14th Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event. The ceremony will take place Friday, October 7th, at 1:00 p.m., on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse, located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth. “We are proud of the achievements of Italian Americans who have made amazing...