Southington UNICO named Alphonse D’Angelo as the 2016 Gold Medal Award recipient, the club’s most prestigious honor that has been awarded annually to a town resident since 1945. He will be honored during the Gold Medal Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 17, at 6 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club. Tickets are still available for the event. D’Angelo is a life-l...

Scholarship funds, stocking food pantries and helping individuals in need are reasons the latest incarnation of Wayne UNICO was formed in 2011. So far the new group has donated more than $50,000 to about 20 local causes, said past President Anthony DeGennaro. The non-profit has raised money through events, including calendar contests to benefit hig...

The Springfield Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States, raised $10,000 for the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Tuesday. The fundraiser was one of many the Springfield UNICO holds throughout the year to help local organizations. Former club president Frank Stirlacci started this fundraise...

Clark UNICO took Little Italy in the Bronx by storm on Saturday, visiting the famous Arthur Avenue for an afternoon of all things Italian.  A group of 55 Clark UNICO members and guests traveled by bus to the historic Belmont section of New York's northernmost borough. After lunch at Enzo's Restaurant, the group strolled the historic district soakin...

UNICO Club is hosting an Italian Heritage Presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, upstairs in the Oakville-Watertown Senior Center. The presentation will be about the life and career of Frank Sinatra by author Richard Muti. Mr. Muti grew up in New Jersey and has had a varied career path, including being a Navy pilot in thw 1960’s, a real estate...

Hon. Richard M. Marano, beloved husband of Eileen N. (Barry) Marano, and devoted father of Michelle, Richard Jr. and Christine Marano, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at his home. Besides his wife, and his children, he leaves to cherish his memory two brothers, Albert R. Marano M.D. and his wife, Ellen, of Watertown, John D. Mar...

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...

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...

UNICO, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States, aims to aid local and national charities, promote good citizenship by means of community service, and preserve Italian culture and language. Many of the organization's projects combine these goals, as was the case at the most recent Rehoboth Area Chapter meeting March 23...

Ciao from Rome! Even if I'm a bit late, Happy Easter! Are you still eating chocolate eggs and Easter dove cakes? Remember, in Italy every holiday has its own sweet (actually, often more than one). I came back after a week of very interesting meetings in New York and Connecticut, and after attending the NIAF New York Spring Gala. Our friends at NIAF...