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The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”) Board of Directors has announced its 2018 membership drive to be launched on social media by Envoy Social, a social media consultancy. President and Founder Dr. Manny Alfano stated, “If this Coalition is to become a force to be reckoned with, it needs the support of a large membership of defenders....

Saturday March 10, 6 PM EST. 310 3rd Ave, Jessup, PA 18434-1045. The release will be upstairs with a reception downstairs at the tavern to follow! Join us to celebrate the book release of Images of America: Italians of Lackawanna County by Dunmore resident Stephanie Longo. Stephanie has chosen the Saint Ubaldo Society Cultural Center to be the firs...

Rosanna Imbriano, founder and executive director of Sempre Avanti, Inc., announces the 5th Anniversary of the nonprofit organization she founded in 2013. An anniversary celebration will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the beautiful Robert J. O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove. Guests will enjoy an Italian dinner an...

The Cammaratas were coming over, and we were nervous. We wanted them to feel at home. After all, our new home in South Philadelphia had been theirs for nearly 70 years. I’d mentioned their mother, Antonette, in a column I wrote about the house, back when my wife and dog and I moved in last May. The old-time neighbors still talked about Antonette’s...

From December 4 through December 19, 2017, the Society of Italian American Businessmen (SIAB) visited and donated $1,000 each to 12 different charities as part of their 12 Days of Christmas Giving. A local non-profit created to support local charities while working to maintain a positive community image and uphold Italian family traditions, SIAB an...

I will henceforth settle the greatest dispute from my childhood once and for all: Dad, I love you, but Uncle Bobby is a better cook. While I’m at it — when it comes to meatballs, his are better. I’m going to throw Mom under the bus here, because she agrees with me. Bobby Rallo is the king of the meatball — the messiah of the coveted Italian side di...

This we highlight Ms. Claudine Metallo as Teacher of the Week. Ms. Metallo is a very engaging and motivated Italian teacher. I asked her, “When did you realize you wanted to be a teacher?” She said when she was younger, her mother was a teacher. Her mother taught for 65 years, so she grew up around it. I asked her, “Why did you want to be a teacher...

Specialty Italian shop Sergio & Co. has opened a new Italian restaurant right around the corner from their Denville store. Called The Pasta Shop, the Italian restaurant will serve homemade pasta and other Italian favorites, like chicken parmiginia (you can check out a full menu here). They're open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Th...

Legendary crooner Tony Bennett is returning to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. The 91-year-old 18-time Grammy Award winner plans to take the stage at 8 p.m. June 30. Known as one of the legends of jazz and popular music, Bennett served during World War II before developing a career that spanned more than half a century. He has announced another c...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera has announced that in March the “Bring the Family to the Opera” initiative will resume. This well-received program introduces children and the extended family to live, fully-staged performances of grand opera, as the composer intended. The program offers 40% off special ticket rates on $55 and $45 tickets...

Who says classical music has to be a staid, somber affair? In the same vein of Chico and Harpo Marx or the late zany virtuoso pianist Victor Borge, Portsmouth Community Concerts Inc. will present a concert where the audience will be serenaded with expert classical music while laughing ‘til they cry. The famed international twosome, Duo Baldo, will...

“When in Rome ... A Feast of Italian Flavors” is the theme of the 23rd Annual Hunger Relief Dinner and Auction that this year adds a festive, interactive marketplace backdrop. Save the date of April 25 for the event that benefits the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean. The new location is The Mainland at the Holiday Inn, Route 72, Manahawkin. Also...