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By Ellen Weisberg   On behalf of President of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, Italy's Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero bestowed the prestigious Order of the Merit of the Italian Republic (Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana) to Joseph V. Del Raso, chairman of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and Frank Giordano, m...

Lowellville is a small village nestled along the banks of the Mahoning River, just west of the Pennsylvania border and nine miles from Youngstown.   You won't find the streets busy with tourists like you do in the big city "Little Italys" around the country, but nonetheless if the Mahoning Valley were pressed to designate an entire town as a...

by Joseph N. DiStefano   Andrea Canepari, Italy's gently polished, vastly energetic and partly Penn-educated Consul-General in Philadelphia, held a kick-off party Sunday for the city's prominenti i patroni in honor of Ciao! Philadelphia, the month-long abbondanza of Italian cultural events -- schedule here.   It was a gray windy day f...

Congratulations to NIAF member Cav. John Scarpati for his community efforts, which restored the Christopher Columbus statue in Mercer County, Hamilton, N.J. The statue, that for many in the local Italian American community stood as a reminder of Italian culture, had recently been vandalized.   Scarpati and the Mercer County Italian-American...

Una delegazione composta dal Professor Roberto Baldoni, Direttore del Laboratorio Nazionale di Cyber Security del CINI e dal Professor Paolo Prinetto, Presidente del CINI (Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l'Informatica) ha concluso, il 9 aprile, un'intensa settimana di incontri a Washington con significativi interlocutori dell'Amministraz...

Flames have significantly damaged an iconic Italian restaurant in Monongalia County. No injuries were reported in the Saturday morning blaze at Colasante's Ristorante and Pub in Westover.   But, there was significant damage to the building. The property included the long-time restaurant, apartments, and office space.   Read more...

When: June 20 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 pmWhere: White Beeches Golf and Country Club, 70 Haworth Drive, Haworth, NJ United States The Coccia Foundation's 15th Annual Italian Studies Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the White Beeches Golf & Country Club in Haworth, N.J. The outing begins with a delicious hot and cold break...

Sunday April 28, 2013 1:00pm-3:30pm   High Note Café1549 S. 13th St.Philadelphia, PA 19147   DOWNLOAD the flyer for this event.   Live performances featuring Pasquale on the accordion, video of Mario Lanza, and a 50/50 raffle.   3 course lunch with a cash bar, $50.00 per person   Seating is limited. Please RSVP by...

By Gail Scott She loves what she does. "It's easy to promote my country because I love my country," said Laura Denise Noce Benigni Olivieri, wife of Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero. "I love meeting people. When I tell people I'm from Italy, they have wonderful things to say: It's so lovely, I really enjoyed Italy, or they just smile." And t...

A group of thirty exchange students from Montella, Italy, came to the Montgomery County Courthouse on Monday as a part of the sister cities exchange program run with the Norristown Area School District. The sheriff's department personnel led the group of exchange students around the courthouse.   The students got a run-down of courtroom...

By Silvia Donati   Sustainability is not a new concept for the Italian gardener. It is a way of life. To shine a light on this way of life, and its inherent wisdom, Mary Menniti founded the Italian Garden Project in 2010. The project documents the stories and traditional methods of Italian American gardeners across the United States.  ...

Alexandra "Alex" R. Donnadio of Hillsborough was selected as Miss UNICO Hillsborough for 2016-17. Donnadio, 22, is a graduate of Hillsborough High School, Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) and is currently attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice.   She has volunteered at the Vacation Bible School, JFK Hospital, NJ Association o...