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Two scholarships were awarded to two graduating high school seniors during a reception held by the Matawan Italian American Association at its club house in Hazlet. Each scholarship was $1,000 and both recipients are grandchildren of current members of the Italian American Association. The first recipient was Manuel Thomas Carabel, a graduate of Ma...

Before the former Philadelphia University president got into higher ed, he was an entrepreneur in the trenches. At 24, Stephen Spinelli, Jr. was a member of the founding team of Jiffy Lube and became the company’s largest franchisee in just ten years. Now Spinelli’s the chancellor of newly merged Thomas Jefferson University, following a decade lead...

Come to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Applauso Learning Center! Friday August 11 from 6 to 8 PM. 111 Warren Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030 - Suite 15A The Center offers full-immersion Italian Language courses at all levels and all ages! Open to the public - Free wine tasting, live Italian music, homemade Italian food, games, and a short fun and in...

The Sons of Italy Purple Aster Chapter of Absecon and Galloway Township recently awarded scholarships of $1,500 each to three students who will attend college in the fall. The recipients are Andrew Hart of Absegami High School and Giulietta Messina and Anthony Coleman, both of Holy Spirit High School.  The students were selected by a committee base...

The scholarship program committee announced two 2017 scholarships: Victoria Tully is the recipient of the Jerome & Angela Elliott Scholarship ($4,000). Victoria is attending the University of Maryland at College Park, majoring in Public Health; Anna Cuffari is the recipient of the Matricciani/Vondersmith Scholarship ($4,000).  Anna is attending Mar...

The Italian-American Cultural & Heritage Society of Washington County will hold its annual golf outing at 11 a.m. Aug. 12 at Quicksilver Golf Course, Midway. Cost is $125 per golfer and includes golf and dinner. Dinner only is $50. There also will be Chinese and silent auctions. Sponsorships ranging from $25 to $1,000 also are available. Proceeds w...

Congratulations to the 2017 Lido Civic Club Scholarship winners! Francesco Isgro, Chair of the Lido Civic Club Scholarship Committee, announced the winners of a total on $60,000 in scholarships at the Sixth Annual Scholarship Awards Presentations held at the Italian Embassy. The scholarship winners are: Domenic Allegra, Bridget Bagileo, Ethan Casse...

t’s great to be bilingual and there’s an easy way to learn Italian and it doesn’t cost much. The West Shore Sons of Italy is proud of its heritage and members show it through their love of the Italian language. “I think it’s one of the most beautiful languages in the world,” language instructor Santo Paese said. Every Sunday afternoon and every Mon...

Initially dedicated in 1979 to honor the locally famous Palumbo family who helped many Italian-Americans assume daily life upon immigrating to the city, the Palumbo Recreation Center has since aged and has come to require maintenance. The City of Philadelphia, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Capital Projects Office and the Office of Cou...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2017 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...

Corona D'Italia Lodge No. 807 held its annual mother-daughter-scholarship dinner on May 3 at the Wolverine restaurant. Valerie Valentino, scholarship chairman, conducted the program. She recognized her committee, sentinel Lori DiFrischia and historian Mary Jane Folino, and thanked them for their work. Valentino introduced Ian Patterson, a senior at...

“I’m not an early, early riser,” Dr. Rosalie Mirenda says. “I like to be in my bed until 6 o’clock or so, and then I get up to exercise.” Mirenda, 79, is the outgoing president of Neumann University, a co-ed, Catholic Franciscan school with a verdant campus in Aston, Pa. The school’s fifth president and the second layperson to hold the job, she pla...