By Megan Hussey After more than 40 years, the Pasco Italian-American Civic Club recently closed its doors, but not before leaving a sizable gift to the community it served for nearly half a century. The club, based in Hudson and at one point claiming membership throughout Pasco County, donated most of its remaining $94,000 in funds to five nonpro...

It was good food, good laughs and good conversation Sunday during the 28th annual CIAO Italian Dinner at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. "That's what being Italian's all about," dinner co-chair Terri Crosina Spencer said. "It's a good day to be Italian. Everyone is today."   The dinner has become a Lima institution over the years, with...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey held its annual sold-out Pasta Night for Special Olympics, on Saturday, April 25. The event was held at Local 464 Union Hall located at 245 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls.   A record crowd attended amd enjoyed a gourmet homemade Italian meal of antipasto, meatballs, sausage, spaghetti, stuffed...

Diane Carducci, 69, of Eltingville, a retired teacher, tireless advocate for people with disabilities, volunteer and community activist, died Monday in Staten Island University Hospital, Prince's Bay. Ms. Carducci's efforts were honored by the Staten Island Advance in 1997, when she was named a Woman of Achievement.   Born and raised in...

The Greater Ramsey Chapter of UNICO National invites area residents to attend its "Re-Discover Your Italian Heritage" event from 2-5 p.m. March 22 on the second floor of the Ramsey Ambulance Building, 41 N. Island Ave. Admission is free, but reservations are required, and space is limited. The deadline for making reservations is March 18.  ...

A trio of talented sopranos, Virginia Zeani, 89, plus Marilyn Mims and daughter, Virginia Mims, 18, will perform in a free concert at 2 p .m. Jan. 25 at Helen K. Persson Recital Hall, 326 Acacia Road, on the Palm Beach Atlantic University campus. Zeani was the mentor of Marilyn Mims when she was a music student in Indiana. "I wanted to sing Vi...

Pequannock UNICO board members Dan Leyva and Keith Capobianco recently presented a $150 check to Stephanie Lajam of the Riverdale-based Push To Walk, a nonprofit that provides physical therapy for those who have suffered spinal cord injuries.   UNICO is a service organization that celebrates those with Italian-American heritage, and regularl...

  The Sons of Italy Lodge will have its annual spaghetti feed on March 7. The three-course Italian dinner will take place from 4-7 p.m. at the Cle Elum Eagles Club. Money raised will go toward scholarships for local high school seniors.   Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children, and can be purchased in advance from t...

Friday, January 23, 2015 (6 PM). Location: Villa Penna Banquet and Restaurant, 43985 Hayes, Sterling Hgts, MI 48313 The 3rd Annual Bocce with the Brothers fundraising event will feature a buffet dinner, cash bar, silent auction, live entertainment, plus unlimited bocce ball. Tickets are $50 and only available in advance by calling: Kristen a...

by Mauro Battocchi   Donating to the Italian Center of Northern California has the double impact of not only supporting an institution with a legacy of Italian cultural and heritage, but also could put two tickets in your hands to see Andrea Bocelli in Sacramento on Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 7:30pm.   Promoters expect droves of fans...