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...

Marconi Lodge of The Sons of Italy in America in Whitehouse Station runs an annual "Pasta Festa" Spaghetti dinner to raise funds for local charitable giving. Sons of Italy in America in Whitehouse Station lodge treasurer Janine Jaloway recently presented a donation check to Alyson Kovacs and Gerri Repousis of the Lightbridge Academy in Fleming...

On the heels of serving his 1 millionth meal to underprivileged "motel kids," restaurateur/humanitarian Sir Bruno Serato will be awarded the Montale Prize at a formal ceremony to be held on April 23 in the Hall of Trusses Firmafede Fortress, which was built in the 15th century by Lorenzo de 'Medici.   During his stay at the ancient castle in...

On Sept. 2, board members and foundation trustees of the Columbian Club of Chicago presented Thomas Regan, S.J., dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Arthur Lurigio, Ph.D., senior associate dean for faculty, College of Arts and Sciences of Loyola University Chicago, with a check to complete the club's $50,000 pledge to support the creation of a...