The Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation’s Outstanding Italian American awards event for the spring of 2017 will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Terry Hills Restaurant. This honor is awarded to a man and woman who have given exemplary service to their community. This year, the awards are being presented to Rick Mancuso and Peppina (Peppi) Palme...

Clark UNICO recently served dinner to 30 veterans at the Lyons Veterans Hospital in Basking Ridge as part of the Italian-American service organization's "National Service Month." A complete Italian dinner was brought in from Café Gallo in Edison. After dinner, Unicans played a lively game of bingo with the veterans. According to Clark UNICO Preside...

Leaders in military, public service and non-profit received awards from the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF), the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA), the nation's largest and oldest organization for people of Italian heritage.Rear Admiral Margaret DeLuca "Peg" Klein (U.S. Navy, Ret.), Honorable Jessica Garfola Wright (Maj...

The Italian American (IA) Charity Golf Association is pleased to have completed the second installment of their three-year, $150,000 pledge to UPMC Chautauqua WCA with a $50,000 check, proceeds from their 2016 golf tournament and other fundraising activities. This was the second installment of the IA’s three-year, $150,000 pledge to enhance local...

The smell of Italian food came billowing out of Nutley’s Parks and Recreation Building on 44 Park Ave. when the Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee held their annual Taste of Italy Fundraiser.. Trays of food such as sausage and peppers, eggplant parmigiana and rollatini, penne vodka, balsamic glazed sausage, chicken marsala and francais...

When actor Dan Lauria heard about the plight of children receiving help from the Global Medical Relief Fund, he arranged a visit with founder Elissa Montanti and traveled cross country to meet the youngsters in person The Hollywood actor, best known for his portrayal of Jack Arnold, the money-conscious dad on the TV series, "The Wonder Years," offe...

Taverna Maui and Maui Brewing Company recently donated a total of $2,300 to the University of Hawaii Maui College's Culinary Arts Program. Funds generated from ticket sales for Taverna's First Anniversary Bash, held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, will provide financial aid for students in need. Chris Kaiwi, owner of the Kapalua bar and restaurant, ex...

The Sons of Italy Foundation-- the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA), the oldest and largest organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States-- will celebrate their 29th annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala at Washington, D.C.’s Omni Shoreham Hotel on Thursday, May 25 from 6p...

The Columbian Club of Chicago will host a Sunday brunch at 10 a.m. on June 4 at Miseracordia Home Chicago. The event will feature a performance by Miseracordia’s own group, The Heartbreakers, and raise funds to benefit the home’s more than 600 residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Proceeds from a split-the-pot will be donated...

Join local artists in an Italian art form that will come to life dubbed "La Bella Strada," Del Ray's Annual Street Painting Festival Saturday, May 13, 2017, Mt. Vernon Ave., 9-3, FREE. Watch Mt Vernon Avenue come to life as artists, sponsored by local businesses create vibrant, large-scale chalk paintings directly on the sidewalk!La Bella Strada is...