Three Elizabeth graduating high school seniors received scholarships from the Elizabeth Chapter of UNICO at a dinner at Costa's Italian Ristorante & Catering on June 9. Olivia Cardet, Gregory Markowitz, and Alyssa Vega joined six others, all of whom shared an Italian heritage.   "Tonight is a monumental night for the Elizabeth Chapt...

Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci (R,C,I-South Huntington) recently welcomed the 2016 Senator John J. Marchi Memorial Scholarship for Athletic Achievement recipient, Rose Marie Pedretti, to Albany to be honored by the Italian-American Legislators Conference. Pedretti, a resident of Huntington and a student at Walt Whitman High School, was one of four s...

Jordan Dobbin, a senior at Canon-McMillan High School of Canonsburg, Pa. was awarded a $500 Corona D'Italia Memorial Scholarship in honor of her academic achievement and community involvement.   Her eligibility was based on her grandfather, Herman D'Amico being a member of the Sons of Italy #608. She plans to attend California University of...

This month, the Watertown Sons of Italy Lodge Piave Fiume #1036, an affiliate Lodge of the National Order Sons of Italy in America, distributed nearly $10,000 to deserving high school graduates and local charities.   These donations were made possible by the on­going fundraising efforts by the Sons of Italy throughout the year, including fun...

More than 400 members, honorees and guests gathered on April 16 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison for CIACO's annual Honor and Hope Gala. This year's gala honored Humanitarian of the Year John McCallion. In addition, 20 scholarships were awarded to college-bound students who qualified based on financial need and academic achievement. The event als...

The Italian American Women of Staten Island hosted its annual Scholarship Dinner at Patrizia's of Brooklyn in Eltingville last night. The 2016 recipient, Emily Cooke, is a graduate of St. Joseph Hill Academy and will be attending Steven's Institute in their engineering program. Antonella Colangeli and Michele Springer were the co-chairs at this eve...

The Rockland Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 awards scholarships at the end of each school year to students in Rockland County who have excelled in a particular area and demonstrate a strong ability to continue on to a successful college career.   On May 18th they presented the following awards: Charter Member Award for Academic Excellence: Jo...

Teresa Sengel, World Language Department Chair at Mount Saint Mary Academy (MSMA) in Watchung, announced on May 31 that during October and May, the school's Italian Club sponsored a Rita's Italian Ice sale which yielded over $800 for the Mercy Girl Effect.   According to Sister Lee Ann Amico, MSMA Student Government Director and Student Cent...

The Italian American Celebration Honoring Christopher Columbus Committee is set to announce the recipients of the scholarship winners for 2016 at its annual fundraiser at St. James Church Hall. Organizers said the recipients will be selected by a scholarship committee, headed by Professor Dario Del Puppo of Trinity College, Hartford.  ...

For thousands of Italian immigrants to the United States at the turn of the 20th century, two important priorities were maintaining their culture and making sure their children could pursue a higher education to build a better life in America.   The members of the Historic XII October Lodge No. 486 of the Sons and Daughters of Italy and the...