UNICO Club is hosting an Italian Heritage Presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, upstairs in the Oakville-Watertown Senior Center. The presentation will be about the life and career of Frank Sinatra by author Richard Muti. Mr. Muti grew up in New Jersey and has had a varied career path, including being a Navy pilot in thw 1960’s, a real estate...

Hon. Richard M. Marano, beloved husband of Eileen N. (Barry) Marano, and devoted father of Michelle, Richard Jr. and Christine Marano, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at his home. Besides his wife, and his children, he leaves to cherish his memory two brothers, Albert R. Marano M.D. and his wife, Ellen, of Watertown, John D. Mar...

Members of the Delmarva Chapter of UNICO National met at the home of John and Connie Subelka to form committees and finalize plans for the fourth annual Bocce Tournament to be held on May 13. The tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton. The rain date will be May 20. The entry fee will be...

The Westfield chapter of UNICO National invites residents to attend its "Rediscover Your Italian Heritage" event on Sunday April 30, 2017 at Westfield Community Room, 425 East Broad St., Westfield, NJ. Celebrate the culture, traditions and history of Italian Americans in a fun and festive atmosphere that will include food tastings, demos,a fun Ital...

UNICO, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States, aims to aid local and national charities, promote good citizenship by means of community service, and preserve Italian culture and language. Many of the organization's projects combine these goals, as was the case at the most recent Rehoboth Area Chapter meeting March 23...

Ciao from Rome! Even if I'm a bit late, Happy Easter! Are you still eating chocolate eggs and Easter dove cakes? Remember, in Italy every holiday has its own sweet (actually, often more than one). I came back after a week of very interesting meetings in New York and Connecticut, and after attending the NIAF New York Spring Gala. Our friends at NIAF...

Is it schtick, or politic? Joe Piscopo, a lifetime entertainer, kept them guessing, and laughing, Thursday as special guest speaker at the Unico National dinner honoring Bill Curcio as the group's Community Leader of the Year. For some time, political pundits were kept guessing whether Piscopo, a New Jersey native and resident, would toss his hat i...

A longtime local Italian teacher will be honored as the 2016 Southington Unico Gold Medal of Honor recipient next month. Alphonse D’Angelo will receive the honor at the Gold Medal Award Dinner at the Aqua Turf Club on May 17. He taught at Southington High School for more than 30 years and helped start the school’s Italian-language program. “I certa...

At its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 28, UNICO, the Italian American service organization, made a special donation to the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad #scotchplainsrescuesquad at Giovanna's in Plainfield. The flag artwork was created by Ernie Hernandez in honor of the squad's 80th anniversary this year. Hernandez, a recently retired Scotch Plains...

Stamford resident Mario DeCarlo celebrated his 92nd birthday with family and friends at Madonia's restaurant in Stamford recently. DeCarlo, a Stamford native and one of the founding fathers of the Italian Center in Stamford, is a World War II veteran who received the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He is also the recipient of UNICO's Giuseppe G...