How many meatballs and cannolis can you eat? Just imagine sitting down in front of a platter of a couple dozen meatballs. How about a dessert tray filled with cannolis? That’s right my friends, we’re talking about a meatball and cannoli eating contest right here in Kansas City. One of Kansas City’s favorite festivals, Festa Italiana, the celebratio...

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...

The UNICO Chapters of Delaware District 1 sponsored a “St. Joseph’s Table” to celebrate La Festa di San Giuseppe, a centuries old-tradition to help the poor and downtrodden. A weekend-long collection of non-perishable food items was held in March at Saint Edmond Church in Rehoboth Beach, topped off by baskets of bread donated by Old World Breads in...

Of all the organizations and groups that make up the community in Carbondale, none are quite so visible or quite so busy as UNICO. UNICO as a whole found its beginnings in Connecticut in 1922. The mission was to have an Italian American organization that could provide their service to charitable causes, support students pursuing higher education, a...

Southington UNICO named Alphonse D’Angelo as the 2016 Gold Medal Award recipient, the club’s most prestigious honor that has been awarded annually to a town resident since 1945. He will be honored during the Gold Medal Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 17, at 6 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club. Tickets are still available for the event. D’Angelo is a life-l...

Scholarship funds, stocking food pantries and helping individuals in need are reasons the latest incarnation of Wayne UNICO was formed in 2011. So far the new group has donated more than $50,000 to about 20 local causes, said past President Anthony DeGennaro. The non-profit has raised money through events, including calendar contests to benefit hig...

The Springfield Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States, raised $10,000 for the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Tuesday. The fundraiser was one of many the Springfield UNICO holds throughout the year to help local organizations. Former club president Frank Stirlacci started this fundraise...

Clark UNICO took Little Italy in the Bronx by storm on Saturday, visiting the famous Arthur Avenue for an afternoon of all things Italian.  A group of 55 Clark UNICO members and guests traveled by bus to the historic Belmont section of New York's northernmost borough. After lunch at Enzo's Restaurant, the group strolled the historic district soakin...

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...