Delaware District 1 donated a check for $1,000 to the Sussex Technical High School Athletic Department. This donation was a result of the proceeds of the 3rd Annual Brian Piccolo Award Ceremony and financial support from the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture.   Three local high schools - Cape Henlopen, Indian River and Suss...

By Shannon Young   Springfield UNICO announced this week that it has named state Rep. Angelo Puppolo Jr. its 2015 "Person of the Year." The Springfield Democrat, who also represents Wilbraham and part of East Longmeadow, was given the title for exemplifying UNICO's principles of unity, neighborliness, integrity charity and opportunity s...

The Plainfield Chapter of UNICO held their annual Pig Roast this past weekend, as more than two hundred attendees enjoyed good food, fun spirits and Italian heritage. The event held at the Italian American Club in Scotch Plains kicks off the annual Christmas season in Italian style.   This annual event helps to raise funds for high school se...

Five Sussex County high school athletes were recognized Nov. 15 for their dedication and courage not only on the playing field but also in the community. The third annual Brian Piccolo Award Ceremony was held at the Glade Club House in Rehoboth Beach.   James Albertella, a Cape lacrosse player; Erin Coverdale, a Cape hockey player; Adam Izzo...

The Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO will host its annual Pig Roast on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM), at the Scotch Plains Italian American Hall, 1976 Valley Avenue in Scotch Plains. Advance purchase of tickets is $45; $55 at the door.   This fundraising event has been a Plainfields' UNICO tradition for over 40 yea...

There is strength in numbers, the old saying goes, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Casa Italia in Stone Park, where more than a dozen organizations will join forces to stage the Casa's fourth annual Christmas Village.     The complimentary open house is slated for Dec. 6. At press time, the following organizations had signed...

UNICO of Pittsfield, a non-profit Italian-American service organization, will induct five Berkshire County athletes into the UNICO Berkshire County Baseball and Softball Hall of Fame on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Berkshire Hills Country Club.   Those to be inducted include Randy Driscoll, a four-year member of the Lee High School baseball team...

UNICO National, established in 1922, the largest Italian-American organization in the United States, inducted new members into its Rehoboth Beach chapter Oct. 10 at The Glade Clubhouse near Rehoboth Beach. Anthony Mazzarelli, Antonietta Flocco and George Meringolo were sworn in and pledged to serve their nation and community, and to support ev...

UNICO's Delmarva Chapter held a meeting Oct. 13 at Salumeria e Ristorante Touch of Italy on Highway One in Rehoboth Beach to discuss the year's events. The Annual Bocce Tournament scheduled for Oct. 3 had to be cancelled due to inclement weather and will be re-scheduled for April or May. President David Jones and District Governor Maria T...

Dr. Dominic M. Nigro was born in Cosenza, Italy in 1893. As a child, Nigro's family moved to the United States and settled in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the University of Notre Dame, earned a medical degree at Creighton University, and went into practice as a doctor, treating Harry Truman before he was President. In the 1930s, he served as...