by Tim Jensen   The Avon Chapter of UNICO is honored to announce that the 2015 Avon UNICO Citizen of the Year Award recipient is William (Bill) J. Newman, Past Commander of the Gildo T. Consolini VFW Post #3272. UNICO will present its 18th annual award at Avon Day, Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., on the grounds between Pine G...

In 2013, the Mercer County Italian American Festival Committee donated and erected a statute of Christopher Columbus on the site of their building in Hamilton Township, a municipality comprised OF 70% Italian Americans. Shortly thereafter, irresponsible vandals defaced the statute by blackening the face. Cavaliere John Scarpati called it a despicab...

by Ken Byron   William "Bill" Newman, a resident and veteran who has devoted many hours to recording the histories of people from Avon who have served their country in wars overseas, has been named by the town chapter of UNICO as its citizen of the year.   UNICO announced on Friday that the annual award is going to Newman and he will...

Members of the Italian American One Voice Coalition (www.iaovc.org) were pleased this past weekend to join the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association, New Jersey State Senator President Stephen Sweeney, and other dignitaries, in rededicating the Christopher Columbus statue at the Italian American Heritage Center in Hamilton Township....

by Teresa Riccio   On Friday, July 24, members of the Manchester chapter of UNICO National presented Connecticut Children's Medical Center with the proceeds of their 2015 golf tournament. Club President Peter Miller and Tournament Chair Jay Smith presented Dr. Christine Finck a donation of $6,000, which will purchase two Angel Eyes NICU...

Those interested in their heritage often look to older individuals in their family and friends to learn more about the culture and customs important in their backgrounds.   Hazleton Unico, the local chapter of a national Italian-American service organization, plans to honor senior individuals of Italian descent In the Hazleton area as part o...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition as well as Coalition members UNICO Nation, the Anti-Bias Committee of UNICO and the UNICO Columbus Parade Committee (www.iaovc.org) are adding its voices to the growing chorus of organizations and public officials shocked by the recent defacing of the Christopher Columbus statue in Hamilton Township, NJ. &n...

UNICO Nation the USA's largest Italian American Service organization now has a Harrison Chapter. This is exciting news for all those of Italian decent who pride themselves of their heritage and want to give back to the community. Initially to have a charter for a UNCIO chapter 15 people are needed.   Harrison's Chapter quickly doubled that n...

The Harrison Chapter of UNICO National, is proud to host its inaugural golf outing fundraising event on Monday August 17th at Willow Ridge Country Club in Rye. The cost is $175.00 per golfer and sponsorships for holes are still available at a cost of $100.00 per hole. Corporate sponsorships are also available at a rate of $800.00 which includes hol...

Else DiGiacopo and Ron Villone, both members of the Pascack Valley High School Class of 2015, were each a recipient of the Brian Piccolo Sportsmanship Award from the Westwood chapter of UNICO. The Westwood chapter of UNICO recently awarded its Brian Piccolo Award to two members of the Pascack Valley High School Class of 2015, Else DiGiacopo an...