by Allison Freeman The West Essex Chapter of Unico National presented Athletic Awards to West Essex High School seniors Monica Onorata and Joe Egan, both from Fairfield. West Essex High School Softball Coach Andrea Mondadori said that Onorata is a four-year varsity starter for softball and a four-year varsity cross country runner.   "M...

by Brian Johnson   Looking for a taste test for your home-made wine? You can bring it to the 11th Annual Italian American Festival on July 25, where there will be a free wine-tasting contest. In the UNICO-sponsored contest, a panel of 10 judges will do a blind tasting of each submission at 2 p.m., underneath the tent on the right-hand s...

Union County Freeholder Vernell Wright congratulates incoming UNICO National President Dr. Ann Walko. They are joined by Anthony Bengivenga, President of the Westfield Chapter of UNICO and Joe Almeida, President of the Union Chapter of UNICO.   Walko, a professor at Kean University, is also a resident of Scotch Plains. She begins her tenure...

by Danielle Santola   As the 2015 school year comes to a close, Livingston UNICO honored student athletes from Aquinas Academy, Heritage Middle School and Livingston High School at the 29th Annual Dominick A. Crincoli Memorial Sports Awards Breakfast at St. Philomena's Parish Center.   UNICO honored middle school student athletes Jenn...

Non-profit organizations are usually good at one or two things, and tend to work "narrow and deep" due to their mission statements.   Here in Nutley, UNICO is a far-reaching, multi-faceted, tireless non-profit, and like a charitable octopus, seems to have its many hard working tentacles always busy - and giving back to the community in many,...

Stefania Falvo is the recipient of the 2015 Brian Piccolo Award from the Springfield Chapter of UNICO. The award is presented to a high school student of Italian heritage, is a good student/athlete, plans to attend college, demonstrates good character, leadership, sportsmanship/competitiveness and community service.   Falvo is a graduat...

By Fran Sullivan The Elizabeth Chapter of UNICO, an Italian heritage service organization, awarded scholarships to six graduating high school seniors headed to college, three of whom are Elizabeth residents, at its annual End of the Year Celebratory Dinner at Costa's Restaurant in Roselle Park.   The Elizabeth residents are Abigail Iannelli...

by Pam Mastriano   The Italian Cultural center of Western Massachusetts, Inc. will honor ten high school seniors who will receive Italian Cultural Center Scholarships on Monday, June 15, at St. Anne Country Club, 781 Shoemaker Lane in the Feeding Hills section.   The Italian Cultural Center Scholarships, sponsored by ICC members, the...

The sponsors of the annual Southington Italian-American Festival have selected Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts to be the recipients of proceeds from the festival. The festival, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and UNICO, will take place Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 24, 25 and 26, on Center Street. UNICO festival coo...

UNICO National, and its President Rick D'Arminio, are proud to announce and congratulate six Italian American women who made the Italian National Team in Women's Lacrosse and will be competing in the European Championships this August - Alexa Cambi (Boston University), Kerrin Maurer (Duke University), Cate Soccodato (Our Lady of Mercy Academy High...